My Brother's Keeper Program Plans to Expand

Sixty of the nation's largest school districts are joining President Obama's initiative to improve the educational futures of African-American and Hispanic boys, beginning in preschool extending through high school graduation -- dubbed the "My Brother's Keeper" program.


President Obama Promises to Veto Newest NCLB Bill

A Republican bill to revamp No Child Left Behind could make its way to the U.S. House of Representatives as early as next week, but President Obama is already vowing to veto it, according to an Associated Press report.


Is Education the Most Important Civil Rights Issue of All?

Education is the single most important asset when it comes to equal Civil Rights, according to First Lady Michelle Obama.


Delaware Students Demand More African-American Teachers

Last week, local students in Sussex County, Delaware took a stand to rally for more African American teachers and discuss issues they have faced at school, as reported in the News Journal.


Are Black Girls Being Pushed Out of School?

A study released by law researchers at Columbia University shows evidence that of all groups, black K-12 female students are kicked or pushed out of school more than their peers


Tennessee's Gov. Haslam Unsure About Common Core's Future

Tennessee's Republican Governor Bill Haslam, a former supporter of the Common Core Standards, has started to give into its naysayers.


Stop Locking Up Students!

An Indianapolis-area judge has sent a letter to district superintendents that insists school administrators stop having so many students arrested. The letter says that 1,500 Indy kids are sent to juvenile detention centers annually, but that 80 percent of those are never charged.


Mississippi Education Budget Proposal Still $256 Million Short

Mississippi's Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announced a plan last week that would raise K-12 state spending by $110 million over last year, but would not fully fund the public schools in the state.


Narrowing the Achievement Gap Would Add $10 Trillion to GDP by 2050

One study after another has shown a wide educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in the United States. This prompted researchers at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a group focused on narrowing inequality, to study and conclude that if America could improve education performance for the average student, everyone would benefit.


Obama Budget Includes $1 Billion for Native American Education

President Obama's budget request includes $1 billion for American Indian schools next year, with millions of those dollars dedicated to restoring crumbling buildings and connecting classrooms via broadband Internet.


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