Howard University Student Uses Journalism to Give Back
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Howard University Student Uses Journalism to Give Back

By Alexa Imani Spencer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow) Born on a warm July day during the summer of 1997, Noni Marshall entered the world destined to create, lead, and…

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ESSA and Special Education: the Spectrum of Hopes and Fears of a Parent Advocate
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ESSA and Special Education: the Spectrum of Hopes and Fears of a Parent Advocate

By Chioma Oruh, Ph.D. (NNPA/ESSA Guest Columnist) We are only halfway through 2017 and, already, this year has proven to be groundbreaking in regards to local and federal…

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Nita Key Enrichment Focused on Saving Music in N.C. Schools
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Nita Key Enrichment Focused on Saving Music in N.C. Schools

By Taylor Burris (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow) “College should not make you or break you,” said Shanita Ollison, a 27 year-old “artrepreneur” and the founder and owner of Nita…

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Roland Martin Launches Initiative to Fund HBCUs
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Roland Martin Launches Initiative to Fund HBCUs

By Alexa Imani Spencer and Noni Marshall (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellows) Alarmed by the critical financial state of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) throughout the nation, “News One…

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New NNPA Chair Presents Bold Vision for Group’s Role in U.S. Education Policy
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New NNPA Chair Presents Bold Vision for Group’s Role in U.S. Education Policy

By Lynette Monroe (Program Assistant, NNPA/ESSA Media Campaign) Dorothy Leavell, the newly-elected chairwoman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), said that she wants the NNPA to be…

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Education Experts Push Black Parents to Get Involved with ESSA
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Education Experts Push Black Parents to Get Involved with ESSA

By Micha Green (NNPA/ESSA Contributing Writer) Parents, school experts, and civic leaders expressed their concerns about the state of education in the Black community during a recent town…

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NNPA Hosts National Black Parents Town Hall
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NNPA Hosts National Black Parents Town Hall

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) In an on-going effort to increase awareness about the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) in the Black community, the National Newspaper…

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Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers
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Our Children Deserve High Quality Teachers

By Dr. Elizabeth Primas (Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign) I am a native Washingtonian. I still live on the same street that my parents brought me home…

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Rep. Scott Warns about GOP Attacks on Obama’s Education Law
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Rep. Scott Warns about GOP Attacks on Obama’s Education Law

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) There’s no doubt that No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) had its share of problems, according to Rep. Bobby Scott, a…

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HBCU Catches Heat for Inviting Ed Sec Betsy DeVos to Keynote Graduation
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HBCU Catches Heat for Inviting Ed Sec Betsy DeVos to Keynote Graduation

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), a historically Black university in Daytona Beach, Fla., has suffered waves of sharp criticism since school officials announced…

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