Category Archive for: Getting into College

Are We Steering Young People Towards College Without a Navigation System?

By Felicia Williams In 2011, the Common Core Standards were introduced and implemented by school districts across the United States. To date, there are 43 states that have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards. One of the reasons that these Standards were designed was to ensure that students graduating from high school…

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Not All College Students Are Succeeding

This article originally found at The Washington Post Being the first person in the family to go to college should be an exciting time. I was the first in my family, and my husband the first in his family. And yes, we both did graduate. It should be easy though, right? Get a scholarship, get…

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The Most Affordable HBCUs in the Country

Prairie View A&M University Yearly average net price: $8,628                        Location: Prairie View, Texas  Prairie View A&M University is celebrating its 140th year of education. It is the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas. The university offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 37 Master’s degrees, and four doctoral degree programs through…

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Things to Consider Before Pursuing an Online Education

With advances in technology and education, there are so many things that we are able to do when it comes to school, from traditional college campuses to online classes, even ones that incorporate both. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, completely online. This is not my first rodeo with an online education. I…

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CrazyGames.Com offering Scholarship

College is expensive, so any help that you can get is something worth trying for. CrazyGames.com is another place where you can earn up to $1,500 to go to school.  A student can create an indie game and use the money to pursue higher education. Who Can Apply? Current students and incoming freshman can apply…

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Truths You Won’t Believe Series: Statistics About Black Male Dropout Rate

Do you think you know the accurate dropout rates for Black male students? You are probably wrong. The data supporting a dropout crisis among Black male students is being misreported and used to exaggerate the problem. Often, the reasons why some students leave school is legitimate; therefore, there are many reasons that a student might…

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Silent Wounds: Mental Health and Black Children…

Mental health issues are pressing concerns throughout many African American communities. Often, these issues are not diagnosed and some people may even feel shame about discussing mental health issues with others. As such, it is often a taboo topic or stigmatized. Your Black Education Reporter Tiffany Caesar discusses the importance of mental healthcare, and provides…...

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Pinterest Engineer Unveils Non-Profit to Increase Employment of Black Engineers Within Tech Industry

It is no secret that today, the issue of diversity in the technology industry is a viral topic. Many leading tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Apple are dominated by white males. Even though their consumers vary in racial backgrounds, their corporate offices and boardrooms do not reflect the diversity of their consumer…

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T.I. Donates $35,000 to Youth Causes

Whether it is his music, his TV show, or his stances on current political events, T.I. continues to stay relevant. His recent donation of $35,000 towards an excellent cause further elevates his platform as a philanthropist. With many young people finding themselves in positions where they may have innovative ideas, but lack the funding to…

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