education

A Web-Based Training Program May Help Reduce Sexual Violence on College Campuses

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In light of domestic violence resurfacing at the forefront of many of our conversations, researchers at Georgia State University (GSU) has created an intervention program in hopes to lower the rates of sexual violence on college campuses. As stated in the study led by Laura...

Open Thread: Should Black Parents Take Full Blame For Their Underachieving Kids?

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A recent op-ed on the Washington Post has ruffled a lot of feathers. Dr. Andre Perry is the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. and the author of The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City. In his recent article,  “Stop Blaming...

Former Foster Child Beat Odds, Heads to UCLA Medical School on Full Scholarship

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Festus Ohan’s life wasn’t a crystal stair.  Abandoned as a child, Ohan grew up being bounced around the foster care system. “I went to bed in tears crying, praying, asking God ‘why did this happen to me?’” Ohan says. He adds that he can’t recall...

White Teacher Tells Black Student To Address Him By Saying, ‘Yes, sir, master’

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An Iowa mother is fired up after it was brought to her attention that a teacher made her son refer to him as “master. Roosevelt High School student Jabre White, 17, told The Des Moines Register the way his teacher, Shawn McCurtain, had told the class to...

POTUS Looks to Cap Student Loan Payments at 10 Percent of Monthly Income

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On Monday, President Obama will roll out a plan to cap student loan payments at 10 percent of a borrower’s monthly income, providing relief for approximately five million people who took out loans before October 2007 or stopped borrowing by October 2011. “From reforming the student...