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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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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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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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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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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