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The For-Profit School Disaster

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

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Despite Calls to Postpone, 2017 National HBCU Week Conference Goes On as Scheduled

Trump appoints Holifield to lead White House Initiative on HBCUs

Earlier this week—in spite of calls from Rep. Alma Adams, the Congressional Black Caucus, UNCF,…

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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DeVos

DeVos Embraces Predatory For-Profits, Aims at Changing Sexual Assault Rules

Trump administration accommodates for-profits’ interests

Along with deciding to rewrite rules on campus sexual assault, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos continues…

By Robin White Goode

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Segregation

Educational Inequality and Segregation in U.S. K-12 Schools

College begins in kindergarten

But Hannah-Jones’s tweet is so on-target. Educational inequality is probably the one feature that characterizes…

By Robin White Goode

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Kimora Hudosn

13-Year-Old Black Girl Becomes Youngest Student Accepted to the University of West Georgia

This teen genius is a young example of black excellence

At just 13 years old, Kimora Hudson is the youngest student to be accepted and…

By Selena Hill

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Why Are All the Black Kids Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Beverly Daniel Tatum revises her classic book and takes race beyond black and white

Yet, as Tatum points out, “No one ever says, ‘if Jared Kushner hadn’t gotten into…

By Robin White Goode

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school

Working Their Way Through School

Chicago Technology Academy uses internships to help its students reach higher

Chicago Technology Academy is a contract school—similar to a charter. The high school uses month-long…

By Robin White Goode

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In NYC Schools, Free Lunch, if Healthy, Could Mean Better Learning

 Will higher test scores follow?

The results? The healthier the lunches offered, the higher the end-of-year test scores. Brookings says…

By Robin White Goode

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Black Male Students

Is Mentorship the Key to Success for Black Male Students?

Models to reach and impact larger numbers of boys and young men of color

How do we replicate successful mentorship models to improve black male student success and to…

By Alisa Gumbs

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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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scholarship

BE Editor Honored By Local Community Org Helping Students Go to College

Up Rising Stars Inc. is a family-run organization that helps youth realize their dreams

Earlier this summer, BE’s very own Selena Hill was honored by a local org called…

By Selena Hill

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Back to School: Helping Kids Dream Big

Melinda Gates finds students across the country to be resilient risk-takers

As my family and I get ready for the beginning of the new school year,…

By Robin White Goode

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Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative Inspires Young Women to Achieve in STEM Careers

Operating in four cities, the program works with underrepresented students

Last week I attended a mentorship talk of the Columbia Girls in STEM Initiative, a…

By Robin White Goode

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The Freshman Year You Don’t Have to Pay For

It’s free. For college credit. Now.

I came across what sounds like a genuinely exciting and unique opportunity: the chance to…

By Robin White Goode

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Has Your Child Been Expelled from Preschool?

New Illinois law sets stricter guidelines for preschool expulsion

It might have been. I’ve previously written that, regrettably, studies from Yale show that racism…

By Robin White Goode

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Young Black Men Excel: In Graduate School Abroad

Chad Zimmerman earned a graduate degree in industrial design in the UK

Studying abroad is rare: Only 9% of all undergraduates study overseas, and of those, only…

By Robin White Goode

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The Teacher Who Can “Talk To a 5-Year-Old About Engineering,” By Bill Gates

'I want students to see many different futures,' says Camille Jones, the 2017 Teacher of the Year

A lot of that was just my personal aptitude. But maybe things would have been…

By Robin White Goode

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Get Your Kids Ready for Preschool Starting At Age Zero

There’s lots to do before the age of 3

There’s lots to do to get your kids ready for preschool. It’s best if the…

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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How To

Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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