Education

Mom Jailed for Enrolling Kids in School Tells Her Story in New Book, Film

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April 12, 2014
Mom Jailed for Enrolling Kids in School Tells Her Story in New Book, Film

An update on Ohio mom Kelley Williams-Bolar, who was jailed in 2011 for enrolling kids in predominately white school district Kelley Williams-Bolar and her daughters By KHADIJAH Z. ALI-COLEMAN March 2014 With Hollywood knocking on her door, Kelley Williams-Bolar will be marking 2014 as the year that her story is finally told in summation. In...
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High Teacher Turnover Hurting Students, Study Finds

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March 31, 2014
High Teacher Turnover Hurting Students, Study Finds

        MARCH 31, 2014   High turnover among new teachers in public school classrooms undermines school stability, serves as an impediment to educational reform, and hurts student achievement, a study by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching finds. The report, Beginners in the Classroom: What the Changing Demographics of Teaching Mean for...
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The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

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March 24, 2014
The Chicago Reporter Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom

Phillip Jackson, executive director of the Black Star Project, believes that parents, peers and the community-at-large need to support the education of children in order to improve the quality of life in black and Latino communities. “I want to take education to the streets,” he said.   By CHARLOTTE LAIT...
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In Jackson, Mississippi, federal school report highlights Mississippi disparities

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March 23, 2014
In Jackson, Mississippi, federal school report highlights Mississippi disparities

Jeff Amy March 21, 2014 JACKSON — Black students in Mississippi are much more likely to be taught by rookie teachers, and black males are suspended at the second-highest rates in the country. Those are among the findings of a U.S. Department of Education report on racial disparities in education released Friday. Neither finding is...
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What NAEP Tells Us About How Much America Cares About Black Children

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March 4, 2014
What NAEP Tells Us About How Much America Cares About Black Children

By Michael Holzman, Guest blogger Guest Blogger of Dr. Eric Cooper February 7, 2014 Michael Holzman The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is considered the best barometer of how well schools are educating our nation’s children. The latest results are no cause for celebration. They show a widening racial gap in one key measure of...
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Call for Applicants: Fellowship Opportunities for African Diaspora Scholars Interested in Academic Projects on the Continent

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March 3, 2014
Call for Applicants: Fellowship Opportunities for African Diaspora Scholars Interested in Academic Projects on the Continent

Press Release  NEW YORK, February 26, 2014—With the goal of turning the continent’s “brain drain” into “brain circulation,” the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program will bring 100 African-born scholars currently based in the United States and Canada together with host universities in Africa to collaborate on teaching, curriculum, research, and graduate training and mentoring over the...
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Crisis grows for young, Black men, but have we had enough?

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March 3, 2014
Crisis grows for young, Black men, but have we had enough?

Coca-Cola employee Farrah Deonarine of Weston, Fla., right, passes out forms at a jobs fair hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus in Miami, Aug. 23, 2011. The fair is aimed at lowering the especially high rate of unemployment in the Black community. Photo: AP Wide World photos BY Starla Muhammad -ASSISTANT EDITOR January 30, 2014  CHICAGO (FinalCall.com)...
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CPS Local School Council Races Attract Only 769 Candidates for 6,000 Seats

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February 14, 2014
CPS Local School Council Races Attract Only 769 Candidates for 6,000 Seats

Members of Audubon Elementary School’s LSC debate whether to vote for or against the school’s 2013-14 budget. (DNAinfo/Patty Wetli)   By Patty Wetli  February 12, 2014 CHICAGO — With the filing deadline just two weeks away, fewer than 800 candidates have thrown their hat into the ring for Chicago Public Schools’ upcoming Local School Council elections....
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Lunch Counters, Buses and Schools (The Next Civil Rights Battleground)

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February 4, 2014
Lunch Counters, Buses and Schools (The Next Civil Rights Battleground)

The people of Montgomery sat down to talk It was decided all God’s children should walk      “Sister Rosa,” The Neville Brothers By Michael Holzman Education is the civil rights issue of our time.  Everyone says so: the President, the Secretary of Education, even John McCain and George W. Bush. Now that we are all...
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Please Ask President Obama To Help Educate Black Males

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January 31, 2014
Please Ask President Obama To Help Educate Black Males

February 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Regarding: Boycott March Madness Brackets Dear President Obama, Thank you for your dedication to making post secondary education available to more students.  You have recently stated that education is the “surest path to a stable middle class life” in America. I...
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