Tag: Education

North Carolina A&T State University Hits Historic Fundraising Milestone

NewsOne Featured Video From historic enrollment milestones to reaccreditations that will ensure longevity, historically Black colleges and universities throughout the country have made significant strides this year. One of the latest institutions to have a breakthrough achievement is North Carolina A&T State University which recently logged a recording-breaking accomplishment in terms of fundraising. Within the […]

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Kansas Baseball Coach Suspended, Facing Termination Over Allegations That He Told a Black Student to Turn Off His ‘N-Word Music’

Photo: Thaninee Chuensomchit (Shutterstock) Another day, another mediocre white man joins the “You Bout to Lose Your Job” chorus line because he couldn’t keep his racism to himself. Advertisement A high school baseball coach in Kansas has been placed on administrative leave and is facing the possibility of losing his job after he was accused […]

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Alaska Teacher Caught on Video Victim Blaming George Floyd, Telling Students That Dressing Like a ‘Thug’ Attracts Cops

Screenshot: Joshua Rose/ YouTube Booooy, when I tell you these white “educators” are going to learn to keep the names of Black victims of police violence out of their mouths. Advertisement A high school teacher in Alaska has been put on administrative leave over remarks she made during a virtual class that was recorded and […]

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William Tate IV Becomes 1st Black President in the History of the SEC: ‘We Set About to Find a Great Leader, and We Found One’

Screenshot: WAFB9 The SEC might boast some of the most powerful programs in all of collegiate sports, but until Thursday, not a single school in the conference had ever had a Black president. Advertisement That’s until William Tate IV changed the game. Tate, who currently serves as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs […]

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Apprenticeships Have Risen 64% Since 2010. How Should Policymakers Support Them?

getty The number of apprentices registered with the Department of Labor surpassed 636,000 in 2020, a 64% increase from the level a decade ago. Despite a brief plateau during the Covid-19 pandemic, the ranks of registered apprentices have increased every year since 2011. The workforce training model, which allows apprentices to earn a wage while […]

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Idaho Governor Signs White Fragility Bill Restricting Critical Race Theory From School Curriculum Into Law

In this photo from video, provided by Idaho Public Television, Idaho Gov. Brad Little speaks about the COVID-19 emergency in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.Photo: Idaho Public Television (AP) Welp, it happened; Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a white fragility bill pushed by state Republicans to restrict Critical Race Theory from being taught […]

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California School District Apologizes for Planning ‘Support Circle for White Students’ Amid Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

Photo: Matej Kastelic (Shutterstock) Have you ever come across a story that you know you’re supposed to be upset and offended by, but it’s just so damn hilarious that you forget to be disgusted? Advertisement School officials in Piedmont, Calif., are apologizing for their plans to organize a “support circle for white students” who might […]

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In Defense of Liberal Conspirators

Born in 1857, Darrow defended countless workers and organizers from conspiracy charges over his career, inspired, in part, by the famous Haymarket trial, a miscarriage of justice that saw eight anarchists charged with conspiracy and seven sentenced to death for an explosion at a small rally (a pardon would be issued in time to save […]

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‘Are You Like This Doggy?’ U.S. Embassy Asked Chinese Students. It Backfired.

HONG KONG — The U.S. Embassy in Beijing had good news to share: Student visa applications for Chinese nationals were resuming after a yearlong hiatus. “Spring has come and the flowers are in bloom,” the embassy wrote in a Chinese-language social media post on Wednesday that included a video of a dog trying to jump […]

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Critical Race Truth: Republicans Keep Trying To Revise America’s Racist History

NewsOne Featured Video The Signing of the Constitution of the United States, with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. | Source: GraphicaArtis / Getty Fixated on defending the indefensible, Republicans like Justin Lafferty continue to make a mockery of history. A Tennessee state representative, Lafferty, made headlines Tuesday […]

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Black Parents Say Remote Learning Gives Them And Their Kids Relief From Racism

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) There are a lot of news reports going around that Black kids are not enrolling in in-person learning at the same rate as white children, but there is one benefit to Black kids learning from home: They don’t have to deal with racist teachers or schools. Advertisement Well, at least not in […]

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NBC Says HFPA’s Overhaul Plan Is ‘an Encouraging Step in the Right Direction’

Event signage appears above the red carpet at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File (AP) It looks like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) may be headed in the right direction—at least in the eyes of its affiliated network and production company. Advertisement According to Deadline, the nonprofit […]

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Why the Right Loves Public School Culture Wars

There is a quote from Ralph Reed that I often return to when trying to understand how the right builds political power. “I would rather have a thousand school board members than one president and no school board members,” the former leader of the Christian Coalition said in 1996. School board elections are a great […]

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Race Was Discussed in a Missouri School District. White Tears Followed

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Given how many tears and anguished faces filled the room during a recent “community conversation” in Eureka, Mo., last week, you’d think someone had died tragically. Naw, it wasn’t really that deep. Just a bunch of white parents complaining about their kids learning about racism and how they feel hurt by the […]

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Students at Arizona High School Disciplined After Reenacting George Floyd’s Murder

Shannon Haynes talks to her son Ronald Haynes, 9, about George Floyd in front of a memorial following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty today on all three charges he faced in the death of Floyd last May.Photo: Nathan […]

