WaPo: “For years, civil rights activists have worked to remove police officers from the nation’s public schools, arguing that they pose a greater risk to students of color than the intruders they’re supposed to guard against. But in the wake of George Floyd’s death, a shift that seemed impossible only a few weeks ago is underway: Several major school systems have canceled their contracts with police, and others are under mounting pressure to do the same.” WaPo: Fueled by protests, school districts across the country cut ties with police.

+ Here’s an LA Times headline that captures the trend of having militarized hall monitors: L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle. (As a former high school teacher, I don’t know how schools can be expected to motivate kids to get their homework in on time without grenade launchers.)

+ For now, the big question is not whether police will be in schools, it’s whether kids will be. And much of the work in that area is falling to “two former education secretaries under Republican and Democratic presidents [who] are taking prominent roles in talks with stakeholders around the country on how to safely return children to school in the fall.”