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BE Modern Man: Meet 30-Year-Old Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D.

Professor shares the secrets to success

DeLeon Gray is not what we imagine a traditional professor should look like. At the…

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Teen Mom, Trameka Pope, Beats the Odds

Not only is she the head of her class, she's been awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships

Teen mom Trameka Pope is valedictorian of her senior class and was awarded more than…

By Brittany Dandy

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Sheryl Underwood’s Tips for Success in Comedy and Business

Strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage

Sheryl Underwood offers several strategies for getting ahead, on and off the stage.

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‘Because of Them, We Can’ Campaign Celebrates 2015 Graduates

Honors this year's graduating class

Eunique Jones, founder of “Because of Them, We Can,” honors 2015 graduates.

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The Price We’ll Pay for Our Children’s Education: Are There Better Options?

Part 2: How Race Plays Out in Our Financial Experience

A ‘good’ education does not have to mean an ‘expensive’ education.This story helps us take…

By Stacey Tisdale

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7 Apps to Help Army Personnel and their Families

Resources to help active military members and their loved ones

There are several apps available at your fingertips for army soldiers looking for base relocation…

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NCAA Honors Student Athletes Hard Work In Class

The NCAA honored the best performing teams in the classroom

289 schools had at least one team on the list, which represents an increase of…

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[WATCH] Syracuse University Named One of the Top Business Schools For Veterans

The school offers flexible educational programs for military veterans

Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, earned a top spot in the Military Times, 2015…

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Make Sure Your Online School Is Legit

Bogus programs cast a wide web of deceit

Take steps to ensure that your online school is legitimate. Bogus programs are costly and…

By Robin White Goode

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4 Things Every College Grad Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

NFCC offers low- or no-cost debt repayment advice to recent grads

These 4 tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling help college grads get ahead…

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[STUDY] School Smartphone Bans Boost Students’ Test Scores

Low-achieving students raised scores 14.23% after smartphones were banned from the classroom

A new study conducted in the UK says keeping smartphones out of the classroom may…

By Joel Lyons

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Jessica Sutherland Talks Homeless to Higher Ed Nonprofit

An organization striving to change the stigma of homelessness one college grad at a time

Jessica Sutherland talks her nonprofit organization thats striving to change the stigma of homelessness one…

By Brittany Dandy

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Play Essential to Early Learning

Trend toward formal preschool education may be harmful, studies show

According to a study published online, preschool children in day care centers need more physical…

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Survey Reveals Parents’ Thoughts About Tech in Children’s Schools

Most parents favored use of tech in school, with many believing it was key to closing gap between rich and poor

Much discussion has been had about the use of technology in children’s education, but a…

By Joel Lyons

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Common Core Can Help Your Child Learn Math

To learn math well, go slowly, go deeply, and ditch the memorization

Common Core math standards, taught effectively, can help any child learn math well.

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Advanced Placement Classes More Accessible to Students of Color

One high school triples its number of students taking AP

If annual growth rates hold true, during the next two weeks, more than two million…

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Skybrary by Reading Rainbow Available on the Web

Adventure and reading fun in store for kids 2–9

Reading Rainbow has launched a Web-based library of children’s books and story-driven educational video field…

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U.S. on Track to Reach High School Graduation Rate of 90% by 2020

Progress driven by subset of districts and states and by underserved students

High school graduation rates reach record high, but challenges remain for low-income students.

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First Lady Speaks to Tuskegee Graduates at Commencement

Urges hard work, resilience and authenticity

First lady Michelle Obama spoke to Tuskegee University’s 2015 graduating class on Saturday, May 9,…

By Robin White Goode

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Speaking Truth About Black Men

Black males face many problems. Black males are not the problem. This is a powerful, even revolutionary distinction to make.

African American males face many challenges. However being black and male is not among them.…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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5 Transferable Skills You Can Learn in the US Army

Importance of soft skills for enlisted military members

For service members, contacting the US Army Transition Assistance Program or Army Career and Alumni…

By Kandia Johnson

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Magic Johnson Donates $1 Million to Support Chicago Teachers

Johnson gives back to the nonprofit OneGoal

Magic Johnson donates $1 million to OneGoal to support Chicago teachers.

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Vocational Training at Community College Really Pays

Health programs at community college lead to higher salaries

Preparing for health occupations at community college leads to substantial increase in pay.

