Category Archives: Education

Momentum Gaining At Nation’s Oldest HBCU

Wilberforce University, the country’s oldest historically black private university, today announced new leadership for its Board of Trustees. Mark Wilson, CEO of eVerifile, will now lead the Board of Trustees as Chairman of the Board, while John Miller, CEO and president of Denny’s Corporation, becomes vice chairman of the Board. The nomination and appointment of […]

Closing the opportunity gap with school choice

The events that have recently overtaken Ferguson, Mo., have exposed much more than just the vestiges of racial distrust and strained law enforcement-citizen relationships. They remind us how the poverty of opportunity in too many American communities – particularly those that are poor and minority – is a powerful contributor to the persistent racial divide […]

Education focus can bring empathy

What next? That’s what should concern us now. When the nightly dance of angry protesters, opportunistic criminals and inept police clashing over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown finally ends, what steps should civic-minded people take to address the ongoing abuse of African-Americans by the criminal injustice system? Not just in Ferguson, Missouri, […]

ACT Scores Paint Troubling Picture For Students Of Color

As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts. While only 39 percent of all students who took the ACT college admissions test in 2013 scored […]

Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

Students caught misbehaving in the nation’s second largest school district will be sent to the principal’s office rather than the courthouse as part of sweeping disciplinary reforms announced Tuesday by Los Angeles schools. Under the new policy, police officers at Los Angeles Unified School District won’t arrest or cite students for low-level offenses like possessing […]

HBCU: The Black college experience

The Higher Education Act of 1965, defines a Historically Black College and University or HBCU as: “…any historically Black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally-recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the secretary (of […]

Sustainability Study Reveals Green Revolution Blooming at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The 2014 HBCU Green Report released today provides clear evidence that there is significant activity underway on historically black colleges and university (HBCU) campuses to promote sustainable living and adopt energy efficient practices despite their absence in major national green surveys. A collaborative project of the Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) […]