Demanding Full-day Kindergarten
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Demanding Full-day Kindergarten

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist About 4 million American children celebrated a very big milestone this fall—their first day of kindergarten. Far too many were already a…

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Reforming the GED Could Reclaim the Long-term Unemployed
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Reforming the GED Could Reclaim the Long-term Unemployed

By Wade Henderson NNPA Guest Columnist As our economy steadily improves and we look ahead to the next four years, it’s time to turn our attention to solving…

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Scrambling to Provide a Good Education
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Scrambling to Provide a Good Education

Scrambling to Provide a Good Education By Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Federal housing assistance recipients usually do not reside in areas near high performing…

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New Study Shows Black Schools are Underfunded and ‘Very Segregated’
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New Study Shows Black Schools are Underfunded and ‘Very Segregated’

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Nearly 60 years after the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision declared that the “separate but…

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Teacher Accused of “Nappy-Headed” Slur
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Teacher Accused of “Nappy-Headed” Slur

[Los Angeles Sentinel] According to 13-year-old Brea Persley (a Black student), one of her teachers, Kelly Dempsey (a White teacher), scolded her in front of the entire science…

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Erath Honors African-American Teacher with Historical Marker
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Erath Honors African-American Teacher with Historical Marker

A labor of love came full circle Tuesday. Community members gathered to pay homage to a piece of local history during the unveiling of the county’s 75th historical…

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Teach for America Welcomes Increase in Black Teachers
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Teach for America Welcomes Increase in Black Teachers

By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent NNPA News Service As the interest rates on higher education loans ratchet up higher and higher year to  year, loan forgivingness programs have…

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Club 2012: Black parents who made sure their sons succeeded in school
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Club 2012: Black parents who made sure their sons succeeded in school

[The Washington Post] For six years, their parents had nagged and prodded and pressed them to perform. Now this group of African American seniors in Loudoun County were…

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Esther Terry to Lead Bennett College for Women
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Esther Terry to Lead Bennett College for Women

[www.jbhe.com] Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina, has announced that Esther Terry has been appointed as interim president of the historically Black college. She is the…

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Evidence Persists of STEM Achievement Gap for Girls
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Evidence Persists of STEM Achievement Gap for Girls

With the 40th anniversary of Title IX just days away, one key area where questions about gender equity persist is STEM education and the under-representation of women in…

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