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Why Malia Obama’s Gap Year Is the Real News

Taking a purposeful year off has its benefits

But a purposeful, structured year off can be a meaningful time in a young person’s…

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Some of the staff at Eagle Academy Ocean Hill. (Image: Courtesy of Eagle Academy Ocean Hill)

Identity Is Part of the Curriculum at Eagle Academy Ocean Hill

School creates a web of support, accountability, pride, and self-esteem

“I want to better position them for sustained, independent success,” Meade says. “We’ve created an…

By Robin White Goode

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Youth Digital Gives Kids the Tools to Create

Not just consumers, but technology creators

And we mean really create. We’re not giving them software that has its own built-in…

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Colette Morehead with her adult gifted children.
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One Mother’s Journey with Her Gifted Children | Part 2

Mother of three gifted children raises them to achieve

The director of the district’s gifted program was impressed with my grant-writing skills and insisted…

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The Morehead children, now adults. (Image: Courtesy of Colette Morehead)

One Mother’s Journey with Her Gifted Children

Mother of three gifted children raises them to achieve

He often complained to me about a white classmate that told him that he was…

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Lower Your Student Loan Payments Now

So you can get married, buy a house, have a baby, and move on with your life without onerous debt

For most students, income-driven repayment plans are a better option than forbearance, which capitalizes the…

By Robin White Goode

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Economic Facts Affecting Your Child’s Education | Fact 10

Unequal spending contributes to educational inequality

Some states spend a lot to instruct their public school students; others spend relatively little.…

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The False Promise of Tuition-Free Community College

Low-income students need comprehensive financial aid to make it to graduation

• “Financial aid helps me so much; however, I still am homeless because it is…

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The Loyola Debate Team emerges victorious. 
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Loyola High School a Beacon of Hope in Detroit

Leaders use faith and support to empower their graduates

“It’s a generational curse. Young men grow up without fathers, and then become fathers themselves…

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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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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