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Education for a Better America

White House Education Official David Johns Sparks the #TeachTheBabies Movement

Marcus Bright | Posted 09.21.2014 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

It's important to note how social media campaigns have helped to highlight the issue reminding everyone of how important the early years in the development of the brains of young people.

Why the Starving Out of Public Education Threatens Our Economic Future and What We Can Do About It

Marcus Bright | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Marcus Bright

School districts should not have to go to drastic measures just to meet bare minimum needs. The focus should be on closing the achievement gap, graduating college and career-ready students and attacking the nation's dropout epidemic.

Education for a Better America Initiative Seeks to Bolster Philadelphia Students During School Funding Crisis

Marcus Bright | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

The public education crisis in the city of Philadelphia is reaching a crescendo as the scheduled opening of the 2013-2014 school year on September 9 n...

Miami Community Leaders to Gather to Formulate a Strategic Plan to Address Gun Violence

Marcus Bright | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Marcus Bright

The life of Aaron Willis was forever changed on the night of December 19, 2012. The ninth grader at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida was shot while riding his bike in the Wynwood section of the city when shots rang out.

Low-Income and Minority Students Needed in STEM Pipeline

Marcus Bright | Posted 05.22.2013 | College
Marcus Bright

The United States does not currently produce enough qualified workers to meet the demand for STEM employees. The current STEM pipeline is woefully insufficient.