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How Not to Help Poor, Black Children – Part 2

Cultural relevance in education reform is key

After an education trip to Cameroon, an African American teacher learns to her dismay that…

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Got Computer Science? You Should

Computer Science Education Week is Dec. 7 – 13

BlackEnterprise.com sat down with Jeffrey R.N. Forbes, associate professor of the practice of computer science…

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The richest man in the world thinks Silicon Valley is going to shape the future of America.

Bill Gates Speaks at Gates Foundation U.S. Education Learning Forum

The businessman and philanthropist reaffirmed his commitment to improving education in the U.S.

“I believe we are on the right track,” Gates said in prepared remarks at the…

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5 Facts About the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Statistics show nationwide epidemic of minority children directed from school to prison

School-to-prison pipeline: Statistics show nationwide epidemic of minority children directed from school to prison.

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How Do We Cut the School to Prison Pipeline? Rethink Discipline

School districts around the nation are striving to decrease suspensions and expulsions

How school districts around the nation are striving to decrease suspensions and expulsions

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How Pres. William R. Harvey’s business approach produced an HBCU set for sustainable longevity

Hampton University president William Harvey gives candid insights on HBCU management efficiency and entrepreneurial innovation.

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BLACK ENTERPRISE Hosts Symposium on New Policies and Standards to Improve the Quality of American Public Education

“Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce” brings together business leaders, educators and policy makers to Washington, D.C., during the CBC's Annual Legislative Weekend

Black Enterprise, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, presents “Today’s Business Crisis:…

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Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor

The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle

His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…

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Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network

Young woman of power merges education and technology

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, co-founder of Tioki, provides insight into the intersection of education and innovation leading…

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Omar Wasow, co-founder of BlackPlanet, launched the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School in 2003.

Tech Guru Omar Wasow Explains How to Put More ‘Tech’ into Education

The BlackPlanet.com co-founder joins Black Enterprise and The Gates Foundation to moderate a symposium on education

Black Enterprise will be hosting a symposium on tech in education with the Bill and…

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Education Reform: It’s Time for Us to Step Up to the Plate

The mission is as simple as it is powerful and necessary: to get African American…

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Tech Startup of the Week: Pathbrite Turns Educational Experiences Into Digital Data

Founder Heather Hiles uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment

Heather Hiles of Pathbrite uses digital portfolios for career and education assessment.

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Bridging the Gap

An Ivy League academic hopes to influence education policies where they matter: at the ground level

Name: Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Age: 38
Bridwell-Mitchell always had a…

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If I Were A Rich, Privileged White Kid

What would I do? I have no idea. Which is exactly what Forbes should have concluded before proffering advice to poor black kids.

A former poor black kid responds to Forbes’ Contributor Gene Marks ill-considered advice.

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Education Means Business

To paraphrase an old maxim: In the 21st century, the business of America is education.…

By Robin White Goode

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Preview Our World: Can the Obama Administration Fix Our Schools?

Grading Obama's handling of the education crisis, including an exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

This week’s edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, with host Marc Lamont Hill, features…

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New Lessons for Our Classrooms

Improving the education of African American Students Will Require A Stronger Teacher Workforce. Here's What it Will Take?

From kindergarten to 12th grade, Will Thomas never had a black male teacher and only…

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Can Bill Gates Save Our Schools?

As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates (who remains chairman of Microsoft)…

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Our Major Franchise: Education

Among my most enjoyable assignments is writing the weekly Power Moves blog that appears on…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Can Public Schools be Fixed?

Gates Foundation president Allan C. Golston discusses plans to help solve the education crisis

The US educational system is in turmoil but thankfully the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, which…

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