S.C. subcommittee votes to close state’s only HBCU

By Roberto Alejandro Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – A South Carolina House subcommittee has recommended the state’s only historically

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Legislators talk of SUNO/UNO merger

Just four years after Louisiana lawmakers mulled over a bill proposing to merge historically Black Southern University at New Orleans with predominantly white University of

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Myth that there are more Black men in prison than college is debunked
In a 2013 column for The Root, Howard University professor and Congressional Black Caucus Foundational analyst Ivory A. Toldson said that the myth about there being more Black men ...
SUNO conference on dyslexia set for Feb. 19
Ten to 15 percent of the population in the U.S. has dyslexia, yet only five out of every 100 dyslexics are recognized and receive assistance, according to the Dyslexia Research ...
Consul General hopes to open French high school to continue language education
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer With increasing interest in French immersion education in New Orleans, there are currently no opportunities for students to continue at a high school level. Grégor Trumel, the ...
Xavier awarded $80K grant from Black and Indian Mission Board
Xavier University of Louisiana was recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the Black and Indian Mission Board in support of its educational ministries. The Xavier grant was among those approved this ...
Making the corporate donation on behalf of AT&T to Ladies for Purple Scholars Foundation representative Ann Eugene is Leo Marsh, left. On hand for the presentation are St. Aug principal Sean Goodwin, second from right, and Lambert Boissiere, Constable of First City Court and St. August alumnus.
AT&T donates monies to help St. Aug students pay for their tuition
The Ladies for Purple Scholars Foundation has received a $5,000 contribution from AT&T to support St. Augustine High School students who may be struggling with covering the cost of tuition.
Delgado’s reputation gets major boost
A recent report published in Community College Week listed Delgado Community College among the nation’s fastest-growing public two-year colleges with enrollments of at least 10,000 students.
Local legislator says there will be hard choices in the upcoming session
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Will they hike cigarette taxes or close SUNO? The Pelican State’s fiscal situation is so bad that the House Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger III believes there ...
New education official wants to reform NCLB
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – John King, Jr., a highly-respected educator from New York City, says that teachers saved his life and in his new post as the deputy ...

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