Members of Howard University’s “Showtime” marching band have drawn a line in the sand, protesting the University’s administration due to a lack of scholarship disbursements and other allocated band funds [read more…]
According to new test results released from the Office of the State Superintendent, the percentage of students at Ballou, Roosevelt and Woodson high schools in the District on a college readiness track comes in at a startling zero. [read more…]
Top athletes are retiring from sports arenas and excelling as educational entrepreneurs. In 1991, Detroit native Jalen Rose achieved instant fame as a member of the “Fab Five,” the University of Michigan’s collection of the most highly recruited basketball players in the country.
Black male students from Wards 7 and 8 shared their stories on how they overcame bad neighborhoods and adversity to set their horizons on college with the help of one local organization. College Success Foundation of the District of Columbia held its eighth annual breakfast fundraiser, which was attended by local officials, philanthropists and scholars at The Capital Hilton on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Northwest.
Black graduates who attended historically black colleges and universities are better off in five well-being categories than black graduates at predominantly white colleges and Ivy League institutions, according to a new Gallup survey. [read more…]
Congressional Black Caucus Chair G. K. Butterfield (N.C.) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, along with D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, hosted this week a collaborative student roundtable at Howard University about the impact of sequestration on minority communities. [read more…]
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.
Usually, when officials from the California-based Milken Family Foundation show up at school, everyone who knows anything about their surprise visits starts wondering which teacher will be honored for his or her outstanding accomplishments. However, when the honoree was announced earlier this month (Oct. 8) during an assembly at KIPP D.C. College Preparatory College in Northeast, the person who’d least expect to be called out was none other than the principal.
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.