education

Malia Obama Picks Harvard University After Gap Year

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Malia Obama is following in her parents’ footsteps when it comes to college and is set to attend Harvard. The oldest daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama has officially committed to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, university, and will begin her freshman year next fall. “The...

Open Thread: Have You Managed To Pay Back Your Student Loans?

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The US student debt crisis is one of the most hot button issues on this year’s presidential campaign trail. Today, there are 40 million people in the US who collectively owe $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. Almost 70% of students who earn Bachelor’s degrees...

White HS Teacher Arrested After Being Caught On Camera Physically Assaulting Black Student

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Mary Hastings, a teacher at Ozen High School in Beaumont, Texas was arrested Friday after video surfaced on social media of her repeatedly slapping a black student after calling him an idiot ass. @pside_prince this. pic.twitter.com/ItIkgq9Pw1 — khay (@khay2you) April 8, 2016 In a statement,...

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Is Opening a New Charter School In Harlem

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Sean Combs told y’all he won’t stop, and after conquering the entertainment world, the music mogul now has his sights on education. On Monday, Combs announced he was finally opening Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School, a project he’s been working on since 2011. Located in East Harlem in...

Oakland School District Pioneers Courses On Manhood For African-American Boys

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Kevin Jennings begins his cultural identity class for African-American boys with a daily affirmation: “I am focused. I am ready to learn. Let’s turn up!” The subject is how society sees black men. Students identify the negative cultural stereotypes and expectations for black men and...

First Grade Teacher Rips Up Little Black Girl’s Homework For Getting A Wrong Answer

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In the fall of 2014, an assistant teacher secretly recorded Ms. Charlotte Dial at Success Academy charter school in Brooklyn, NY as she ripped up a first grader’s homework and publicly berated her for answering a question incorrectly. “There’s nothing that infuriates me more than...