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

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…

Continue Reading →

Corinthian College Is Closed, But Former Students Still Suffer
Permalink

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…

Continue Reading →

National Network of State Teachers Take on the “Every Student Succeeds Act”
Permalink

National Network of State Teachers Take on the “Every Student Succeeds Act”

By Elizabeth Primas (NNPA/ESSA Program Manager) The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) recently held their annual five-day conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss the…

Continue Reading →

Education Policy Experts “Disappointed” by Some ESSA State Plans
Permalink

Education Policy Experts “Disappointed” by Some ESSA State Plans

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Education policy experts have expressed serious concerns about some of the state plans submitted under the Every Student Succeeds Act. President…

Continue Reading →

Howard University Student Uses Journalism to Give Back
Permalink

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →

Roland Martin Launches Initiative to Fund HBCUs
Permalink

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…

Continue Reading →

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

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…

Continue Reading →