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Obama: ‘We Can’t Deport Eleven Million People’

Obama: ‘We Can’t Deport Eleven Million People’

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — Responding to immigrants’ fear that the next administration will revoke a new White House policy calling for voluntary registration by people who’ve come to the United States illegally, President Barrack [...]

Support for Common Core Declining Among Teachers

Support for Common Core Declining Among Teachers

NASHVILLE, TN — In the 2014 First to the Top survey, which compiled responses from more than 27,000 Tennessee public school teachers and administrators on a variety of policy initiatives, a majority of teachers indicated they [...]

‘Yes We Code’ Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming

‘Yes We Code’ Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming

By Cora Jackson-Fossett Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their actions make money for countless companies around the world. CNN [...]

Historically Black and Hispanic-Serving Colleges Are Doing Better Than Thought

Historically Black and Hispanic-Serving Colleges Are Doing Better Than Thought

Minority students who attend historically black or Hispanic-serving colleges are just as likely to complete their undergraduate degree as similar minority students at traditional institutions, according to a new Vanderbilt study. Stella Flores, associate professor of [...]

Tips to Save for College

Tips to Save for College

(StatePoint) As thousands of high school graduates prepare for college, more than a few households are coping with “sticker shock” when it comes to higher education costs. And many students are leaving universities not only with [...]

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition to College

Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition to College

The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses. “Paying for college and [...]

Susan Gray School Currently Seeking Applications for Children

Susan Gray School Currently Seeking Applications for Children

By Kurt Brobeck Peabody College’s Susan Gray School for Children has long been known at Vanderbilt and in the Nashville community as a resource for early childhood education of children with developmental disabilities. Not everyone knows, [...]

Tennessee Students Make Gains on 2014 TCAP Tests

Tennessee Students Make Gains on 2014 TCAP Tests

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman recently announced Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state’s 31 grade and subject-level tests. The biggest increases seen in the 2013-14 [...]

Shopping Tips for College-Bound Students

Shopping Tips for College-Bound Students

(StatePoint) Preparing for college life is a must, whether you are planning to live on or off campus. But it can be overwhelming without a game plan. To make this exciting experience as smooth as possible, [...]

All Students Benefit from Minority Teachers

All Students Benefit from Minority Teachers

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent  Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both Whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by [...]

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