Tag Archives: Obama administration

STEM equity gap

We Can Close the STEM Equity Gap

The Clinton Global Initiative explores opportunities to build on its commitments

Why such an emphasis on computer science? Apart from the needs of a tech-based economy,…

By Robin White Goode

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Obama Administration Puts Preschoolers on Path to Excel

$1 Billion investment supports quality early childhood education in 20 states

More importantly, the investment is yielding positive results. It has opened the way for lower-earning…

By Robin White Goode

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Why the U.S. Has a Student Loan Crisis and Sweden Doesn’t

Here's how the U.S. can change financial disaster into manageable debt

On Sunday I read “America Can Fix Its Student Loan Crisis. Ask Australia,” in the…

By Robin White Goode

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Equity and Opportunity Elusive in U.S. Public Schools

Of all groups, black students fare worst

Across the country, compared with all other groups of students—white, Asian, Hispanic, Alaskan, Native American,…

By Robin White Goode

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President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair 2015

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…

By Robin White Goode

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college debt

Degrees of Debt, Not Opportunity

Court ruling reins in predatory for-profits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld Obama administration rules that…

By Robin White Goode

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Black Unemployment Rate Nearly Cut in Half Under Obama Administration

Healthcare sector is the top employer

But here’s what most eye-opening…During President Obama’s 7-year tenure to date, from 2009 through…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Black History Month: Eric Holder, Attorney General

29 days of modern black history makers

Eric Holder was appointed and confirmed as the first African American Attorney General of the…

By Safon Floyd

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Black History Month: Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney General

29 days of modern black history makers

In 2015, Loretta E. Lynch made history as the first African American woman to hold…

By Safon Floyd

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Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Black History Month: Jeh Johnson, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

29 days of modern black history makers

A civil and criminal trial lawyer, Jeh Johnson became the first African American U.S. …

By Safon Floyd

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President Obama’s Positive Track Record For Helping African Americans

Administration has not failed the black community according to its policies

Over the past eight years, President Barack Obama has worked to improve the lives of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Scalia’s Death May Affect Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling

Some controversial cases could be in limbo

What effect, if any, will the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have on…

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Measuring College Success Rates

Despite billions spent on higher education, the "return on investment" is unclear

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is pushing for clear and comprehensive information to be…

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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…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Preview: Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Here's what to watch for during President Obama's final SOTU address

Many of the prominent politicians attending tonight’s address will be accompanied by guests who personify…

By Hailey Wallace

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Obama Administration to Hold Accreditors Accountable

Demands greater transparency of college “watchdogs”

The Obama administration plans to announce executive actions that will lead to greater transparency, accountability,…

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Throwing Good Money After Bad Schools

School Improvement Grants program not the success it was expected to be

The Obama administration hoped to turn around the lowest performing 5,000 schools in the nation…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

Duncan will be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Education John B. Kings, Jr.

White House confirms Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December.

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Why Are We Losing Black Teachers?

Diversity in the teacher corps is becoming harder to sustain

Across the country, school districts are losing black teachers. Is it due to higher exam…

By Robin White Goode

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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