For Years Before George Floyd’s Death, Schools Were Urged to Cut Ties With Police. Inside the Student Campaign That Convinced Minneapolis to Act — and Sparked a Nationwide Trend

By Beth Hawkins

Ashira Campbell, 17, with Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen during protest on June 1, 2020 (Getty Images)

rianna Phillips’s life was already surreal when she answered a phone call that turned out to be from a reporter in Norway. A sophomore at Minneapolis’s…