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Tennessee: Most Common Core Standards Are Keepers

Tennessee conducted a six-month review of the Common Core standards in response to charges of…

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Will New Orleans Become Known for Academic Excellence?

Charter schools improving student scores, graduation rates

New Orleans uses charter schools to reach for academic excellence. Students improve across the board…

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Programs Aim at Easing Tensions Between Students and Police

Attempt to bridge divide between law enforcement and black youth

Efforts emerge to quell the tension between law enforcement and the communities they serve, but…

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[WATCH] Debate About School Choice in Florida Erupts on NewsOneNow

NAACP supports lawsuit to block program that helps minorities

On NewsOneNow, debate erupts as panelists on the show and the host decry the NAACP’s…

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Wishbone and Uncommon Schools Campaign to Send Students to Top Summer Programs

Campaign to raise $90,000 to fund opportunities, keep students engaged over the summer

Low-income students are positioned to attend top summer programs via a campaign launched by Wishbone…

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Play Essential to Early Learning

Trend toward formal preschool education may be harmful, studies show

According to a study published online, preschool children in day care centers need more physical…

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Common Core Can Help Your Child Learn Math

To learn math well, go slowly, go deeply, and ditch the memorization

Common Core math standards, taught effectively, can help any child learn math well.

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Advanced Placement Classes More Accessible to Students of Color

One high school triples its number of students taking AP

If annual growth rates hold true, during the next two weeks, more than two million…

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Skybrary by Reading Rainbow Available on the Web

Adventure and reading fun in store for kids 2–9

Reading Rainbow has launched a Web-based library of children’s books and story-driven educational video field…

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U.S. on Track to Reach High School Graduation Rate of 90% by 2020

Progress driven by subset of districts and states and by underserved students

High school graduation rates reach record high, but challenges remain for low-income students.

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Mother’s Day Treat: 10 Keys to Raising Children Who Excel

Advice for moms from the mother of Harold Ekeh

The mother of Harold Ekeh, who was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools, offers…

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Magic Johnson Donates $1 Million to Support Chicago Teachers

Johnson gives back to the nonprofit OneGoal

Magic Johnson donates $1 million to OneGoal to support Chicago teachers.

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Common Core: Bringing Calm to Classroom Chaos

Georgia Teacher of the Year 2014

Common Core is a source of stability that yields greater learning, helping to bring calm…

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SEEK Provides Free Summer Engineering Program in 16 Cities

Prepares youngsters in grades 4–8 for STEM careers

SEEK is a free STEM summer day program targeting black youth in grades 4 to…

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Chalk Talk: Chris Barbic on Leading Tennessee’s Achievement School District

Moving the worst-performing schools to the top 25%--is it possible?

Achievement School District turns around lowest performing schools in Memphis.

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Don’t Know Much About History, Civics, Geography

Test results reveal inequality in civics education

A large share of the eighth graders who took the test scored at the “basic”…

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The Golden Age for Learning? Early Childhood

Age 0 to 4 a window of opportunity for learning

Early childhood is the optimal time for learning, with children ages 0-4 as a huge…

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More Time on Task Leads to Better Student Results

Give children the time they need to excel

Educating students in poverty requires considerably more time than the traditional school calendar offers.

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#BESMART: Check Out This Special Portal for Minority Students, Educators and Parents

Join the education conversation today

Black Enterprise BE Smart serves as the go-to sources for the latest in education news…

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White Teachers Less Likely to See Black Students as Gifted

Are gifted students of color being recognized?

The public schools in Boston were described as having one black teacher for every 22…

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Can a Video Game Teach Your Preschooler to Solve for X?

An app that may work better, and faster, than school

A video game that teachers algebra to preschoolers may work better, and faster, than school.

