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  • U.S. Secretary of Education to Give Remarks at the NAN Annual Convention in New York City

    Apr 9, 14 by White House Office of Communications & Outreach Leave a comment

    *U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (pictured) will give remarks at the National Action Network’s 15th annual convention on Wednesday, April 9, in New York City. He will deliver remarks during the convention’s Keepers of the Dream Awards Dinner. The convention honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and convenes influential national leaders […]

  • Between the Lines: Report on Increasing Black Student Class Exclusions is Troubling

    Mar 27, 14 by Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D 1 Comment

    *Last week, a new report offered a renewed look at a persistent problem in how public education is failing our children. Disproportionately excluding black children from the classroom, through suspensions, expulsions and non-learning “holding rooms,” are a glaring problem in U.S. public schools. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights released new data […]

  • EUR Bits: Kevin Hart Humbled as NBA All-Star Celeb MVP – Nene Leakes to Exit ‘RHOA?’

    Feb 17, 14 by Deron Dalton 19 Comments

    *Talk about being a humbled winner-loser! Kevin Hart politely turned down the best celebrity MVP of the NBA all stars game after winning three times and suggested the award go to education secretary Arne Duncan. Although he’s been winning lately at the movie box office, when it comes to playing basketball Friday night Hart said […]

  • Quality Education Not Provided to Black Students by LA Schools

    Oct 14, 11 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *With minority students continuing to lag in educational achievement, the federal government has targeted the nation’s second largest public school system for wide-ranging reforms. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that, after a 19-month civil rights investigation, they found that the Los Angeles Unified School District was failing to provide equal education to […]

  • Photos: First Lady Helps Build School Playground in Southeast DC

    Jun 16, 11 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

      *First lady Michelle Obama mixed and poured concrete, attached swings to a swing set and raked mulch for an hour Wednesday at a charter school in a low-income Southeast Washington neighborhood, helping volunteers to build a new playground from scratch. The first lady was the guest of honor as KaBOOM!, a nonprofit that gives […]

  • Sharpton to Host Syndicated TV Show on Education

    Sep 14, 10 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *The Rev. Al Sharpton has been quietly forming his own media company to launch a nationally syndicated Sunday-morning TV show that will focus on education, he told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. “Education Superhighway,” scheduled to premiere Sept. 26, consists of news and roundtable discussions primarily about education. Guests already lined up include Bill Gates, […]