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WTF?: Kansas Lawmaker Allegedly Kneed Student Groin, Asked Students About ‘Making Babies,’ Their Masturbation Habits and More

Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel (R)Photo: Rep. Mark Samsel, Kansas House District 5/ Facebook I don’t know why I honestly thought that the wildest story I would ever hear regarding a Republican lawmaker from Kansas was the one where Kansas state Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop led a police officer on a high-speed chase while […]

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WTF?: Kansas Lawmaker Allegedly Kneed Student in Groin, Asked Students About ‘Making Babies,’ Their Masturbation Habits and More

Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel (R)Photo: Rep. Mark Samsel, Kansas House District 5/ Facebook I don’t know why I honestly thought that the wildest story I would ever hear regarding a Republican lawmaker from Kansas was the one where Kansas state Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop led a police officer on a high-speed chase while […]

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The Sunday Read: ‘He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?’

For years, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a Dominican-born teacher of classics at Princeton, has spoken openly about the harm caused by the discipline’s practitioners in the two millenniums since antiquity — the classical justifications of slavery, race science, colonialism, Nazism and other 20th-century fascisms. He believes that classics is so entangled with white supremacy as to […]

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NJ Teacher Suspended and Under Investigation for Cursing at Black Students While Calling George Floyd a ‘Criminal’

Screenshot: NBC New York In today’s episode of White People Who Have No Business Teaching Black Students, a New Jersy high school teacher has been suspended after two separate videos surfaced that showed him all in his Klan-ish feelings while shouting at and cursing at students during a virtual class—all because he’s sick of hearing […]

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Ciara And Russell Wilson Participate In Youth Financial Literacy Initiative

NewsOne Featured Video Songstress Ciara and her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have been fierce advocates for education. The couple’s latest initiative was centered on using financial literacy as an avenue to empower youth. According to The Seattle Times, the Wilsons recently surprised a group of Seattle-based middle school students with money management tips […]

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McConnell Attacks Biden Rule’s Antiracism Focus, Calling It ‘Divisive’

Similar efforts have played out in state legislatures across the country, from Idaho to Missouri to Rhode Island, as Republicans have sought to restrict how issues of race and racism are taught in public schools. They have taken aim specifically at critical race theory, an academic movement that posits that historical patterns of discrimination have […]

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Only 8 Black Students Are Admitted to Stuyvesant High School

Aside from his effort to overhaul specialized school admissions, Mr. de Blasio has not made school integration of the roughly 1,800 schools he does control a top priority during his two terms as mayor. Disagreements between the mayor and Richard A. Carranza, the former schools chancellor, about how aggressively to pursue desegregation policies helped prompt […]

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Louisiana Lawmaker Forced to Clarify There Was No ‘Good’ in Slavery

Rep. Ray Garofolo, chair of the Louisiana House Education Committee A Louisiana state rep said earlier this week that schools shouldn’t teach “divisive concepts” but rather give students “the good, the bad, and the ugly” on various topics such as… slavery.  Unfortunately, that was the example that immediately sprang to his mind in a recent […]

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Biden Directs Education Funding to Community Colleges, a Key Lifeline

After she got divorced in 2015, Sonia Medeiros, 48, knew she had to earn a college degree. She needed to support herself and her young son, but employers were not responding to her résumé, which showed only a high school education from her native country, Brazil. The coronavirus pandemic made everything worse. She lost her […]

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School Superintendents Leave Their Jobs Due to Pandemic Stress

This year has been draining for pretty much everyone connected to schools: children stuck in Zoom classes, teachers worried about their health and their students, parents juggling their jobs while managing children learning from home. And for the district leaders responsible for managing it all, the pandemic has been a uniquely exhausting experience. Now some […]

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Louisiana Republican Encourages Teaching ‘The Good’ Of Slavery, Not Critical Race Theory

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Twitter / Louisiana Democrats A Republican state representative in Louisiana has gone viral for all the wrong reasons after he did some grandstanding during a House session addressing the topic of schools and colleges teaching critical race theory. While discussing his bill that addresses “certain concepts related to race and sex […]

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Salesforce launches employee upskilling toolkit for businesses

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Salesforce today announced the launch of In-App Learning with Trailhead, which surfaces personalized learning content directly in Salesforce, enabling employees to learn in the flow of work. In-App Learning with Trailhead will become generally available and free to all Salesforce customers […]

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College Accounts at Birth: State Efforts Raise New Hopes

Braylon Dedmon was 3 days old when his mother, Talasheia, was offered $1,000 to open a college savings account in his name. “I was like, ‘What?’” Ms. Dedmon recalled. Her skeptic’s antennae tingled. “I was a little scared.” Was this a scam? It wasn’t. The offer was the beginning of a far-reaching research project begun […]

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4 Ways Representative Anthony Gonzalez’s Bill Does Not Protect College Athletes’ Interests

While perhaps well intended, Representative Anthony Gonzalez’s proposed Student Athlete Level … [+] Playing Field Act may do not to protect the NCAA than college athletes (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) today reintroduced their Student Athlete Level […]

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Joe Biden Has Something Else He’d Like to Transform

But I still find the whole idea pretty creepy. People who have valid ethical or religious or medical reasons for not getting vaccinated should not be barred from any kind of public accommodation for exercising a fundamental right of conscience. Nor should people be penalized when they might not have easy access to a vaccine. […]

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