States Ignore Social Competency for Students in ESSA Plans
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States Ignore Social Competency for Students in ESSA Plans

By Lauren Poteat (NNPA/ESSA Contributor) According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls…

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Congressional Black Caucus Members Host Panel Discussion on STEM Careers
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Congressional Black Caucus Members Host Panel Discussion on STEM Careers

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology,…

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What Should Black Parents Do When the Feeder School System Fails?
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What Should Black Parents Do When the Feeder School System Fails?

By Dr. Elizabeth V. Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) I was recently approached by a father of a student from Ann Arundel County, Maryland that was…

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NNPA, Chevrolet Honor the 2017 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows
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NNPA, Chevrolet Honor the 2017 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet recently recognized the achievements of eight students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities…

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Lawmakers, Civil Rights Leaders Challenge DeVos on Student Loan Enforcement
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Lawmakers, Civil Rights Leaders Challenge DeVos on Student Loan Enforcement

By Charlene Crowell (Communications Director, Center for Responsible Lending) Civil rights leaders and Capitol Hill lawmakers are standing up and speaking out against a recent Department of Education…

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College Affordability Is a Family Affair
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College Affordability Is a Family Affair

By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund) Do you have $100,000 saved for your child to earn a four-year public college degree or…

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Dr. Aminta Hawkins Breaux Makes History as BSU’s First Female President
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Dr. Aminta Hawkins Breaux Makes History as BSU’s First Female President

By Lauren Poteat (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In her historic role as Bowie State University’s first female president, Dr. Aminta Hawkins Breaux said that she’s ready to lead the…

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The White House Should Postpone Its HBCU Conference
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The White House Should Postpone Its HBCU Conference

By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund) Last month, after speaking with the White House about a few calls, we had received I…

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It’s Up to All of Us to Improve Academic Achievement in the Black Community
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It’s Up to All of Us to Improve Academic Achievement in the Black Community

By Dr. Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) I am a former teacher. I taught for 25 years in the public school system and have held…

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CBC Members Host Forum about Racism on College Campuses
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CBC Members Host Forum about Racism on College Campuses

By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Contributors) Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and…

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