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GAO Report Cites Evidence of Growing Isolation, Disparities in Education

On the anniversary of Brown, we have a long way to go

• Less than half of these schools offered AP math courses, compared to the availability of…

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Obama Administration Supports African American STEM Degree Completion

Administration takes action to accelerate progress

Supporting the attaining of degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics remains…

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President’s FY2017 Budget Addresses Student Debt, College Affordability and Completion

The Institute for College Access & Success responds

The budget also includes additional funds for certain groups of students who already receive Pell…

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Computer Science Is Coming to a School Near You

President Obama pledges $4 billion in funding

Reading, writing, arithmetic, and computer science. That’s the gist of the president’s remarks about how…

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FAFSA Deadline Gets Moved Back

Two ways the financial aid form makes applying for aid easier

The Obama administration announces two important changes to the way familes submit the FAFSA: using…

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Is School Diversity a Priority for Obama?

Desegregating America’s schools remains low on the president’s agenda

The Obama administration, despite implementing several broad initiatives to improve school issues, has not…

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‘I Have a Dream Today….’

Disney Dreamers Academy seeks next generation of big dreamers

Disney Dreamers Academy, an educational mentoring program, motivates youth to dream big, aim high, and…

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Income-Based Repayment  This is a repayment option for students with certain federal school loans. It allows you to base your payment amount on how much you make so that your installments are more affordable. It is less than what you’d have to pay under the typical 10-year repayment plan.

How College Savings Policies Help the Wealthy

And how certain changes could help families of lesser means

Current college savings policies benefit the wealthy. Here, three policy analysts and researchers discuss how…

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[WATCH] The U.S. Department of Education Hosts ‘Parent Camp’ in Washington D.C.

Join the U.S. Department of Education "Parent Camp" on October 26

Join the U.S. Department of Education “Parent Camp” on October 26, in Washington D.C.

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5 Questions to Ask to Help Your Child Succeed in School

The US department of education releases parenting checklist to empower families

The US department of education releases parenting checklist to empower families.

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‘Read Where You Are’ Campaign Encourages Young People to Enjoy Reading

'Read Where You Are' encourages reading across the nation

“Read Where You Are” encourages reading across the nation.

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Congress Cuts $303 Million From Federal Financial Aid Program

Government to cut budgets from financial aid program that benefits low-income students

Congress to cut millions of dollars from the federal Pell Grant program which benefits many…

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Study: Black Girls with Darker Skin Tone Suspended at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

Study shows that disciplinary actions differ based on a young girl's race and complexion

Study shows that black girls are suspended at higher rates than their peers, especially if…

By Courtney Connley

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Education Department Investigating Racial Complaints in Three School Districts

Local school systems in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans under federal investigation

The Education Department has agreed to investigate civil rights complaints in three major school districts

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Hampton University President Blasts Federal Government for Lack of HBCU Support

William Harvey details strained relationship between HBCUs and funding

Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey calls out the federal government for its lack of…

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Louisiana Governor Sues Obama Administration Over Common Core Standards

Legislator says administration violating the Constitution's 10th Amendment

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proves his strong opposition to Common Core State Standards with a…

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Department of Education to Ease Restrictions on Student Loans

New loan restrictions expected to go into effect fall 2015

The Department of Education is making plans to reduce college loan approval restrictions for parents…

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A New Curriculum for HBCUs

In our exclusive interview, Education Secretary Arne Duncan shares how innovation at HBCUs will bolster our 21st-century workforce

In interview with Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle, Education Secretary Arne Duncan discussed the president’s new…

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Black College Enrollment Suffers Due to High Loans

Changes to U.S. Dept. of Education cause a dip in college enrollment.

Is college just unaffordable now?

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How Will HBCU’s Manage Grant Funds From The White House?

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU's

Department of Education announces $228 million to be distributed to HBCU’s

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