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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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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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Voices from Education Nation

NBC | September 28, 2010

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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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Weekly News Roundup

September 13, 2010 – September 19, 2010

Jobless youth ‘a time bomb Caiphus Kgosana, Times Lives, September 19, 2010 Empowerment Program Offers Youths a Second Chance Ronnie Figueroa, South Florida Times, September 18, 2010 Youth unemployment affects mental health and wellbeing new report shows Ruth Dayspring, Black Mental Health, September 17, 2010 City Takes on Youth Violence Prevention Jonathan Friedman, The Lookout, September 17, 2010 Youth […]

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‘Beyond the Bricks’ (Trailer)

BeyondtheBricks.com Beyond the Bricks follows African-American students Shaquiel Ingram and Erick Graham as they struggle to stay on track in the Newark, NJ public school system. Weaved into the boys stories is commentary from some of the countries foremost scholars and experts focused on African-American boys and their education including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the […]

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School Wages War on Ignorance

CNN | September 16, 2010 Florida educators try to illustrate the importance of “the war on ignorance” by wearing military flair and fatigues.

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Obama Welcomes America’s Youth Back to School

WhiteHouse.gov | September 14, 2010 The President gives his second annual Back-to-School Speech in Pennsylvania, encouraging students to take responsibility for their educations. Watch the full speech or read highlights.

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Weekly News Roundup

September 6, 2010 – September 12, 2010

Greater respect toward others The Tribune-Democrat, September 12, 2010 New ATF boss feels kinship with troubled youth O’Ryan Johnson, Boston Herald, September 12, 2010 Student Org. Aids African Orphanage Cindy Huynh, Cornell Daily Sun, September 12, 2010 With grant, gym turns to full-time youth mentoring Sean Golden, The Eagle-Gazette, September 12, 2010 Teens work to improve dunes parks’ […]

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