Greater Education

HBCU Music Departments Benefit from NEA Funded Arts Program

These NEA-supported projects, such as this one with CAAPA, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being.

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February is African American History Month, and New Hanover County Schools plans to celebrate with a variety of events that are educational, inspirational and fun. 

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New Hanover County Schools Celebrates African American History Month  

February is African American History Month, and New Hanover County Schools plans to celebrate with a variety of events that are educational, inspirational and fun. 

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Emerging Leaders Program Strengthens Writing, Speaking, and Critical Thinking Skills

This program strengthens students’ core writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills. Emerging Leaders are engaged in unique learning opportunities.

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GOP Higher Education Bill Reauthorization: More Rogue For-Profit Colleges and Private Lenders

AFT President Randi Weingarten and United University Professions President Frederick Kowal issued the following statement condemning House Republicans’ plan to reauthorize the Higher Education Act …

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Report: HBCUs Generate $14.8 Billion in Economic Impact

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, which is equivalent to a ranking in the top 200 on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations …

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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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