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Dallas ISD teacher evaluation proposal

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles informed educators, parents and community stakeholders about the district’s proposal for a new teacher evaluation system, named the Teacher Excellence Initiative, on Nov. 12 at the African American Museum.

Nas introduces Hip-Hop Fellowship

Legendary hip-hop lyricist and poet Nas has been chosen to become the face of a new Hip-Hop Fellowship that was founded and developed at Harvard University earlier this year. The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship is a new program that was ...

Lil TerRio promotes staying in school

Who would have thought that an overnight celebrity would be from a six-year-old just being himself? With his loving personality, TerRio Harshaw – also known as Lil TerRio – has captured the hearts of thousands around the nation. And his ...

Dumping ‘at risk’ and other negative labels

Although most of today’s headlines focus on Black educational failures, there are many positive achievements by Black students that often go overlooked, according to a new study.

Ford targets HBCU students as part of unique Community Challenge Competition

Are you a student attending a Historically Black College and University who’s interested in giving back to both your community and your university? If so, Ford is inviting you to enter the Ford Community Challenge Competition for Historically Black Colleges ...

The state of Lancaster schools

Lancaster ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland presented the Lancaster ISD State of Schools report at the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, held Oct. 10 at the Lancaster Recreation Center Grand Hall. Other Lancaster ISD leaders at the event ...

HBCUs must adapt to teach 21st century students

As Historically Black Colleges and Universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive in the 21st century.

Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

While moms want to make sure their kids eat a healthier lunch at school, it’s not always easy packing lunches that are good for them.

A quality education for Dallas college students

After witnessing firsthand the transformative experience of a college education myself, I understand the power higher education can have on a person’s life and their community. It is especially important to me that kids from the Dallas community are given ...

Miles: I’m committed to DISD, I’m staying

Despite all the controversy surrounding Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles, the leader of DISD says he is here to stay.

Obama’s reform plan ‘misplaced’ for HBCUs

President Barack Obama’s proposal to make colleges more affordable has some good points, but could disproportionately harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities, many of whom are already reeling from changes in the college student loan program that is causing fewer ...

Xavier rebounds after devastation of Katrina

Eight years ago, Xavier University took a heavy blow from Hurricane Katrina and its floodwaters. But while the public University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans have struggled to rebound, this private, Catholic institution has made a ...

Academic summit unveils innovations for learning

Nakia Douglas, principal of the Barak Obama Male Leadership Academy, had a straightforward talk regarding young students.

Lancaster ISD holds red carpet welcome

On Monday, Lancaster ISD students and parents returned to campuses in style as they were greeted by men in suits upon arrival and walkwd a red carpet to enter the buildings as part of the Back to School Red Carpet ...

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. ...