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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 […]

A Sunday-school teacher and assistant special-education teacher was fired from her job at a Brooklyn elementary school for praying in the classroom. The New York Post reports: PS 224 assistant special-education teacher Anita Wooten-Francis, 52, claims she never hid her faith but took care not to influence kids. She worshiped in her classroom before or […]

QUEENS, New York– Mabou Loiseau, a five-year-old child prodigy who is home-schooled can speak seven languages, play six instruments, and scored in the 99th percentile on the test for gifted and talented schools in New York City.

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.

This year, Mr. Christie, the blunt-speaking suburban white Republican, and Mr. Booker, the Scripture-quoting urban black Democrat long rumored to want the governor’s job, have become the state’s political odd couple.

Evidence suggests that home-schooling in America is a growing trend. In a weeklong web-only series, TODAYshow.com reports on the challenges and creative opportunities presented by this approach to education.

A decade ago, Brockton High School was a case study in failure. Teachers and administrators often voiced the unofficial school motto in hallway chitchat: students have a right to fail if they want. And many of them did — only a quarter of the students passed statewide exams. One in three dropped out.

President Obama has shown a commendable willingness to shake up the status quo in K-12 education by advocating reforms, such as charter schools, that have left his teachers union base none-too-pleased. So it’s unfortunate that he has such a conventional approach to higher education, and to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in particular.