Greater Education

States Ignore Social Competency for Students in ESSA Plans

According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls for schools to measure the social and emotional competencies of their students.

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United Negro College Fund/ Michael Jackson Scholarship

The Michael Jackson scholarship provides financial assistance to communication arts and social science students attending a UNCF college/university during the current academic year.

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Study: More, and More Diverse, US College Students Voted in 2016

Students who belong to some demographic groups with historically low turnout rates showed some of the biggest increases: younger students, Hispanic students and Asian students.

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Dr. Aminta Hawkins Breaux Makes History as BSU’s First Female President

Partnerships are going to be extremely important. We want to reach out to our business leaders and the rest of our community and help them see the value …

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New Center for American Progress Report: Path Forward to Increase Teacher Diversity

Developing proven and rigorous standards to increase selectivity within the teacher workforce and keeping the U.S. workforce competitive on an international scale does not—and should not—need to come at the cost of diversity …

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History Repeating Itself: Fighting for School Integration in 2017

Since 2013, the mostly-white Birmingham suburb of Gardendale, Alabama, has been trying to break away from the larger Jefferson County public school district, where black students outnumber white ones by several thousand.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Constitutional Responsibility for Right to Sound Basic Education

Despite the ruling today, this lawsuit and our organizing around it has lifted the hopes of parents and community advocates in Halifax County  who believe that change is possible …

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American Federation of Teachers on the CBC Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference

We must be engaged, empowered and prepared to fight forward for high-quality public education; affordable, high-quality healthcare; good jobs that pay living wages; a stronger democracy free of voter suppression; and an end to bigotry and hatred.

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National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Presents Game-Changing Opportunity For HBCU Students

Two intensive days of game-changing information, resources, and connections designed to help future law students achieve success in a demanding educational endeavor and tough field in great need of diversity.

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When You Educate a Girl, You Educate a Nation

As I write this, I am preparing to travel with my colleagues to Nigeria, where I

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One of the Oldest HBCUs in the Country Could Fold in September

Cheyney University, One of the Nation’s Oldest HBCUs, Could Lose Its Accreditation in September After years

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CBC Chairman Talks HBCUs, Impeachment and #RootOutRacism

During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black

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