education

We can’t believe it, but school has started up again. And that means that the early-morning scramble is about to start.

From the AJC.com: Georgia will have about $400 million to invest in education reform as a winner of President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top competition. Nine states and the District of Columbia were chosen, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Education told The Atlanta Journal Constitution around noon Tuesday. In addition to Georgia, […]

PLEASE JOIN NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK August 28, 2010 | 11:00 am | Dunbar High School | 1301 New Jersey Avenue Northwest | Washington, DC 47 years ago, the March on Washington took place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech at the March on Washington. 47 years later, Rev. […]

From the AJC.com: It was the way the teacher jumped on his desk refusing to be ignored, pushing a catatonic class beyond the complacency of can’t to a chapter of no excuses that hooked parents. This Ron Clark. This wiry white guy who turned around test scores in a Harlem hood with shtick, high expectations […]

From Todays Drum: He’s the head of education for the entire United States and he’s calling all black men to the front– of the classroom– that is. This fall, Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans on touring historically black colleges and universities in hopes of increasing the number of black men teaching in America’s public schools– […]

From ABC11.com: RALEIGH (WTVD) — The North Carolina NAACP said Tuesday it plans a “Mass Meeting” on Tuesday May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Martin Street Baptist Church. State NAACP President Rev. Dr. William J. Barber said he will present research on the Wake County School Board’s proposal for community based schools. Monday is […]

From Newsone.com: The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) today announced that 75 Gates Millennium Scholars from Atlanta and surrounding counties in Georgia will be recognized at a reception hosted by The Honorable Kasim Reed, at Atlanta’s City Hall, Thursday, May 13. These students are a part of the 2010 Class Gates Millennium Scholars. The good-through-graduation […]

VIA: AJC.com College students carried signs warning Georgia’s lawmakers that they voted. They reminded budget writers that today’s college students are tomorrow’s leaders. They pleaded for money, saying that the Legislature is “budget-cutting my future.” Several hundred students from nearly all of Georgia’s 35 public colleges united for a rally Monday morning to protest proposed […]