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Succeeding Against the Odds—Graduating from High School in the Nation’s Capital

“We need as many voices as possible. Principals, nonprofits, students, parents, and the community all…

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Young People in Our Cities Face Obstacles to Emotional Well-Being

Center for Promise report exposes fear as a threat to public health

“We don’t teach history—young people don’t know about redlining and the policies that came after…

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Yale

Yale Study Reveals that Racism Reaches Down to Preschoolers

Teachers expect black boys to misbehave

The study basically confirms that we live in a pervasively racist society, and that even…

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children

What About the Children?

America’s Promise Alliance vice president of alliance engagement speaks out

A study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that nearly half of…

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STEM

Formerly Homeless STEM Student Excels

Mentoring relationship one more way her future looks bright

But Wiggins attributes her success to the life-changing supports at Brookview, where she is remembered…

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Barbershop Books

The One “Fight” Muhammad Ali Did Not Win

Segregation and inequity still plague the nation’s schools

In the news this weekend about the death of former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali,…

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Will High School Graduation Rates Reach 90% by 2020?

GradNation report examines progress and obstacles

The majority of black and brown high school students you encounter every day—a startling 63%—attend…

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Women’s History Month: Carmita Vaughan, Founder & President, Surge Institute

Equipping people of color to lead education reform

Carmita Vaughan, founder and president of Surge Institute, is on a mission. She wants to…

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New Data Highlights Growing High School Graduation Gaps

16 states graduate less than 70% of their disadvantaged high schoolers

Graduation rates have reached a new high, yet stubborn gaps remain between low-income students and…

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What Do Jobless Youth Need More Than Anything Else?

Urban Alliance gives disadvantaged high school students a leg up

Urban Alliance, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., matches jobless youth who are high school students…

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7 Reasons Why Kids Drop Out of School

500,000 students are expected to drop out of high school this year. For many, it…

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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