CNN

U.S. Department of Education Announces New Website to Assist State Education Policy Makers Access ESSA Resources

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Comprehensive Center Network (CC Network) website. The CC Network website brings together a compilation of more than 700 resources developed by 23 Comprehensive Centers and over 200 projects currently underway in states across the country and makes searching by state or topic easier. […]

Cecil E. Newman Scholarship winners
K12 Education

MSR celebrates graduates and parents with 23rd annual scholarship dinner (photos)

The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) and its nonprofit namesake the Spokesman-Recorder 501(c)(3) hosted the 23rd annual Graduation Celebration Thursday, May 24 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. More than 200 community members, graduating students and their parents attended the free scholarship dinner and ceremony awards. Ten students were presented with Cecil E. Newman Scholarships at the event themed “Education and Graduation: It’s a family affair.” […]

higher education

Scholarship Awards Recognizes 11 Students

HUDSON VALLEY PRESS — Ramirez, the CEO of R & M Promotions as well as the Director of the Latino High School Scholarship Fund, has been diligently following his own people tip for much of his life- particularly with area youth-for over 20 years with the creation of the Hudson Valley Latino High School Scholarship Awards program. […]

Education

Final Week for HBCU Students to Apply for NNPA DTU Journalism Fellowship

The deadline for HBCU students to submit an application for the 2018 Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellowship, or DTU, is April 30. The DTU Journalism Fellowship includes: 8-week multi-city journalism fellowship working with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) newspapers in Atlanta, New York City, Washington D.C. and Norfolk. $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend for […] […]

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. […]

Jay-Z poses with his mother, Gloria Carter . (Photo by Jamie McCarthy)
K12 Education

Jay-Z’s new 2018 scholarship program

THE LEGACY NEWSPAPER — The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to help under-served students who may not be eligible for other scholarships. […]

Photo, courtesy Dallas ISD.
Dallas Post Tribune

Four schools selected for P-Tech grant program

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — “Dallas ISD, Dallas County Community College District, University of North Texas Dallas and 63 industry partners are committed to working collaboratively to ensure that students graduate with workplace skills which will provide a clear pathway from high school to college to career,” said Israel Cordero, Dallas ISD Deputy Superintendent of Academic Improvement and Accountability. “The receipt of the P-TECH Success Grants further enhances educational opportunities for our students.” […]

K12 Education

SC Bar Young Lawyers Division’s (YLD) third annual “Your Big Idea” Scholarship Competition

THE CHRONICLE — The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is sponsoring its third annual “Your Big Idea” Scholarship Competition this spring. To enter, students must complete an application and answer one of five prompts about the First Amendment in an Instagram video. The submission deadline has been extended to April 13, 2018 at 5 p.m. […]

FAFSA

5 Ways to Cut the College Price Tag

“Working as a Financial Aid Counselor, families often ask me how they can pay for college. More often than not this conversation takes place during the student’s senior year in high school. As a first-generation college student, there are things I wish my family and I had known to help us save on our college bill. These are a few things that families can do to help cut the cost of college:” […]

California

Torlakson Speaks at 2018 CABE Conference

Torlakson will speak at an awards ceremony and open the general session where he will unveil the release of the California English Learner Roadmap Guidance document which will support districts in strengthening comprehensive policies, programs, and practices for English learners.  He will also join a roundtable with Mexico officials including state of Baja California Education Secretary Miguel Ángel Mendoza. […]

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. speaks with reporters after the team’s 107-104 home loss to the Utah Jazz on Jan. 10. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
District of Columbia

New Orleans native Kelly Oubre Jr. gives scholarships to 10 students: report

Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. made his only trip to New Orleans this season on Friday (March 9), and he wanted to ensure it was a memorable one. After helping the Wizards walk away with a 116-97 win over the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center, Oubre presented 10 Cohen College Prep high school with $1,000 scholarships, he told The Washington Post. […]

Betsy DeVos

Secretary DeVos Announces New Federal Assistance for Hurricane Impacted Students, Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today new federal assistance for students and schools impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the 2017 California wildfires. An additional $2.7 billion, authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will be used to help K-12 school districts and schools as well as institutions of higher education (IHEs) in their recovery efforts. […]