California

Satellite National Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence

Get your questions answered. Meet with educators, and legislators from your school districts, and find out what plans have been made to ensure that the achievement gap is closed. Hear about the law regarding Parental rights, high quality educational opportunities, assessments and accountability, equity and access to a well-rounded curriculum, and more. Transportation from several key points will be provided. […]

Amsterdam News

The New School launches Digital Equity Lab

THE AMSTERDAM NEWS — The New School launched the Digital Equity Laboratory, a project-based center that identifies and supports strategies to transform how technology is understood and used to drive racial, gender and economic equity and disrupt the use of technology to produce and reproduce inequity in our social, economic and civic life. […]

BlackPressUSA.com

It Takes A Village: Closing the STEAM Gap Requires Early Education

BLACKPRESSUSA.COM — We’re all familiar with the popular proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As a 21st century society, this still holds true, literally and figuratively. For non-millennials, who grew up in a vastly different era, there is a nostalgic mindset that a diverse community of inspiring people interacting with children has a positive and sustained life-changing impact on their development. By no means should this mean the village is responsible for raising your children, but we all have a stake in their development and success. […]

Alliance for Excellence in Education

Federal Flash: Could New Federal Data Prevent DeVos From Rolling Back Obama-Era Rules?

New federal data on bullying, discipline, and school safety should prompt tough questions about why certain groups of students are unfairly singled out. Could it also prevent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from rescinding Obama-era guidance on school discipline?  Today’s Federal Flash addresses that question, highlights new people taking over top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, and covers interesting comments on education coming from top Republicans on Capitol Hill. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]