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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. ...

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 ...