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High School Dropout Rate Hits Record Low for Blacks and Hispanics

Higher academic achievements from black and Hispanic students helps to improve the nation's graduation rate

New data from the Pew Research Center shows that the dropout rate for black and…

By Courtney Connley

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10 HBCUS That Received Lucrative Grants in 2014

These institutions received the best grant donations this year

From improvements to student employment programs, to funding that helps elevate STEM research, we’ve rounded…

By Courtney Connley

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Black Ivy League Student Leaders Form Civil Rights Coalition

Students pledge to help bring about racial equality

With the goal of bringing about social change, black student leaders from the nation’s eight…

By Courtney Connley

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Demographic Shift Takes Place in Public Schools for First Time This Fall

Minority students expected to become majority in American public school system

A U.S. Department of Education report shows that for the first time this fall, minority…

By Courtney Connley

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UNCF President Responds to Koch Donation Critics and Talks Young Entrepreneurship

Dr. Lomax elaborates on the impact the Koch Brother's donation will have on HBCU students

UNCF President Dr. Lomax responds to Koch donation critics and talks the importance of creating…

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NY Student Becomes School’s First African American Valedictorian

Young scholar plans to attend Harvard in the fall on a full scholarship

Queens, N.Y., student Shanelle Davis makes history at her school as the first African American…

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California Students Raise $3,000 Worth of Can Tabs to Help Pay for Classmate’s Surgery

Elementary students help classmate pay for ear surgery

A group of California elementary students raised nearly $3,000 worth of can tabs to help…

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Chicago Principal Tells How She Got 100 Percent of Her Graduates into College

Dr. Garland Thomas-McDavid teaches students to treat their education like a job

Dr. Garland Thomas-McDavid, of Johnson College Prep in Chicago, talks how she got 100 percent…

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High School Teacher Reportedly Makes Black Student Call Him “Master”

Teen's mom demands proper action be taken

After reportedly being asked to call his teacher “master,” one Iowa teen’s mom is demanding…

By Courtney Connley

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From Gang Member to Bachelors Degree, Chicago’s Urban Prep Celebrates First College Grad

Young Chicago native beats the odds and earns bachelor's degree

Krishaun Branch, former Chicago Urban Prep student, beats the odds and graduates from Fisk University

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Koch Brothers Grant $25 Million to United Negro College Fund

Conservative powerhouse lends large donation to UNCF

UNCF announced Friday that Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation had donated $25…

By Courtney Connley

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Son of Teen Mom and Murdered Father Heads to Yale

Despite adversity, the New Orleans teen remained focus on school and art

Leonard Galmon, son of teen mom and murdered father, beats the odds and earns scholarship…

By Courtney Connley

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New Civil Rights Lawsuit Cites School Closures as Discriminatory

Two community groups join together to file suit against school closures

The Advancement Project and the group Journey for Justice Alliance file three federal complaints about…

By Courtney Connley

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Top High School Student Forced to Share Valedictorian Title

School policy forces top performing student to share prestigious title

Ladarius Sapho, senior Proviso East High School, forced to share valedictorian title because of school…

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High School Helps Dying Teen’s Biggest Dream Become a Reality

Michigan teen gets high school graduation dream

Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan granted terminally ill student Yeatise Gaines with dream graduation

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Study Shows Employment Discrimination Against Black College Grads

Unemployment rate for recent black college graduates more than double that of white peers

Study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows black college graduates face unemployment…

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Raiders Grant Shopping Spree to Oakland Teen Headed to Yale

NFL team rewards hometown scholar

Oakland Raiders grant shopping spree to Oakland teen, Akintunde Ahmad, who’s heading to Yale in…

By Courtney Connley

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Brooklyn Eighth-Grader Becomes Author of Two Books

13-year-old teen uses the help of the internet to self-publish two novels

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Brooklyn teen Angela Content is proof that age is nothing but a…

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Dr. Lomax Talks UNCF Better Futures Campaign and HBCUs Financial Crisis

UNCF President explains the need to revamp the federal student loan program

Dr. Lomax talks about UNCF Better Futures campaign, the financial crisis at HBCUs and problems…

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5 Hard Facts That Prove Education Is Still Not Equal

60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, inequality in the education system still exists

A list of facts and statistics that explain why 60 years after Brown v. Board…

By Courtney Connley

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16-Year-Old Graduates High School and College in Same Week

Plans to pursue master's degree in the fall

Florida teen earns high school and college degree just days apart, with plans to pursue…

By Courtney Connley

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Education Roundup: More Blacks Accepted to Harvard, New HBCU President and More

The latest in education news around the country

Harvard accepts more black students, new HBCU president announced and more

By Courtney Connley

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Black Student Accepted to All Ivy League Schools Picks Yale

Advises future college applicants to follow their passions in high school

After getting accepted into all 8 Ivy League Schools, Kwasi Enin Chooses Yale

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Students of Color Struggle to Fit in at Elite Prep Schools

Three new films look at the social obstacles that minorities face at top private schools.

Three new films look at the social obstacles that minorities face at top private schools.

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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

By Robin White Goode

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