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Two Fayetteville State University Student Teams Finalists in UNC Social Business Competition: One Team Wins 2nd Place

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:43.

Fayetteville State University and UNC-Chapel Hill were the only two institutions among the 17 in the UNC system to have both of their teams make it to the final round of the UNC Social Business Conference competition held on Thursday, September 27th.  The Social Business Conference was hosted by the UNC General Administration on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.  Each UNC institution was allowed two teams to compete and present their proposals on a social entrepreneurial business idea for a business that has one or more objectives that addresses societal needs. Thirty-one teams presented at the conference, resulting in 9 finalists who competed in the second round.

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New Teacher Video Available from The Nation’s Report Card: Introducing NAEP to Teachers

Written by Institute of Education Sciences on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:15.

Teachers play an integral role in the lives of students, and their encouragement makes a big difference. This new video from the National Center for Education Statistics can be used as a resource for school staff to learn more about the impact of NAEP, the online resources that are available to them, and the strategies they can use to motivate students to try their best on the assessment.
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Hispanic Training Center to Enable Career Advancement and Job Creation for U.S. Latinos

Written by Manuel Espinoza on Monday, 13 August 2012 15:14.

According to the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL), universities and corporations must become more culturally sensitive of the educational requirements that will better prepare and enable Hispanics in the classroom and the workplace. In response to this growing need, CHL has identified and invested heavily in a unique approach that combines culturally relevant curriculum and interactive video-based technology: Hispanic Training Center, launching August 6th.

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UNCW Entrepreneurship Center Receives its First Community Gift from Bruce Cameron Foundation

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 30 July 2012 15:40.

Wilmington, N.C. – The Bruce Barclay Cameron Foundation Inc. has given the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Entrepreneurship Center (EC) its first gift from community donors. The gift includes a matching funds component, so the foundation will give the university $25,000 outright, with a dollar-for-dollar match up to another $25,000. Including the $25,000 UNCW must raise to receive the entire matching funds, the end benefit could be as much as $75,000 for the Center.

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Young Black Males’ Writing Workshop at UIC Spawns National Curricula

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 09 July 2012 15:16.

A summer writing institute for adolescent black males based at the University of Illinois at Chicago is advancing literacy around the country through two curricula based on it.  Scholastic, Inc. recently launched “On the Record,” a middle-school school curriculum by Alfred Tatum, director of the UIC Reading Clinic. Last year, Scholastic published Tatum’s “ID,” a writing curriculum for high school.
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Perceptions of Dominance Depend on Leaders’ Race and Gender

Written by Duke News on Thursday, 26 January 2012 15:56.

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DURHAM, N.C. -- A significant body of research has shown that white female leaders are viewed negatively when they display assertiveness, dominance or anger. But do black female leaders suffer the same consequences for similar behavior?

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Unemployment Rises For Blacks As It Falls For Everyone Else

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:39.

Washington, DC -- A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest since February 2009. The rate has dropped for four straight months. But black unemployment rose again from 15.5 to 15.8 percent overall and from 39.6 to 42.1 among African-American teens.

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A Jobs-Centered Approach to African American Community Development​

Written by Algernon Austin on Friday, 20 January 2012 21:43.

Millions of African Americans live in communities that lack access to good jobs and good schools and suffer from high crime rates. African American adults are about twice as likely to be unemployed as whites, black students lag their white peers in educational attainment and achievement, and African American communities tend to have higher than average crime rates. These issues have been persistent problems.

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2012: Demand for Excellence in Education Empowerment

Written by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. on Monday, 05 December 2011 17:16.

The best quality education is one of the most important issues that will determine ones future life, prosperity and destiny.  But for Black American parents and students, this is the single most important issue that will affect not only our overall quality of life, but also will determine how we will achieve to the fullest extent actual freedom, justice, equality and empowerment.  Excellence in education should not be just a matter for national political debate and dialogue; it should be the cause for urgent grassroots social action, protest and demand.