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Parkland school shooting
Tragedy struck when 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were killed in a school shooting by a former student. In the aftermath of the shooting, questions about gun control, preparation for teachers and principals, and access to counseling and support for mental health for students arose. Additionally, we saw the rise of youth voices and activism as survivors arranged protests and action around a strong call for gun control, in an effort to prevent school shootings like this from happening again.
Sexual harassment and misogyny
How can parents help address pervasive sexual harassment among teens? What accountability is required for institutions, schools, colleges, and workplaces to help change cultures of misogyny?
Key Faculty: Richard Weissbourd
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students
Educators, communities, and families are facing uncertainties as policymakers work to finalize legislation and determine what the future for Dreamers will hold.
Key Faculty: Roberto Gonzales
Professor Gretchen Brion-Meisels is quoted regarding the adult support that has propelled gun control youth activists. (Education Week: March 20)
Coverage of the launch of Reach Every Reader, a collaboration between HGSE and MIT’s Integrated Learning Initiative, supported by a $30 million grant from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, co-founders of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. (Quartz: March 6)
Professor Jal Mehta is quoted regarding recent school shootings: “[In the circles are] the kids who are bullied, the kids with mental illness, sociopathic tendencies. If you look at the intersection of all of those circles, there still would be kids in that intersection that don't shoot. But if you're trying to solve the problem, if you lessen those problems somewhat, the rate of what happens go down.” (The Daily Beast: March 16)