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Ashley Stewart Leadership Scholarship

Ashley Stewart Leadership Scholarship to Award $10K to Aggie

Promotes women’s empowerment and financial education

Ashley Stewart, the fashion brand that provides professional and fun clothing designed for full-figured women,…

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Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos Seeks Input from Black Education Blogger

U.S. Education Secretary came across as ready to listen

Rhames also spoke directly with the secretary by phone for a solid hour and says…

By Robin White Goode

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teachers

Are Your Kids’ Teachers ‘Highly Qualified’?

Low-income students most likely to have the least qualified teachers

Unlike other highly developed nations, the U.S. gives the most in resources to the wealthiest…

By Robin White Goode

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AmeriCorps

Why Is the White House Picking on AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps funding makes up .01% of the federal budget

With AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members serving in 12,000 public and parochial schools across the…

By Robin White Goode

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music

Educator Offers Free College Courses on the Business of Music

Meet John P. Kellogg, a leading attorney and Berklee College of Music professor, who is teaching two free online courses on the music business

With more people eager to launch a career in a fast-changing industry, one prominent attorney…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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NoVo Foundation

Warren Buffet’s Family Fund Commits $90M to Empower Girls of Color

The funds will be parceled out over a seven-year period

The foundation is also allowing girls of color and the agencies and advocates that work…

By Samara Lynn

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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…

By Daron Pressley

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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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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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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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