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In the Age of Accountability, a School Famous for its Creativity Struggles to Get Results

Multiple Intelligences-inspired Key Learning Community gains hint at rekindling past glory

But since 2012, an ambitious young principal has helped the school achieve a remarkable shift…

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Jury Is Still Out on Blended Learning

Does it work or not? It depends

Blended learning is gaining considerable popularity in American classrooms, but the question remains: Is there…

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How One Organization is Helping to Improve Diversity at Independent Schools

RIISE founder talks creating a network to increase the enrollment of minority students at independent schools

Resources In Independent School Education (RIISE) founder, Gina Collins talks creating a network to increase…

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Teachers Quick to Label Black Students Troublemakers

Teacher bias a contributing factor, research shows

The study showed that teachers tend to view black students more harshly than white students…

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#IWishMyTeacherKnew: Twitter Campaign Reveals Students’ Struggles

Takes the reality of children's lives online

A teacher at Denver Public Schools wanted to find a way to better understand her…

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5 Cool Organizations That Empower Young People

Educating children involves more than just sending them to school

As parents, educators and caretakers, here are ways to look beyond the classroom to find…

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[Infographic] BE Smart: STEM Facts That May Shock You

The lack of women and minorities in STEM is a hot topic across businesses and institutions

STEM facts from the STEM Education Coalition, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Math + Science…

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Atlanta Cheating Scandal: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Black Enterprise readers say no

But when the educators that stood trial—all of them black—were convicted of racketeering and lesser…

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Board-Certified Teachers More Effective, New Studies Affirm

Policy implications of research weighed

Studies show that board certification improves teacher effectiveness, raises student test scores.

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How Schools Can Lower Suspension Rates and Raise Graduation Rates

Why aren’t traditional school discipline policies working?

Lower suspension rates, raise graduation rates by treating students in trauma.

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The ‘Hard-Knock Life’ of Illiteracy

Reading proficiency of fourth-graders is low

The movie remake of Annie was right to depict Annie as illiterate.

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Does the Anti-Common Core Movement Have a Race Problem?

Poll shows big differences in support

The question of Common Core will yield different answers.

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5 STEM Competitions for Young Scientists

STEM competitions for the next generation of innovators

STEM competitions provide a challenging atmosphere for students to solve problems while meeting other students…

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7 STEM Festivals for Kids

STEM Festivals provide a fun way to learn and explore different careers

STEM Festivals provide a fun way to learn and explore science, technology, engineering and math…

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4 Keys to a Successful School Turnaround

How struggling schools can improve

Struggling schools can turn around with resources, visionary leadership, data-driven decision-making, and comprehensive student support.

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Cheated Out of an Education

One view of the scandal in Atlanta

Why Kevin Chavous thinks the educators in Atlanta cheated; why time on task, teacher accountability,…

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Amazon Launches New STEM Toy Shop

New site meets the growing demands of parents for educational toys

Amazon launches new toy shop geared towards encouraging kids to develop STEM skills.

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Education Outcomes Improving with No Child Left Behind Waivers

States make progress unfettered from NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that five states had been awarded four-year flexibility waivers.

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7 DIY STEM Projects For Kids

If your child is curious about how things work, help them explore STEM

For a child who’s curious and loves to take things apart engaging them in DIY…

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4 Tips to Teach Your Kids Entrepreneurship

Parents of 10 year old Shark Tank winner offers tips on raising CEO kids

Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset helps children focus on solutions rather than the problem.

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5 Motivational STEM Videos For Your Kids To Watch

Using a hands-on approach, you can inspire kids to look beyond the surface

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and…

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More than Half of Middle Class Students Not Graduating from College

About a third cite financial reasons

According to CNN.com, more than half of middle class kids who enter college are failing…

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Free Summer College Program for High School Juniors

Five-day accounting program in 11 campuses across New York state

Calling all rising high school juniors interested in the accounting profession: Application deadlines are approaching…

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$1,000 Financial Literacy Contest for Middle Schoolers

To be eligible to enter, children must be 8 to 12 years old and read the book I Got Bank!

