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Education is more than academics and college degrees. Self-education is equally, if not more important for growth. Life-long learning is the key to knowledge and empowerment.


EDUCATION COMMUNITY NEWS

Community Activist Launches "Lunch and Learn" Workshops For Kids

Life-sized chess game brings an important message: "Pants Up, Grades Up, Positive Thought and Purpose"...

Are Standardized Tests Culturally Bias?

Standardized tests are administered and scored in a consistent, or "standard", manner. But their design and predetermined scoring procedures...

Over 100,000 African-Americans Now Homeschool Their Kids

We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African American children who are homeschooled are scoring ...

Student Loans and American Skills: Different Times, Two Different Reactions

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union shocked America with the successful launch of Sputnik I, the first man-made object launched into Earth orbit. The 20th century ...

U.S. Army Supportings STEM

The U.S. Army is taking direct aim at the shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by supporting black youth who pursue engineering careers ...

Minority Youth and Smartphones

A barrage of images, videos and media are available to minority youth, and it could have a significant impact on their academic achievment ...

Teach Me To Read Because I Don't Want To Go To Jail

Only 12 percent of Black males are proficient in reading by 8th grade. Literacy is the civil rights issue for ...

There Is Still Time to Get Back In the Game

When compared to the rest of the developed world, the U.S. has fallen behind in education rankings over the past few years. Educator George E. Stewart II explores ways we ...

Reducing The Black Male Dropout Rate

Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu is a national education consultant and author of the newly released Reducing the Black Male Dropout Rate, a book that focuses on the problems with ...

Are You Smarter Than An Astrophysicist?

Local chapters of American Mensa will administer the test at various locations on Mensa Testing Day. Anyone interested in taking the Mensa Admission Test should visit ...

The Cost of Going Back to School

Schools around the nation are gearing up for the return of students and teachers to the classroom and it won't be cheap. Many parents and students are shopping for clothes, supplies ...

Early Success for Children Is the Key

When Tim Kilpatrick thinks about children across America, he envisions them in a quality educational system that promotes early academic success. He has always believed that a child's education ...

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Child’s School

During my three years at Hazlehurst Middle School, I facilitated countless parent-teacher conferences and served on many Individual Education Plan (IEP) committees. Because a child’s education is extremely ...

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

Bill Gates' 2012 Scholarships For Minority Students

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice ...

Free Scholarship Opportunities for Black Males

The Call Me MISTER Teacher Recruitment Program was developed to recruit, train, certify and secure employment for minority males as elementary teachers in the public ...

ONLINE EDUCATION

The GED Essay Test: Understand the Essay, Improve Your Score

If you’re planning to take the GED Test soon, it's essential to understand the essay section since many test candidates find it one of the most difficult aspects of the language arts exam. Understanding what this part of the GED test expects -– and how it's ...

The University of Phoenix Degree Program vs. Traditional Degree Program

There are different schools of thoughts advocating either a traditional degree or an online degree. Whereas the goal of education and job marketability remains the same, the point of argument is over the ways in which the goal is attained.

How Does An Online University Course Work?

Any online university course has a few prerequisites like a computer, a phone connection, and an Internet Service Provider. With these basics in place, any student anywhere in the world can enroll for the programs being offered by an online university.


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