Education

Segregating public schools won’t make America great again

Segregating public schools won’t make America great again

| November 4, 2017

Public schools more segregated than 40 years ago By Rushern Baker (County Executive, Prince Georges County, Maryland) On Nov. 4, 1952, Dr. Helen Kenyon addressed the Women’s Society of Riverside Church in New York City and opined that, “Eleven o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often […]

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Educating black students in new Jim Crow era

Educating black students in new Jim Crow era

| October 31, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education remains an elusive goal for most black children. In an effort to engage black parents around reaching that elusive goal, educators and community stakeholders tackled leadership, educational […]

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Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

| October 20, 2017

ALC panel encourages high school students to pursue STEM careers By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The panel discussion was held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual […]

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States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

States ignore social competency for students in ESSA

| October 16, 2017

By Lauren Poteat (NNPA/ESSA Contributor) According to a recent report by Education Week, states have largely ignored a critical mandate of the Every Student Succeeds Act that calls for schools to measure the social and emotional competencies of their students. “Not a single state’s plan to comply with the federal education law—and its broader vision […]

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We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

| May 4, 2017

By Wade Henderson In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This move will create tremendous confusion among states that are currently in the middle of putting the new law in place in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Even more […]

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Spotlight on chess being taught to our youth at American Legion Post 148

Spotlight on chess being taught to our youth at American Legion Post 148

| April 26, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? As always, I hope you’re still taking time out of your schedules to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better, because it feels so good.  On […]

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Questa announces scholarship opportunites

Questa announces scholarship opportunites

| April 26, 2017

Applications available online for Roy and Dodez Scholarships FORT WAYNE—Questa Education Foundation is announcing two different scholarship opportunities with applications starting May 15, 2017 for regional nursing students and also for Indiana students attending Dartmouth College. Questa Education Foundation administers the Virgil J & Mildred C Roy “Nursing” scholarship for Northeast Indiana students seeking a […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas to present ‘Dancing Through the Decades’ on April 29

Fort Wayne Deltas to present ‘Dancing Through the Decades’ on April 29

| April 21, 2017

Courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta FORT WAYNE—Tickets are now on sale for the annual Spring Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, April 29 at Cerutti’s Summit Room located on 6601 Innovation Blvd. Attendees are invited to “dress for your favorite decade or come as you are” to experience a 50/50 Raffle, Art Sale and Delta Step Show! […]

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Boys & Girls Club Launches Blue Bucket Brigade

Boys & Girls Club Launches Blue Bucket Brigade

| April 18, 2017

Submitted by Jeanie Summerville Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club A new initiative, which Sgt. Mitch McKinney of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) calls a “movement,” was launched on Monday, March 20 with a morning press conference in the office of the Mayor Tom Henry. The movement, called the Blue Bucket Brigade, is […]

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Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

| March 27, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs […]

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