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NNPA Hosts Series of Interviews on Closing Education Achievement Gap

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Not only have K-12 students felt the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but college students...

While Some Minority Students and Teachers Thrive in Distant Learning, Others Struggle Daily

“There’s a bunch of research about the value add of Black teachers in school. It turns out that Black teachers help all students to perform better,” says Sekou Biddle, the Vice President of Advocacy and Student Professional Development Programs at the United Negro College Fund. “White students perform better too. When Black people do well, everyone does well. The problem is that when others do well without us doing well, they leave us behind,” concluded Biddle, who leads advocacy efforts to ensure that more African American students will be college-ready and better prepared to enroll in and complete college.

OPINION – Here’s How Joe Biden Can Have Black America’s Back: Select An Education...

Dr. Margaret Fortune “American educators, this is a great day for you. You will have one of your own in the White House,” said Joe...

Can These Key Education Leaders Close the Achievement Gap for Black Children?

Joe W. Bowers Jr. | California Black Media When California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the English language arts and math results of...

Education Spotlight: “Black Students and the Access & Opportunity Gap” Community Forum

By Drew Weisenberger, Contributing Writer Photos by Drew Weisenberger and Robert Tambuzi On Saturday September 7, an open forum with a panel of nonprofit organizers was...

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