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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Common Core vs. State Standards: What’s the Difference?
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Common Core vs. State Standards: What’s the Difference?

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Education must be governed by standards to achieve the learning goals that all parents seek for their children, said Dr. Reagan…

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It Will Take More than Obama’s Education Law to Save Black Children
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It Will Take More than Obama’s Education Law to Save Black Children

By Lynette Monroe (NNPA/ESSA Program Assistant) Last week, late nights, family road trips, and endless leisure came to an abrupt halt as children across the country headed back…

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Cheyney University, One of the Nation’s Oldest HBCUs, Could Lose Its Accreditation in September
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Cheyney University, One of the Nation’s Oldest HBCUs, Could Lose Its Accreditation in September

By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) After years of financial trouble and heartbreaking enrollment decline, Cheyney University, one of the oldest Black institutions of higher education…

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Corinthian College Is Closed, But Former Students Still Suffer
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Corinthian College Is Closed, But Former Students Still Suffer

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A scheme designed to evade an important Department of Education rule could soon lead to an estimated 41,000 former Corinthian College students…

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Under Trump, Justice Department Resumes Fight for White Privilege
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Under Trump, Justice Department Resumes Fight for White Privilege

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As millions of students return to school, the nation’s Justice Department (DOJ) is beginning an investigation that could potentially sue universities over…

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Why Standards are Important under the Every Student Succeeds Act
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Why Standards are Important under the Every Student Succeeds Act

By Dr. Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) Standards have always been a part of society. From standards of measurement and time to driver’s licenses, food…

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