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Talladega

Talladega Soars Past $75K Go Fund Me Goal to Raise $600K

The Marching Tornadoes had set a modest goal of $75,000 to cover the band’s transportation,…

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1,000 books

Your Child Can Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Are you ready to take this challenge?

I learned about the 1,000 Books Foundation after reading about the 4-year-old phenomenon who has…

By Robin White Goode

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reading

Here’s How To Make Your Child Love to Read

Kids who read more become better readers

I have a friend who used to read her daughter’s high school textbooks to her…

By Robin White Goode

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Boko Haram

BE 100s Billionaire Sponsors Girls Rescued from Boko Haram

College scholarships will help ensure their future

Thankfully, a black American billionaire, Robert Frederick Smith, is reportedly assisting 24 of the kidnapped…

By Robin White Goode

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Text

The Text Effect: Helping Poor Kids Get to College

Texting works in the short-term, but points to a larger problem

Studies show that text reminders help low-income students stay on task and enroll in college,…

By Robin White Goode

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Coalition

See How This Coalition is Helping Black Female Techies

The Research Coalition of Black Women and Girls in Computing is amplifying the voices of black women in computing

The Research Coalition of Black Women and Girls in Computing spoke to BE about celebrating…

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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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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racial wealth gap

That Persistent Racial Wealth Gap

Student loan debt and college affordability remain factors

In particular, I was concerned that for most Americans, this report would be greeted with…

By Robin White Goode

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student loan servicers

Student Loan Servicers: The Best and The Worst

You’d better keep good records

Student loan servicers aren’t your friends. Assume the worst; scrutinize your statements for errors. Keep…

By Robin White Goode

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free

What If College in New York Were Free?

Gov. Cuomo’s proposal would cover 2- and 4-year schools

The plan would supplement existing state and federal grant programs—bridging the notorious gap that often…

By Robin White Goode

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John Rogers

This Major CEO Opens Up About His $10.5 Million Gift

Supports paid internships, scholarships for African American students

John Rogers, founder, chairman, CEO, and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments, an investment management…

By Robin White Goode

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comic books

#ReadersUnite — Don’t Forget Comic Books

These graphic series engage adults as well as kids

Although I’m not a particular fan of comic books, I do recognize how comic books…

By Robin White Goode

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John King

On the Record with John King, President Obama’s Education Secretary

As the Obama presidency draws to a close, King looks back

The other day I spoke with U.S. Education Secretary John King for a final interview.…

By Robin White Goode

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College Advising Corps

College Advising Corps Places Counselors in High-Need Schools

First lady’s Reach Higher initiative recognizes the importance of college counselors

College Advising Corps partners with about 25 colleges and places highly trained college graduates—69% of…

By Robin White Goode

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American Talent Initiative

American Talent Initiative Seeks Greater Access for Low-Income Students

Country’s best colleges join together to find out what works

Research had shown that low-income students who scored high on the SAT were less likely…

By Robin White Goode

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school

Racism and Hatred Have No Place on Our Nation’s School Boards

Buffalo official spews out invective, tarnishing only himself

The Buffalo School Board is to be commended for its swift rejection of Paladino’s hateful…

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College Access

Improving College Access and Success

Simplifying admissions could put students on firmer footing

But I didn’t like the financial aid bait and switch: My daughter’s freshman year aid…

By Robin White Goode

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Hidden Figures

‘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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Financial Aid

10 Questions to Ask the Financial Aid Office

Here are the questions you must ask the financial aid office in order to protect yourself and your financial security

Contacting the financial aid office is important before accepting awards. Asking these ten questions will…

By Jessica Brown

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P-Tech

P-TECH Grads Ready for College and Career

IBM’s winning education model continues to equip youth and expand nationally

P-TECH, the network of six-year high schools whose graduates leave school with a free associate…

By Robin White Goode

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How To

India

#TechieTips: 4 Things to Consider When Working With Remote Developers in India

India is one of the top countries where startups and other businesses look for talent…

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resolutions

How to Keep Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Going Strong

For millions of people, the new year is also starting with new year resolutions around…

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