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African Americans Less Likely to be Dean than Director

Few people of color on business school faculty as well

African Americans and Hispanic Americans are far less likely to hold the dean’s chair at…

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Common Core: Bringing Calm to Classroom Chaos

Georgia Teacher of the Year 2014

Common Core is a source of stability that yields greater learning, helping to bring calm…

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Rapper MC Lyte Becomes Board Member for Dillard University

The hip-hop pioneer now sits on the board of trustees for historic university

Philanthropist, MC Lyte, now sits on the board of trustees for the historical Dillard University.

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Top States Where Elementary School Teachers Make the Most

New York comes in the top spot for highest elementary school teacher wages

Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the average elementary school teacher wages for…

By Courtney Connley

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Does the New SAT Hurt Students Who Attend Poor Schools?

New SAT to debut next spring

New SAT is still a norm-referenced exam which compares test takers instead of measuring what…

By Robin White Goode

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SEEK Provides Free Summer Engineering Program in 16 Cities

Prepares youngsters in grades 4–8 for STEM careers

SEEK is a free STEM summer day program targeting black youth in grades 4 to…

By Robin White Goode

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[RECAP] Twitter Chat with Wes Moore on Social Entrepreneurship and Education

The Army vet and best-selling author gives a peek into his session at Entrepreneurs Summit

Wes Moore gives us insight into social entrepreneurship and education before his Entrepreneurs Summit session.

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President Obama Launches My Brother’s Keeper Alliance

New independent nonprofit works to equalize opportunity for young men of color

A new independent nonprofit will work to create opportunity for young men of color and…

By Robin White Goode

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Chalk Talk: Chris Barbic on Leading Tennessee’s Achievement School District

Moving the worst-performing schools to the top 25%--is it possible?

Achievement School District turns around lowest performing schools in Memphis.

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Diversifying the Field of Engineering

An answer to Silicon Valley's race problem

The NACME may hold a key to one of Silicon Valley’s most highly publicized problems:…

By Robin White Goode

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Twitter Chat: Wes Moore to Talk Social Entrepreneurship and Education

The Army vet is using entrepreneurship to inspire young minds

Founder of BridgeEdU Wes Moore will join Black Enterprise in a Twitter Chat to talk…

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Don’t Know Much About History, Civics, Geography

Test results reveal inequality in civics education

A large share of the eighth graders who took the test scored at the “basic”…

By Robin White Goode

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Flashcards Go Digital (and Not Just for Kids)

Spaced repetition is an effective learning tool

The old-fashioned flashcard is taking on new, digital life with a promise to make you…

By Robin White Goode

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The Golden Age for Learning? Early Childhood

Age 0 to 4 a window of opportunity for learning

Early childhood is the optimal time for learning, with children ages 0-4 as a huge…

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The Case for Coding in School Curriculum

Advocates say computer science has a place in curriculum alongside math and English classes

Advocates call to add coding to school curriculum, stating computer science has a place in…

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The College Debt Barrier Comes Down

Starbucks serves up higher ed with a smile

Starbucks and Arizona State University dismantle the barriers to college completion.

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More Time on Task Leads to Better Student Results

Give children the time they need to excel

Educating students in poverty requires considerably more time than the traditional school calendar offers.

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Can a Video Game Teach Your Preschooler to Solve for X?

An app that may work better, and faster, than school

A video game that teachers algebra to preschoolers may work better, and faster, than school.

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In the Age of Accountability, a School Famous for its Creativity Struggles to Get Results

Multiple Intelligences-inspired Key Learning Community gains hint at rekindling past glory

But since 2012, an ambitious young principal has helped the school achieve a remarkable shift…

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Free Community College: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Maybe not, educators say

Community college educators cool to the idea of free community college.

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Are High Standardized Test Scores Enough to Succeed in College?

Non-cognitive skills help students persist, experts say

Who’s ready for college? At first blush, not a lot of us. By most measures,…

By Robin White Goode

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Jury Is Still Out on Blended Learning

Does it work or not? It depends

Blended learning is gaining considerable popularity in American classrooms, but the question remains: Is there…

By Robin White Goode

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How One Organization is Helping to Improve Diversity at Independent Schools

RIISE founder talks creating a network to increase the enrollment of minority students at independent schools

Resources In Independent School Education (RIISE) founder, Gina Collins talks creating a network to increase…

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10 Career Resources for Women in STEM

Organizations help to increase the number of women involved in STEM

A list of 10 great career resources to help women in STEM build their skillset…

By Kandia Johnson

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Teachers Quick to Label Black Students Troublemakers

Teacher bias a contributing factor, research shows

The study showed that teachers tend to view black students more harshly than white students…

By Robin White Goode

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#IWishMyTeacherKnew: Twitter Campaign Reveals Students’ Struggles

Takes the reality of children's lives online

A teacher at Denver Public Schools wanted to find a way to better understand her…

By Robin White Goode

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[VIDEO] My Brother’s Keeper Wins Broad Support

Puts boys and young men of color on path to succeed

President Obama’s initiative to address challenges faced by young men of color.

