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How the Tax Package Would Slam Higher Ed

All told, the changes proposed by House Republicans would require Americans to spend US$65 billion more to get a higher education in 2027 versus 2018 by increasing costs for both students and universities …

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‘Drive2Greatness’ Ford Empowers HBCU Students to Pursue STEAM Careers

During the 2017 homecoming festivities that are now occurring on HBCU campuses across the nation, I believe it is also important to salute and recognize the companies that financially contribute to the success of HBCUs.

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Public Schools Are More Segregated than They Were 40 Years Ago

After all those factors lead to a dip in school performance, students and their communities are stigmatized as “failing.” Schools close. Quality of life drops; economic prospects dwindle; public safety decreases …

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Georgia Develops ESSA Plan to Close Achievement Gap

Georgia is making every effort to ensure that students have a better chance of performing at proficient or advanced levels on all state exams. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) prioritizes narrowing the achievement gap.

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Policy Experts Discuss Educating Black Students in the New Jim Crow Era

We have to let the kids know that the world is waiting for them, they’re up next and we have to change their mindset that the world views them as disposable.

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Ford Motor Company Empowers African Americans in STEAM Careers at HBCUs

Ford recently launched “Drive2Greatness” initiative to support science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programs at HBCUs. STEAM careers are vital and in high demand in today’s global economy.

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The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

Given this trend, teachers, students, parents and policymakers might assume that students’ familiarity and preference for technology translates into better learning outcomes. But we’ve found that’s not necessarily true.

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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

The report ranked states in a Race for Results Index and awarded them composite scores for how well children of different ethnic groups do, based on a scale of one to 1,000.

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National Leadership Program for Young Leaders

Fellows also will work with our on-site job coach, strengthening skills in advocacy and leadership as well as hands-on training in public speaking, writing, social media and networking.

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HBCU Tech Summit Inspires African-American Millennials to Pursue Entrepreneurship and High-Tech

The HBCU Tech Summit is assembling a work group, committed to a year round approach to supporting empowering and enabling HBCU students.

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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. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship will provide an award up to $5,000 …

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