education

Open Thread: Do You Think The Teachers Involved In The Atlanta Cheating Scandal Will Receive a Fair Sentence?

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11 Atlanta teachers  and school administrators who were involved in the state-wide cheating scandal have been convicted and could face up to 20 years in prison. But some feel, because 10 out of the 11 are Black teachers, that they will not get a fair sentence....

NY Teen Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

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Harold Ekeh is a senior at Elmont Memorial High School in Elemont, New York and he has a huge decision to make in a few weeks. Which of the 8 ivy league schools that he got accepted in, will he attend? Yup, Ekeh got into...

Pregnant Girls Barred From School in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone’s Education Minister Minkailu Bah  made a devastating announcement that impacts the education of girls in the country. Bah has stated that girls who are visibly pregnant will not be allowed to go to school. Apparently the ‘unspoken’ rule was always in play, but now it’s...

Michelle Obama Launches ‘Let Girls Learn’ Initiative to Provide Accessible Education to Girls

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Earlier this week, the White House announced the  “Let Girls Learn” initiative, which is a new project spearheaded by Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps  to make sure young women have access to education. “[W]hen a girl receives a quality education, she is more likely to...