By Robin White Goode

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Research: More Educated Black Women Going Childless

Childless rates up for educated women of color

Educated black women going childless according to Pew Research study.

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Disruption Alert: Startups Ready to Compete with Colleges

Go to college--or to one of these startups instead

Startups provide an alternative to expensive, 4-year college model.

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Financial Literacy Month: Stars Gather to Celebrate Financially Savvy Skaters

Program building champions on the ice and leaders of their communities

A-list celebs and figure skating royalty gathered in New York City recently to celebrate nonprofit…

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[Infographic] BE Smart: STEM Facts That May Shock You

The lack of women and minorities in STEM is a hot topic across businesses and institutions

STEM facts from the STEM Education Coalition, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Math + Science…

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STEM Mentoring Programs Invite Girls of Color into the Industy

New York City DOE creates opportunities to push girls towards STEM related fields

New STEM programs were created to mentor low income Girls, African Americans and Hispanics.

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Board-Certified Teachers More Effective, New Studies Affirm

Policy implications of research weighed

Studies show that board certification improves teacher effectiveness, raises student test scores.

By Robin White Goode

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How Schools Can Lower Suspension Rates and Raise Graduation Rates

Why aren’t traditional school discipline policies working?

Lower suspension rates, raise graduation rates by treating students in trauma.

By Robin White Goode

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The ‘Hard-Knock Life’ of Illiteracy

Reading proficiency of fourth-graders is low

The movie remake of Annie was right to depict Annie as illiterate.

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Does the Anti-Common Core Movement Have a Race Problem?

Poll shows big differences in support

The question of Common Core will yield different answers.

By Robin White Goode

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Entrepreneurs Summit: 3 Social Entrepreneurs Dedicated to Education

Be inspired by the works of these do-gooders

These social entrepreneurs will be at the Entrepreneurs Summit discussing the education crisis and solutions.

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5 STEM Competitions for Young Scientists

STEM competitions for the next generation of innovators

STEM competitions provide a challenging atmosphere for students to solve problems while meeting other students…

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FIRST Robotics Sparks Passion for Science and Technology

Winning regional teams to compete in Missouri

FIRST Robotics sparks passion for science, technology, engineering.

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Financial Literacy Month: Teaching Your Child What Schools Don’t

A guide for teaching children ages 9 - 12

Here is part 2 of Financial Literacy Month: Teaching Your Child What Schools Don’t.

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7 STEM Festivals for Kids

STEM Festivals provide a fun way to learn and explore different careers

STEM Festivals provide a fun way to learn and explore science, technology, engineering and math…

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LinkedIn to Acquire Online Learning Site for $1.5 Billion

New deal will help job seekers earn the necessary education and career skills needed

LinkedIn to purchase online learning site, Lynda.com, for $1.5 billion.

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4 Keys to a Successful School Turnaround

How struggling schools can improve

Struggling schools can turn around with resources, visionary leadership, data-driven decision-making, and comprehensive student support.

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Financial Literacy Month: Creating Financially ‘Chill’ Kids

Part 1: Teaching about money: Ages 4 -8

Whether you feel it’s important for your child to think of bills as a chore…

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Mindy Kaling’s Brother Posed As a Black Man to Get into Medical School

Kaling's brother chronicles his experience as a black man on website and in new book

Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling’s brother reveals he posed as a black man when applying…

By Courtney Connley

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Cheated Out of an Education

One view of the scandal in Atlanta

Why Kevin Chavous thinks the educators in Atlanta cheated; why time on task, teacher accountability,…

By Robin White Goode

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Top 20 STEM Jobs

Here is a glimpse of the best STEM jobs in 2015

According to a report compiled by the US News World & Report, the number of…

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What Are Your Odds of Finding a Nursing Job in Maine?

