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History sinks in for first ever black female golfer at Jr. Ryder Cup

History sinks in for first ever black female golfer at Jr. Ryder Cup John Mitchell | September 30, 2010 Not long ago, 16-year-old Ginger Howard figured she would be getting ready to watch her idol, Tiger Woods, lead the United States against Europe in the Ryder Cup later this week. Not playing in it. Howard, […]

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Bound-a-ry: a limit.

I am the proud auntie of a six year old skinny first grader. He’s a smart little kid, and funny, and wears glasses, and is still too young to know that flipping over a couch can cause serious injury. He’s having fun and is learning the boundaries of his body day by day, bruise by […]

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Are Schools Embracing Technology?

NBC Education Nation | September 29, 2010 Shayne Evans, director of Chicago Charter School’s Woodlawn Campus, and Shmuel Meitar, founder and principal of “Time to Know” join Tamron Hall on MSNBC.

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Brief Thoughts on #NWNW

Let me start by apologizing for my absence last week. I know people say this all the time but there is just so much going on in my head/heart that I almost can’t tell up from down. I could get personal and write about the emotional toll my ailing grandmother is having on me. I […]

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4,100 Students Prove ‘Small Is Better’ Rule Wrong

4,100 Students Prove ‘Small Is Better’ Rule Wrong Sam Dillon, New York Times | September 27, 2010 BROCKTON, Mass. — A decade ago, Brockton High School was a case study in failure. Teachers and administrators often voiced the unofficial school motto in hallway chitchat: students have a right to fail if they want. And many […]

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Eddie Long: Rapists and Homosexuals Are Not the Same Thing

Faggot. Homo. Queer. At the dawn of a pastor’s hypocrisy, I hope our leaders in this country (whoever they might be) look beyond the surface of a situation and excavate deeper into truth and understanding. Not only truth about any particular person’s action, but truth and understanding about a group of people and what that group […]

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Voices from Education Nation

NBC | September 28, 2010

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Pledge To America Needs To Be On Contract With America

History always has a way of repeating itself. Madonna & Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin & Christine O’Donnell, Mike Tyson & Chris Brown. When debating in the hallowed halls of Congress many elected officials use history as vital reference points for their arguments in favor or opposition of legislation. Ideally the historical roadmap should guide the […]

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Obama: Money without reform won’t fix schools

Today Show | September 27, 2010 President Obama sits down for a one-on-one exclusive interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer to discuss the state of education  in our country and responds to questions from educators from across the nation.

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Weekly News Roundup

September 20, 2010 – September 26, 2010

African-American Student Association brings community, supports students Jackie Barber, OColly News, September 26, 2010 Task force focuses on black student graduation Marc Freeman, Sun Sentinel, September 26, 2010 How to fix low SAT and ACT scores in horrid Chicago Schools Edward Hayes, Examiner, September 26, 2010 Black Achievers set career goals Dave McMillion, The Herald-Mail, September 26, 2010 African […]

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