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August 20, 2020

All across the country, girls of color, (like Grace,, a 15 year-old Black girl imprisoned in Michigan for 78 days for not completing her homework during the pandemic) are excluded from school for subjective offenses like these, missing out on critical class time and opportunities to learn. And Black girls face some of the greatest barriers to educational opportunities because of racial and gender biases embedded within school discipline policies, dress codes, and codes of conduct that target their cultural identity.

These biases manifest as punishments that have more to do with who these g...

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