Posts Tagged:Felicia Williams

October 1: Start Date for FAFSA Filing for 2017-2018

While I know the 2016-2017 school year just got started, there is no such thing as starting to plan too early for the 2017-2018 school year. October 1, 2016: mark it on your calendar now. Why? Because it is the official launch date for students to start filing their FAFSA forms for the 2017-2018 school…

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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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Jahvaris Fulton: Using Tragedy as a Catalyst for Change

There are those who crumble under the hurt and pain of life and then there are those who use it as a form of motivation. Jahvaris Fulton uses his life experiences to motivate. While you may not know the name Jahvaris Fulton, you do know his younger brother Trayvon Martin. Ever since the death of…

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How to Help Kids Evaluate Websites as Credible Sources

Information is, literally, at the tips of our fingers when it comes to school. But do students know how to vet the sites they are using when conducting research via the Internet? According to Edutopia, “A survey found that only 4 percent of middle school students reported checking the accuracy of information found on the…

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Coca-Cola Scholarship Program Open for High School Seniors

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, offers more than a refreshing drink to those in high school. It presents students around the world with an opportunity to win a scholarship through its Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Here are the requirements: Must be a current high school or homeschooled senior Must be planning to pursue a degree…

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The Surprising Connection Between Pincer Function and Kindergarten Readiness

By Felicia Williams What is one of the most important skills your kindergartner needs to know when he enters the doors of his classroom in the fall? He needs to know how to grip a writing tool. It is an action we often take for granted, but for a little kid it is a skill…

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The Murder of Richard Collins III and its Impact on a Black Mother

As a child who grew up in poverty, I saw education as the key to my future. I knew that if I wanted more out of life that I would need to obtain a college degree in order to have more than the life I had growing up. As an educator, I often told my…

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Scholarships with October Deadlines

The journey to a college degree is often hindered by the financial responsibilities that go along with it. That being said, take the time to search for scholarships, and remember that not all scholarships are awarded at the end of an academic school year. In fact, there are numerous scholarships with deadlines throughout the year.…

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Meet Ronald McCullough, 19-year-old College Graduate and Future Astronaut

Whoever said dreams don’t come true has never met Ronald McCullough. 19-year-old Ronald McCullough crossed the stage of Clark Atlanta University as a college graduate. Yes you read that right. At an age when most students are entering college, McCullough will be finishing. It is obvious that his propensity to excel academically started early in…

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