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Black Students Lagging in College Readiness Despite Taking Prep Courses

July 31, 2015
Black Students Lagging in College Readiness Despite Taking Prep Courses

<link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”http://diverseeducation.com/wp-content/plugins/portfolio-slideshow-pro/css/portfolio-slideshow-noscript.css?ver=1.4.7.1″ />   <link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”http://diverseeducation.com/wp-content/plugins/portfolio-slideshow-pro/css/portfolio-slideshow-noscript.css?ver=1.4.7.1″ /> By Jamaal Abdul-Alim July 27, 2015  Even when African-American students complete the recommended “core or more” college readiness courses in high school, they still don’t meet the “college readiness” benchmarks on the ACT at the same rate as other students, according to a...
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Stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids

July 21, 2015
Stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids

Students take take a test at New Orleans school. Showing their commitment to education, black families stood in line for hours to enroll their children in choice schools this month. (The Washington Post Photo by Edmund D. Fountain for The Washington Post) Improving black students’ learning doesn’t “start at home.” By Andre M. Perry...
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250 Cities Participating in 2015 Million Father March

July 20, 2015
250 Cities Participating in 2015 Million Father March

  Alamo, Texas Albany, Georgia Albany, New York Albuquerque, New Mexico Americus, Georgia Antioch Tennessee Antioch, California Arvin, California Atlantic Beach, Florida Austin, Texas Azle, Texas Bacliff, Texas Bastrop, Louisiana Baton Rouge, Louisiana Beach Park, Illinois Beaverton, Oregon Binghamton, New York Birmingham, Alabama Boluvar Tennessee Boynton Beach, Florida Bradenton, Florida Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Bronx,...
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The Fight to Keep The DuSable Museum Serving Black People

July 20, 2015
The Fight to Keep The DuSable Museum Serving Black People


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National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Sends Urgent Letter to Obama

July 1, 2015
National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Sends Urgent Letter to Obama

Press Release Contact: Don Rojas Email: donjbrojas@gmail.com Phone: 410-844-1031 National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Sends Urgent Letter to Obama Calls on him to establish the ‘John Hope Franklin Commission on Reparatory Justice’  Kamm Howard In the wake of the recent massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, the National African-American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is calling on President Obama...
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4 TROUBLING TRUTHS ABOUT BLACK BOYS AND THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

June 30, 2015
4 TROUBLING TRUTHS ABOUT BLACK BOYS AND THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

By Dr. Matthew Lynch June 28, 2015 Most people like to think that American K-12 schools, workplaces and courthouses are pillars of fairness, but statistic after statistic all point to a crisis among the young, Black men of the nation. This crisis begins in homes, stretches to K-12 educational experiences, and leads straight to...
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Myth of the ‘absent’ Black dad refuted

June 24, 2015
Myth of the ‘absent’ Black dad refuted

  Black father holding his baby at Black Fatherhood event in Los Angeles, California. Photos: Dreamstime.com ‘In the survey, … Black fathers were most likely to bathe, dress, diaper, or help their children use the toilet on a daily basis. This was true for 70 percent of Black...
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For the Poor, the Graduation Gap Is Even Wider Than the Enrollment Gap

June 19, 2015
For the Poor, the Graduation Gap Is Even Wider Than the Enrollment Gap

Susan Dynarski June 2, 2015 Rich and poor students don’t merely enroll in college at different rates; they also complete it at different rates. The graduation gap is even wider than the enrollment gap. In 2002, researchers with the National Center for Education Statistics started tracking a cohort of 15,000 high school sophomores. The...
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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

June 19, 2015
Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

­ Anya Kamenetz May 28, 2015 More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics. But no one agrees on what to call that “stuff”. There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as...
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5 Money Habit Strategies Every Kid Should Learn

June 15, 2015
5 Money Habit Strategies Every Kid Should Learn

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 BY THOMAS C. CORLEY LEAVE A COMMENT Parents who mentor their kids by teaching them good daily success habits, set their kids up to achieve far more than 95% of their peers and go on to achieve great success in life. In my study of the daily habits of the rich...
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