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Op-Ed

Placing Athletics Above Academics

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Why does sports play such a prominent role in college education?  Does it crowd out the attention we pay to other aspects of college life?  Why are student athletes treated like slaves or gladiators, playing to pay colleges for Read More

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Class of 2013: Courage, Choice and Compassion.

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “Raise your eyes now, and look from the place where you are…for all the land that you see I will give to you.” Genesis 13: 14-15 University commencement season is a time of high hopes and great celebration. I Read More

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Learning to Teach Students How to Learn

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   African American students achieve at a different level than White students.  Test scores are lower, as are high school and college completion rates, and the number of African Americans attending four-year institutions is falling. The rate of African American suspensions and Read More

National

Diversity Increases Among Students, but Not Teachers

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the pool of students in American schools grows more diverse, those studying to be teachers remain mostly White. According to a new report by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, a national organization Read More

National

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

Press Room

Fighting Injustice from the Classroom

Fighting Injustice from the Classroom Omari Todd Senior Vice President for Regional Operations, Teach For America As we enter Black History Month, I can’t help but think of my childhood growing up in Birmingham, Alabama. In the city where Dr. King penned his famous Letter Read More

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Wells Fargo Donates $3 Million to UNCF, Investing in America’s Future Leaders

Louis Barbash UNCF 202-810-0225 Louis.Barbash@UNCF.org Press Release Wells Fargo Donates $3 Million to UNCF, Investing in America’s Future Leaders Donation extends commitment to help students graduate   WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2013) – UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority Read More

Op-Ed

CHILD WATCH: New Year’s Resolutions

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist   As New Year’s Eve countdowns wound down, many people turned to the familiar ritual of taking stock of where they are now to make resolutions for what they can do better in the new year. We all measure Read More

Op-Ed

Our Children Deserve Better

By Benjamin Todd Jealous NNPA Guest Columnist Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. This belief inspired the first slave rebellion in 1663, when a new law dictated that children of African slaves would not be able to rise Read More

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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 step or more behind their peers. If we want all of our children to be school-ready so Read More

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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 schools, keeping many educational opportunities from reaching poor and minority students, according to a recent study by Read More