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Are you 8 to 12 years old, or do you know someone who is?…

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Six Ways to Engage Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Tips to help parents, family, friends and school personnel bridge the gender gap in STEM fields

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Although in recent years science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs have become…

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Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America’s Future

For the first time in our nation’s history, students of color are majority of the student body

For the first time in our nation’s history, students of color are majority of the…

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Add Do-Re-Mi to ABC to Boost Your Child’s Brain

The results of a recent Northwestern University study funded by NAMM demonstrate that two years…

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Are You All In? The AP Campaign to Reach Students of Color

Students of color urged to sign up for rigorous AP courses

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Tens of thousands of high potential African American, Latino, and Native American students do…

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New York City-based All Star Code dropped by Tumblr headquarters to get in on the fun. The non-profit initiative offers young males a curriculum that includes workshops, ongoing mentorship and networking opportunities, as well as a six-week summer intensive program set to start in 2014. ASC founder Christina Lewis Halpern is determined to fill the technology career pipeline with qualified, young black men.

BE Smart: All Star Code Educates Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs

The nonprofit helps diversify the tech space

Christina Lewis Halpern, 34, created All Star Code as a vehicle to diversify the tech…

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14 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Educators

These will help you remember why you have one of the most important jobs on Earth

If you’ve felt a special calling to educate the leaders of today and tomorrow, these…

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15 Student Filmmakers Selected to Show Their Videos at 2nd Annual White House Student Film Festival

The videos were selected from 1,700 submissions

Specifically the Call to Arts is a three-year effort to expose young people to careers…

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State of Black America Report: Unequal Education Is Not ‘the Great Equalizer’

How adequate access and opportunity paves the way to success for minorities

Education and equality gaps have persisted and the National Urban League understands that the major…

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Mo’Ne Davis Biographical Movie Coming to Disney Channel

Davis brings her life story to television

Mo’Ne Davis biographical film set to air on Disney Channel

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5 STEM Camps for Kids

Now is the perfect time to enroll your kids in summer camp

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Nowadays, beyond exploring nature and the outdoors camps offer several hands-on exploration camps in…

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First Lady Michelle Obama Sends a Message to Her Younger Self

FLOTUS uses her #DearMe campaign to send advice to her younger self

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a video message to her younger self as part of…

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My Black is Beautiful Ambassador Talks Empowering Teen Girls to Recognize their Self-Worth

Project Beautify You, Inc. founder sheds light on the work they're doing to uplift young girls

My Black is Beautiful brand ambassador, Feyi Odukoya, talks empowering teen girls to recognize their…

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6 Educational STEM Apps for Kids

The iPad is an incredible learning tool for kids of all ages

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Whether it’s teaching science using multimedia “Jeopardy” like games, or math with step-by-step animation…

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First Lady Obama to Travel to Japan and Cambodia to Promote Girls Education

FLOTUS promotes Let Girls Learn initiative abroad

First Lady Michelle Obama to travel to Japan and Cambodia as part of her Let…

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Data Shows High School Graduation Gaps Narrowing

According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Education, new data from its…

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How One Group of Professionals are Creating a Pipeline for Minority Youth in STEM

ManyMentors nonprofit works to groom the next generation of leaders

ManyMentors nonprofit in Connecticut works to expand the opportunities and resources for minority students interested…

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Black Lives Matter: Schott Foundation Explores Public School and Underserved Black Males

Nonprofits like the Eagle Academy offer education resource and solutions for young men of color

Schott Foundation and Eagle Academy explores American public school system and underserved black children, particularly…

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Steve Harvey, Essence Magazine and Disney Inspire Future Leaders at Disney Dreamers Academy

One hundred high school students gather for a weekend of inspiration and fun

Steve Harvey, Essence magazine and Disney partner for their 8th annual Disney Dreamers Academy in…

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Day 3: Education Power Players Talk Engaging Students Through Innovative Learning

Panelists detail using innovation to prepare students for the workforce

Education leaders talk the importance of keeping students engaged through innovative learning.

