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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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How To Make Students With Disabilities Successful

There was a time when the term disabled evoked images of individuals who could not function independently. However, students with disabilities can not only be independent, but very successful as well. Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III explains how to make students with disabilities successful. He shares some of his personal experiences of growing up with a…...

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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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On The Honor Roll, Yet Failing?

How can students make the honor roll every quarter, but still struggle academically? This video demonstrates how some school districts have decided to change their grading systems, prohibiting failing grades. In one Tennessee school district, no student can receive any grade under 60 percent. Therefore, everyone passes. How does this strategy help students prepare for college…...

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Black Parents Team Up With Teachers to Ensure Your Child Becomes an Accomplished Reader and Writer

As your child begins to read, he/she will need a lot of practice. You and your child’s teacher/teachers are the greatest assistants when it comes to helping him/her perfect their academic skills. Team up with your child’s teacher early on to ensure that you can help him/her at home with reading and writing.   Connect With the Teacher A…...

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Parent Tips To Help Young Children Study for Tests and Quizzes

A big part of a child’s grade while in school will come from tests and quizzes, also known as formative assessments. In order for students to receive a passing grade on a test or quiz, they need to take good notes, study, and get proper rest the day before. Very seldom do teachers coach students…...

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Resources for Parents New to Homeschooling

By: Cande Mitchell Homeschooling is becoming very popular, especially among African-American families. Some elect to homeschool for religious reasons, whereas others are concerned about the increase of violence and negative behavior in today’s schools. Regardless of the reasons, parents have the right to educate their children in a manner that best meets their needs. As…...

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Pre-School: Play Based vs. Academically Oriented Classrooms

There are many theories about the best ways to prepare young children for their formal education.Some believe that pre-school should be a time for play and exploration while others assert that academic rigor must begin at an early age. Your Black Education reporter Tiffany Caesar interviews Dr. Rentz about the differences, challenges, and the best…...

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50 Scholarships Specifically Tailored Towards African Americans

By: Aneesah Evans Unfortunately, there are many students who do not attend college or who do not finish college because they do not have the resources to do so. The reality is that there are many financial resources available, especially scholarships for African American students. The criteria may vary from scholarship to scholarship, but the…...

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