Report looks at the nation’s job market from coast to coast

A recently released report, State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States, ranks employers online…

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Girl Code: Teen Girls in Ghana Learn Coding at a Local Mosque

Girls in a slum community are empowered through tech

A tech entrepreneur teaches weekly courses on coding and tech to teen girls in Ghana.

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How 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Turned Dads ‘No’ into a Profitable Beauty Business

Now the Teenpreneur runs Zandra Beauty

When 14-year-Old Zandra Azariah Cunningham couldn’t convince her dad to buy her more make-up—she literally…

By Kandia Johnson

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Education Outcomes Improving with No Child Left Behind Waivers

States make progress unfettered from NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that five states had been awarded four-year flexibility waivers.

By Robin White Goode

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7 DIY STEM Projects For Kids

If your child is curious about how things work, help them explore STEM

For a child who’s curious and loves to take things apart engaging them in DIY…

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Screw College Debt

How to go to college without breaking the bank

Book review of Screw College Debt by a former student who saved money while earning…

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Mississippi Student Indicted for Hanging Noose on Iconic Statue of James Meredith

A federal hate crime has been charged

Recently, a University of Mississippi Student was indicted for hanging noose on James Meredith iconic…

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5 Motivational STEM Videos For Your Kids To Watch

Using a hands-on approach, you can inspire kids to look beyond the surface

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and…

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Chicago Charter School Reportedly Discouraging Students From Applying to HBCUs

One Chicago Bulls College Prep parent says the school gave her son a hard time when trying to apply

Mother of Chicago Bulls College Prep student opens up about her son being discouraged from…

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More than Half of Middle Class Students Not Graduating from College

About a third cite financial reasons

According to CNN.com, more than half of middle class kids who enter college are failing…

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Free Summer College Program for High School Juniors

Five-day accounting program in 11 campuses across New York state

Calling all rising high school juniors interested in the accounting profession: Application deadlines are approaching…

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$1,000 Financial Literacy Contest for Middle Schoolers

To be eligible to enter, children must be 8 to 12 years old and read the book I Got Bank!

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Are you 8 to 12 years old, or do you know someone who is?…

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5 STEM Organizations to Follow on Facebook and Twitter

Young girls and women become more educated and engaged in the field

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With the right mix of encouragement, education, hands-on experience, and open dialogue…

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BE Smart: Student Dream ‘Blhackathon’ Applies Innovation to Solve Black America’s Challenges

Eight teams create apps to improve education, healthy eating and business funding

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I recently had the distinct honor to serve as a judge for Student…

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The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education

Black America is in crisis

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The following is a feature by Marc Morial, the President and CEO of National…

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Six Ways to Engage Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Tips to help parents, family, friends and school personnel bridge the gender gap in STEM fields

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Although in recent years science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs have become…

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Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America’s Future

For the first time in our nation’s history, students of color are majority of the student body

For the first time in our nation’s history, students of color are majority of the…

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Plucked CEO and Founder joins Black Enterprise for BE Smart Twitter Chat

Denisha Kuhlor talks college experiences, applications, and how to better manage your time

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On Friday, March 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Black Enterprise is hosting…

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Are You All In? The AP Campaign to Reach Students of Color

Students of color urged to sign up for rigorous AP courses

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Tens of thousands of high potential African American, Latino, and Native American students do…

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15 Student Filmmakers Selected to Show Their Videos at 2nd Annual White House Student Film Festival

The videos were selected from 1,700 submissions

Specifically the Call to Arts is a three-year effort to expose young people to careers…

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State of Black America Report: Unequal Education Is Not ‘the Great Equalizer’

How adequate access and opportunity paves the way to success for minorities

Education and equality gaps have persisted and the National Urban League understands that the major…

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5 STEM Camps for Kids

Now is the perfect time to enroll your kids in summer camp

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Nowadays, beyond exploring nature and the outdoors camps offer several hands-on exploration camps in…

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6 Educational STEM Apps for Kids

The iPad is an incredible learning tool for kids of all ages

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Whether it’s teaching science using multimedia “Jeopardy” like games, or math with step-by-step animation…

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Marijuana’s ‘High’ Sales Being Used to Fund Colorado Schools

High School means something totally different in Colorado

This January, Colorado saw Marijuana sales leap to a record high—no pun intended. According to The…

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Oprah to Guest Lecture Stanford Students on A Meaningful Life

Lucky students get arguably the best substitute teacher ever

Can you imagine walking into class to find that Oprah Winfrey is your teacher for…

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3 Ways to Escalate Career Development for Rookies

