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Rep. JA Moore Calls on SC Superintendent to Waive Standardized Testing Regardless of US Dept.’s Decision

As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, Rep. JA Moore (D-Berkeley) is calling on State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman to waive standardized testing regardless of whether or not the US Department of Education approves of it. “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted our education system,” Rep. Moore stated in a letter to Superintendent Spearman on…

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Voter Suppression Goes to College

By Cash Michaels and Peter Grear, Greater Diversity News If preliminary data estimates on the recent 2020 primaries in North Carolina are accurate, student voters on HBCU campuses must raise their turnout game come the general election this November. So says Dr. William Busa, founder of EQV Analytics, a ‘North Carolina-focused campaign consulting firm serving…

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ESSENCE Insights Survey Finds That More Than Three-Quarters of Black Mothers Worry Their Children Will Be Victims of Police Brutality

As the nation focuses as never before in this generation on systemic injustices and inequities impacting Black people in America, ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company serving Black women and communities, today released findings from its latest ESSENCE Insights survey of Black women on racism. The survey indicates that an overwhelming majority (93%)…

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Clemson Trustees approve Honors College name change; request authority to restore original name of Tillman Hall

The Clemson University Board of Trustees this week approved changing the name of the University’s Honors College to the Clemson University Honors College, effective immediately. The college has been named the Calhoun Honors College since 1982. The trustees also approved a resolution respectfully requesting authority from the South Carolina General Assembly to restore Tillman Hall…

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Distance Learning Earns an ‘F’ in Most Poor Homes

Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com By Frederick H. Lowe (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Illinois Governor J. Robert “JB” Pritzker recently announced that remote learning for Illinois pre-K-12 students enrolled in public and private schools will continue their studies until the end of the academic year while schools remain closed to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19. “Following careful…

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CORONAVIRUS IMPACT: School Closure Presents Myriad Of Challenges To Black Students

By Barney Blakeney For many Black families local school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic creates challenges surrounding childcare, but the myriad of challenges extend much further. Yvonne and her daughter have been rotating the responsibility of childcare as they took days off from work to care for Yvonne’s two granddaughters. Yvonne’s job gives…

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Howard University Cancels 2020 Commencement After Reporting First Direct Coronavirus Case

By Josyana Joshua Special from the Howard University News Service (Howard University News Service/TriceEdneyNewsWire) – As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world and the United States, Howard University announced their first direct positive case of the virus and announced that the school’s commencement would be canceled. In an emailed statement, Howard University President…

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