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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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Reinventing Freshman Year to Ensure Student Retention

Helping students to finish college, not just start

Through BridgeEdU, Wes Moore ensures student retention by reinventing the college freshman year, addressing obstacles…

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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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6 Events to Celebrate the U.S. Army’s 240th Birthday

National events planned for June

National events planned for the US Army 240th Birthday on June 14.

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12 Ways to Support the Military and Veterans

Simple ways to honor active military, veterans and their families

Every year since 1999, National Military Appreciation Month has been celebrated in May. Here are…

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BE Modern Man: Meet Lifestyle Expert Aaron Paxton Arnold

The founder of MusicIsMyBusiness talks 'Boss Moves'

The lifestyle expert and founder of MusicIsMyBusiness, talks #BossMoves.

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College Students Launch New Venture Capital Fund

Johns Hopkins University backs Baltimore's growing student-based entrepreneurial community

Johns Hopkins University students have started a venture capital fund for other students. …

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BE Modern Man: Meet 30-Year-Old Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D.

Professor shares the secrets to success

DeLeon Gray is not what we imagine a traditional professor should look like. At the…

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7 Apps to Help Army Personnel and their Families

Resources to help active military members and their loved ones

There are several apps available at your fingertips for army soldiers looking for base relocation…

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[WATCH] Syracuse University Named One of the Top Business Schools For Veterans

The school offers flexible educational programs for military veterans

Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, earned a top spot in the Military Times, 2015…

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Make Sure Your Online School Is Legit

Bogus programs cast a wide web of deceit

Take steps to ensure that your online school is legitimate. Bogus programs are costly and…

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10 Ways to Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Holiday events across the US to honor the brave men and women

Memorial Day is much more than the unofficial start to summer; it’s a day of…

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4 Things Every College Grad Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

NFCC offers low- or no-cost debt repayment advice to recent grads

These 4 tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling help college grads get ahead…

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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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Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Her Way From Homeless to Harvard

How Tonika Morgan raised thousands in order to attend Harvard grad school

Toronto woman Tonika Morgan raised her tuition via crowdfunding in order to attend Harvard grad…

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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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President Obama Delivers Commencement Address at South Dakota Community College

Small town in red state basks in unexpected honor

On Friday, May 8, President Barack Obama gave the commencement address at a small powerhouse…

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First Lady Speaks to Tuskegee Graduates at Commencement

Urges hard work, resilience and authenticity

First lady Michelle Obama spoke to Tuskegee University’s 2015 graduating class on Saturday, May 9,…

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5 Transferable Skills You Can Learn in the US Army

Importance of soft skills for enlisted military members

For service members, contacting the US Army Transition Assistance Program or Army Career and Alumni…

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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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Voices from Baltimore: Clergy, Community Leaders Bridge Gaps

Decades of neglect giving way to new vision, greater investment

Baltimore, a neglected city, is held together by its clergy and community organizers.

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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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Vocational Training at Community College Really Pays

Health programs at community college lead to higher salaries

Preparing for health occupations at community college leads to substantial increase in pay.

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African Americans Less Likely to be Dean than Director

Few people of color on business school faculty as well

African Americans and Hispanic Americans are far less likely to hold the dean’s chair at…

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5 Online Resources for Members of the Army and Their Families

Army support for members of the Army, Veterans and family members

Here are few online resources available for active duty members of the Army, Veterans and…

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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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Rapper MC Lyte Becomes Board Member for Dillard University

The hip-hop pioneer now sits on the board of trustees for historic university

Philanthropist, MC Lyte, now sits on the board of trustees for the historical Dillard University.

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Does the New SAT Hurt Students Who Attend Poor Schools?

New SAT to debut next spring

New SAT is still a norm-referenced exam which compares test takers instead of measuring what…

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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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For-Profit College Students Refuse to Pay Back Their Student Loans

Group asking Education Department to forgive their debt

Students who attended for-profit online schools now refuse to pay their student loans.

