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Tips on how to Have Your Child Truly Prepared for College

As we educators look at black graduation rates, we realize that it’s a two-fold situation. black graduation rates have risen over the years, especially for black women, but it is leaps and bounds lower when it comes to those of our white counterparts. The question is not why are our students not completing their education,…

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College Prep Blogs You Would Love To Follow

It’s easy to get college information overload online. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and others are shouting “Read Me! Read Me!”. But let’s face it, we only have so much time to get acclimated to college information and even less time trying to decide what to read. And that’s where I come in. I know who has…

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A Parent’s Guide to the AP Program by the LA Times

Original article found at The Los Angeles Times Advanced Placement (AP) classes are making their way into more schools, and more colleges expect their applicants to have taken at least a few. Aside from improving a high school transcript, these challenging courses can also save students and parents a lot of money in college. It’s possible…...

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Excellent High Schools for African American Students

This article originally found at Ear Hustle 411 If you aren’t sending your children to public school, the educational choices get much harder. How do you know if a school is good for your children? How do you know if they will fit with your ideals and values? You don’t. However, this list might make the…

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Tips To help Beat College Prep Deadlines

The college admission process is all about deadlines. On May 1, students must respond to the colleges they applied to and were offered admission. This date is set in stone. If you don’t respond, your offer of admission will be passed along to a student on the wait list. If you don’t stay organized, it’s…

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10 Reasons Hip Hop Education Could Be More Beneficial Than a University Degree

There are white guys and girls who eat, sleep and breathe hip-hop; sounds weird? Well, you just have to excuse them since they are white, and they love hip hop: no apologies. However, hip hop education has been valuable to some in more ways than a formal education, and here are the top 10 reasons…

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10 Of the Best Paying College Degrees for African Americans

Students looking for a fiscally prosperous post-college life can find one by pursuing a degree in the maths or sciences. It may not be surprising the engineering and computer science fields land on the list of highest-paid bachelor’s degrees. But PayScale.com’s “Best Undergrad College Degrees By Salary” report reveals other majors can lead to lucrative…

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iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) Research Program

Award Amount: The i3 research program awards qualified students with $600 for the Concluding Institute and $1,200 for the Introductory Institute. The qualifiers are college or university students from populations deemed as underrepresented. The initiative prepares the qualifiers for graduate studies and careers in Information Sciences. It happens annually at the University of Pittsburgh in conjunction…...

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Boys, Especially Black and Latino Ones, are Disadvantaged in College Preparation

Who is going to college? It looks like more girls are than boys. In an abbreviated article on educationdive.com, there is a clear breakdown of the gender gap on college campuses. Girls enroll for college and get more advanced degree at a higher rate than boys. The majority of participants in school-based programs that work…

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