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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s leadership, accomplishments, and commitment to education show us that being smart is the new cool.

Many have noted that there is an obvious lack of quality programming that caters to women of color. Interactive One, the parent company of NewsOne.com, is…

Elisa Villanueva Beard, Co-CEO of Teach For America and Dr. Julianne Malveaux joined guest host Jeff Johnson on “NewsOne Now” to discuss TFA (Teachers For America) announcing…

WASHINGTON — The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds aren’t going to preschool. SEE ALSO: Gingrich Faces Tough Crowd At Black Church Kids from low-income families who start kindergarten without first attending a […]

Being a mentor is a full time job. It is often very hard to know if you are doing well at it.  I work with kids everyday in my organization, Hip-Hop Chess Federation. Today one of the kids I mentor was talking to me about his life goals (we will call him Marcus).  Sometimes Marcus jokes […]

Better Education Place, a South Florida-based education company, has named both Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj  their “Teachers of the Year.” According to the company’s media page, in order to receive the award, nominees, which included actual teachers, were judged against seven categories: RELATED: Nicki Minaj Wins Two Trophies At American Music Awards The duo […]

Washington D.C.– I wanted to cry when I read about the recent widely publicized report from the Council of Great City Schools about the underachievement of African-American males in our schools. Its findings bear repeating: African-American boys drop out at nearly twice the rate of white boys; their SAT scores are on average 104 points […]

National (HuffPo)– “Black males continue to perform lower than their peers throughout the country on almost every indicator,” concludes a new report released by the Council of the Great City Schools titled, “A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools.” The Council declares the […]

The U.S. Department of Education’s office of civil rights is investigating whether black male students are punished disproportionately in the Christina School District in Wilmington and Newark, one of five districts nationwide under scrutiny for its discipline record.