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December 29, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Roundup: Garfield’s Black Student Union finds renewed purpose; ex-UW student deported

Garfield’s Black Student Union finds renewed purpose: Garfield High School’s Black Student Union has been around since the 1960s, but student and staff leaders say the group has found a renewed purpose amid the national outcry over recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City. “This is our time, as youth, to speak,” student Issa George said.

High-school guidance counselors overworked (The New York Times): Guidance counselors across the U.S. face an average caseload of 500 students, a number that has remained virtually unchanged for the past 10 years. An April Education Lab story focused on this issue and explored how nonprofit groups are helping to fill the gaps in some cities.

Former UW student deported for making threats: An ex- University of Washington student from India was deported last week after being convicted of cyberstalking for making threats on social media. Keshav Mukund Bhide posted comments on YouTube saying he planned to carry out acts similar to those of  Elliot Rodger, the man who killed six people and then himself at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on May 23.

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