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Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

The New York Urban League hosted a panel to ensure flow

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, the New York Urban League hosted a panel and discussion on…

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New Data Shows House Republican Bill Could Cut Billions in Funding for Minority Students

School districts serving black and Hispanic students could be hit the hardest by budget cuts

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows a proposed bill by the House Republicans…

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Meet the 10-Year-Old Genius Who’s Studying for a College Degree

UK native Esther Okade is pursuing for a degree with Open University

At just 10-years-old, Esther Okade is already studying for a math undergraduate degree

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Magic Johnson Gives $10 Million to Expand Job Program for Chicago Youth

Former NBA player helps to expand the opportunities for Chicago teens

Magic Johnson donates $10 million to expand the One Summer Chicago Plus program that offers…

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Pharrell Inks Deal to Publish a Series of Children’s Books

The musicians first book will be inspired by his popular hit song "Happy"

Pharrell Williams to release a series of four children’s books, with the first book being…

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How One Program is Helping to Educate Hundreds of High School Students About Financial Literacy

Money Live teaches local Houston students about money and careers

Money Live program in Houston teaches hundreds of high school students about financial literacy and…

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A State by State Breakdown of the Latest High School Graduation Rates

Data also shows a persistent achievement gap amongst minority students

Recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows a breakdown of graudaiton rates…

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Report: High-School Graduation Gap Widened for Black Males

Schott Foundation for Public Education released latest report on education trends for minorities

The Schott Foundation for Public Education released a report, Black Lives Matter: The Schott 50-State…

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Danny Simmons Talks the Impact of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Simmons explains the influence of his foundation and arts education

Danny Simmons talks Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the impact of arts education

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Nickelodeon Partners With Because of Them, We Can Initiative for Black History Month

Network will showcase daily images of young kids portraying iconic African American figures

Nickelodeon and the Because of Them, We Can initiative partner to celebrate Black History Month

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My Brother’s Keeper to Host Hackathon in Oakland

Event serves as extension of President Obama's goal to get more young men of color in STEM

My Brother’s Keeper to host first hackathon event in Oakland, CA

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Author Set to Release New Novel This Summer

Award-winning author to publish new book after a more than 50-year hiatus

“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is set to release a sequel to the…

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Blogger and Principal Raise Over $1 Million to Send Students on Harvard Field Trip

Humans of New York blogger helps to change the lives of Brooklyn middle school students

Humans of New York blogger and Brooklyn principal raise over $1 million to send students…

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D.C. to Invest $20 Million to Help Black and Latino Male Students

Nation's capital creates fund to increase the opportunities made available to minority boys

Washington, D.C. to invest $20 million to help local black and Latino male students

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Study: More than Half of U.S. Public School Children Are Low-Income Students

Mississippi leads the nation with highest rate of poor students

A recent analysis done by the Southern Education Foundation shows that more than half of…

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Women of Power Summit: Children’s Education Takes Center Stage

Jhan Doughty Berry, Ph.D., and Muriel Howard, Ph.D., talk test taking and minorities

Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit brings child education to the forefront with Jhan Doughty…

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4 Black Business Execs Talk ‘Selma for Students’ Campaign and Dr. King’s Legacy

Black business leaders talk the importance of 'Selma'

Black business executives talk “Selma for Students” campaign and the impact they hope the film…

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Black Business Execs Raise Funds For Free ‘Selma’ Screening For Students Nationwide

New York City free screening offer now expanded to select cities nationwide

Following the free screening of “Selma” for NYC students, Paramount Pictures is expanding the offer…

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Proposed South Caronlina Bill Requires Schools to Teach Gun Rights Course

Newly proposed bill aims to educate South Carolina students on their Second Amendment rights

South Carolina lawmakers propose bill that will require schools to teach a gun rights course…

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Submission Form Open for White House Student Film Festival

Obama administration chooses community service as this year's film festival theme

White House opens up submission forms for their 2nd annual Student Film Festival

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Entertainment Leaders Join Forces to Offer Free Screening of ‘Selma’ to NYC Students

Thousands of middle school and high school NYC students allowed to see 'Selma for free

Entertainment leaders create a fund that will allow thousands of New York City students to…

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6 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College in the New Year

Helpful tips for college-bound high school students

A list of tips to help high school juniors and seniors prepare for college

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Arizona Threatens to Cut State Funding Over the Teaching of a Hip-Hop Course

Departing superintendent says that the courses violate the state's ethnic studies ban

