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Career And Education


Building Schools Designed to Succeed

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 23 September 2013 12:54.

By Dick Resch - Kids have just headed back to school. Unfortunately, many of them may be greeted by worn-out desks and broken chairs. More than three-quarters of U.S. schools are in need of repairs.


National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest Winners Announced

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 September 2013 15:16.

The “A Book That Shaped Me” Library of Congress National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising 5th and 6th graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives, has announced its 2013 winners.


Author Gives New Insight to Parenting After 4 Years in Prison

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 September 2013 12:17.

When Patrick McKnight was incarcerated in 2006, he soon began to realize the things in his outside life that he had taken for granted. Especially his relationship with his children. Stuck in a jail that didn’t allow visits from children under the age of eighteen, McKnight didn’t see his own for nearly three years. During his time, he wrote a book inspired by what he learned firsthand about parental love.


‘Back to School’ Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Back to Broke’ with These Tips

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:24.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Slowly but surely, “Back to School” displays are popping up in stores. But if back to school means back to budget woes, one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) personal finance expert has tips to help stretch a dollar.

Black-White Children's Achievement Gap Is Worsened by Unresponsive State Policymakers

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 08 July 2013 18:11.

State policymakers' attention to teacher quality -- an issue education research shows is essential to improving schooling outcomes for racial minority students -- is highly responsive to low graduation rates among white students, but not to low graduation rates among black students, according to a Baylor University study.

ETS-CDF Symposium Focuses on Creating Opportunities for Black Male Teens to Succeed in High School

Written by Hispanic PR Wire on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:04.

WASHINGTON -- More than 400 thought leaders in education, child advocates, researchers and policymakers from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C., today to discuss strategies to close opportunity gaps for the 1.8 million young Black men, ages 15–19, living in the United States.

Alpha Men to Mentor Local Youth During National Convention in Texas

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:02.

Baltimore, MD -- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the world's oldest intercollegiate fraternity founded by African-American men, will host its 107th anniversary convention at the Austin Convention Center and Hilton Austin Hotel from June 25-30, 2013.

2013 Xerox Scholarship Program To Give Away $10,000 Scholarships To Minority Students

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:00.

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why they are offering a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

Trouble at the Workplace

Written by Donovan M. SmithSpecial to the NNPA from the Portland Observer on Monday, 01 July 2013 14:57.

It is still happening; people are going to work only to be met with unacceptable acts of racism and a paystub as the only consolation for an apology. In a city where protests against injustice are plentiful, and the unofficial motto is progressive politics, it is troubling to hear that several of Portland’s own have been the victims of such bigotry recently.