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Initiative Aims To Increase Representation Of Black Teachers

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — Representation is everything, especially in the realm of education. […read more]


Steps Forward on School Discipline

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   In many American schools, the holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is used as an opportunity to teach children about his life and legacy. But in too many of those same schools, Black and other non-White Read More


Dumping ‘At Risk’ and Other Negative Labels

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although most today’s headlines focus on Black educational failures, there are many positive achievements by Black students that often go overlooked, according to a new study. A recently released report from the National Black Child Development Institute Read More


Education Chief: Schools Failing Black Students

by George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a private meeting Read More