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President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

New independent nonprofit works to equalize opportunity for young men of color

A new independent nonprofit will work to create opportunity for young men of color and…

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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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Diversifying the Field of Engineering

An answer to Silicon Valley's race problem

The NACME may hold a key to one of Silicon Valley’s most highly publicized problems:…

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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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Flashcards Go Digital (and Not Just for Kids)

Spaced repetition is an effective learning tool

The old-fashioned flashcard is taking on new, digital life with a promise to make you…

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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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The College Debt Barrier Comes Down

Starbucks serves up higher ed with a smile

Starbucks and Arizona State University dismantle the barriers to college completion.

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Harvard Business School Launches New Program to Recruit More Women

New program will focus on recruiting students from women colleges across the nation

Harvard Business School launches program to recruit more female students.

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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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Free Community College: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Maybe not, educators say

Community college educators cool to the idea of free community college.

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Are High Standardized Test Scores Enough to Succeed in College?

Non-cognitive skills help students persist, experts say

Who’s ready for college? At first blush, not a lot of us. By most measures,…

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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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10 Career Resources for Women in STEM

Organizations help to increase the number of women involved in STEM

A list of 10 great career resources to help women in STEM build their skillset…

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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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[VIDEO] My Brother’s Keeper Wins Broad Support

Puts boys and young men of color on path to succeed

President Obama’s initiative to address challenges faced by young men of color.

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Disruption Alert: Startups Ready to Compete with Colleges

Go to college--or to one of these startups instead

Startups provide an alternative to expensive, 4-year college model.

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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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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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Harlem’s Fashion Row and McDonald’s Launch Student Fashion Design Competition

One lucky designer will showcase limited-edition work during New York Fashion Week

Harlem’s Fashion Row University and McDonald’s is offering the chance of a lifetime exclusively to…

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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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Black Pastors to Discuss LGBT Issues at Morgan State University

Leaders say its time to talk about LGBT justice

Black religious leaders to gather at Morgan State University to discuss LGBT issues.

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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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Study Shows Job Opportunities Improving for College Graduates

Report shows an increased need for high-skilled professional workers

A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that job opportunities…

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Kevin Hart Awards Scholarships to Four Philly High School Seniors

Comedian teams up with UNCF to give scholarships to four Philadelphia scholars

Kevin Hart teams up with UNCF to award four Philadelphia high school seniors with $50,000…

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Black Excellence: Minnesota Senior Gets Accepted Into All Ivy League Schools

Scholar also received letters from Stanford, Georgetown and University of Minnesota

Minnesota high school senior, Munira Khalif, got accepted into all eight Ivy League schools

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Calling All Entrepreneurs: Shark Tank Producers Heading To Morehouse College

Atlanta entrepreneurs and campus CEOs will vie for funds from angel investors

Shark Tank producers search for entrepreneurs through Morehouse College April 13.

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5 Savvy Ways to Save For Your Child’s College Education

Senior financial adviser, Dawn Brown, offers tips and advice to ensure future success

Dawn Brown, senior financial adviser at Altfest Personal Wealth Management, offers options to save now…

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FIRST Robotics Sparks Passion for Science and Technology

Winning regional teams to compete in Missouri

FIRST Robotics sparks passion for science, technology, engineering.

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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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LinkedIn to Acquire Online Learning Site for $1.5 Billion

New deal will help job seekers earn the necessary education and career skills needed

LinkedIn to purchase online learning site, Lynda.com, for $1.5 billion.

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5 Colleges That Are Planning to Lower Tuition in Fall 2015

See what steps these colleges are taking to make their school more affordable

Five colleges across the nation that are planning to reduce their annual tuition this fall.

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President Obama Talks the Impact of Climate Change at Howard University

POTUS speaks about the impact climate change has on America's health

President Obama meets with medical and environment officials at Howard University to talk about the…

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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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Washington Wizards in Talks of Creating Training Facility at Howard University

Howard's campus eyed as new home to Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards looking to build training facility on the campus of Howard University.

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Starbucks Expands College Tuition Program for Workers

Coffee chain agrees to offer free college tuition for four years instead of two

Starbucks expands its partnership with Arizona State University to offer free tuition for four years…

By Courtney Connley

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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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Top 20 STEM Jobs

Here is a glimpse of the best STEM jobs in 2015

According to a report compiled by the US News World & Report, the number of…

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Top Black Commencement Speakers of 2015

Black commencement speeches to look out for this year

A list of the top black commencement speakers of 2015.

