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Reform Community College

More community college students could graduate if reforms were enacted

Some community college reforms have improved graduation rates and cost little to implement, yet the…

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Does Your Child Need to Be on Medication?

Half of American preschoolers diagnosed with ADHD are given drugs to treat the symptoms. Is there another way?

Half of American preschoolers with ADHD are given medication to treat their symptoms. A neuroscientist…

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Every Student Needs a Champion

A good teacher can affect your whole life

What effect is that of a good teacher? This writer’s whole life was affected by…

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My Son’s Gifts Sent Me Back to School

A woman becomes an advocate for her gifted son

How many parents go back to school to equip themselves to support their child’s education?…

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How To Apply for Financial Aid Without the Stress

Talk is cheap, but college isn't

By filling out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, students alert schools…

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Earlier this week, a select group of online reporters were given the opportunity to sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Old Family Dining Room in the East Wing of White House. Among those in attendance was iVillage’s Kelly Wallace, who spoke with Mrs. Obama about a wide range of topics, including her Let’s Move campaign against childhood obesity and creating a normal environment for her daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, despite residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.   BlackEnterprise.com pulled a few parenting nuggets of wisdom from Michelle on keeping your kids grounded. —Anslem Samuel

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates ‘Let Girls Learn’ Throughout March

Peace Corps adds 23 new Let Girls Learn countries

Let Girls Learn, a government-wide effort that leverages U.S. investments in global primary school,…

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Women’s History Month: Amanda Ebokosia Empowers Marginalized Communities

Founder of the Gem Project is a ‘Millennial on a Mission’

For Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting a woman who, at 19, had the courage to…

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Top Youth Volunteers in Each State Selected in National Awards Program

102 student volunteers are awarded $1,000, medallions and a trip to nation’s capital

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes youth volunteers across the nation, awarding them $1,000,…

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Beat The Odds Gala Raises Over $1 Million, Celebrates Student Achievers

TV personality Star Jones hosted Children’s Defense Fund fete

The Children’s Defense Fund–New York held its annual Beat the Odds gala that raised more…

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Women’s History Month: Jacqueline Glass At the Well

Founder of At the Well Conferences Inc. provides safe space for bright girls of color

Jacqueline Glass, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, is founder of At the Well Conferences…

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You’re Not Ready for College Without Social and Emotional Skills

The need for self-discipline and forgiveness hasn't gone away---but how can they be measured?

Social and emotional skills may be the new buzzwords in education reform, but the need…

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HBCU Buzz

How Two Young Professionals Built a Platform for HBCU Students and Graduates to Stay Connected

HBCU Buzz founders on growing their brand from the bottom up

HBCU Buzz founders talk growing a brand that keeps current students and alum connected

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World Book Day: The Putt Girl Series Celebrates Golf and Girls

Main character loves big words, lives in a diverse milieu

Looking for a great multicultural children’s book for World Book Day? Look no further than…

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How to Intern Abroad in Europe this Summer

It’s not too late

Yes, you can intern in Europe this summer. Apply for your passport and visa now,…

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Open Books Now, Open Doors Later

The Open Book Foundation increases access to low-income children

One way to increase literacy among children is to expose them to books. But strapped…

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Young, Gifted & Black: High IQ Student Gets the Services He Needs

Future STEM major has a solid foundation to build on

A gifted youngster gets the services he needs to develop his potential. Now college bound,…

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Should ‘Faculty Dean’ Replace ‘House Master’ at Harvard?

When words and symbols get polluted, it’s time to reject them

Some find the term “house master” to be anachronistic and unnecessary; others, a thoroughly reprehensible…

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Young Gifted and Black: 10-Year-Old Genius Finds Niche in School For the Gifted

Parents invest in son’s potential

Parents of two gifted children explain what they do to support their education: lay the…

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Carla Hayden, First Woman and African American Nominated to Lead Library of Congress

A long time devotee of making libraries accessible and digital-friendly

Carla Hayden is the first woman and first African American to be nominated to lead…

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How I Did It: Israel Ilufoye, Mechanical Design Engineer

After putting flying on hold, he embraces engineering

A 2013 grad hired straight out of college enjoys work as a mechanical design engineer…

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How to Invest in Cannabis Stocks

While some stocks in these sectors have been high fliers, even more have gone bust…

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Dealing with a Recruiter: 5 Simple Do’s and Dont’s for Landing the Final Interview

Aisha M. Taylor, co-founder of TAYLORMade Professional Career Consulting, shares tips for job candidates going…

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