Posts Tagged ‘ Education ’

Anna Julia Cooper: A Response to President Obama and Congressman Paul Ryan

April 6, 2014
Anna Julia Cooper: A Response to President Obama and Congressman Paul Ryan

 African American Breakthrough Series Consistent with the Kwanzaa principle Kujichagulia, we are proud to celebrate the history and contribution of African Americans.  Our breakthrough series highlights the ideas, theories, events, and technological inventions, of African Americans which changed and shaped the lives of African Americans and advanced human civilization. In Defense of African Americans...
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Notes on Education: Reversing the Achievement Gap

September 29, 2010

The achievement gap between poor performing schools, primarily located in poor black and brown neighborhoods, has been presented along the axis of: poor students don’t have the same inherent ability to learn as children from more privileged backgrounds, and our schools are failing poor children. However, a study led by Johns Hopkins University sociologist...
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Dunbar High School: The Pride of the Race

September 25, 2010
Dunbar High School: The Pride of the Race

The current debate over educational excellence, characterized by President Obama’s Race to the Top, overlooks one of the most inspiring and compelling models of teaching and African American educational excellence-Dunbar High School, located in Washington D.C. What is now called a typical “ghetto” school was once the pride of the race, out performing in...
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Encouraging and Reinforcing Reading Through Kwanzaa

September 20, 2010

Closing the achievement gap between low-income students and those students in high achieving schools has been the subject of endless debate and controversy. However, a study in Baltimore offers new insights as to why low-income children lag behind their more privileged classmates in high school graduation rates and college attendance. In “Lasting Consequences of...
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Closing the Achievement Gap: Promoting School Excellence Through Kwanzaa

November 19, 2009

Kwanzaa a value-based cultural holiday, which is now recognized as an official school holiday to be celebrated offers a potent message and method for promoting and encouraging black achievement.
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Black Scientist: Grace Under Pressure, Creativity in The Face of Adversity:

January 29, 2009

The contributions of blacks in the field of science have been a missing chapter in the narrative of America’s scientific and technological advancement.  From the beginning, African Americans were part of America’s scientific endeavors: Benjamin Banneker produced the blueprint for Washington DC; Norbert Rillieau, chemical engineer, revolutionized the sugar industry by building a refining...
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