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Strong Programs, Strong Mentors, and Strong Mindsets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know the commonly repeated claim that there are more Black men in prison than in college isn't true--but in 2011 Black men accounted for fewer than 6 percent of undergraduate students and 4 percent of graduate students, though they made up 8.7 percent of 18-29 year olds.

Mentors Matter

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Far too many young Black boys are only hearing the first part of the message - -"You can't do it." We need supports in place to show them that they can choose a different path.

All Children Deserve Teachers Who Care About Them

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Janol's good grades allowed him to attend an excellent magnet high school but he realized he didn't see his own experience reflected in the curriculum. He wants to see a new kind of teacher training become a priority throughout the educational system.

Invisible Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Growing up poor, Black, and bright in the Bronx without guidance, by the time Darryl Briggs got to high school he already felt completely ignored, almost invisible. None of the teachers noticed his potential and need for academic challenges, or even noticed him at all.

It Just Takes Everything We're Not Doing Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know how to make a positive difference in the lives of so many poor Black males. But we have to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We don't have to keep doing the things we're getting wrong.

Edward James Olmos on Stand and Deliver's 25th Anniversary & the Release of Filly Brown

Vanessa Erazo | Posted 06.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Erazo

"It's an issue. Studios want to tell universal stories. We want to do the same thing. But, we want to use Latino stories with Latino faces to tell universal stories. We're all part of one group. We are all humans and we all want to tell human stories."

Another Guilty Plea In Tennessee Teacher Cheating Case

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

In November, we reported on a major teacher cheating ring that was unfolding in Memphis, Tenn. Now, there's a new guilty plea.

Joy Resmovits

Testing Exec: We Haven't Updated Security Procedures Since Major Breach

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

The teacher cheating ring that operated in Memphis for 15 years shines a light on the murky world of teacher licensing, experts say. Federal prosec...

SAT Officials To Testify At New York Cheating Hearing

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A security firm run by the former director of the FBI has been retained to review security – and will recommend change...

Giving Black Boys a Strong Start

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

President Obama has called education the civil rights issue of our time. Now is the time for the next transforming freedom moment and movement -- to set our children free from illiteracy, low expectations, and jobless, hopeless futures.

Cheating SAT-style (Part II)

Cari Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

With security measures put in place by the Educational Testing Service, there's very little cheating on the SAT -- 99-percent of the students who take the test follow the rules.