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An Author’s Perspective on “What We Parents Need To Do”

By: James J. Hankins Parents, you are the Good Shepherds. Your beautiful children are your sheep. Many problems in our children’s schools stem from a lack of involvement in our children’s education. Fortunately, there are also many solutions that will ensure that our children stay on the right track. PROBLEMS: Some parents never meet their children’s teachers, attend PTO…...

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Mubarak Muyika: From Orphan to Millionaire

This story originally found at My Africa Now Being dependent on our parents is how many of us were raised. We knew that they always had our backs, gave us clothes to wear, food to eat, and other basic necessities. However, this is not always the case. Mubarak Muyika is an example of this. He…

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Research Shows Racial Mismatch Can Affect Children In School

This article originally found at Black Enterprise The differences in academic performance among children of various races has been a popular topic of discussion among educational circles. In various articles, I’ve discussed how black students felt that they couldn’t communicate with their white teachers effectively, and how teachers struggled to really understand their students because…

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What They Didn’t Tell You About Christopher Columbus

By: Aneesah Evans Recently, many Americans celebrated Columbus Day. Yet, the stunning truth is: If Christopher Columbus were alive today, he would be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Columbus’ reign of terror, as documented by noted historians, was so bloody, and his legacy so unspeakably cruel, that Columbus makes a modern villain like…

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In the Video Library: Roots – The Next Generation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series In The LibraryThis entry is part 2 of 2 in the series In The Library is a seven episode, television mini-series from the 1970s aimed to create awareness about Black American history from a new perspective. It tells the story of Alex Haley’s family and...

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Are Children Really Benefiting From Pre-K Programs in Tennessee?

According to an article by Education News, a study released by Vanderbilt University shows children who are from low-income families benefit from pre-kindergarten programs in the state of Tennessee, but the gains of the programs quickly disappear. The study was conducted over a five-year period, which cost $6 million and looked into the benefits of Tennessee’s Voluntary…

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The First Black Schools Disproved White Supremacists’ Views

Horace Mann Bond, father of the late Civil Rights leader, Julian Bond,  went to the rural South to study African-American schools towards the beginning of the Great Depression. Surprisingly, he brought back images that many could not believe at the time: African American children wanted to, and yearned to, be educated. For the first time in history,…

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Rita Pierson’s TED Talk: Every Kid Needs a Champion

[brid video=”17206″ player=”3326″ title=”Rita Pierson Every kid needs a champion”] Rita Pierson has been an educator for over 40 years. When a colleague told her, “They don’t pay me to like kids,” her response was, “Kids won’t learn from people they dislike.” This sparked a call for teachers to truly engage with their students, bond with them on a…

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Shall I Let Exam Results Determine My Fate? (Video)

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Focus On The Future Series

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Focus On The Future Series[brid video=”17444″ player=”3326″ title=”I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My FateSpoken Word”] From the same young  man who brought us “Why I Love School But Hate Education,” the spoken word piece “I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My…

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