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New rules for schools: Addressing racial disparities

Civil rights advocates praised the updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in American public schools recently issued by the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black/White achievement gap.

Howard ranks among top HBCUs

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And, for the eighth consecutive year, Howard University ranked second among the 69 ...

Addressing the nutrition of chronically hungry children

Collin County is the second wealthiest county in Texas, yet 44,530 children in Collin County are food insecure – that’s 20 percent of the children. Furthermore, Plano is one of the most affluent cities in the country, and more than ...

Local academic center provides resources for homeless students

As the 2014-2015 school year is underway in Dallas ISD, many students have begun to get acclimated to homework, new friends and new school environments.

Black females lack leadership opportunities

While Black girls possess high levels of leadership qualities, they receive the least opportunity to fill these roles throughout their lives, a new report finds.

The legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

ASPiRE, the television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African Americans

Specialty pets inspire learning

All pets bring us closer to the natural world, but specialty pets, such as fish, small pets and reptiles, provide a unique way to inspire children to learn about the world around them.

Kimball’s hospitality program earns ‘distinguished’ status

The National Academy Foundation’s network announces 22 academies to reach distinguished status based on NAF’s annual assessment.

More students aspire to attend college, ACT study finds

American College Testing Inc

Helping students attend college for free

As middle-aged parents, Norma Richards, a veteran science teacher, and her husband were only halfway through raising six children. Facing the daunting responsibility of putting their three through college in close succession, Richards felt it was time to get proactive.

Higher ed reforms will hurt students of color

Last year, in an effort to improve accountability and return-on-investment in higher education, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to rate institutions and tie federal funding to those ratings.

Dr. McFarland discusses dedication to students, teachers

“I can sum it up real quick – real quick. Everything as far as our measures is going up and to the right. That’s a good thing,”

Enrollment for students of color on the rise

As the nation’s families head back to school, they may notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of White students, according to Department of Education projections.

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.

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