Astronaut Wants More Youth in STEM

African-American men in the District and even in outer space are leading the way in pushing for greater exposure to science, technology, engineering and math for low-income and minority youth. Football player turned NASA astronaut, Leland Melvin, served as host of this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) experiment titled “Motion Commotion” on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Northwest.
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First Lady’s Education Campaign Targets Generation Z

First lady Michelle Obama has formally announced “Better Make Room,” a public awareness campaign squarely directed at America’s future leaders: Generation Z. Over 20 social media companies, businesses and nonprofit partners gathered with Obama on Monday, October 19 in the East Room of the White House to launch an effort that will hopefully turn the culture of celebrity upside down.
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Youth Make a Difference, Join the ‘Big’ March

October 14, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

WASHINGTON — Principal Aaron Thomas Green posed the following question to his school of 300-plus fifth- to eighth-graders at his all-boys school in northeast Houston at the beginning of the school year. “What does justice and brotherhood mean to you?” he asked. Their responses earned 30 boys from KIPP Polaris for Boys a free trip Saturday to the nation’s capital for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. There they joined tens of thousands who traveled from across America to be at the historic event.
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CHAVOUS: Should Sex Education Be Taught In Our Schools?

October 8, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

As of Jan. 1, 2015, all states are somehow involved in sex education for public school children. In particular, 22 states and the District of Columbia require public schools to teach sex education. But is this really best for our kids? And, if so, is the material taught adequate and appropriate for today’s fast paced society. […]

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