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student loans

Managing Student Loan Debt

With student loan debt topping $1 trillion it is imperative that we educate students—young and…

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Former NFL Player

Former NFL Player Invests in Kids’ Social-Emotional Development

The Israel Idonije Foundation helps youngsters connect with cops

The 6’6”, 268 pound (121.56 kilo) Idonije is a retired defensive player with the NFL,…

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girls

Camfed Supports Girls’ Education in Africa

The single most effective strategy in international development

All of our team members in Africa are nationals of the countries in which they…

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Chicago Scholars

Two Chicago Scholars Attend White House ‘Beating the Odds’ Summit

Undaunted by the impossible, these students are college-bound

Jordan Turner says, “All the students had truly ‘beaten the odds.'” For some it was…

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prison pipeline

Stopping the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

Ramapo for Children teaches strategies to help our littlest learners succeed

It may startle you to learn that in 2011–2012, black children—who make up 18% of…

By Robin White Goode

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White House

The White House ‘Beating the Odds’ Summit

First lady offers advice to students who overcame obstacles to enroll in college

Co-sponsored by the I Have A Dream Foundation, among other college access programs, the event…

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college

College Is Unaffordable Across the Country

Low income students are out of luck from Mississippi to New Hampshire

Developed by the Lumina Foundation, the Rule of 10 suggests that college is affordable if…

By Robin White Goode

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aid

Help That Can Make a Big Difference (If You Know About It)

Microgrants help to retain students and get them to graduate

Although this form of institutional aid has been shown to help retain students and get…

By Robin White Goode

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HBCUs

Civil Rights Group Boosts Efforts to Help LGBTQ Students at HBCUs

The National Black Justice Coalition is advancing equality through institutional change

NBJC launched its Historically Black College and University LGBTQ-Equality Initiative in 2010 to improve the…

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psychology

Education Matters: Stop Majoring in Psychology! (Yes, You)

Can black Americans afford to follow their passions? Face it—the answer is no.

According to the New America Foundation, in 2012 the average graduate borrowed $57,000 for a…

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student loan

Why the U.S. Has a Student Loan Crisis and Sweden Doesn’t

Here's how the U.S. can change financial disaster into manageable debt

On Sunday I read “America Can Fix Its Student Loan Crisis. Ask Australia,” in the…

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Capitol Hill

North Carolina’s HBCU Pipeline to Capitol Hill

Rep. Alma Adams is starting small, but dreaming big with the Bipartisan Caucus Internship Program for HBCU students

In its pilot year, the internship program was created to establish a pipeline of talented…

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degree

Degree From a For-Profit? I’ll Pass, Employers Say

These schools' credentials are worthless

Not according to this article about a study from the American Economic Association. According to…

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Image: Gregory Worsham

Critical Mentoring Is Critical to College Success

New CGI Commitment to Action helps youth navigate structural inequities

How that relates to college access means even talking about what it means to go…

By Robin White Goode

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Callaloo

Callaloo Brings Diversity to Children’s Books

How Callaloo, an educational brand for kids, is changing the way children of color engage with literary content and improving self esteem

Fewer than 10% of the children’s books published in 2015 were about black people, according…

By Jared Brown

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teachers

Why We Need to Teach Teachers Better

Should we train teachers the way we train doctors?

During our interview, I asked Sahlberg about the U.S. education system, among many other things…

By Robin White Goode

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exercise

To Do Better in School, Exercise!

Kids 6 – 18 need to exercise every day to improve mental focus

Yet, exercise appears to be extremely effective in reducing symptoms. It also improves mood as…

By Robin White Goode

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community college graduation rates

How to Improve Community College Graduation Rates

2-year colleges are adapting to meet their students’ needs — and seeing results

Yet, research has shown that students who bypass developmental courses can pass regular credit-bearing classes.…

By Robin White Goode

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clean energy

Bennett College Students Study Clean Energy in China

100,000 Strong initiative partners with HBCU student groups

The program is designed for female students interested in learning more about the development and…

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diplomas

Diplomas Now Helps Keep Kids in School

Absenteeism + behavior problems + poor grades = early warning signs

When researcher Bob Balfanz and his colleagues first discovered the predictive power of early warning…

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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