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3 Facts I Learned About Harvard’s Black Graduation Ceremony

When I first heard about the black graduation ceremony at Harvard, I was opposed to…

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Your High School Grad Not Ready for College? Have Them Do This

Not everyone needs to go to a four-year institution immediately after graduating from high school

Not everyone is ready for college directly after high school. College requires an investment of…

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Figure Skating in Harlem Focuses on Education and Gets Results

In 20 years the organization has worked with more than 1,000 girls

Figure Skating in Harlem is in its 20th year of teaching girls from age 6…

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Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Senior Thesis, Earns Honors

This 20-year-old's creativity and lyricism

Rather than writing a traditional thesis paper, 20-year-old Obasi Shaw became the first student at…

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Research Says After-School Programs Foster Interest in STEM

But Trump’s budget would slash funding to such initiatives

If children haven’t developed an interest in those fields by the time they leave middle…

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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Founder Tells How Tutoring Is the Path to Opportunity

Bay Area Tutoring Association addresses education inequities

He calls tutoring a bridge to opportunity and says “everybody needs tutoring. It helps students…

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HBCU Student Shines at the 2017 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

The diverse tournament is presented by BE 100s company CastleOak Securities

In the individual competition, Tiana Jones won a five-stroke victory over her opponent, making last…

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Not Enough of Us Are Graduating from College—And Here’s Why

Higher education doesn't have to mean a four-year degree

Two years ago my husband and I watched nearly bursting with pride and joy as…

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Borrowing Money for College? It’ll Cost More to Pay it Back

Undergraduate, graduate, and PLUS loans all affected

Borrow intelligently—and pay your loans back in a way that makes sense for your pocketbook.…

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3 Tips for Parents of Graduating Seniors

How to support your adult child’s transition from student to young professional

Congratulations! Your child is graduating from college—but parents of graduating seniors all over are wondering:…

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Writing Skills—Does College Really Improve Them?

Researcher urges colleges to measure student improvement over four years in school

A researcher at Rice University urges colleges to measure students’ writing skills to see if…

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You Need Math Awareness—Here’s Why

Collaboration, decomposing numbers, and pattern recognition are key to developing numeracy skills

Yet math competence is rewarded handsomely: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported…

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Top Teen Volunteers Show Can-Do Spunk

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and the NASSP recognize youth volunteerism

Harmonie Frederick, an irrepressible 11-year-old volunteer from Columbia, South Carolina, has been named one of…

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Howard’s Very Own Displays Brilliance and Entrepreneurship

Prominent HBCU hosts third annual business summit

What do bad and boogie, innovation, and Fifth Avenue fashion have in common? All were…

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College Senior Born on Mother’s Day Now Saves Mothers

Student’s work addresses maternal mortality rate in Texas

Dominique Earland wasn’t just born on Mother’s Day—in a sense her birthright became her destiny.…

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The Best Twitter Reactions to the Uproar over DeVos’ Commencement Speech at B-CU

Black Twitter stood in solidarity with the students who protested during Betsy DeVos' commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University

Graduates at the HBCU heckled and turned their backs towards DeVos. Meanwhile, the hashtag #BackstoDeVos…

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High School Seniors Still Leaving Money on the Table

To increase FAFSA submissions, studies show that students need explicit guidance to navigate the paperwork

The most important of these prompts? Urging students to set aside a specific date and…

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Coaching as an Addendum to College

Helping some students find their way

“Education is very important, but it does not prepare students to make career choices or…

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Here’s Why Black Harvard Students Are Holding Their Own Graduation Ceremony

"This is not about segregation."

Black members of the class of 2017 decided to form an individual ceremony. It’s the…

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Viola Davis Reads Children’s Book for Online Video

Researchers say quality screen time for kids is OK

Last month, in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month (or JAM, get it?), Academy Award winner…

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“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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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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