Former NFL Player Aaron Maybin, Coppin State Student Samierra Jones Help to Raise Nearly $80,000 for Students in Baltimore
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Former NFL Player Aaron Maybin, Coppin State Student Samierra Jones Help to Raise Nearly $80,000 for Students in Baltimore

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Thousands of people stepped up to help former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin raise money for students in Baltimore’s public schools after…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Champion for Equity in Education
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Champion for Equity in Education

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influence on the Civil Rights Movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education remains…

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Accepting the Challenge to Ensure Future Leadership
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Accepting the Challenge to Ensure Future Leadership

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) I once asked the first African American billionaire, Reginald F. Lewis, what single word best defined the most…

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Public Schools Are More Segregated Now than They Were 40 Years Ago
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Public Schools Are More Segregated Now than They Were 40 Years Ago

By Rushern Baker (County Executive, Prince Georges County, Md.) On November 4, 1952, Dr. Helen Kenyon addressed the Women’s Society of Riverside Church in New York City and…

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Policy Experts Discuss Educating Black Students in the New Jim Crow Era
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Policy Experts Discuss Educating Black Students in the New Jim Crow Era

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education…

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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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