Tag Archives: Congress

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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Education Strategies – Do They Work?

Legislation calls for "evidence-based" initiatives

To understand the value of the law’s approach to evidence, it is useful to contrast…

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5 Higher Ed Issues That Should Be Dominating the Presidential Debates

Do the candidates’ debates lack a focus on higher education?

According to an important article at E-Campus News, the five higher education issues that should…

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President Obama Proposes New ‘First Job’ Funding

Aims at connecting young people to skills training that starts careers

President Obama has released details of his plan to invest billions of the FY 2017…

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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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[Op-Ed] Why Making Tech Companies Terrorism Monitors is a Horrible Idea

Keeping us safe from terrorist activity is not the job of Silicon Valley---it's Congress

In calls for Silicon Valley to report terrorist activity, politicians prove, once again, they have…

By Samara Lynn

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[Political Snapshot] Clyde Williams Hopes to Fill Charles Rangel’s Shoes

Williams has officially entered the race to succeed Rangel in New York’s 13th Congressional district

With the looming retirement of long-time Harlem Congressman, Charlie Rangel, quickly approaching, several candidates have…

By Hailey Wallace

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Congresswoman Jackson Lee, ICMCP on Need for Diversity in Cybersecurity

People of color could fill the industry workforce shortage

The main crux of the meeting was that while cybersecurity is critical for national security…

By Samara Lynn

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Boehner Bows Out

The emotional Speaker of the House has announced his resignation from Congress

Though Boehner has been one of President Obama’s most visible political adversaries, his own party…

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Baltimore Mega Church Pastor Running for Congress

Jamal Bryant says Washington needs new leadership and seeks to replace Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, will run for the…

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How Many Pell Grant Recipients Are Actually Graduating?

Some schools graduate more than others

The number of Pell grant recipients that graduate from college in six years is difficult…

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An Education Opportunity for Those Paying Their Debt to Society

Cutting off Pell grant access was a mistake

Pell grants offered an education opportunity before 1994 (when Congress cut off access) that helped…

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Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional Candidate, Represents a New Brand of Leadership

Her 'families first' platform addresses Maryland's social and economic challenges

Lisa Ransom, Maryland’s 4th District Congressional candidate, leads from the front with ‘families first’ as…

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Congress: Washington Needs to ‘Get With the Program’ and Hire More Minority Asset Managers

New working group to address inclusion in federal retirement plans

Some high profile members of Congress are joining forces to make sure that minority and…

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee on Leadership and Standing Alone

She is not afraid to stand against the majority

Some of the most successful women in the world are women who are simply not…

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More Women and Minorities Included in New Congress

A total of 96 racial minorities will serve in the new Congress

The new Congress that convenes Tuesday, January 6th will include more women and minorities than…

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Black Lives Matter: Staffers Walk Out of Congress in Protest

Effort reportedly spearheaded by Congressional Black Associates

Congressional staffers walked out in a hands up protest after grand jury decisions in Eric…

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Lawmakers do ‘Hands U, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture on House Floor

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus talk Ferguson and America's justice system

Lawmakers hold discussion on the House Floor about the issues in Ferguson and the need…

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Making History: Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s Journey to Re-election

Scott first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction

South Carolina’s Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in…

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Cory Booker, Re-elected To Senate, Talks Platform for Change

Can New Jersey's first black senator make good on promise for bipartisan solutions?

Senator Cory Booker joins Sen. Tim Scott. as the first African-American candidate voted to a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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