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One million steps toward learning

August 28, 2015
One million steps toward learning

A long line of leaders greet students on the first day of school as part of the annual Million Father March. (PHOTOS BY DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR./HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM) Local leaders give students handshakes and words of encouragement on first day of school as part of the Million Father March BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES August...
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4 Troubling Truths About Black Boys and the U.S. Educational System

August 27, 2015
4 Troubling Truths About Black Boys and the U.S. Educational System

By Matthew Lynch August 26, 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 the...
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Going to College Isn’t Paying Off for Students of Color

August 24, 2015
Going to College Isn’t Paying Off for Students of Color

By Joseph Williams August 21, 2015 It’s a truism few parents of high school seniors would refute: a college diploma is an economic investment as much as an intellectual one. Besides being a ticket to a middle-class lifestyle, the wisdom usually goes, a degree is an insurance policy against hard times. Yet a report...
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Five Bleak Facts on Black Opportunity

August 24, 2015
Five Bleak Facts on Black Opportunity

What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of America in 2015 if he’d lived to see his eighty-sixth birthday? No doubt, he’d be pleased by the legal and political advances of black Americans, crowned by the election and re-election of President Obama. But King would be disturbed by the stubborn race gaps that remain,...
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What Black parents must do in summers

August 18, 2015
What Black parents must do in summers

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu August 17, 2015 Keeping Black kids academically engaged in summers is key to solving the three-year gap between Black and White children. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – There is a three year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income, fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent...
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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

August 17, 2015
The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

Students take the annual College Scholastic Ability Test, or college entrance exam, at a high school in Seoul last November. Students face enormous pressure to do well on the test and get into a top university. Airplanes are grounded on the day of the test so they won’t disturb the students. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)...
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Black International Relations Student Returns Home From China

August 6, 2015
Black International Relations Student Returns Home From China

  Mr. Kamaal T. Thomas August 5, 2015 *Fontana, Ca. – UC Davis student and Fontana, CA resident Kamaal T. Thomas (Class of 2016), also a Summer 2015 Princeton University Fellow, has spent the last year studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong in China. His goal abroad was to experience and promote the...
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Dearth of Blacks Males in Med Schools Has Experts Scrambling for Solutions

August 6, 2015
Dearth of Blacks Males in Med Schools Has Experts Scrambling for Solutions

by Jamal Eric Watson August 5, 2015 Despite an overall increase in the number of Black male college graduates over the past three decades, the number of Black male applicants to medical school has dipped to a new low, leaving medical schools scrambling over how best to address the crisis. There were 1,410 Black male...
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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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