In shattering the previous record of $8.7 million, Barnes received 170 acceptances from 200 applications. By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Teenager Dennis Barnes has shattered multi-million-dollar records and gaining interest from colleges and universities everywhere. Barnes, who goes by his middle name Maliq, is a senior at International High School […]
School Resource Officers Are Not a Panacea
Would you child’s school be safer if they had a police officer? Assembly Republicans seem to think so. This week in the legislature, we had a public hearing on mandating School Resource Officers (SRO) in Wisconsin’s public schools. The legislation, AB69, would require each public school, including a charter school, to report any incident that […]
HBCU Student Journalists Address Issues Impacting Their Communities at White House Meeting
By Karen Stokes Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) student journalists from across the country visited the White House to discuss critical issues impacting their communities with Vice President Kamala Harris and Senior Advisor for Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms. Student journalists representing 47 HBCUs were invited to the White House for an exclusive Press […]
The Biden Administration is Proposing a More Manageable Student Loan Plan
By Karen Stokes The Department of Education released its proposed rule updating its Income Driven Repayment program to make student loan payments more manageable for borrowers moving forward. “We’re doing this because we have to get a handle on the issue that we’ve seen for decades, college costs going up, financial aid going down and […]
Why I love UW – The Everett Mitchell Story
Before he was a judge, pastor, criminal justice reformer and community leader in Dane County, Wisconsin, Everett Mitchell was a good high school student who had his mind set on getting promoted to assistant manager at the grocery store where he worked. It took mentors, counselors, friends and family who believed in him and a […]
STEM is the Future. So How Do We Get More Black Kids Involved?
By Maya Pottiger Word In Black | Sacramento Observer (WIB) – Last year, an elementary school principal in rural Mississippi wanted to get her students excited about science. So, after receiving grant funding, she bought robots for third and fourth graders to assemble and then held a white coat ceremony for them, complete with their […]
When COVID-19 hit, Homeschooling Spiked. Now, Parents are Reluctant to Send Their kids Back.
By Josephine McNeal Homeschooling, once a fairly niche form of education, rose to new heights during COVID-19, especially among Black families who made the switch at a remarkably high rate. Fall 2020 U.S. census data shows that the number of Black families choosing to homeschool their children quintupled. Although reports from the National Center for […]
Biden Student Loan Relief Plan Benefits Borrowers in all Fifty States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico
The Biden administration forecasts that over 40 million borrowers are eligible for its student loan relief plan all across the country. “President Biden believes that education is supposed to help people climb the economic ladder but more than often debt becomes the anchor that weighs them down. That’s why he proposed this plan,” said James […]
FACT SHEET: The Biden-Harris Administration’s Plan for Student Debt Relief Could Benefit Tens of Millions of Borrowers in All Fifty States
On Tuesday, the White House released state-by-state data on how the Biden-Harris Administration’s plan for student debt relief will benefit borrowers in all fifty states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Last month, President Biden announced his Administration’s plan to give working and middle-class Americans more breathing room by providing up to $20,000 in debt relief […]
Student Loan Forgiveness Alleviates Financial Stress of College, a Process Largely Unfamiliar to Black Students.
By Myron Edwards Deputy Field Director at For Our Future Wisconsin Growing up, college was not something I had ever seriously envisioned for my future–but I can proudly say I am the first in my family to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. I attended Wauwatosa West High School which was extremely segregated, from the buses and […]
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