With all of the negative publicity concerning Black youth in Chicago, it’s important to take note of positive stories and this one is truly unique: The Huffington Post reports that Chicago twins, Deprice and Shaprice Hunt, were accepted into a combined 56 colleges and have earned about $1.6 million in scholarships.
There’s an urgency to recruit Black male teachers. The Honore Center is one of the organizations answering the call.
A video showing a principal paddling a kindergartner goes viral and sparks discussions about corporal punishment. The child’s mother said the principal coerced her into granting permission for the spanking. She feared being sent back to jail for truancy.
The record for the most wins in a regular season was held for two decades by the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls team. Former NBA player Michael Jordan released a statement: “I want to congratulate the Warriors on an amazing season,” he said. “The game of basketball is always evolving and records are made to be broken.”
The Philadelphia City Council is considering a budget that includes a proposed soda tax. Philadelphia’s mayor wants to fund early childhood education with the revenue. But there’s serious opposition.
In this video, Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal discusses effective ways to open the education space for 21st century learning. His vision includes using culture to reach today’s students.
Lawsuits accuse several state legislatures of underfunding schools in minority and low-income communities. These cases spotlight significant disparities in education funding that activists say needs reform.
No one seems to be able to upstage Donald Trump on live national television during the 2016 presidential campaign. But that all changed Monday night.
The San Antonio school district fires school police officer who body-slammed student. The superintendent said the officer’s report is inconsistent with what the video shows.