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New York Scholar Gets Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools

Long Island, NY student Harold Ekeh gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools

New York student Harold Ekeh gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

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Raising a Young Mogul? 3 Ways To Empower Financially Independent Kids

Here is advice for raising a young entrepreneur

Raising a young mogul? Here are three ways to empower financially independent kids.

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What Are Your Odds of Finding a Nursing Job in Maine?

Report looks at the nation’s job market from coast to coast

A recently released report, State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States, ranks employers online…

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NCAA Says They Are Not Responsible for the Educational Quality of Its Athletes

Association says they do not assume the duty to ensure a quality education

NCAA releases a statement saying they are not responsible for the educational quality of college…

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How 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Turned Dads ‘No’ into a Profitable Beauty Business

Now the Teenpreneur runs Zandra Beauty

When 14-year-Old Zandra Azariah Cunningham couldn’t convince her dad to buy her more make-up—she literally…

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Jay Z Speaks to NYU Students About Tidal, the Music Business and Responding to Ferguson

Rapper and entrepreneur says Tidal isn't "here to compete with anyone"

Jay Z and Tidal executive Vania Schlogel spoke to a group of NYU students about…

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Stanford University Offers Free Tuition to Families Earning Less than $125,000

Stanford announces expansion of their financial aid package

Stanford University expands financial aid package to offer free tuition to families earning less than…

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Kean University Cancels Common’s Commencement Speech Over Rap Song

Kean pulls the plug on Common speaking due to his 2000 song 'A Song for Assata'

Kean University cancels Common as a commencement speaker over the lyrics in his 2000 song…

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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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Bucknell University Expels Three Students for Racist Radio Rant

President John Bravman says comments are a "violation of community standards"

Bucknell University president expels three students for racist remarks made on a campus radio station.

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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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Texas College Dean Becomes New President of Clark Atlanta University

Johnson will step into his new role July 1, 2015

Clark Atlanta University names Texas Southern University dean, Ronald Johnson, as its new president.

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Screw College Debt

How to go to college without breaking the bank

Book review of Screw College Debt by a former student who saved money while earning…

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Mellody Hobson to Serve as University of Southern California Commencement Speaker

USC to also award Hobson with an honorary degree

Mellody Hobson to deliver the 2015 commencement speech at the University of Southern California.

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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films Creates New USC Scholarship Program

Scholarship will provide greater opportunities to black film students

Codeblack Films partners with the University of Southern California to create a scholarship and screenwriting…

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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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Mississippi Student Indicted for Hanging Noose on Iconic Statue of James Meredith

A federal hate crime has been charged

Recently, a University of Mississippi Student was indicted for hanging noose on James Meredith iconic…

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Mary Schmidt Campbell Named President of Spelman College

Campbell will step into new role August 1, 2015

Educator Mary Shmidt Campbell named new president of Spelman College

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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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Chicago Charter School Reportedly Discouraging Students From Applying to HBCUs

One Chicago Bulls College Prep parent says the school gave her son a hard time when trying to apply

Mother of Chicago Bulls College Prep student opens up about her son being discouraged from…

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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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Tiger Woods Creates Golf Management Scholarship at UMES

Woods donates $10,000 to support the HBCUs golf program

Tiger Woods gives $10,000 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to support its golf…

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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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USC Responds to Taraji P. Henson’s Claims of Her Son Being Racially Profiled

A member from the school's Department of Public Safety agrees to investigate the case

A member from USC’s Department of Public Safety issues a response to Taraji P. Henson’s…

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5 STEM Organizations to Follow on Facebook and Twitter

Young girls and women become more educated and engaged in the field

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With the right mix of encouragement, education, hands-on experience, and open dialogue…

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Former NYU Dean in the Running to Become Next Spelman President

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. named finalist for Spelman's next president

Spelman College names former NYU dean, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., as a finalist to be…

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BE Smart: Student Dream ‘Blhackathon’ Applies Innovation to Solve Black America’s Challenges

Eight teams create apps to improve education, healthy eating and business funding

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I recently had the distinct honor to serve as a judge for Student…

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The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education

Black America is in crisis

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The following is a feature by Marc Morial, the President and CEO of National…

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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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How Much Weight Should Minority Students Put on Diversity Numbers When Selecting a College?

