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Carlton D. Jenkins has been named as superintendent of Madison (Wis.) public schools He is a UW-Madison graduate and has been serving as the superintendent of the Robbinsdale School District in New Hope Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis.

An interview with Minneapolis student leader Nathanial Genene about the uprising, removing police from public schools, and the need to rethink what school looks like.

Minneapolis Public Schools Abolished Their Police First

Minneapolis public schools end their contract with police over the murder of #GeorgeFloyd :

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For more than a decade, advocates have pushed to limit use of police in schools. On June 2, the Minneapolis Public Schools board voted to cut ties to the police department, which provided officers to the district at a cost of $1 million a year.

LATEST: A massive crowd of peaceful demonstrators led by Denver Public Schools students marched down Colfax Avenue on Sunday morning in the 11th day of activism following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Public Schools ended a contract with local police following the death of George Floyd, and now some in other cities want their own districts to follow suit.

"Being a black person in America, you know, it's just constant trauma after trauma after trauma," said Nuny Nichols, 30, a youth facilitator for Minneapolis Public Schools. "And it's like, when is it ever going to be time for us to breathe?"

Outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is fueling a local push to get police officers out of Chicago Public Schools buildings.


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Minneapolis Board of Education votes to kick police out of public schools over George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis public schools ended their contract with police after the killing of #GeorgeFloyd : "We don't have the same values." Teachers say police are a "symbol of fear" for students. 47% of public schools in the U.S. have regular law enforcement on campus carrying firearms.

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Why are Minneapolis public schools ending their contract with the police department to provide security in schools? “We cannot have contracts with organizations that allow a culture that does not value the human lives of its black citizens,” board member Jenny Arneson said.

Minneapolis public schools end contract with police over murder of #GeorgeFloyd . Full story:

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NEW: Minneapolis public schools voted to end its contract with the city's police after the death of George Floyd

On Tuesday evening, Minneapolis Public Schools voted unanimously to terminate its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. Other schools are looking to follow suit.

Minneapolis Public Schools Voted To End Its Contract With The City’s Police After The Death Of George Floyd