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,

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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,

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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 ...
Refusal to return charter schools to Orleans Parish School Board, a sign of distrust of locally elected boards?
By Jessica Williams The Lens For the third year in a row — every year they’ve had the choice — no Recovery School District charter schools decided to switch to Orleans Parish ...
Advocates say Common Core closes the gap in Math
By Peter Schurmann Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – U.S. students’ poor showing in international rankings of math proficiency signal a growing barrier to upward mobility for the nation’s low-income ...
Carver parents, students express their dissatisfaction, concerns
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer Parents Bianca Johnson and Darlene Scott aren’t making any excuses for their teenage boys. They don’t deny that their children can at times be a handful, and that ...
HBCU’s presidents at a new crossroad
By Dianne Hayes Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette) – Only three months into the academic year and headlines have been littered with announcements about HBCU leadership ...
N.O. struggles to provide adequate education for special-needs students
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer When Kelly Fisher moved to New Orleans four years ago, she never imagined finding a school for her son would be such a battle.
Charter boards to choose between parish and state oversight
Many charter boards will take up the question of switching to the Orleans Parish School Board at their next meeting.
Higher Ed. not paying off for Black men in the job market
By Frederick Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News and New America Media) –Although more Black men have graduated from high school and college, their educational achie­ve­ments have not increased their ...

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