Expert on diversity and inclusion elaborates on the diversity factors students should look at when picking a college

Expert on diversity and inclusion, DeEtta Jones, talks the value diversity should play when deciding…

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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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President Obama Announces Over $240 Million Pledge for STEM Education

POTUS announces new STEM pledge at the White House Science Fair

President Obama host 2015 White House Science Fair and announces new $240 million pledge for…

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After Being Racially Profiled, Taraji P. Henson Sends Her Son to an HBCU

Actress says she plans to send her son to Howard University

Taraji P. Henson opens up about sending her son to Howard University after being racially…

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Nissan Gives $250,000 to Promote STEM Programs at HBCUs

Nissan shows its commitment to HBCUs with new donation

Nissan donates $250,000 to six HBCUs to help promote their STEM programs

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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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BE Smart: Entrepreneurs Produce HBCU Hackathons To Develop Tech Talent

The grant means that the program will be offered at more historically black colleges

The Black Founders has received a new $100,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, allowing…

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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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Searching for an Internship? Check out 25 Highest Rated Companies for Interns

The highest rates companies for interns

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Right now, if you’re a college student chances are your searching the web for…

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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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UVA Students Protest In Response To the Bloody Arrest of Black Honors Student

UVA President ask Virginia governor to conduct an investigation of the case

UVA students protest campus streets in response the bloody arrest of black honors student, Martese…

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Scholarship Alert: CUNY Offering Up to $30,000 for Diversity in Labor

School of Professional Studies is accepting applications

City University of New York School of Professional Studies is accepting applications for its Joseph…

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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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HBCU Students Sue Tennessee Over Voter ID Laws

HBCU students say Tennessee's strict voter ID laws violate their rights as college students

Nine students at Fisk University and Tennessee State University are suing Tennessee over their strict…

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California’s Community College System Enters Transfer Deal with Nine HBCUs

New partnership will allow students to have an easier transfer to HBCUs

California community college system enters new partnership to help students have a smoother transfer to…

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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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Kanye West to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree

Art Institute of Chicago to award the Grammy-winning artist an honorary degree

Kanye West to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the Art Institute of Chicago

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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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Apple to Donate More than $40 Million to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Apple creates tech opportunities for HBCU students

Apple shows its commitment to diversity in tech by donating more than $40 million to…

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University of Alabama Elects First African American SGA President in Nearly Four Decades

UA junior Elliot Spillers wins SGA President election

Elliot Spillers becomes the first African American SGA President at the University of Alabama in…

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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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Denzel Washington and Common Set to Deliver HBCU Commencement Speeches

Actor to speak at Dillard University and musician to speak at Winston-Salem State

Denzel Washington and Common to deliver commencement speeches at separate HBCUs this May.

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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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University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed After Racist Video Surfaces

School's president calls students in the video 'disgraceful'

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national organization closes its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after racist…

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Disney Makes $1 Million Commitment to UNCF

Disney and UNCF collaborative program will provide scholars with advanced educational and career resources

Disney shows its commitment to helping future leaders with a $1 million donation to UNCF

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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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Women of Power: 6 of the Most Powerful Corporate Women Who Attended an HBCU

Black female executives whose leadership skills were honed at an HBCU

A spotlight on six of the most powerful women in corporate America who attended an…

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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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Howard University Announces Tuition Freeze and Rebates to Students

University maps out new plan to meet the financial needs of students

Howard University announces plans to freeze tuition for the upcoming school year and offer rebates…

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Women of Power: 8 Female Executives Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Power women in corporate America who attended some of the nation's top universities

Check out which female executives from Black Enterprise’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America…

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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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Save the Date: Women of Power Summit 2016

Black Enterprise has officially announced that the 2016 Women of Power Summit will be held…

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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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