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A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

-Frederick Douglass

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“The goal of SEO remains what it’s always been: to demonstrate that ethnic background and socio-economic status do not pre-determine a young person’s future,” said William Goodloe, President and CEO of SEO.
SEO Celebrates 50 Years of Empowering Youth Through Mentorship and Education

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) raised nearly $1.8 million to help students achieve educational and…

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Exposing Students to STEM Earlier 

The lack of black people in technology stems from the lack of STEM education. While America doesn’t produce a great number of white scientists, mathematicians and engineers, the disparity hits African Americans a lot stronger. African Americans received just 7 % of all STEM bachelor's degrees, 4 % of master's degrees, and 2 % of PhDs in 2009, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Thankfully, several extra-curricular programs like Black Girls Code are dedicated to teaching children and young adults from underrepresented communities. 

With this initiative promising to focus on youth at the beginning of their educational careers, students will become exposed to all that STEM has to offer in the classroom.
3 Ways Obama’s New Initiative Will Impact STEM Education

President Obama announced an initiative he said will improve the education of African-American students during…

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Get the Right Team:

For anyone in a position of power you need to have an efficient team to produce results.  According to Davis, when hiring in the education field there are a few things you need to look for that will ensure you’ve found the right match. “Make sure teachers know their content, care about kids and have patience to work with struggling learners,” he says.  “You have them walk through how to deal with struggling learners and to plan lessons to deal with multiple types of learning.”
5 Tips for Success in Education

P-TECH principal Rashid Ferrod Davis shares his personal techniques for managing a staff of teachers…

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