Inside Look

Policy Experts Discuss Educating Black Students in the New Jim Crow Era

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education remains an elusive goal for most Black children. In an effort to engage Black parents around reaching that elusive goal, educators and community stakeholders tackled leadership, educational…

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The Spelman College Department of Dance Performance and Choreography Teaches Through the Lens of Black Feminist Theory

Spelman College’s newly formed Department of Dance Performance and Choreography has chosen a unique approach to teaching the next generation of dancers, choreographers and change makers by accentuating Black feminist theory. As a result of integrating the works of notable Black feminist writers and activists such as bell hooks and Audre Lorde throughout the curriculum,…

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States Ignore Social Competency For Students In ESSA Plans

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA/ESSA Contributor According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls for schools to measure the social and emotional competencies of their students. “Not a single state’s plan to comply with the federal education law—and its broader vision…

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Preschool Teachers Keep Closer Eye on Black Boys

By Bill Hathaway (NorthStarNewsToday.com) – Sophisticated eye-tracking technology shows that preschool teachers “show a tendency to more closely observe black students, and especially boys, when challenging behaviors are expected.” At the same time, black teachers hold black students to a higher standard of behavior than do their white counterparts, report researchers. While the research doesn’t explore…

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South Carolina State University Needs A Few Good Recruits

By Barney Blakeney South Carolina State University needs to come up with some people willing to serve on its board of trustees. And that needs to happen soon. Revelation that almost no one is offering as candidates to serve on the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees come as little surprise to many. If…

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CBC Members Host Forum About Racism On College Campuses

By Lauren Victoria Burke and Freddie Allen Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capitol Hill titled “Affirmative Action, Inclusion, and Racial Climate on…

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Even with advanced degrees, Black women earn less than White men

By Bria Nicole Stone, NNPA Newswire Contributor Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what White men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to White men. In a recent blog post to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, researchers at the Economic Policy…

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Cheyney University, One of the Nation’s Oldest HBCUs, Could Lose Its Accreditation in September

By Stacy M. Brown, Washington Informer/NNPA Member After years of financial trouble and heartbreaking enrollment decline, Cheyney University, one of the oldest Black institutions of higher education in America, is on the verge of fiscal ruin and in danger of losing its accreditation. Cheyney’s problems have sparked rallies, protests and an outpouring of support and…

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AffordableSchools.net Announces The 30 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s-Granting Historically Black Colleges/Universities

Historically Black Colleges & Universities have played a pivotal role in our nation’s history. As higher education moves online, many HBCU’s are offering online education opportunities for their students. In its mission to help students keep college reasonably priced, AffordableSchools.net has highlighted the most affordable online opportunities currently offered by HBCU institutions. You can view…

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