STEM education gap threatens American economic success

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At a time when 6.7 percent unemployment (or, 11.9 percent among African Americans) is an improvement,

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Applicants now being accepted to attend the Honoré Center

Applications for young men who are high school seniors are now being accepted for admission into the Honoré Center for Under­graduate Student Achieve­ment, a pilot

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Common Core: ‘We’re building the plane while we’re flying it’
By Khalil Abdullah Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Five-year-old Ryan had been up to the task of his kindergarten homework – copy each word five times and use each ...
Despite John McDonogh’s pending closure, calls for accountability continue
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer John McDonogh High School will be closing at the end of the school year, with renovations scheduled to begin this summer. According to the Recovery School ...
White House wants to expand education opportunity
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room, and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when ...
State flags standardized test problems at 17 N.O. schools in 2012-13
By Jessica Williams The Lens State officials cited at least 17 New Orleans schools for testing irregularities in the 2012-13 sch­ool year, according to a new report by the Louisiana Depart­ment of ...
Charter networks tread upon ‘Parent Choice’
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer A central premise for pro-charter reformers is that by turning schools into businesses, the free market rules and thus parents have ultimate choice as consumers.
Dr. Elmira Mangum becomes FAMU president
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Florida Courier) — The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Elmira Mangum, 60, to serve as the ...
How college pricing is like holiday retail sales
By Marian Wang Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from ProPublica) – You know all those seemingly great sales during the holidays? It turns out, they are often a “carefully engineered ...
Four-year colleges battle community, technical colleges for state funding
By Tyler Bridges The Lens A sharp disparity in how much money the state doles out to Louisiana’s colleges and universities is causing a major behind-the-scenes fight in the top echelons ...

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