KIPP Prep Principal gets $25000.00
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KIPP Prep Principal Gets $25,000 Milken Award

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.
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Astronaut Leonard Melvin Wants More Youth To Receive A STEM Centered Education.
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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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Michelle Obama
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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 Huge Impact At Justice or Else March.
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Youth Make a Difference, Join the ‘Big’ March

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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The number of minority teachers has declined since 1987, even though the minority student population has grown 17 percent over the same time period. (Stock Photo)
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Number of Black Teachers Rapidly Declines as Minority Student Population Increases

The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population growth is due to U.S. births–and Asian population growth is due primarily to immigration since 2012. That alone has fueled a 5 percent population growth in the overall population of these groups nationwide, according to the Pew Research Center. [read more…]