Young Black Entrepreneurs Who Will Inspire Your Children

By Angela Wills Our world is shaped and developed around successful businesses. The strength of any business is only as solid as its founders. Do you know there are several young black entrepreneurs out there? This list includes the incredible stories of some young people who have all started a business over the course of the last…

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Congress Will Not Renew Federal Perkins Loan Program

By Evette D. Champion The federal student loan program that helped students from low-income families for the past few decades will no longer be an option due to Congress failing to pass the bill that would have extended the program. 2015 is the last year that low-income students will be able to benefit from the…

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Coca-Cola Scholarship Program Open for High School Seniors

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, offers more than a refreshing drink to those in high school. It presents students around the world with an opportunity to win a scholarship through its Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Here are the requirements: Must be a current high school or homeschooled senior Must be planning to pursue a degree…

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What is an Education Really Worth?

Some days I sit and look at the degrees on my wall and ask myself, Was it worth it? But then I think about the fact that I am in a stable job, I have a future for my son and myself which includes a pension and amazing health benefits and say, Yes, it was.…

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Michelle Alexander: The Future of Race in America (Video)

Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” discusses how the modern U.S. criminal justice system has become a racial caste system. Even after convicted felons have completed their sentences, many find that their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness no longer exist. “So many of…

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The Surprising Connection Between Pincer Function and Kindergarten Readiness

By Felicia Williams What is one of the most important skills your kindergartner needs to know when he enters the doors of his classroom in the fall? He needs to know how to grip a writing tool. It is an action we often take for granted, but for a little kid it is a skill…

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Whatever Happened to Old School Recess?

There are many “never ending” debates in education. One of them is over the positive effects of recess on students.  This debate always puzzles me because, as far as I can remember, there is proof that there is a positive correlation between recess and student achievement. However, it seems that despite the results of the…

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Let’s Read More to Our Black Boys

This article originally found at The Ed Advocate I love reading with my son. However, he seems much more content with just turning the pages, closing the book, or trying to eat it. In that same sense, we have a tablet for him that helps with everything from Tangrams (puzzles with basic shapes) and math,…

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50 Years of Racism — Why Silence Isn’t the Answer (Video)

Racism, overt and covert, is often a difficult topic to discuss. James A. White Sr, co-author of “A Better World: Understanding How Your Personal Operating System Affects Culture, Diversity & Inclusion,” discusses his first experiences with overt racism and his thoughts about the prevalence of hate crimes in modern society. He ponders the question: “What…

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