Use these strategies to get ahead

You’ve just started a career that you love. And while your education—and likely your charisma—helped you…

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President and First Lady Obama to Address Educating Girls Worldwide

President and First Lady Obama continue fight for girls' education

President and First Lady Obama plan to deliver remarks tomorrow at the White House regarding increased…

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This Day In History: NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown Was Born

One of the 'Greatest Players in NFL History' is an activist, actor and philanthropist

On this day in history, February 17, 1936, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was…

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This Day in History: First Black Student Enrolls at University of Alabama

Autherine Lucy faced riots and threats to her life, all to desegregate the university

By this day, Autherine Lucy was taking her first classes, facing tremendous challenges, as the…

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Florida A&M University Awarded $1.3 Million Cancer Research Grant

Four-year grant supports lung, pancreatic, prostate and breast cancer studies

Florida A&M University has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to help fund further research…

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TD Bank offers Franchise Financing Options for Veterans

Back-to-School: CFPB Works to Protect Student Veterans

The organization aims to shield veterans from abusive and deceptive recruiting practices by schools

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking to help veterans looking to go back to…

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American Association of Rhode Scholars to Hold Interment Ceremony for Alain Locke

AARS to hold proper burial ceremony for the late Alain Locke

The American Association of Rhodes Scholars will host an interment ceremony for late great scholar…

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Top 10 Companies to Work for If You Don’t Have a College Degree

Costco ranks in at No. 1 for high school graduates

A recent survey from Glassdoor shows the top 10 companies for high school graduates to…

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Young Jeezy Donates $1 Million to the Jay Morrison Academy

Rapper's scholarship donation will help students succeed in the real estate market

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has donated $1 million to the Jay Morrison Academy to help…

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College Professor Talks Kendrick Lamar Class, Hip-Hop and Michael Brown

Georgia Regents University professor uses album as a backdrop to discuss current events

Georgia Regents University professor Adam Diehl talks new Kendrick Lamar class and how his debut…

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Morehouse Professor Named President of National Medical Association

Lawrence Sanders Jr., becomes organization's 115th president

The National Medical Association announces Morehouse professor Lawrence Sanders Jr., as its newest president

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Florida School District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

School district may lose state and federal funding

Lee County School Board in Florida becomes the first school district in the nation to…

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Alabama State University Receives $1 Million in Grants for STEM

Grant allows ASU to enter STEM partnership with Tuskegee University and Auburn University

Alabama State University receives $1 million in federal funding to support student research opportunities in…

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6 Musical Geniuses Whose Careers Have Made It to the Classroom

These artists have helped bridge the gap between music and academics

With more universities bridging music and academics, we rounded up today’s hottest artists whose careers…

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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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Blackboard Accepts the #PayMyTuitionChallenge with New Scholarship Program

Students to be awarded up to $15,000 in tuition money

With the hashtag #paymytuitionchallenge trending on Twitter, Blackboard has responded with a new scholarship program…

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Beyoncé’s BeyGood Charity Donates Supplies to Underfunded Schools

Efforts provide 2,000 U.S. students with brand new school supplies

Beyoncé and her BeyGood charity organization are providing school supplies to 2,000 students in underfunded…

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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…

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Report: School Bans Rastafarian Teen For Refusing to Cut His Dreadlocks

Louisiana officials say hair violates school dress code

One Rastafarian teen has been banned from attending his Louisiana high school for refusing to…

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Study: For-Profit College Degree Has Little to No Value in Job Market

For-profit college students and peers with no college experience have same chance at employment

A new study shows that for-profit college graduates have little to no employment advantage over…

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Four Morehouse Professors Pen Open Letter in Michael Brown’s Honor

Professors honor Brown and encourage young black men everywhere

In honor of Michael Brown’s death, four Morehouse College professors have written on open letter…

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

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Savannah State Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Train STEM Teachers

University aims to prepare students to be certified STEM teachers

Savannah State University has been awarded a $1.4 million grant by the National Science Foundation…

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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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Lincoln Motor Company Lends Support to Black Greek Organizations

New program allows groups to win up to $6,000 for a charity

Lincoln Motor Company shows support for black Greek organizations with its new charity benefiting program…

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Women of Power: Spelman College President Beverly Tatum Talks Fundraising, Fitness and Retirement

Barbara Graves Award honoree stresses need for education on health and wellness

Spelman’s President Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum talks hitting her historic fundraising goal, changes at Spelman…

