Meet the Team that can Teach All of Us Life Lessons on and off the Court

Noticing a group of kids with energy to burn, Best Academy teaching assistant Shawn Williams decided to help the boys learn to channel that energy. In a school with no extracurricular activities or structured athletics, Williams took the boys to Phelps Park Recreation Center in Minneapolis. It was at the recreation center that Williams was…

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8-Year-Old Business Owner Promotes Literacy For Kids

By Giovanni Zaburoni “I wanted to share my passion of reading with other kids, so I asked my daddy if I could open up my business,” said 8-year-old Danay Ferguson. Through this desire, Danay turned her love of books into a literacy movement that she hopes will encourage kids to read more. According to The…

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Does a Teacher’s Ethnicity Influence His/Her Expectations of Black Students?

Johns Hopkins University’s Economics of Education Review recently published an article that suggests that the ethnicity of a teacher does affect student learning outcomes. The study contends that there are differences in how White, Black, and Hispanic teachers view their Black students’ potential and abilities, especially black boys. According to Johns Hopkins: “When a black…

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Easily Improve Your Academic Writing with These Three Steps

This article originally found at USA Today The ability to write well is something that students have to learn when they get to college, if not years before. Writing papers, especially when you are attending school online or conducting research, is something that you have to take seriously. Without this ability, not only can your…

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Social Media Can Lead to Tragic Results: How Can We Protect Our Children?

This article originally found at San Francisco Globe As a parent who has grown up with increased technology use, I can see how beneficial it can be. I live on my phone when I’m not doing family time. I use technology not just for personal leisure, such as watching videos and seeing what others are…

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Meet The Woman Who Revolutionized the Treatment of Cataracts

Dr. Patricia Era Bath is a true pioneer in the field of ophthalmology. But not only is she an American ophthalmologist, she is an inventor and world-renowned academic as well. For Bath, her love of learning was established early on by her family. Her Trinidadian father, Rupert, was the first black man to work for…

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Sweet Success for 11-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer, Owner of Bee Sweet Lemonade

Using her great-granny Helen’s lemonade recipe, eleven-year-old Mikaila Ulmer is showing that with hard work and determination, success can come at any age! It all started when Mikaila, at the age of four, found out that bees might soon become extinct. Knowing the role bees play in the ecosystem, the threat of extinction prompted her…

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Cute or Racist “Promposal?” You Tell Me

So this picture of a girl holding a sign that says, “I prefer dark meat. Prom?” left my mouth open and my head shaking. My initial thought was: What in the world? This has to be a joke. Right? Wrong. It wasn’t a joke. Over the last decade or so, a new word has entered…

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More Security Officers than Counselors in Schools: What’s Really Going On?

A nonprofit news outlet called 74 is reporting that in three of America’s largest school districts: New York, Chicago, and Miami-Dade, there are more security officers than counselors. So, what’s really going on? Many have used the term “school-to-prison” pipeline which refers to the policies and practices that are pushing students, especially those who are…

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