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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 9

Teachers are low scorers and receive low pay

The pay and prestige disincentives among the best and brightest to teach may pose an…

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Omar Richards, VP of the Black Male Initiative at SUNY/Empire State College, with David Fullard, Ph.D.
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The Black Male Initiative Supports Black Male Achievement

Reaching out to black men in college—and getting results

“Among black dropouts in their late 20’s, more are in prison on a given day—34%—than…

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Hill Harper Chosen As New Spokesman for National Honor Society

Tells students: ‘Honor Your Future Now’

A successful actor who now stars in Limitless, Harper says, “You don’t need a high…

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Hackers at a 2016 Illicit Mind hackathon.
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Hack the Hood for Good

Ujamaathon produces hackathons to scale social change

Ujamaathon, a Brooklyn, New York-based producer of hackathons, is disrupting how things get done and…

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Economic Facts that Affect Your Child’s Education: Fact 8

The more poor kids there are in a school, the lower their achievement

However, some states with similar shares of low-income students have very different levels of proficiency.…

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Troubling Fact # 7

Vermont gets more aid for poor children than Mississippi

States with fewer poor students get more antipoverty funding than states with more poor students.

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Black Enrollment in Single Digits at Gifted School in Diverse District

Sounding the call to desegregate advanced learning opportunities

Although more attention has been paid to black underrepresentation in gifted education, we must also…

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Kayla Hollaway and Camille Trotman with their JV Debate Team Championship plaque. (Image: Tapp Middle School)

Principal Opens Up About How Her Title 1 School Succeeds

Mostly black, low income—and thriving

Yet Tapp Middle School in Powder Springs, Georgia, offers a program for gifted students, an…

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Arnold O’Brien of New Dorp High School works at Concierge Ticket Brokerage, a virtual company. (Image: Virtual Enterprises Inc.)

Students Learn About Business by Running One

Virtual Enterprises International brings entrepreneurship to the classroom

“Students learn about business by running a business,” says Blanc. “VEI provides authentic learning opportunities…

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Is the U.S. a ‘Land of Opportunity’? Part 1

The greater your social capital, the greater your chances at opportunity

Whether we look at the results from the NAEP national assessment of students in grades…

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HBCU Buzz founder Luke Lawal and HBCU Buzz president Brittany Ireland

Black Enterprise Partners with HBCU Buzz

Collaborating to better meet your needs

Through our BE Smart initiative, we will align with HBCU Buzz to provide information and…

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EJ looks up while conferring with his team at the BE Smart Hackathon. (Image: File)

TechConneXt Hacker Gets Full Ride to LSU

Southern University student to earn Ph.D. in comp sci

I got selected to go to the BE Smart Hackathon by the chair of my…

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Executive Director Monique Rizer with BeTheChange CEO Alan Khazei and Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts  (Image: Shannon Finney Photography)

Opportunity Nation Says The Next President Can Do These 12 Things To Close Gap

12 action items for the next POTUS

A lot of things create an environment of opportunity—such as access to affordable housing, access…

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New Education Majority Study Surveys Families of Color on Schooling

Black and Hispanic families want higher standards, but lack political power

Although the survey captures the beliefs and concerns of black and Latino parents, it’s doubtful…

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More Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Fact 5

More schooling increases personal financial security

One year of additional schooling lowers the probability of a student later being unemployed by…

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Princeton Fills Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Post

University retains Woodrow Wilson’s name but confronts its history

Protests have roiled college campuses across the country lately, many led by African American students.…

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8 Ways Elmont Memorial High School Clears the Path for Student Success

High expectations, individualized attention, and more go a long way

The school is a culturally diverse mosaic of the African Diaspora: Students hail from Haiti,…

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14 Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education: Fact 4

Want to avoid living in poverty? Develop quantitative skills

Although there is substantial variation in earnings within majors, those that emphasize quantitative skills—such as…

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Shell Oil Makes a Difference in Communities Across the Nation

BE Smart talks with Frazier Wilson, VP of Shell Oil Co. Foundation

Shell Oil partners with high schools across the nation to raise awareness about career opportunities…

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Former Teacher Develops Web Series to Save Educators’ Sanity

Using comedy, Sabrina Thompson pokes fun at the absurd inner workings of school

To create the show, Thompson drew on her own experience working with colleagues at an…

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