Archive for 'Education'

Black Preschoolers’ Suspensions Triple that of Whites

Black Preschoolers’ Suspensions Triple that of Whites

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even before they typically learn to read, Black preschoolers – some as young as 4 years old – are taught a disgusting lesson: They are three times [...]

Tips to Get Kids Excited About Science

Tips to Get Kids Excited About Science

(StatePoint) Sometimes it can be hard to convince kids that learning is fun. While parents can’t necessarily control how exciting the school day is, they can make off-hours learning more fun and exciting — especially when [...]

President Obama Visits Nashville High School

President Obama Visits Nashville High School

By Jason Luntz Nashville, TN – Over 1,500 people packed the gymnasium at McGavock High School to hear President Barack Obama speak on Jan. 30. Nashville was the President’s last stop in a post-State of the [...]

Last Call: Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Deadline January 27

Last Call: Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Deadline January 27

2014 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up [...]

New Tips for Communicating with Your Kids

New Tips for Communicating with Your Kids

(StatePoint) In today’s digital world, connecting with your children goes beyond face-to-face communication. While nothing beats in-person quality time, on-the-go lifestyles don’t always allow for it. But physical distance when you or your kids are out [...]

How College Pricing Is Like Holiday Retail

How College Pricing Is Like Holiday Retail

By Marian Wang Special to the NNPA from ProPublica You know all those seemingly great sales during the holidays? It turns out, they are often a “carefully engineered illusion.” A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal [...]

Announcing The Second Annual John W. Work III High School Piano Competition

Announcing The Second Annual John W. Work III High School Piano Competition

Nashville, TN – The John W. Work III Memorial Foundation announces the second annual John W. Work III High School Piano Competition. John Wesley Work III (1901 – 1967) was an inspiring teacher at Fisk University [...]

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month

(SPM Wire) You don’t need special skills to become a mentor to a young person in your community; you just need an ability to listen and to offer friendship, guidance and encouragement. And now is a [...]

SCHOLARgifts Help Fill Gap in Education Funding

SCHOLARgifts Help Fill Gap in Education Funding

by Dorothy Rowley Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer A new website launched by a D.C. attorney has joined the network of financial support systems that help students achieve their higher education goals. The [...]

Lil TerRio Promotes Staying in School

Lil TerRio Promotes Staying in School

Beloved six-year-old winning the hearts of million with personality by Ashley M. Montgomery Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times Who would have thought that an overnight celebrity would come from a six-year-old just being [...]

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