Monthly Archives: July 2012

Young Black Basketball Star Advised to “Get Out of Chicago” Before His Death

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July 31, 2012
Young Black Basketball Star Advised to “Get Out of Chicago” Before His Death

Michael Haynes   BY MICHAEL LANSU, MICHAEL O’BRIEN and STEFANO ESPOSITO July 26, 2012 A former Chicago Public High School basketball star was shot and killed on the Far South Side Thursday evening, just months before finally achieving his goal of playing Division I college basketball.   Michael Haynes, 22, was shot dead while...
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Waivers Falling Short in ‘Parent-Engagement’ Area, Researcher Says

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July 31, 2012
Waivers Falling Short in ‘Parent-Engagement’ Area, Researcher Says

        By Michele Molnar July 25, 2012
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Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: It’s Time to Look Beyond the Classroom

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July 31, 2012
Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: It’s Time to Look Beyond the Classroom

   Teachers are important, but students’ environment matters too  by Sian Beilock, Ph.D. in Choke August 27, 2010 The Black-White achievement gap is alive and well in the United States. Take New York City as an example. According to a recent article in the New York Times, in the city’s 3rd-8th grades, 40% of...
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Join The Black Star Project’s Fathers Club for A Day At the Zoo

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July 24, 2012
Join The Black Star Project’s Fathers Club for A Day At the Zoo

Fathers from Milwaukee, Detroit, Indianapolis, Davenport, Rockford, Peoria, Madison, Gary and other midwestern cities are encouraged to bring their children and join us for a free day at Brookfield Zoo!   Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Brookfield Zoo First Avenue between Ogden Avenue and 31st Street Brookfield, Illinois The father bison noses the...
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Teach For America Fails 21st-Century Test

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July 24, 2012
Teach For America Fails 21st-Century Test

By John Wilson July 23, 2012  At a recent institute sponsored by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, I heard a well-known researcher and thought leader give his definition of 21st skills. His definition had three parts: the curriculum and pedagogy of the most prestigious, elite schools of the world, like Eton College; information...
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Summer Activities Build Résumés for College

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July 22, 2012
Summer Activities Build Résumés for College

  Experiences don’t have to be costly By Caralee J. Adams June 5, 2012 From academic programs to overseas adventures, the opportunities for high school students to build their college résumés in the summer are plentiful. While such experiences can boost a student’s chance to get accepted at some schools, volunteering at a hospital...
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Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, step in to help stop shootings

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July 22, 2012
Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, step in to help stop shootings

BY MARY MITCHELL July 19, 2012 On Monday night, residents in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on the city’s South Side witnessed the might of the Nation of Islam. Despite temperatures that hovered around 100 degrees, black men in dress suits and bow ties fanned out across the neighborhood to form a human wall of protection...
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Is Louisiana the future of Georgia’s education system?

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July 20, 2012
Is Louisiana the future of Georgia’s education system?

  By Jay Bookman 6:46 am July 18, 2012 If you want to see where Georgia conservatives want to take education in this state, look five hundred miles west to Louisiana, where Gov. Bobby Jindal is implementing a voucher program intended to move hundreds of thousands of students out of public schools and into...
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School district’s new approach to summer learning

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July 19, 2012
School district’s new approach to summer learning

  By Linda S. Lane July 16, 2012   Today 2,300 Pittsburgh Public Schools K-8 graders will board a bus and head back to school. Why? Because educators and parents in Pittsburgh, like the rest of the nation, know that without learning opportunities during the summer months, the persistent achievement gap between higher- and...
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Sheilah A. Doyle (SAD) Foundation and Comfort Zone Camp

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July 18, 2012
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3 Days. 40 Children. A Lifetime of Hope. The Sheilah A. Doyle (SAD) Foundation partnered with Comfort Zone Camp in 2010 to provide children, whose parent, legal guardian, or sibling fell victim to homicide, a place and a community to grow and meet other’s who experienced similar tragedies. Our goal is to help children feel...
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