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The Indefensible and Unjust State of America’s Children Demands Action to End Child Poverty NOW!

It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children’s Defense Fund’s The State of America’s Children® 2017 details the immoral and preventable poverty, homelessness, hunger, health problems, poor education and violence plaguing children who are America’s responsibility and future. The most recent data suggest: Child Population: The U.S. has 73.6 million children. Children…

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Former NFL Player Aaron Maybin, Coppin State Student Samierra Jones Help to Raise Nearly $80,000 for Students in Baltimore

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Thousands of people stepped up to help former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin raise money for students in Baltimore’s public schools after his tweets showing students wearing jackets and winter hats inside a classroom went viral. The former NFL player has continued to raise awareness about the issue by…

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Achievement Gap in Public Schools Sets Black Students Back

By Langston Bowles-Fulmore Special from Louisiana Weekly (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Young people are the future of the country, and African-American students are not being presented the same opportunities to become leaders when looking at current education policy. If future leaders cannot read and do math, the country will not flourish. Those were the insights of John…

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Report: HBCUs Generate $14.8 Billion In Economic Impact

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, according to a stunning new report by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The landmark study titled, “HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said that public HBCUs…

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Hampton University Exits MEAC for Big South Conference

By Fred Jeter (TriceEdneyWire.com) – There’s an upside and a downside to Hampton University’s surprise decision to leave the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) for the Big South Conference. The upside: Less travel and time lost from class by Hampton athletes. The downside: Severing decades-old rivalries with other HBCUs. Hampton University President William R. Harvey announced on…

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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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