U.S. Department of Education Archives - Black Enterprise

Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Education

Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos Says She Wants to Protect Student Borrowers, Then Freezes Rules That Protect Them

Although DeVos has said it is her intent to protect students, it seems that she…

Read More »

Upward Bound Programs in Jeopardy Because of Minor Errors

Department of Education rejects applications without a way to appeal

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

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Loan Forgiveness

Bait and Switch: The U.S. Ed. Dept.’s Loan Forgiveness Sham

After 10 years, borrowers are told they may not be eligible after all

In a stunning bait and switch, the U.S. Department of Education leaves hundreds of thousands…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
student loans

Trump’s Education Cuts Declare War on the Poor

‘Draconian’ funding cuts target low-income strivers

The budget also eliminates the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, which help the neediest students pay…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
advocate

After His Mother’s Murder, He Still Had an Advocate

The work of the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Education is one of advocacy

Jeffries is a civil rights lawyer and a graduate of Ivy League schools. What I…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
avoid debt

6 Tips to Avoid Wrangling with Your Student Loan Servicer

Follow this advice and lower the chances that you’ll encounter problems

A lot has been written about this lawsuit—and I want to make sure that Black…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
lifelong learning

Adults Recognize the Need for Lifelong Learning

But many are hampered by low foundational skills

Compared with other countries, the U.S. has a high percentage of low skilled adults, 17.5%—higher…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
Yale

Yale Study Reveals that Racism Reaches Down to Preschoolers

Teachers expect black boys to misbehave

The study basically confirms that we live in a pervasively racist society, and that even…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
college

Education Matters: Don’t Even Think About Going to a For-Profit College

These so-called schools are legal scams

“I worked hard for my degree,” she began, “But I went to a for-profit college…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
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

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
schools

Every Student Succeeds When Schools are Funded Fairly

How funding inequities lead to schools that are separate and unequal

Maya tries to concentrate on her lesson in a sweltering, overcrowded Title I classroom, with…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
degree

Degree From a For-Profit? I’ll Pass, Employers Say

These schools' credentials are worthless

Not according to this article about a study from the American Economic Association. According to…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
diplomas

Diplomas Now Helps Keep Kids in School

Absenteeism + behavior problems + poor grades = early warning signs

When researcher Bob Balfanz and his colleagues first discovered the predictive power of early warning…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
coding boot camps

Is Financial Aid for Coding Bootcamps Too Good To Be True?

Bad combination: for-profits and financial aid

Although I love the idea of increasing access for low-income students, the debt financing model…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

National Black Child Development Week May 16 – May 21

Advocates across the country launch week of action to mobilize and empower families

NBCDW’s intent is to raise awareness around the need for early learning centers and schools…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,

These Colleges Are Changing The Lives of Low-Income Students

At these schools, low-income students make it to graduation day

Can low income students make it to commencement day? Yes, according to a new report…

By Robin White Goode

Posted: Tags: , , , ,
President-Obama

President Obama’s 2017 Budget Supports Increased Equity and Excellence

Extends conversation about the need to prioritize education

President Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposes key investments in education, teachers and other school…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Parental Involvement at School Increases Student Performance

Districts are working to bolster parents as volunteers

Parental involvement at school matters. The children of such parents perform better academically and evince…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

7 (Inexpensive) Ways to Prep Your Child for Kindergarten

You are your child's first teacher

Although most public schools serving children of color are underresourced, there are several ways parents…

By BlackEnterprise.com

Posted: Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How To

JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

Read More »

Vetted Organizations and Charities You Can Donate To Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The images and video from cities and towns battered by Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking—families…

Read More »