2018 Disney Dreamers Academy participants
K12 Education

Applications Now Open for 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

THE CHRONICLE — Applications are being accepted now through October 31, 2018, for the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine. This annual outside-the-classroom mentoring program is scheduled for March 21-24, 2019, at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida. The program helps 100 select high school students, ages 13-19, from across the United States jump-start their life goals and pursue their dreams. […]

From left to right, Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni administering the oath of office to Deborah S. Raizes and Dr. Gregory Robeson Smith while Elizabeth Lugones, Robin Bikkal, and Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles look on.
higher education

Westchester Community College Adds Members

HUDSON VALLEY PRESS — Elizabeth Lugones has been selected as the student representative to the college’s Board of Trustees. Her goal is to graduate from the college with a degree in Engineering Science and then move on to a master’s program before entering the industry. […]

NNPA

Jennifer Harris Selected as 2018 Heroes for Children Award Recipient  

EAST TEXAS REVIEW — Jennifer Harris, Senior Vice President at Texas Bank and Trust and a community volunteer, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Heroes for Children Award for District 9 from the State Board of Education.  Harris is one of only 15 awardees statewide who will be given such honor by the State Board of Education (SBOE).  Awardees will receive a plaque and a resolution at the State Board of Education board meeting on September 14, 2018. […]

(From left-right) Denver Lark (North Carolina A&T University), Dana Blair, NNPA DTU Roadtrip Navigator; MC Lyte, Diamond Durant (Morgan State University) and Tyvan Burns (Norfolk State University) pose for a photo during the NNPA’s DTU 2018 Immersion experience with Chevrolet. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)
Amsterdam News

Hip-hop Icon MC Lyte Talks about her Role as National Spox for the NNPA’s Discover The Unexpected HBCU Journalism Program

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte is the national spokesperson for the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. Her passion about education and her desire to create opportunities for HBCU students are two of the many reasons she partnered … […]

K12 Education

Kids Count, But Not Enough

For years I’ve done an annual story about the Kids Count report. The report is compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national organization that since 1948 monitors and reports on the well-being of children. My former editor, Jim French used to provide me a hard copy of the report each year. […]

K12 Education

Summer Reading Programs Coming To An End, But It Doesn’t Stop There

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — South Carolina Reading Partners in two weeks will wind up its summer reading program at Charleston’s Arthur Christopher Gymnasium after having spent the past month helping participants in the gym’s annual “Jump To It” summer camp prevent ‘Summer Slide’ reading skills loss. The program ends July 26. A second site at Hunley Park Elementary School in North Charleston began June 11 and ends July 19. […]