Researchers found that just having one African-American educator can reduce one's risk of not finishing high school by 30 percent.
On Friday, Chance the Rapper announced the launch of the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund for Chicago public schools.
Senate Education Committee chairman John Eichelberger reportedly said during a town hall meeting that he blames failing urban school systems for minority students dropping out of college and that money would be better spent training them for vocational programs.
New York City plans to launch a college savings plan for kindergarten students from low-income families. The program encourages parents to put away small amounts consistently to make college affordable.
In the class, students explore how Black social movements have contributed to empowerment within the African-American community.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser nominates Antwan Wilson for schools chancellor. Wilson would bring his reform-mindedness to schools in the nation's capital.
North Carolina Central University announces the passing of Chancellor Debra Saunders-White. She lost her battle with cancer.
Some administrators in District of Columbia Schools are spending their grant money on arts programs. It's helping boys of color discover new career paths and develop life skills.