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Will the Obama Administration Start Focusing on Desegregating Schools?

By Evette D. Champion Once Arne Duncan ends his term as Secretary of Education in December, John King will take over. While we don’t expect much to change when it comes to federal education policy, there may be one positive change in the future. King might take the necessary steps to focus the department’s energy and…

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Obama Says That Education Goes Beyond Tests, Announces End of Bush’s ‘No Child Left Behind’ Policy

By Victor Ochieng Assessing how well students learn is quite important. But when education solely focuses on tests, then it totally loses its meaning. When George W. Bush came up with educational reforms under “No Child Left Behind” program, it seemed like a brilliant idea. Unfortunately, it has impeded access to quality education. It has turned…

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“He Talk Funny:” Articulate While Black

In the past, racism towards blacks has been commonly viewed as an overt action by white people to perpetuate their superiority and maintain the white hegemonic structure. Jim Crow Laws allowed white people to have better restaurants, water fountains, and movie theaters, while blacks were given inadequate and inferior spaces purposely and openly. However, in…

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First Daughter Malia Obama Starts the College Application Process (Video)

This story originally found at Global Grind. Video from Entertainment Tonight on YouTube. Malia Obama, who recently started her senior year of high school, is currently in the midst of touring top universities and completing college applications. The 17-year-old is touring Ivy League universities such as Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, but is also looking at…

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5 Things to Know About John B. King Jr., The Guy Who Will Replace Arne Duncan As New Secretary of Education

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, one of the last remaining members of President Barack Obama’s original Cabinet, will step down in December, a White House official said on Friday. Obama has picked John B. King Jr., who currently acts as Duncan’s deputy, to replace him, the White House said. Here’s some of what we know…

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Obama Administration Implements Tool to Help African Americans Strive Academically

By: Aneesah Evans There’s a new tool recently released by the Obama administration called White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African Americans (WHIEEAA). It is designed to help parents in the black community help their children flourish in school. It features a checklist that will aid parents, guardians and educators to work together to…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan pleas for black college students to help combat gun violence

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#YesSheCan: White House Announces Initiative for Women of Color

This story originally found at The Grio A summit was held in order to improve the conditions of women and girls of color. The conference, officially called “Advancing Equity for Women & Girls of Color: A research Agenda for the next Decade,” was hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the…

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