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Cheaters Never Prosper: Take Your Own SAT Test

September 28, 2011 by  
Filed under children, education

While we’re on the subject of school, we’re reminded that cheaters never prosper. Business Week/Bloomberg reports: Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — Seven Long Island, New York, students were charged with taking part in a scheme in which six of them paid the seventh to take the SAT college-admissions test on their behalf, prosecutors said. Six current […]

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Must Read: President Obama’s Speech to School Kids

September 28, 2011 by  
Filed under children, community, education, obama

Today, President Obama gave his annual back to school speech at Benjamin Banneker High School in Washington, DC. Incredibly endearing was the poised young lady who introduced President Obama. I can’t find her full name. But her first name was Donae and she did such a great job. I think she was the student class […]

More Black Students Need to Study Abroad

February 22, 2011 by  
Filed under children, education

In Advice for Young Girls Looking for a Way Out, we encourage young women to move outside if their comfort zone and consider studying abroad. So it was refreshing to see universities and colleges recognizing the importance of minority students traveling abroad.  According to NewsOne and the Associated Press: About 81 percent of study-abroad students […]

Good News in Baltimore

October 27, 2010 by  
Filed under children, education

It can get depressing reading the latest statistics about our black males.  So imagine me refreshed when reading the following article showing how our black males are staying in school: Black male students in Baltimore are staying in school and receiving their diplomas in higher numbers, school officials said on Wednesday, raising hope that future […]

The Content of Our Character: How Would You Fare?

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under education, personal development

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of the day his children would “one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” But what is character and how are we developing it in ourselves and the next generation? In the […]

Grading Teachers Gets An A+

September 2, 2010 by  
Filed under children, education

Makes sense to me.  And apparently it is starting to make sense on the West Coast.  In Los Angeles Unified School District, some 6000 teachers were recently graded on their performance.  Most importantly, these performance indicators were made public so that parents understand if the teacher is qualified to teach. The Los Angeles Times writes: […]

Violence Also Killing Educational Future of our Children

June 15, 2010 by  
Filed under children, education

As if the body count wasn’t enough, research confirms what many of us already know: kids in violent settings have lower achievement and test scores. Children living in areas where homicides are committed have lower reading and verbal test scores, a study by New York University Sociology Professor Patrick Sharkey shows. The research, which appears […]

Good News for Student Loan Holders

May 5, 2010 by  
Filed under education, money

Whether you’re currently looking for money to pay for college or looking for ways to pay off your school loans, there is good news in a new federal law that will ease both burdens. Kiplinger highlights the good news: Better terms for repayment. The new law offers a more generous version of an existing program […]

Student Loan Provisions Signed into Law

March 30, 2010 by  
Filed under education

Also in the health care reform bill part deux, …: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 Invests more than $40 billion in Pell Grants to ensure that all eligible students receive an award and that these awards are increased in future years to help keep pace with the rising cost of college. Ensures […]

Students on Debate Teams Do Better in School

November 10, 2009 by  
Filed under education

Today’s Drum highlights a new study from Virginia Commonwealth University which demonstrates that African American students who participate on debate teams get better grades: The new study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, examined 2,500 Chicago Public Schools students who participated in at least one debate tournament over a 10-year period, comparing their performance […]

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