April 27, 2018
  • Mayor Randall Woodfin and Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring stand with first-place winners.
    Alabama

    City School Students Display Artistic Talent

    THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — Earlier this year, Mayor Randall L. Woodfin invited Birmingham City Schools’ students, children of city employees and students attending other schools in Birmingham to reflect on what inspires them about the Magic City. Students could draw anything from their favorite park or school to their community and even the mayor for the “My Birmingham. My Mayor. And Me’’ art contest. […]

  • Alabama

    How Students and Teachers Partner To Make a Better Birmingham

    THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — Earlier this year, students and teachers submitted application essays that incorporated the following statement: “Birmingham’s bright future depends on ….” A panel of judges narrowed the submissions to six who were then paired with mentors from partner companies to help perfect the ideas and possibly make them realities; that list is now down to five. […]

  • California

    Scholarships for Education

    THE PASADENA JOURNAL — On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring its 30th Annual Fashionetta Salute to Mothers and Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show at the Glendale Hilton from 10 AM – 3 PM. This annual fundraising event will award 10 Scholarships and 5 Book Awards to college bound students from the Pasadena/ Altadena/ San Gabriel Valley area. […]

  • Featured

    The future direction of cities and schools are at stake in upcoming May elections

    NORTH DALLAS GAZETTE — Voters are heading to the polls locally twice in the month of May. First up is the elections on May 5 for several city council and school board seats in Dallas and surrounding cities. Then on May 22 voters will select the final winners in runoff races from the March 6 primaries including governor and congressional seats. NDG will spotlight those races in our upcoming edition. […]

  • Featured

    Our Kids Deserve Better: HISD Forced to Relinquish Control of 10 Black and Brown Schools

    HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — The community is outraged. The options are limited. The time to do something is upon us. The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has come to the point where it is being forced to relinquish control of ten Black and Brown schools in the Greater Houston area, in compliance with a 2015 law they have to deal with because of their failure to improve academic performance at these campuses. […]

  • ESSA

    ESSA Demands Full Transparency on K-12 Educational Funding

    NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — The ESSA reporting requirement for school funding begins in December 2019, and supporters of the rule, including the NAACP, believe it will help to encourage greater educational equity, particularly among schools serving large numbers of Black and Hispanic students in low-income neighborhoods. […]

  • District of Columbia

    STEM, Students and Space: HCC to Launch Innovative New Challenger Learning Center in Houston

    HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — Houston Community College (HCC) is on a mission to thrill and educate young students in simulated flights to Mars, the Moon and beyond. That mission was officially launched in Greater Houston area this past Thursday, April 12, when HCC joined Challenger Center President and CEO Lance Bush to announce the new Challenger Learning Center – a place where elementary, middle and high school students will be taught how to apply the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math to a trip to outer space. […]

  • ESSA

    SAVE THE DATE: National Black Parents Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence

    Attendees will engage a distinguished panel of educators, parents, and community influencers in an intimate conversation on the historic role the Black Press has played in advancing educational opportunities for the African American Community. Panelist will use the work of the Black Press as the historical framework to inform action moving forward. […]

  • eSchool News

    Beyond ESSA: How to use your data to make informed decisions

    Mike English writes for eSchool News that with the passage of the deadline for states to submit their final ESSA plans, it’s now “up to school districts to figure out how to capture and report data about student performance.” This additional reporting may seem burdensome,… […]

Mayor Randall Woodfin and Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring stand with first-place winners.
Alabama

City School Students Display Artistic Talent

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — Earlier this year, Mayor Randall L. Woodfin invited Birmingham City Schools’ students, children of city employees and students attending other schools in Birmingham to reflect on what inspires them about the Magic City. Students could draw anything from their favorite park or school to their community and even the mayor for the “My Birmingham. My Mayor. And Me’’ art contest. […]

Alabama

How Students and Teachers Partner To Make a Better Birmingham

THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES — Earlier this year, students and teachers submitted application essays that incorporated the following statement: “Birmingham’s bright future depends on ….” A panel of judges narrowed the submissions to six who were then paired with mentors from partner companies to help perfect the ideas and possibly make them realities; that list is now down to five. […]

black press

NNPA Journalism Fellowship Open to all HBCUs

PRECINCT REPORTER GROUP — The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), in partnership with Chevrolet, recently announced that the 2018 Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship will now accept applications from communications and journalism students attending any one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the country. […]

California

Scholarships for Education

THE PASADENA JOURNAL — On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the Pasadena Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring its 30th Annual Fashionetta Salute to Mothers and Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show at the Glendale Hilton from 10 AM – 3 PM. This annual fundraising event will award 10 Scholarships and 5 Book Awards to college bound students from the Pasadena/ Altadena/ San Gabriel Valley area. […]

Featured

The future direction of cities and schools are at stake in upcoming May elections

NORTH DALLAS GAZETTE — Voters are heading to the polls locally twice in the month of May. First up is the elections on May 5 for several city council and school board seats in Dallas and surrounding cities. Then on May 22 voters will select the final winners in runoff races from the March 6 primaries including governor and congressional seats. NDG will spotlight those races in our upcoming edition. […]

Featured

Our Kids Deserve Better: HISD Forced to Relinquish Control of 10 Black and Brown Schools

HOUSTON FORWARD TIMES — The community is outraged. The options are limited. The time to do something is upon us. The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has come to the point where it is being forced to relinquish control of ten Black and Brown schools in the Greater Houston area, in compliance with a 2015 law they have to deal with because of their failure to improve academic performance at these campuses. […]

Betsy DeVos

New Federal Special Ed. Chief Aims to Foster Partnership With States

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was tripped up on disability-policy questions during her confirmation hearing last year, and her staunch support of school choice options has left some advocates worried that parents may not understand that choosing private schools means losing the rights guaranteed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. […]

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