Posts Tagged:poverty

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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Hunger Runs Rampant on College Campuses

This article originally found at The Atlantic The “Freshman 15.” We all know what that is, those 15 pesky pounds that many students gain when entering college due to a change from positive eating habits, sleep habits, workout habits, mom-feeding-you habits, to detrimental ones including late night snacking, pizza for breakfast, and dining halls with…

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TED Talk: Bryan Stevenson “We Need to Talk About an Injustice”

In this talk, human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson discusses the immense impact that the criminal justice system has had on the Black America. Using stories, statistics, and insights that he gained working with Rosa Parks, he explains both how and why the American people need to confront the injustice demonstrated throughout disenfranchised communities. “Well I believe that our…

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It’s 2016: Time to Upgrade Detroit Schools to the New Millennium

In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racially separate facilities did not violate the Constitution if the facilities were equal. For the next 50 plus years, many were forced to realize that equality was a concept that could be redefined by those in authority “at will.” Due to the unfair practices of the day,…

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Teacher Home Visits Strengthen Relationships Between Schools and Families

In the past, a home visit from a teacher rarely meant anything positive. Nowadays, these visits are being used as a tool to connect teachers to students’ families and increase the possibility of parental involvement and academic success. The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project is a national family engagement incentive; in the past year, it has extended its program to…

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Black and Poor: The Correlation Between Lack of Resources and Success in Education…

By: Tiffany Caesar In Asa Hilliard’s article, Testing African American Students, he argues that socioeconomic status is one of the aspects that contributes to the low test scores of African American students concerning standardized testing like the SAT (Hilliard 4). The group who controls the economy or sit at the top of the hierarchal pyramid of…...

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Homeless Children Find Stability for Academic Success

Getting an education shouldn’t just be for those children who are in stable homes or have money. However, the children that need it the most, are the ones who have the least resources. Imagine being a homeless teenager; the future looks bleak, but in order to get out of the situation, you need to receive…

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More Than A Quarter Of Black People In DC Live Below Poverty Line

The Washington, D.C., metro area saw a boom in development over the last decade, but that prosperity never made it across the river to the overwhelmingly black communities, and a large number of blacks are still living in poverty. A new study released by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), a liberal-leaning non-profit group, shows that 26…

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Why Parents of Young Children Should Be Concerned About the Academic Achievement Gap

Washington D.C. is the national leader of universal access to preschool for 4- and 5- year olds as a way to ensure that all children are ready for school, regardless of their economic status. However, a recent report reveals that the achievement gap starts much earlier than preschool; in fact, it starts in infancy. This…

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