Arizona’s departing superintendent threatens to cut state funding from public schools who violate the state’s…

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Teach for America Experiences a Dip in Recruitment

Teacher training program to fall short of recruitment by more than 25 percent

Teach for America expected to miss its recruitment mark by more than 25 percent next…

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Study: Black Girls with Darker Skin Tone Suspended at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

Study shows that disciplinary actions differ based on a young girl's race and complexion

Study shows that black girls are suspended at higher rates than their peers, especially if…

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Coding 101: Middle Schoolers Teach Obama How to Code at White House Event

President invites middle school students to the White House for Computer Science Education Week

President Obama invites approximately 30 middle school students to the White House to kick off…

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Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan to Provide Greater Education Services to Incarcerated Youth

Department of Justice and Department of Education to improve educational opportunities for incarcerated youth

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announce plans to improve educational…

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School Districts Create Emergency Plan in Preparation of Ferguson Verdict

Schools take precautionary measures in the event that more protests take place

Ferguson school districts create emergency plan in preparation of Darren Wilson and Mike Brown case…

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Obama’s Step-Grandmother Travels to U.S. to Promote Education in Kenya

Sarah Obama says she wants her work with helping children to live on after she is gone

President Obama’s step-grandmother travels to the U.S. to promote modern education in Kenya

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New York Teen Gives 45 African Girls an Education by Selling Headbands

Young entrepreneur makes a difference in communities abroad

New York teen uses hair accessories business to fund the education of underprivileged girls in…

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President Obama Pushes for Greater Innovation in the Classroom

Obama implements new initiative to foster more technology in classrooms

President Obama hosts White House event to push for greater technology usage in the classroom

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Obama Administration Offers Extension for No Child Left Behind Act Waivers

POTUS educational policies set to extend beyond his presidential term

Obama administration issues No Child Left Behind Act waiver renewals to states

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Alicia Keys Releases Children’s Book

Singer releases first volume in new book series

Singer Alicia Keys has released a new children’s book, “Blue Moon: From the Journals of…

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Young Jeezy Inspires Youth at Juvenile Detention Center

Rapper takes time off his tour to inspire and empower

Young Jeezy visits Detroit juvenile detention center while on tour.

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Tracy Mourning Talks Mentoring Girls Nationwide

Founder of Honey Shine details expanding Miami-based mentoring program

Tracy Mourning talks expanding her mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc. and importance of empowering young…

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The Roots Create Foundation to Address Educational Needs of Alma Mater

Grammy-winning band raises funds to benefit old performing arts high school

The Roots start foundation to meet the educational needs of their Philadelphia alma mater

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Russell Westbrook Launches New Initiative to Promote Childhood Literacy

NBA superstar partners with Scholastic to challenge students to read 100,000 minutes each year

NBA superstar Russell Westbrook opens new reading center in Oklahoma to promote childhood literacy

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Education Department Announces Plans to Strengthen PLUS Loan Program

Federal government works to help more families qualify for college loans

The Department of Education announces plans to update its PLUS loan regulations in order to…

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Education Department Investigating Racial Complaints in Three School Districts

Local school systems in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans under federal investigation

The Education Department has agreed to investigate civil rights complaints in three major school districts

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High School Dropout Rate Hits Record Low for Blacks and Hispanics

Higher academic achievements from black and Hispanic students helps to improve the nation's graduation rate

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that the dropout rate for black and…

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Michelle Obama Hosts White House Fashion Education Workshop

Invites hundreds of students and fashion influencers to discuss the impact of fashion education

Michelle Obama honored student fashion designers, writers, stylists and entrepreneurs with a White House fashion…

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Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and More Talk the Importance of Arts Education

Celebrities show support at Harlem School of the Arts Fall 2014 Benefit Gala

Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker and more talk the influence of arts education at Harlem…

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Young Entreprenuer Talks Educational Clothing Line and Kickstarter Success

Orane Barrett details how he's using his Kool Nerd brand to advocate for youth

Kool Nerd Clothing CEO, Orane Barrett, talks his new kickstarter campaign and how he’s using…