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Smarter Than Einstein: 11-Year-Old Scores High on IQ Test

Results prove British boy to be a genius

According to results from a Mensa test, an 11-year-old British boy has an IQ higher…

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Court Upholds University of Texas Affirmative Action Policy

2-1 ruling keeps affirmative action at flagship Texas school

A federal appeals court decision made Tuesday, upheld the right for the University of Texas…

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Spelman Raises Record $157.8 Million for Academic Initiatives and Campus Facilities

HBCU receives more than 70 percent alumnae contributions to campaign

After a 10-year fundraising campaign, Spelman College has announced they’ve exceeding their monetary goal and…

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Clemson University Hosting Program to Train Future Black Male Teachers

University works to close the diversity gap among students and teachers

With the need for more black male teachers, South Carolina’s Clemson University is working to…

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Janet Collins Story: Karyn Parsons Launches Kickstarter for Ballerina’s Biopic

Actress wants to highlight first black prime Metropolitan Ballet dancer

Karyn Parsons launches a Kickstarter campaign to tell the untold story of the first black…

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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

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Wells Fargo Survey: Female College Grads Earn Less than Men

Millennial women still feeling the effects of the gender pay gap

A Wells Fargo survey reveals female college graduates earn $20,000 less than male college graduates.

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Celebrity Do-Gooder: Kevin Hart Donates $50,000 to HBCU

Comedian donates money to HBCU band members

Funnyman Kevin Hart visited Tom Joyner Morning Show and donated $50,000 to Texas Southern University’s…

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Library of Congress Acquires Video Archive of African American Icons

Collection will document the history, culture and legacy of black Americans

The Library of Congress has acquired HistoryMakers invaluable video collection that provides extensive content on…

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Colin Powell Speaks: Mentoring, Reality TV & ‘Baby Mama’ Concept

Leader offers parents alternatives and insights on promoting excellence among young black men

Colin Powell talks the importance of mentoring young men of color and the need to…

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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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NY Teen Goes From Foster Care to Full College Scholarship

Tyree Grant beats the odds with education accomplishments

New York teen who was in foster care beats the odds and earns full scholarship…

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Educator Launches Initiative To Fund All-Black Boys Academy

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., aims to raise $5 million to buy St. Paul's College

Umar Johnson, Ph.D., is hoping to raise $5 million dollars to purchase St. Paul’s College…

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Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted

Wagatwe Wanjuki asked to leave university after becoming vocal about her rape

Former Tufts University student comes forward about being kicked off campus after going vocal about…

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University of Miami Recruits 9-Year-Old Basketball Star

Young athlete gains national attention for basketball skills

Fourth-grader, Jaden Newman, gains the attention of University of Miami’s women’s basketball coach with her…

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White House Honors DACA Recipients as Champions of Change

White House recognizes young adults who are setting excellent examples in their communities

In a private ceremony, the White House is honoring “Champions of Change,” who are Deferred…

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Single Mom of 3 Graduates From UCLA With 3 Degrees

Says she plans to go back and earn her law degree

Single mom of three, Deanna Jordan, graduated from UCLA this past Friday with three degrees…

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Starbucks to Help Thousands of Workers Pay for College Education

Seattle-based coffee company agrees to help workers further their education

Starbucks is rolling out a new program in partnership with Arizona State University to help…

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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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Shonda Rhimes Offers Three Key Life Lessons to Dartmouth Graduates

Scandal creator talks about the need to do more than showcase activism on Twitter

Shonda Rhimes returns to her alma mater, Dartmouth College, to give the graduating class three…

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Pharrell Visits Hometown and Encourages Students to Chase Their Dreams

"Happy" singer offers encouraging words to high school students

Pharrell Williams made a hometown visit to Virginia Beach where he spoke to students at…

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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…

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Michelle Obama Tells Students ‘My College Story Can Be Yours’

FLOTUS uses her story to encourage students to reach higher in education

Michelle Obama pens piece for Education Week encouraging students to dedicate themselves to learning and…

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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…

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Soldier Surprises Son at High School Graduation

Pennsylvania teen gets the greatest graduation gift ever

Pennsylvania teen breaks down in tears after being surprised by his army dad at graduation

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John Kerry Calls Graduating Yale Class ‘Donald Sterling’s Worst Nightmare’

The most diverse class in Yale's history serves as a notice to corporations in America.

Leaving higher education to go into the real world can be an awfully scary place.…

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