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Back-to­-[troubled] schools, again

Millions of Black students have begun already returning to schools across America while others are still preparing for their first day. School closures, suspensions, funding shortages and safety are just a few issues to be faced as school bells ring. ...

Tips for a strong start to the school year

With the end of summer fast approaching, it’s time to start getting your kids ready to go back to school and to start thinking about how to help your child get the most out of their education. To help you ...

Washington D.C. ranks among worst in graduation rates, while Texas ranks among the highest

High school graduation rates in the United States are at their highest since 1974, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, a U.S. Department of Education report. However, Black students still graduated at a rate below other ethnic groups.

Virtual rally pushes early learning investments

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius led a national effort last month to highlight the importance of a high-quality education for every child, from the start. During online panel discussions, experts urged viewers ...

Project Transformation

Before heading out to training camp in Oxnard, Calif., to get ready for football season, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dwayne Harris made a stop in Pleasant Grove as part of its Project Transformation program.

HBCUs still highly valued

The presidents of Tennessee State University and American Baptist, both of whom are now heading their alma mater, and the dean at Meharry Medical College, a graduate of Howard University – said they are proof that Historically Black Colleges and ...

Bennett College welcomes new president

Bennett College officially introduced its 17th president, Rosalind Fuse-Hall, Monday at a press conference and reception held on the campus.

Exploring STEM careers for girls

With careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in high demand, it has become increasingly important to prepare junior high and high school students to enter these fields of study.

Mayor warns of ‘crisis’ in education

The education of Blacks has reached a state of crisis that demands a strong response from all African Americans, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson told members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at its annual convention in Nashville.

New budget: Dallas ISD employees to receive pay raise

Dallas ISD trustees approved a new budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year during its June 27 scheduled meeting. The district held a public hearing to receive input before a final vote was taken among the board members.

Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund

An entry from the official blog of The U.S. Department of Education puts things in simple terms. “Recognizing that there is still so much work to do the First Lady acknowledged that today, one in three African American students drop ...

Homeownership, economic and social cost of the housing ‘Black tax’

If homeownership is, overwhelmingly, the foundation of individuals’ and families’ economic security in America, Black Americans face a profoundly difficult predicament. For when it comes to that signal marker, the wrenching economic shocks of the past half-decade have wiped out ...

Roosevelt alumni to celebrate 50th anniversary

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School turned 50 this year, and all alumni have been invited to celebrate their Mustang pride in a reunion this weekend.

Cedar Hill ISD faces another sex abuse scandal

A group called the Voices of Concerned Parents is outraged that – just shortly after hearing about one case in which a teacher has had sexual encounters with Cedar Hill middle students – a student has come forward to say ...

A Talent Show for A Better Life

While most students were planning end-of-the-year parties, anticipating the first day of summer vacation, and contemplating what they will do during their time off from school, one DeSoto ISD student was planning a better life for students in need in ...