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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 [...]

President Obama Acts to Ease Student Loan Debt

President Obama Acts to Ease Student Loan Debt

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Blacks students, rely on grants and loans [...]

Traditional Parental Roles are Changing

Traditional Parental Roles are Changing

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family—a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are [...]

Trayvon Martin’s Friend Rachel Jeantel: ‘I’m Still Standing’

Trayvon Martin’s Friend Rachel Jeantel: ‘I’m Still Standing’

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Rachel Jeantel inched toward a high school diploma, she tried to keep in mind that she had a promise to keep. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, [...]

Bridgestone Americas Donates to Middle School

Bridgestone Americas Donates to Middle School

  NASHVILLE, TN — Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) recently announced it will give J.T. Moore Middle School $20,000 as recognition of the school’s ongoing commitment to creating a healthy environment for students and the surrounding community. The school aims to renovate its playground to encourage physical activity [...]

Imaginative Play is Important for Children

Imaginative Play is Important for Children

It can be all too easy to resort to television and other passive entertainment when you’re looking to fill a long afternoon with the kids. But encouraging your kids to use their imaginations is a much [...]

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 [...]

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