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250 preschoolers

Every Day, 250 Preschoolers Get Expelled or Suspended. Most Are Black

Center for American Progress analysis reveals disturbing trend

It’s hard to imagine, but every day 250 preschoolers are suspended or expelled. That’s according…

By Robin White Goode

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FAMU Takes the Lead in Educating Communities of Color About Marijuana

Medicinal benefits and illegal use will be covered

“Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University will be a key source of how to best reach…

By Robin White Goode

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African American, Latino Studies are Required to Graduate From This High School

Courses in ethnic studies work, supporters say

“Ethnic studies works,” Artnelson Concordia, a teacher who is helping to develop an ethnic studies…

By Robin White Goode

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education access

Education Access a Priority, Says New NAACP Leader

Nation's largest civil rights organization unanimously elects new president and CEO

In the education arena, the NAACP may be best known for its controversial position on…

By Robin White Goode

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BE Smart Hackathon Fast-Tracks HBCU Students to Success

15 schools develop innovative in-store experience for Toyota

Toyota, this year’s hackathon sponsor, provided an awesome first-place prize of $40,000 to the team…

By Robin White Goode

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The For-Profit School Disaster

Trump veers from the approach of the Obama administration in handling of this sector

I’ve written about for-profits before. They’re known for exploiting black and Hispanic students, as well…

By Robin White Goode

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She Murdered Her Son, Served Her Time, and Is Now At N.Y.U. Earning a Ph.D.

Do those convicted of the most heinous crimes deserve a place in academia?

Studying now at N.Y.U., Jones also was accepted into Harvard University’s history Ph.D. program. She…

By Samara Lynn

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DACA

Why I Support DACA as a Teacher, a Black Woman, a Christian and a Human Being

Education blogger Marilyn Rhames speaks out

It’s only been in the last two years that I learned which of my former…

By Robin White Goode

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10 Campuses Selected as Sites for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Centers

Their purpose is to effect change by breaking down hierarchy based on race

“But the overarching goal is to jettison a belief in a hierarchy of human value,”…

By Robin White Goode

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First Comes College—Then Comes Marriage

Educated women are more likely to get—and stay—married

It may be that educated women are marrying better—by that I mean they’re using their…

By Robin White Goode

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It’s True—You Don’t Need a B.A. to Get a Good-Paying Job

But this option isn’t available to black people

“But if we build pathways to these jobs aggressively, black students will be tracked into…

By Robin White Goode

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The Facebook Internship: 3 Students of Color Give Us the Inside Scoop

‘You’re like a full-time employee,’ says one

That’s one reason why Black Enterprise holds its annual tech conference, TechConneXt, in Silicon Valley…

By Robin White Goode

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National Science Foundation’s REU Program Seeks Diverse Candidates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates introduces students to careers in research

Have you heard of REU? Until recently I hadn’t. Research Experiences for Undergraduates is an…

By Robin White Goode

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Here’s How the Every Student Succeeds Act Could Help Gifted, Black Students

Honors education programs favor the white and wealthy

Gifted, honors, AP, and International Baccalaureate programs may become more diverse nationwide if requirements of…

By Robin White Goode

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This Ecologist Is Not Afraid of Bears—She Traps Them for Research

Rae Wynn-Grant is a rare species in her own right

Wynn-Grant is one of the few African American female ecological conservationists—if not the only one.…

By Robin White Goode

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U.S. Surgeon General

Meyerhoff Scholar Nominated to be the Next U.S. Surgeon General

Dr. Jerome Adams is Health Commissioner of the state of Indiana

His ability to assess the situation quickly and to make a decision based on evidence…

By Robin White Goode

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high school

Succeeding Against the Odds—Graduating from High School in the Nation’s Capital

Opportunity Nation among those supporting seniors despite systemic challenges

“We need as many voices as possible. Principals, nonprofits, students, parents, and the community all…

By Robin White Goode

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Should We Take Online High School Courses Offline?

Computer-based classes increase the odds that struggling students won’t learn

Teachers are important, and even good technology is no substitute. When I wrote recently about…

By Robin White Goode

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Morehouse College Interim President Has Died

William Taggart, known as Bill, dies at 55

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Interim President William J. ‘Bill’ Taggart,…

By Robin White Goode

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Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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