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Steve Harvey Recruits Paula Deen to Teach at His Mentoring Program

Deen to teach culinary skills to the young men

Steve Harvey announced on his show that he has recruited Paula Deen to teach a…

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Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

President Obama challenges local communities to support My Brother's Keeper initiative

The Obama administration announces the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge in an effort to get…

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50 Cent and Chuck D Produce TV Series to Help Troubled Teens

Celebrities come together to serve as mentors in Sundance TV series

Rappers 50 Cent and Chuck D join forces to produce television series to help troubled…

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Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity

Makes a significant contribution to After School Matters

Chicago Bulls point guard, Derrick Rose, donates $1 million to a charity at his alma…

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Nicki Minaj Denied Access to Speak to Students at Alma Mater

Rapper tweets her frustration about LaGuardia High School's decision

Rapper Nicki Minaj tweets her frustration after being denied access to speak to students at…

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[WATCH] Ferguson Kids Send Message to White America About Racism

Six black children discuss the need to end racism

In video, six black youth from Ferguson, Missouri, discuss the need to end racism in…

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Florida School District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

School district may lose state and federal funding

Lee County School Board in Florida becomes the first school district in the nation to…

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Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards

Legislator says administration violating the Constitution's 10th Amendment

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proves his strong opposition to Common Core State Standards with a…

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Beyoncé’s BeyGood Charity Donates Supplies to Underfunded Schools

Efforts provide 2,000 U.S. students with brand new school supplies

Beyoncé and her BeyGood charity organization are providing school supplies to 2,000 students in underfunded…

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Demographic Shift Takes Place in Public Schools for First Time This Fall

Minority students expected to become majority in American public school system

A U.S. Department of Education report shows that for the first time this fall, minority…

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Report: School Bans Rastafarian Teen For Refusing to Cut His Dreadlocks

Louisiana officials say hair violates school dress code

One Rastafarian teen has been banned from attending his Louisiana high school for refusing to…

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Teacher Suspended After Asking Students to Re-Enact Michael Brown Shooting

Parent says white students told to play police officers

An Alabama teacher has been placed on suspension after asking students to re-enact the shooting…

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Teacher Raises More Than $100,000 to Feed Ferguson Students

North Carolina teacher aims to provide food for youth in need

In light of the unrest in Ferguson resulting in a delay in public school start…

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Jennifer Hudson and Sister Give Back to Chicago Students In Need

Singer and her sister provide school supplies to over 8,000 students

In memory of her late nephew, Jennifer Hudson and her sister held their annual school…

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Parents: 7 Smart Back-to-School Tips for a Prosperous Year

Students can start on the right track with this strategy

Get a head start on a prosperous school year with these seven savvy tips for…

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Report: Black Men Need More Education Than Whites To Get Same Job

However, earning high-school diploma gives African-American male a 50% larger impact

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A recent study by an advocacy group suggests that black men and white men…

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Michelle Obama’s Message to Girls: Commit to Education

FLOTUS encourages young women via Seventeen magazine in open letter

First Lady Michelle Obama pens an open letter for Seventeen magazine encouraging young American girls…

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[Part 2] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Talk Publishing Business & Raising Capital

Chicago-based duo propelling advocacy with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter publishers, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk for part two of their interview, on raising…

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[Part 1 ] Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs Work to Advance Youth STEM Education

Chicago-based duo propelling with 'Paige & Paxton' books

Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Kelley Williams, talk with BlackEnterprise.com about their STEM-inspired characters — Paige…

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Under Investigation: New Jersey School System Faces Discrimination Scandal

Dept. of Education investigates "One Newark" plan

The Dept. of Education announced that its investigating Newark, New Jersey schools after filed complaints…

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President Obama Announces Expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper”

Update includes educators, athletes, companies, and foundations setting commitment

President Obama announced expansion of “My Brother’s Keeper” that includes commitments from educators, athletes, companies…

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New York Councilman Robert Cornegy and Jean Alerte Award ‘Do Right, Do Good’ Scholars

