We Shouldn’t Stop Bedtime Stories So Soon

This article originally found at Writers Circle I love reading to my son and watching him make attempts at doing the same. At two-and-a-half years old, he is bursting with energy. Every night, or whenever he is bored, he comes to me with a book and says, “read.” I would read to him all day,…

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Did Brown vs the Board of Education Truly Help or Hurt Black Education?

We fought for it. We died for it. We did everything we could as black people to get rid of “Separate but Equal” in our school systems, from universities to K-12 classrooms. The legal significance of the famous Brown vs. the Board of Education case has shaped the landscape of education as we know it…

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Five Ways You Can Help Young People Improve Their Online Etiquette

The Internet has been one of the greatest innovations of modern times. However, with this new source of information, entertainment, and social connection, comes a great sense of responsibility. Here are five tips so both you and the young people in your life can improve your online etiquette. Practice mindfulness. You will always come across…

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Get Involved: The Power of Mentoring Black Boys

Black boys need positive role models. Many of them are getting lost between the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Bad choices are being made, and the long-term consequences are often troubling. It is easy for these boys to consider dropping out of school rather than pursuing a higher education path. So, what can be…...

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Is Your Child’s 504 Plan Being Followed? 6 Tips to Find Out

After various meetings and consultations, your child now has a 504 plan. But is the school actually providing him the services, modifications, and accommodations he is entitled to? Here are six tips to find out. Know who is responsible for each of your child’s services. Your child’s 504 plan should not only state the specific services…

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Do You Advocate for Your Child?

Special education teacher Dr. Shanell Reid discusses why and how we must advocate for our children. While working as a bus driver, Dr. Reid started her advocacy journey by championing for her son who was struggling in school. Decades later, she continues empowering students and their parents by teaching them how to advocate for themselves. Please watch this video and…...

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Tips for College Students to Succeed From the Start

It seemed like just yesterday I was moving down to Indiana State University as a young man eager to get my college life started. I was so excited about the opportunity to start a new chapter in my life. I’ll be honest, I never thought I would attend college after that first rejection letter came.…...

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In The Video Library: The Journey of Henry Box Brown

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series In The LibraryThis entry is part 1 of 2 in the series In The Library provides the viewer with a rare view of what slaves had to go through to escape slavery. It tells the beautiful and courageous true story of Henry Brown and his...

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IEP vs 504 Plans: How Do They Compare?

Originally found at Understood. Throughout a child’s educational career, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans can offer formal assistance for various learning and attention issues. While certain characteristics are common to both systems, they are quite different and entail various laws, educational staff, and parental involvement. As a parent or guardian, it’s essential to…

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