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Karen Civil

Karen Civil Opens STEM Focused Computer Lab in Haiti

Social media maven and philanthropist makes annual pilgrimage to Haiti to give back

Media and entertainment mogul Karen Civil opened her Live Civil STEM-focused Computer Lab at the…

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college prep starts

Pregnant? College Prep for Your Little One Starts Now

C2 Education founder emphasizes importance of planning early

But I suspect that Kim would have wanted us to be much more ambitious for…

By Robin White Goode

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Mighty Writers

Mighty Writers Shows That ‘Write Makes Might’

Free program in Philly develops kids’ writing skills

“Mighty Writers teaches kids to think, write, and communicate with clarity,” Robinson told me recently…

By Robin White Goode

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study overseas

10 Best Places to Study Overseas in 2017

Diversity Abroad highlights Brazil, Costa Rica, China, and many others

That’s why I periodically check out what’s going on at the website of Diversity Abroad.…

By Robin White Goode

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Peace Corps

Peace Corps Names Top Volunteer-Producing HBCUs

Howard, Spelman, FAMU hold the top three spots

There’s a certain romance about the idea of doing volunteer work in the developing world.…

By Robin White Goode

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scholarship

Murdered Man’s Daughter Sets Up Scholarships for Young Black Men

The Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation wants to send more of Chicago’s black youth to college

In 1982, a man was gunned down in Chicago. He was the father of former…

By Robin White Goode

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Nigerian student

Nigerian Student From New Jersey Gets Into All 8 Ivies

First-generation American joins elite student group

Seventeen-year-old Ifeoma White-Thorpe of New Jersey has joined an elite group of students: those who’ve…

By Robin White Goode

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good public school

The Difference a Good Public School Makes

Without much money, Tulsa’s Union District gets great results

What do children who are struggling with basic skills like reading and writing need? More…

By Robin White Goode

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young

Kids Are Going to School Too Young, Studies Show

Delaying the first day of school by one year can eliminate symptoms of ADHD later on

But the results still prompt the question: If starting school later leads to greater self-control…

By Robin White Goode

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Loan Forgiveness

Bait and Switch: The U.S. Ed. Dept.’s Loan Forgiveness Sham

After 10 years, borrowers are told they may not be eligible after all

In a stunning bait and switch, the U.S. Department of Education leaves hundreds of thousands…

By Robin White Goode

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American College

Scholarship Alert: The American College of Financial Services

Earn a credential to become a financial adviser

But the American College of Financial Services may have read that post and is getting…

By Robin White Goode

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SAT/ACT scores

Improve Your SAT/ACT Scores Now

Testive puts college admissions scholarships within reach

Tyler used Testive and improved his score from 21, which is considered average, to a…

By Robin White Goode

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7 racial disparities

7 Racial Disparities in Education that Hinder Black Children

The Brookings Institute highlights what’s holding black kids back

Elijah may have a future because of the intervention of that nonprofit. But the larger…

By Robin White Goode

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mentor

Girls in Your Community Want You to Mentor Them

Corporate board director Ann Fudge mentors young women in need

Rooted in the Catholic tradition, Mother Caroline Academy educates about 80 girls of all faiths…

By Robin White Goode

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education regulations

Trump Overturns Education Regulations

Cuts state accountability and funds for teacher training

During his campaign he promised to undo much of President Obama’s legacy. And just as…

By Robin White Goode

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Intel HBCU Grant Program

MissionU Fixes What’s Broken in Higher Ed

Innovative business model charges $0 upfront tuition

There’s a lot about higher education that seems upside down. Like the exorbitant student debt…

By Robin White Goode

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Saving Promise

Saving Promise—The National Campaign to Stop Domestic Abuse

Black women are three times more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence

“I come from a family of mothers and daughters who survived 60+ years of domestic…

By Robin White Goode

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Georgetown

Descendant of Sold Slaves Works at Georgetown U.

Executive assistant discovers personal connection to school’s sale of enslaved people

That enslaved men, women, and children were sold against their will by Jesuit priests somehow…

By Robin White Goode

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looks bright

With Trump and DeVos, For-Profits’ Future Looks Bright

Predatory schools may be having their day in the sun again

Since talking with B-CU leadership, I’ve decided to look more closely into the situation, but…

By Robin White Goode

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college-ready

How to Make Graduating High School College-Ready the Only Option

Spokane’s John R. Rogers High School shows how it’s done

At the John R. Rogers High School in Spokane, Washington, school leaders seem to agree,…

By Robin White Goode

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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