The 36th District councilman and Brooklyn Swirl's CEO celebrate young minds

New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio was on-hand with entrepreneur Jean Alerte to celebrate ‘Do…

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Smarter Than Einstein: 11-Year-Old Scores High on IQ Test

Results prove British boy to be a genius

According to results from a Mensa test, an 11-year-old British boy has an IQ higher…

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grade Metal Band Signs Major Record Deal with Sony

Young musicians could earn up to $1.7 million from record deal

A Brooklyn eighth-grade metal band inks a major record deal with Sony that could earn…

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Dr. Mae Jemison and Bayer Corp. Show Support for STEM Education

Drug company awards $50,000 to New York STEM program

Bayer Corporation, with the support of Dr. Mae Jemison, awarded $50,000 to the Police Athletic…

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Clemson University Hosting Program to Train Future Black Male Teachers

University works to close the diversity gap among students and teachers

With the need for more black male teachers, South Carolina’s Clemson University is working to…

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

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Colin Powell Speaks: Mentoring, Reality TV & ‘Baby Mama’ Concept

Leader offers parents alternatives and insights on promoting excellence among young black men

Colin Powell talks the importance of mentoring young men of color and the need to…

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NY Student Becomes School’s First African American Valedictorian

Young scholar plans to attend Harvard in the fall on a full scholarship

Queens, N.Y., student Shanelle Davis makes history at her school as the first African American…

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California Students Raise $3,000 Worth of Can Tabs to Help Pay for Classmate’s Surgery

Elementary students help classmate pay for ear surgery

A group of California elementary students raised nearly $3,000 worth of can tabs to help…

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Black Fraternities and Sororities Petition Against Mona Scott-Young’s Latest Project

Reality show powerhouse stirs controversy amongst Black Greek letter organizations

Black fraternities and sororities petition against Mona Scott-Young’s latest project “Sorority Sisters”

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Pharrell Visits Hometown and Encourages Students to Chase Their Dreams

"Happy" singer offers encouraging words to high school students

Pharrell Williams made a hometown visit to Virginia Beach where he spoke to students at…

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High School Teacher Reportedly Makes Black Student Call Him “Master”

Teen's mom demands proper action be taken

After reportedly being asked to call his teacher “master,” one Iowa teen’s mom is demanding…

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Soldier Surprises Son at High School Graduation

Pennsylvania teen gets the greatest graduation gift ever

Pennsylvania teen breaks down in tears after being surprised by his army dad at graduation

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Tai Beauchamp and More Attend YWCA-NYC Potential to Power Girls Symposium

Over 200 NYC teen girls and women gather for a day of inspiration

YWCA-NYC hosts Potential to Power Girls Symposium, bringing together over 200 teen girls and women…

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Global Advocates Protest Abduction of Over 200 Nigerian Girls

Global advocates rally for more action in ensuring the girls' return

Nigerian residents demand more action be taken in ensuring the girls safe return

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Graduation Rate Reaches Historic High, But Achievement Gaps Remain

Minority students lag behind with below-average rates

Recent data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics shows that the national graduation…

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16 Powerful Pledges to Educate Our Daughters in STEM

How important is STEM education?

At this year’s Women of Power Summit, BLACK ENTERPRISE produced with support from the Bill…

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Black Author Provides His 5 Tips to Raising Successful Children in New Book

Author of the new book 'Raising Supaman' shares his keys to parenting

The entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and writer believes great kids don’t happen by accident

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Minority Kids Get Raw Deal in U.S. Public Schools

Black and other minority students in U.S. public schools experience an education markedly different from that of whites

The data includes information from every public school in the country

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Women’s History Month: Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools Talks Dynamic Leadership in Teaching

Kaya Henderson offers tools for success for today's educators

Kaya Henderson, chancellor for Washington D.C. Public Schools, share tools for success in education.

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Women of Power: Why We Must Educate Our Daughters in STEM

Gates Foundation and leaders explore challenges and solutions

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, leaders talked importance of educating girls in…

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My Brother’s Keeper–”for the Sake of America’s Future”

Everyone was talking about My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative launched yesterday that specifically addresses…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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