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Psychologist reveals the best way schools, students can prepare to respond to shootings

2021 has been the deadliest year for school shootings in the past four years. Shootings have also led to copycat threats, including after the November school shooting in Oxford, Michigan.17-year-old student Micah Martin from the PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs network talked to psychologist and school shooting expert, Peter Langman, about steps schools can take to deal with those threats.


PBS NewsHour

Black Women on Body Discrimination, From Colorism to Natural Hair Discrimination

In this op-ed, Nairobi Williese Barnes explains why she made a video to share Black women’s stories about body discrimination.

Ever since I was a little girl, I was self-conscious of my Black features because I faced so much criticism from society.

At 5 years old, I remember my mom desperately taking me to hair salons across the Bay Area. I was denied every time, hearing other women tell my mother that my hair was “too much,” “too thick,” or “too unmanageable.” It broke her heart and damaged my self-esteem.

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Teen Vogue

How Michigan educators are talking to students about the Oxford school shooting

This week’s shooting at a Michigan high school was the deadliest school shooting in three years and has led to fear, anger and anxiety at school districts around the state. And so have closings in dozens of schools because of threats and out of an abundance of caution. Our Student Reporting Labs and colleagues at Detroit Public TV talked to educators about how they are talking to students.


PBS NewsHour