Tag: Education

Dave Chappelle Says He’s Willing To Talk To Transgender Netflix Employees But ‘I Said What I Said’

Topline Comedian Dave Chappelle addressed the transphobia controversy surrounding his Netflix comedy special “The Closer,” during which he said “gender is a fact,”  saying Monday that he would be willing to talk to transgender Netflix employees that took issue with his comments while also claiming that he’s been “cancelled” over the remarks.  Comedian Dave Chappelle […]

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Is the Pandemic Rewiring Kids’ Brains?

Kids’ difficulties today may affect their ability as adults to hold down jobs; they may get sick more easily and die younger. Some organizations are finding ways to provide mental health support to kids and their caregivers simultaneously. In Los Angeles, the mental health nonprofit Westside Infant-Family Network (WIN), which operates out of an office […]

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Fatal U.S. Cases Of Tropical Disease Linked To Aromatherapy Sold At Walmart, CDC Says

Topline After investigating four U.S. cases of melioidosis, an infectious disease that is rarely seen in America, including two deaths, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it believes the source of the infections was a contaminated aromatherapy spray carried at Walmart, leading the retailer to recall the spray. A Walmart product […]

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‘Go Pick Cotton’: Racist Utah School District Enabled Discrimination Against Black Students, DOJ Finds

NewsOne Featured Video Apparently, Utah’s Davis School District is a microcosm of America. Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice began an investigation into a multitude of complaints by non-white students detailing the bullying and discrimination they faced at the hands of white students and district employees. Basically, the district is overwhelmingly white, and […]

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GOP’s School Board Meetings Video That Dems Rejected Uses Black Parents To Push Anti-CRT Propaganda

NewsOne Featured Video Merrick Garland, U.S. attorney general, right, speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. | Source: Bloomberg / Getty A Republican-endorsed video that Democratic House leadership successfully prevented from being played during a hearing on Capitol Hill disproportionately features Black parents at school board meetings […]

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Report: 53% spike in hours spent on cybersecurity training among employees

In parallel with some of the most devastating security incidents and a rapidly-growing skills gap, 2021 has been a true inflection point for security training and education in the workplace. After an in-depth analysis of millions of users of its learning experience platform, Skillsoft observed a 53% spike in the total number of annual hours […]

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Report: 47% of U.S. employees say they are underpaid

At a time when employers are struggling to fill more than 10.1 million open positions while colleges experience the lowest enrollment numbers in more than a decade, a new survey conducted by educational software provider Jenzabar finds that 47% of U.S. adults believe they are underemployed, underpaid, and seek more affordable, flexible education to acquire […]

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Right-Wing Parents Sue School District Near Boston For Allegedly Violating White Students’ Civil Rights

NewsOne Featured Video A right-wing parents group has sued a school district in suburban Boston alleging white students there are having their civil rights violated because “a policy of segregating students by race” that favors minorities has been adopted. Parents Defending Education, which describes itself as “a national grassroots organization working to reclaim our schools […]

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Right-Wing School Board Candidate Who Mocked ‘The Threat Of White Supremacy’ Shamed Into Deleting Twitter Account

NewsOne Featured Video A right-wing school board candidate in suburban Milwaukee has been shamed into deleting her Twitter account after racist and homophobic tweets — including one that downplayed and mocked “the threat of white supremacy” — were revealed by a local news outlet. Scarlett Johnson, who is also one of the organizers behind the […]

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Howard University Receives Largest Alumni Donation In Its 154-Year History

NewsOne Featured Video Historically Black colleges and universities across the country have had banner years in terms of financial support and Howard University is the latest HBCU to receive a historic donation. The Washington, D.C.-based institution announced it was gifted a $5 million endowment from alumni couple Eddie C. Brown and C. Sylvia Brown. The […]

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Texas School Official Advises Teachers to Offer Books With Opposing View of the Holocaust. You Know Slavery Is Next

“We are in the middle of a political mess, and you are in the middle of a political mess, and so we just have to do the best we can,” Peddy said, NBC News reports. Advertisement Here’s how the Guardian explains it: The training came after the Carroll school board had reprimanded a fourth-grade teacher […]

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Free Speech Rights At Risk: Why The DOJ Is Targeting School Board Meetings

This episode of What’s Ahead warns of a major attack on our liberties. Under the guise of fighting domestic terrorism, Attorney General Merrick Garland has directed the FBI and U.S. Attorneys, who are our most powerful prosecutors, to harass parents who challenge the policies and practices of local school boards.  Teachers unions and school administrators are […]

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Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Unveiled in Florida Before a Permanent Stay in the U.S. Capitol

Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Unveiled in Florida The towering marble sculpture is currently in the News-Journal Center, where Daytona Beach residents got to see it in a public exhibit for the first time on Tuesday, WESH reports. The artwork was made possible through lengthy government approval processes and so far $740,000 out of a $850,000 […]

