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The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce Black Youth Hackathon

And you thought there were no black people in the Bay Area

The Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce is holding its first ever annual black youth…

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7 (Inexpensive) Ways to Prep Your Child for Kindergarten

You are your child's first teacher

Although most public schools serving children of color are underresourced, there are several ways parents…

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Chicago’s Principals Ready to Quit School

Do black schoolchildren's lives matter in the 'Windy City?'

In Chicago, 40% of public school principals plan to quit their jobs by 2018. With…

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Why the Neediest Students Don’t Get Financial Aid

Is the FAFSA a tool of access or a barrier?

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid often stymies needy students, causing them to…

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Could Year-Round Pell Grants Make a Comeback?

$300 bonus incentive for those taking 15 credits or more

Currently, low-income students who attend college full-time and receive Pell Grants often run through the…

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Students With Lowest Debt Most Likely to Default

College dropouts least likely to snag high-paying jobs to pay off debt

Is high student loan indebtedness a problem? Or is it that some students borrow, don’t…

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College Admissions to Focus on Character Over-accomplishments

New report seeks to redefine achievement

Are today’s college-bound students obsessed with impressing colleges instead of thoughtfully immersed in exploring their…

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22-Year-Old HBCU Grad Makes History Earning Ph.D.

Student of thermodynamics is Delaware State’s youngest doctoral candidate

A 22-year-old HBCU grad made history at Delaware State University in December when he became…

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Companies Servicing Student Loans Add to Borrowers’ Burden

Dubious practices make matters worse

The companies servicing student loans ignore requests, do the opposite of what they’re asked to…

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Mentorship Makes the Man

The author of Playing Up reflects on the power of mentoring

Vaughn L. McKoy grew up in the inner city without a dad, but nurtured by…

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Does President Obama Support HBCUs?

His answer to a student's question has caused others to wonder

“We don’t live in a society where African Americans are restricted in what colleges they…

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Federal Student Loan Borrowers: Income-Driven Repayment Now Available to All

REPAYE caps payments at 10% of income

All borrowers with federal Direct student loans have access to a new repayment plan with…

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States May Shift to SAT, ACT, to Measure Achievement

Can college entrance exams assess content mastery?

States plan to use college entrance exams to measure content mastery though it’s unclear if…

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College Fundamentals: Financial Aid 101

Make learning about financing your education a part of earning your degree

Applying for financial aid? It helps to know the lingo and understand what you’re getting…

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Does Powerball Really Fund Education?

Where does the money go when you buy a lottery ticket?

Many states claim that their Powerball revenues are used to fund education budgets, but experts…

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The State of Education In the Union

Final SOTU address highlights President Obama's commitment to educational goals

The White House is bullish on computer science, but we’ll have to wait to see…

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Is There a Caste System in American Higher Education?

Wealthy kids with low scores go to better schools

“Do we all want more low-income students? Sure, but we would go into financial ruin,’’…

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Principal to Lead D.C.’s First All-Male Public High School

Ben Williams will helm the yet unnamed school and help groom generations of young black men

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson tapped Williams to be the principal of the city’s…

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More Are Graduating But Fewer Are Going to College

Greater numbers of disadvantaged students are getting diplomas

Recently released numbers out of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center suggest that college enrollment…

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How Students Really Get Admitted to College

Behind the scenes at one school

The college admissions process seems steeped in mystery. How do admissions officers select/reject students from…

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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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