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1 in 2 Parents Join Facebook to Snoop on Their Kids

41% of parents are highly interested in their children’s Facebook updates

Forty-three percent of parents check out their children’s profile daily.

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Financial Planning for College Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

With proper planning and budgeting, paying for college doesn't have to drain your finances

Make sure you’re not letting the process of saving for your child’s education intimidate you.

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In 2011, tech co-founders Mike McGee and Neal Sales-Griffin started Code Academy, a 12 week program to teach people how to build websites and mobile apps.

The Starter League to Train Chicago Teachers on Web Development Curriculum

Chicago-based startup partners with Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago

The Starter League (formerly Code Academy), a Chicago-based beginner-focused software school that teaches people how…

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Decisions, Decisions: Is It Worth It to Skip Grad School for the Job Market?

A student and a professional weigh in on their life-changing choices

A former graduate student and a college grad share insight on how they made the…

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A Balancing Act: How to Juggle Full-time Work and Part-time School

Check out these tips to keep it all together

These tips will help you juggle duties of your day job while expanding your educational…

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4 Things to Consider Before Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Career coach details key issues to ensure you make the right decision

In a 5-part series “Grad School vs. The School of Life,” we explore issues of…

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Don’t Sleep: Study Says Community College Grads Making More Money

Earnings potential of certificate and 2-year degree holders significant

New data suggests graduates of two-year community college programs in certain fields tend to earn…

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New Study Shows Racial Pride Enhances Learning

Teaching kids to be proud of their race may have beneficial effects on their G.P.A.

New research finds that racial pride facilitates learning in children

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Colleges Still Not That Diverse, Study Finds

Racial diversification of college campuses has slowed since the 1960s and 70s

Georgetown University professor claims racial diversification at U.S. college campuses is slowing down

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Kapor Capital Will Provide Scholarships for Women Of Color To Attend The Women 2.0 Conference

Company to Provide Scholarships for Minority Women to Attend Women 2.0 Conference

10 scholarships will be awarded to women of color.

The conference will focus on supporting the fastest-growing demographic in the startup space – women

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Certify Me: Tips & Tricks for Passing Post-Grad Exams

Certified events entrepreneur found success with these quick steps

Beverly Bogerty, certified meeting professional, offers key tips for passing post-grad exams.

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Don’t Sleep: 7 Young HBCU Alums to Watch in 2013

These bosses are making major strides in every industry

From entertainment to sports to business, graduates of historically black college and universities are making…

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Hip-Hop Artists Who Went to College

Check out these 14 rappers who pursued higher education

You may be surprised about who sat down in those university classrooms.

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Save Our Schools — A Call to Action

Here are recommendations on what corporate executives, entrepreneurs, civic leaders and community members can do to have a positive impact on our schools.

Communicate the type of workforce businesses and corporations need in 21st Century.

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Blacks, Latinos, Underrepresented at NYC’s Most Selective High Schools

Blacks and Latinos make up less than one in four students at top schools.

“There are significant inequities in the quality of education and certainly the outcomes for students…

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Michigan to Give Money to Early High School Graduates

Will new strategy energize students to perform?

A new approach to rewarding students is in bloom in Michigan.

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BE and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 2: Developing School Models that Work

Community, corporate involvement needed to ensure success

What are the building blocks for effective schools?

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Black Enterprise and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Session 1: Helping our Schools

To fix public schools, curriculum need to evolve

Business community needs to get involved

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Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Black Enterprise, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to address public education

It is due to the critical assignment of repairing our schools that BLACK ENTERPRISE and…

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School officials believe new program to make college affordable to local students will bring hope to the city's youth.

University of Chicago Starts Program for Local Students

U of C will try to lure more local talent

The University of Chicago is making attending the school easier for local students

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College vs. Career: Get the Dream Job Without the Degree

How experience can sometimes trump the paper

With the cost of education continuing to rise it may be feasible to reassess how…

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Black Enterprise & The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents: Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, we are unable to receive phone calls…

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What Parents Can Do to Fight Cyberbullying

Tips to keeping your kids safe online

BlackEnterprise.com talked with Dr. Deborah Temkin, research and policy coordinator for bullying prevention initiatives at…

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Harlem-Based Education Group Prepares Youth for College—and Graduation

Many of us found adolescence difficult to navigate but got through it, not just with…

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Celebrities Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Did you have any idea?

Did you have any idea?

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Florida to Use Different Academic Standards for Students by Race

Another city, another affirmative action type argument

Another city, another affirmative action type argument

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The Importance of Communities, Mentors in Our Youth’s Lives

Mentors will play a very large role in the future of our children

Mentors will play a very large role in the future of our children

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How Will HBCU’s Manage Grant Funds From The White House?

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU's

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU’s

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African American Male Graduation Rates Continue to Lag

Improved graduation rates still pale in comparison to white counterparts

Improved graduation rates still pale in comparison to white counterparts

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Black Colleges Receive $228 Million From U.S. Government

HBCUs to receive additional funding for campus expansion and train faculty

HBCUs to receive additional funding for campus expansion and train faculty

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It’s no secret that the cost to attend college can be quite expensive. As a result, most students heading back to school or those heading away for home for the first time will rely heavily on student loans and financial aid. While this assistance is a welcome safety blanket for those with limited funds, it also begins the cycle of post-grad debt. In an effort to help steer students in the right direction, here are six options for new graduates looking for debt relief. —Kahliah A. Laney

McNair Scholars Program Fights to Keep Funding

The federal program for minority students faces $10 million cut

The McNair Scholars Program, one of eight TRIO programs funded through the Department of Education…

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With Rising Tuition Costs, Obama, Romney Court College Voters

Presidential hopefuls present contrasting plans for college affordability

Presidential hopefuls present contrasting plans for college affordability

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The Roses are applying a multistrategy approach to pay for college costs

The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

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With 140 characters or less, social media regulars receive the latest deets on everything from the advertures of their favorite celebs to up-to-the minute info on their close friends’ whereabouts to a blow-by-blow account of the Arab Spring. But Twitter is more than a news feed, it's also a professional tool, and following people who interest and inspire you can enhance your college experience. Instead of only following your celeb obsessions or BFFs, try useful college resources, prominent organizations and established leaders. To help you get started for back to school season, BE On Campus correspondent Damaris Skelton highlights 9 Twitter accounts that will help   keep college students in the know. Let us know your  favorite Twitter account (on or off this list) below!

InstaEDU Allows Students to Schedule Particular Tutors and Lessons

Online tutoring site announces plans to expand its offerings

Online tutoring site InstaEDU, which made a name for itself offering students on-demand tutoring, announced…

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Use coupons for price reductions. Don’t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when you’re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.  Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. It’s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.

The Rise of Online Study Halls

College students are going digital with their study sessions this academic year

Online academic hub Chegg conducted two surveys in July of this year, both of which…

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Pres. Obama Creates African-American Education Office

Office will set a goal of producing more effective programs for black students

Office will set a goal of producing more effective programs for African-American students

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Entertainment Manager Yandy Smith Talks Value of Black College Experience

Former 'Love and Hip Hop' star's undergrad journey sparked future success

For ‘Love and Hip Hop’ star and entertainment manager Yandy Smith, a valuable experience at…

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Legacy Award Recipient, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Helped Desegregate Schools

When it comes to pioneering women of the Civil Rights Movement, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault still…

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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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