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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…

By Courtney Connley

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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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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…

By Courtney Connley

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Study: Black Male High-School Dropouts Have High Prison Risk

Research shows 70% have a chance of going to prison

Study shows that black male high school dropouts have a 70% chance of going to…

By Courtney Connley

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Reading and Math Performance Remains Stagnant Among 12th Graders

National scores remain the same, with black and Latino students continuing to fall behind

National scores for high school seniors remain the same since 2009, with black and Latino…

By Courtney Connley

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Give Your New Graduate A Financial Head Start

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to mark a rite of passage to adulthood.

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to…

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U.S. High School Graduation Rate to Reach 90 Percent

Minority graduation gap close causes surge in nation's high school performance.

By 2020, the U.S. high school graduation rate is expected to reach an all-time high.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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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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NAACP Files Discrimination Complaint With NY Elite High Schools

Group says city's high schools discriminate against minorities

Group says city’s high schools discriminate against minorities

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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NY Graduation Rates for Black, Hispanic Boys Lowest in Nation

Only 37 percent graduate high school in four years

Only 37 percent graduate high school in four years

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Leave Justin Combs Alone: Whether Rich or Poor, An Earned Reward is His To Keep

Any wealthy offspring who doesn't embody negative stereotypes should be lauded

The argument that the son of a multimillionaire should return a scholarship he rightfully earned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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College Scholarships for Students in High School, Middle School and Kindergarten (Yes, Kindergarten!)

From newborns on up to adult children in graduate school, learn about resources available to pay for higher education expenses

From newborns on up to adult children in graduate school, learn about all the resources…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Not Heading Straight to College? See 6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school grad. Here, six non-traditional options

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school graduate. Check out these…

By Janel Martinez

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Chicago Students Defy the Odds

All Urban Prep seniors admitted to a four-year college or university

Four years ago, Tim King, CEO and founder of Urban Prep Academy, led a group…

By LaToya M. Smith

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