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U.S. Students Struggle with Skills Gap

Entry to the modern economy is getting tougher

The United States still struggles to educate its students to meet the demands of the…

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Parental Involvement at School Increases Student Performance

Districts are working to bolster parents as volunteers

Parental involvement at school matters. The children of such parents perform better academically and evince…

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All-Male D.C. High School Application Deadline is Today

Principal expects to promote and graduate 100% of students

In Washington, D.C., an all-male high school targeting young men of color will be opening…

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First-Generation College Students Not Succeeding, and Money Isn’t the Problem

Social and cultural factors are working against many students who are the first in their family to pursue higher education

First-generation college students encounter a campus culture shock they find impossible to navigate. Many drop…

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How Long Before We Achieve Education Equity in America? 250 Years?

"Justice delayed is justice denied." - Martin Luther King Jr.

Education equity remains elusive since the Coleman Report first formally exposed learning gaps between black…

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Reframing the Narrative Around Black Men

Prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship selects Trabian Shorters as fellow

It’s an untold story: Black men are assets in the U.S. They are patriots, entrepreneurs,…

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Susan L. Taylor on the National CARES Mentoring Movement

January is National Mentoring Month

Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence magazine and CEO and founder of the National…

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The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce Black Youth Hackathon

And you thought there were no black people in the Bay Area

The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce is holding its first ever annual black youth…

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7 (Inexpensive) Ways to Prep Your Child for Kindergarten

You are your child's first teacher

Although most public schools serving children of color are underresourced, there are several ways parents…

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Chicago’s Principals Ready to Quit School

Do black schoolchildren's lives matter in the 'Windy City?'

In Chicago, 40% of public school principals plan to quit their jobs by 2018. With…

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Why the Neediest Students Don’t Get Financial Aid

Is the FAFSA a tool of access or a barrier?

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid often stymies needy students, causing them to…

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Could Year-Round Pell Grants Make a Comeback?

$300 bonus incentive for those taking 15 credits or more

Currently, low-income students who attend college full-time and receive Pell Grants often run through the…

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Students With Lowest Debt Most Likely to Default

College dropouts least likely to snag high-paying jobs to pay off debt

Is high student loan indebtedness a problem? Or is it that some students borrow, don’t…

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College Admissions to Focus on Character Over-accomplishments

New report seeks to redefine achievement

Are today’s college-bound students obsessed with impressing colleges instead of thoughtfully immersed in exploring their…

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22-Year-Old HBCU Grad Makes History Earning Ph.D.

Student of thermodynamics is Delaware State’s youngest doctoral candidate

A 22-year-old HBCU grad made history at Delaware State University in December when he became…

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Companies Servicing Student Loans Add to Borrowers’ Burden

Dubious practices make matters worse

The companies servicing student loans ignore requests, do the opposite of what they’re asked to…

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Mentorship Makes the Man

The author of Playing Up reflects on the power of mentoring

Vaughn L. McKoy grew up in the inner city without a dad, but nurtured by…

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Does President Obama Support HBCUs?

His answer to a student's question has caused others to wonder

“We don’t live in a society where African Americans are restricted in what colleges they…

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Federal Student Loan Borrowers: Income-Driven Repayment Now Available to All

REPAYE caps payments at 10% of income

All borrowers with federal Direct student loans have access to a new repayment plan with…

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States May Shift to SAT, ACT, to Measure Achievement

Can college entrance exams assess content mastery?

States plan to use college entrance exams to measure content mastery though it’s unclear if…

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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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