Posts Tagged:Education

Reality Check: When $650 is Spent on Sneakers Instead of an Education

This story originally found at CBS Chicago Getting dressed for school can be a chore. It’s something that I know when I was younger, and on the heavier side, I despised. I didn’t fit into the “cool” clothes, or have the right look. Furthermore, being of mixed race with black hair and a white grandmother…

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13 Popular Sayings You Should Avoid as a Teacher

After many years on the job, many teachers can recall phrases that they regret saying to their students. Today, not only are numerous teachers still saying these things, but many are unaware that they are causing harm to their students. These regretful phrases may influence students’ motivation and affect them in a negative way, which impacts how well teachers…

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Do Schools Segregate Black Kids By Putting Them in Special Ed. Classes?

For years, Black parents have been suspicious of schools and staff who try to place their children in special education programs, with much of the Black community believing that placement in a special education classroom is a mechanism for Black kids to be mislabeled because of “problem behavior.” However a new study reveals that Black…

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Educational Games: A Kid’s Guide to African American History

[easyazon_link identifier=”1556526539″ locale=”US” tag=”youblawornet-20″]A Kid’s Guide to African American History[/easyazon_link] by Nancy I. Sanders applies a unique approach to educating children on African-American history. Sanders highlights key people in history, such as the first American to make a wooden clock, the inventor of the mobile X-ray device, and the inventor of peanut butter. Throughout the book,…...

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The Benefits of Creative Arts in Education (Video)

Historically, arts have been a way for children to express themselves, especially in school settings. Ms. Hanan discusses the importance of arts in education. She explains how her career as a professional dancer propelled her to create multiple platforms like “Artsucation,” which merges art and education together. She was interviewed by YBE Reporter Tiffany Caesar....

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10 Years After Katrina, Investigation Reveals Cracks in All-Charter School System

After Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana decided to put all failing public schools on the open market as a way of overhauling them. A decade later, various cities and states throughout the U.S. have come up with their own charter school experiments, and are closely watching to see the outcomes of New Orleans. Two main reports have…

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Chicago Students Walk Out of Class Over Teacher Dismissals and Budget Cuts

In October 2015, approximately 200 students from the Roosevelt High School in Chicago walked out of their classes.  They were supporting their staff and teachers, many of whom had been laid off. Some of the students interviewed said they were against the budget cuts in their school. Roosevelt High School alone had its budget sliced…

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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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In the Video Library: Roots – The Next Generation

[easyazon_link identifier=”B00005JL2W” locale=”US” tag=”youblawornet-20″]Roots: The Next Generation[/easyazon_link] 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 the struggles they went through in Henning, Tennessee, from 1882 through the 1960s. This is a sequel to…...

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