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Protesting Howard University Students Take Over Campus Building Amid Unmet Demands

NewsOne Featured Video A group of Howard University students has taken over a campus building in an effort to amplify their demands for change in multiple areas at the historically Black college in the nation’s capital. The sit-in began on Tuesday and was continuing as of Wednesday morning after students spent the night in the […]

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NFL Player Jalen Hurts Teams Up With NFLPA, FedEx For HBCU Scholarship Initiative

NewsOne Featured Video Athletes across different sports are using their platforms and resources to support historically Black colleges and universities, and the latest star to do so is NFL player Jalen Hurts. According to CBS Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has joined forces with the National Football League Players Association and FedEx for an initiative […]

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Dillard University President Sets The Record Straight On Biden Administration And HBCUs, Says Congress Needs To Increase Funding

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Chicago Tribune / Getty The president of Dillard University took to Twitter to debunk disinformation being spread about the Biden administration’s commitment to funding HBCUs. Walter M. Kimbrough, known on Twitter as @HipHopPrez, highlighted several accounts spreading the lie that the Biden administration cut $30 Billion from HBCUs.  Holding elected officials accountable […]

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The Basketball Recruiting Class for Kanye West’s Donda Academy Is No Joke

Jalen Hooks, Robert Dillingham Commit to Kanye West’s Donda Academy Donda doesn’t even have a head coach yet and they’re already pulling in heat, thanks to West’s unorthodox recruiting methods. Advertisement From Yahoo Sports: Two high-profile recruits told Yahoo Sports that they have been followed by West on Instagram and have direct messages from the […]

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Education Department Promises Significant Changes To Confusing Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program ‘Over The Coming Months’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: valentinrussanov / Getty In 2007, former President George W. Bush signed into law the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which grants loan forgiveness to people who work at non-profits or in the public sector once they’ve made payments for10 years—or at least that’s what it’s supposed to do. Unfortunately, many borrowers […]

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A Teacher Chopped Off Their Hair. An Attempted Suicide and Strike Followed.

Students of Rabindra University in Bangladesh protest after a teacher chopped off some of their classmates’ hair to “discipline” them. Photo: Ahmed Humayun Kabir/ The Daily Star When he received his overly cramped exam schedule, college student Nazmul Hasan Tuhin was perplexed, so he and his classmates started a petition to have it changed. And then […]

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Colleges Should Buy Insurance To Protect Students From Sudden Closures

getty This article is adapted from testimony I delivered before the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee. Read the full testimony here. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report on the closed school discharge process for federal student loans. When a federally-funded college or university […]

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NBA Player LaMelo Ball Launches Scholarship Fund In Partnership With Roc Nation School

NewsOne Featured Video NBA player LaMelo Ball is paying it forward by supporting students who aspire to pursue careers in the sports management space. According to Sports Illustrated, the Charlotte Hornets guard recently teamed up with the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at LIU Brooklyn for the creation of a scholarship fund. […]

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Ciara And Russell Wilson’s New Children’s Book Aims To Help Youth Build Self-Confidence

NewsOne Featured Video Songstress Ciara and her husband NFL player Russell Wilson are furthering their efforts to uplift youth and for their latest project their using literature as a source of empowerment. The couple recently announced they’re releasing a children’s book that illustrates the beauty of following your dreams, People reported. The book—titled Why Not […]

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Nick Cannon Surprises HBCU Scholars By Eliminating Their Outstanding Student Loan Debt

NewsOne Featured Video Entertainment mogul Nick Cannon has used his platform to amplify the importance of ownership and financial freedom and he’s putting the focus on empowering students at historically Black colleges and universities to take charge of their futures. According to The News & Observer, the television host unveiled a student debt cancellation initiative […]

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University’s White Privilege Course Goes Viral After Citing ‘Second-Hand Clothes’ As Prime Example

NewsOne Featured Video A University in the United Kingdom is encouraging students to take a four-hour course on white privilege, pronoun use, and microaggressions, and students who pass the course win a gold star. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Awarding white people with gold stars for acknowledging their privilege is, well, weird, but let’s […]

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New York City Announces Plans For Educational Reform In How Black History Is Taught In America

NewsOne Featured Video Source: FatCamera / Getty As conservatives across right-wing America continue their white fragility war on Critical Race Theory—a thing they use as an umbrella term for any Black history that makes white people uncomfortable, because they don’t know what the decades-old academic study actually is—New York City is taking the opposite approach […]

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Republicans Don’t Want to Reform Public Education. They Want to End It.

And then, in mid-September, DeSantis dropped a bombshell: He would make Florida the first state in the nation to end high-stakes testing—the basis for Florida’s school ranking system, and thus the basis for its entire school choice model. In part, the move was more politics: DeSantis’s approval ratings have plummeted since he began his war […]

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