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Upward Bound Programs in Jeopardy Because of Minor Errors

Because of such niggling, technical oversights, Upward Bound programs serving more than 2,000 students at…

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Track Record

Obama’s Track Record for Helping Young Women of Color

New report on the Obama Administration's effort to advance equity for black and Latina women and girls

The White House has released a new report the Obama Administration’s progress to advance equity…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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White House Releases Final Progress Report on ‘Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color’

The Obama Administration takes this initiative personal

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, talks about the Obama Administration’s effort to help…

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Enrollment in Predatory For-Profit Graduate Schools Is Steady

Black women are overrepresented in this sector, CAP reports

Although much has been reported about for-profit schools defrauding and misleading students, much less information…

By Robin White Goode

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student loan

The Skinny on Higher Ed and Student Loan Debt

A quality education will position you to pay them back

A report that came out in July from the Council of Economic Advisers examines what…

By Robin White Goode

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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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preschoolers

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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student loan

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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public schools

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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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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ERIC HOLDER, Attorney General

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. …

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President Barack Obama

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…

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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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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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