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MISSISSIPPI: Revamped JPS School Board Gets to Work

If Tuesday night was any indication of how the new Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees will operate, Jacksonians are in good hands. In a three-hour-long meeting, the new board members questioned just about everything on the agenda, as most of the trustees got their first taste of the different powers and responsibilities they hold. [...]

New list highlights nation’s most affordable HBCUs

Black college database The Hundred-Seven has published a list of public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are recognized for their affordability. The 16 colleges have been identified because of their lower overall costs (before and after financial aid packages) compared to other similar colleges- in state and out-of-state. [...]

Black Parent Town Hall spotlights ESSA, quality education

Parents, grandparents and anyone raising school-age children, as well as property owners in DeKalb and across Georgia, can find out about the new national education law – Every Student Succeed Act, or ESSA – at a Black Parents’ Town Hall Meeting on Educational Excellence on Oct. 23 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. [...]

Black and Latino Male Achievement Matters

By Nyesha Stone Milwaukee Public Schools has begun to pave a way to a better future for young men and boys of color. The Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement (BLMA) was established to address the disparities in academic and life outcomes for... [...]
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