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Young brains reorganize when learning math skills

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer.

College 101: Preparing for life on campus

For the entering college freshman, the days leading up to the start of the academic year can be filled with great anticipation and anxiety.

Upcoming changes to PLUS loans may help Blacks

This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester.

Kappa Kamp focuses on leadership, academic success

The Dallas-area chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. hosted its annual Kappa Kamp Summer Enrichment Program June 15 through Sunday on the campus of Paul Quinn College, located at 3837 Simpson Stuart Drive. The camp was open to young ...

Jackson: Young men follow your dreams

Civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged boys to follow their dreams and shared with them words of wisdom during his visit to the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, a preparatory secondary school for boys located in Oak Cliff, on ...

All students benefit from minority teachers

Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both Whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress.

Obama acts to ease student loan debt

From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Black students, rely on grants and loans to get through college, President Barack Obama has stepped up ...

Student who fled civil war, death awarded for bravery and courage

As a child, school was secondary to survival for Ibrahim Kamara as he fled civil war and a sadistic regime of rebels who invaded Freetown, Sierra Leone, in West Africa. Shuttled from Guinea years earlier after the death of his ...

Locked Up, Left Behind: Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth

“The most disadvantaged, troubled students in the South and the nation attend schools in the juvenile justice systems,” the 2014 report from the Southern Education Foundation begins. The document, Just Learning: The Imperative to Transform Juvenile Justice Systems into Effective ...

Students offer help, hope to families in crisis

Help and hope for victims of domestic violence should be as close as your fingertips, according to the HopeLine, a national hotline that offers resources to help family members in crisis.

Combs electrifies crowd at Howard University

A record number of graduates took part in Howard University’s 146th Commencement Convocation, on a day that saw music mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs excite his supporters and convert skeptics during his keynote address on May 10.

Reduce college debt … start in high school

College is a significant investment and how to pay for it can be a major source of concern for parents and students. However, there are ways to reduce the amount of debt you take on when preparing for higher education.

‘I’m still standing’: Rachel Jeantel, a year after Trayvon Martin trial

As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents ...

Full-time employment hurts Black students’ full-time enrollment

More than 60 percent of Black students could receive greater financial aid for college through the Pell Grant program, if they were enrolled full-time, according to a new report by the National Urban League.

Richland College to offer STEM Camp

Richland College, located at 12800 Abrams Road, will offer two types of science, technology, engineering and mathematics camps for children ages 7 through 17 this summer.

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