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Grandmaster

First Black Chess Grandmaster Makes Big Move

Maurice Ashley joins board of Chess in the Schools

A big part of the excitement was the presence of Maurice Ashley, a Jamaican native…

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tomorrow's business leaders

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Business Leaders Today

The National Black MBA Association has mentored more than 8,000 students

“People who have mentors in their lives do better in school and make better life…

By Robin White Goode

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education reform

Race and Social Justice in Education Reform

Is it a movement if black and brown people aren’t leading it?

Last week, Rhames sat on the panel Race, Social Justice and Education Reform, one of…

By Robin White Goode

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National Cares Mentoring Movement

National Cares Mentoring Movement – for the Love of Our Children

Susan L. Taylor’s organization works with children in poverty

And that was just the beginning of a powerful evening—the National Cares Mentoring Movement’s For…

By Robin White Goode

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giftedness

Will Your Child’s Giftedness Be Recognized?

Maybe not, if he’s black or brown

Unfortunately, teachers are biased too—one study shows how teachers’ choices and viewpoints often mirror the…

By Robin White Goode

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girls

Girls, at 6, Already Think Boys Are Smarter

What happens after age 5?

A new report suggests that after the age of 6, girls think boys are smarter.…

By Robin White Goode

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required reading

Required Reading — What Do Books Say About Us?

A country’s choices may indicate what it values

Last month the website Ideas.Ted.com posted a list of books that students are required to…

By Robin White Goode

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Education Reform

On the Record with Democrats for Education Reform

This advocacy organization supports leaders who champion high quality public school

Last week I spoke with Shavar Jeffries, the national president of Democrats for Education Reform.…

By Robin White Goode

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segregated schools

Segregated Schools Are Stifling Students of Color

High-poverty schools harm students

Economic Policty Institute researchers have released a comprehensive new report that shows that black and…

By Robin White Goode

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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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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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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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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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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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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect Uses the Summer to Help Kids Learn

PMP helps students make academic gains, instead of going down the summer slide

I recently learned about one such organization, Practice Makes Perfect, a New York City-based program…

By Robin White Goode

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segregation

What’s the Answer to Extreme Academic Segregation in NYC?

The solution may be to stop screening students to get into the city’s top schools

Finally, we need to raise the bar in grades pre-K to 8 overall. Everyone knows…

By Robin White Goode

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Advent

BE FAITH: Advent Points to the True Meaning of Christmas

Don’t let commercialization ruin your holiday

In one Advent family worship service, the four weeks of Advent are divided across four…

By Robin White Goode

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How To

manage

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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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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