Education

Via: defendernetwork.com There was a time when Houston’s African-American high school graduates had limited opportunities when it came time to advancing to the collegiate academic and athletic levels.

T0 have support from a loved one is encouraging and inspiring.  Many of us can testify how our mother and/or father made numerous provisions  to elev8 and better ourselves.  We keep and cherish those selfless acts of love in our hearts and minds.

Houston

Via: defendernetwork.com Many wonder what affect the arrival of freshmen legislators riding the wave of a resounding Republican/Tea Party victory in the 2010 mid-term elections will have on politics at the state and federal levels. Moreover, with Texas facing a massive budget shortfall of as much as $25 billion, several individuals and organizations are showing […]

Via: defendernetwork.com Two HBCUs in Tennessee are in danger of losing their accreditation unless they change their operations. Tennessee State University has a year to meet “measures of institutional effectiveness” and Fisk University must address its budgetary issues in order to maintain accreditation. Both are in Nashville.

Via: defendernetwork.com With low enrollment at some schools, overcrowding at others, a bleak financial outlook, which includes ever-increasing budget constraints and shrinking funds from the state, the Fort Bend Independent School District says it’s considering closing several of its campuses, including two predominately minority schools.

Via: elev8.com This comes back to me every year about this time, as lots of parents I know get ready to send their kids off to college. College is a new experience for so many of these kids.

Health

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Via: defendernetwork.com As we enter the final days of 2010, one of the outstanding issues of the past 12 months is the inadequate education that the majority of African American children and young adults are receiving throughout the United States. All parents, and in particular, African American parents, want the best for their children. Thus, […]

Via: forwardtimes.com The young men of WALIPP-TSU Preparatory Academy have rich educational experiences on the campus of Texas Southern University. Recently, WALIPP scholars visited the TSU University Museum to observe college classes in Art Appreciation and Theatre Appreciation.

By Nick Anderson Black male students trail their white counterparts in school by alarming margins and for reasons that are often not well understood, according to a report released Tuesday. The report from the Council of the Great City Schools, an advocacy organization for urban education, suggests that poverty is not the only factor behind […]