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Karen Civil

Karen Civil Opens STEM Focused Computer Lab in Haiti

Media and entertainment mogul Karen Civil opened her Live Civil STEM-focused Computer Lab at the…

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scholarship

Murdered Man’s Daughter Sets Up Scholarships for Young Black Men

The Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation wants to send more of Chicago’s black youth to college

In 1982, a man was gunned down in Chicago. He was the father of former…

By Robin White Goode

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7 racial disparities

7 Racial Disparities in Education that Hinder Black Children

The Brookings Institute highlights what’s holding black kids back

Elijah may have a future because of the intervention of that nonprofit. But the larger…

By Robin White Goode

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looks bright

With Trump and DeVos, For-Profits’ Future Looks Bright

Predatory schools may be having their day in the sun again

Since talking with B-CU leadership, I’ve decided to look more closely into the situation, but…

By Robin White Goode

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student loans

Trump’s Education Cuts Declare War on the Poor

‘Draconian’ funding cuts target low-income strivers

The budget also eliminates the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, which help the neediest students pay…

By Robin White Goode

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black children

Black Children More Likely to be Killed by a Parent Than a Cop

It’s not OK for parents to hit kids, studies repeatedly show

As Patton writes and as studies have shown, spanking—hitting a child with an open hand—isn’t…

By Robin White Goode

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chance

Chance the Rapper Talks Education with Illinois Gov

The Grammy Award winner uses his fame to address a system in need

It’s not every day that a rapper makes an appointment with a state governor to…

By Robin White Goode

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HBCU

How Do You Choose an HBCU? There’s an App for That

Grambling State University junior develops HBCU HUB

Fortunately for today’s students, before you visit an HBCU campus you can download an app…

By Robin White Goode

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associate degree

Who Has More Debt?: Associate Degree Holders or M.B.A.’s?

College degrees that have the most—and the least

But like that of most Americans, debt is most likely in my children’s future. But…

By Robin White Goode

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DeVos

How Will Betsy DeVos Affect Your Neighborhood Schools?

Probably not as much as you think

For example, when the Department of Education issued guidelines about school discipline, districts responded. They…

By Robin White Goode

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turning away muslims

There’s Nothing Christian About Turning Away Muslims

HBCU president speaks of a ‘sense of justice’

American “Christianity” has become so identified with the American political right that it has really…

By Robin White Goode

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girls

Girls, at 6, Already Think Boys Are Smarter

What happens after age 5?

A new report suggests that after the age of 6, girls think boys are smarter.…

By Robin White Goode

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student loan servicers

Student Loan Servicers Are Not Your Friends

Navient gets hit by three lawsuits in one day

The other day I wrote that student loan servicers are not your friends. I advised…

By Robin White Goode

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Charles Koch

Charles Koch Gives $25.6 Million to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

The billionaire is supporting scholars researching education, criminal justice, entrepreneurship

But Koch is also partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which supports public historically…

By Robin White Goode

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NASA

‘Hidden Figures’ Reveals the Power of Math

The true story uncovers the truth about African American genius

Unfolding from the 1940s to the 1960s, the story, as Hidden Figures film director Theodore…

By Robin White Goode

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Foreign Language

Colleges Are Pushing Hard For This In A Trump Era

Despite Trump and nativism, the U.S. must embrace other languages to compete

But in an increasingly globalized economy, it may make more sense for U.S. citizens to…

By Robin White Goode

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Business Leaders

Designing a New Generation of Business Leaders

How the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program provides financial support, mentorship, and networking opportunities to African American students

Billionaire CEO Charles Koch says the next wave of business leaders must understand and embrace…

By Derek T. Dingle

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personalized learning

How Personalized Learning Works at One Charter School

Focused on assets, MC2 empowers students

How is MC2 similar to the work of Shorters and the UCLA researchers? It uses…

By Robin White Goode

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our schools

What Does a Trump Administration Mean for Our Schools?

We want better schools, not necessarily ‘choice’

At our neighborhood house tour this year, a young mother whose children attend a great…

By Robin White Goode

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win college scholarships

Prepare Your Kids to Win College Scholarships Now

Debt-free college may be within your grasp if you follow these tips

I have a confession to make. I didn’t help either of my kids apply for…

By Robin White Goode

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How To

change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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