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6:29 AM / Monday July 22, 2019

Education

Many college grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

May 2, 2019

By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income to student debt….

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Beyoncé partners with Google.org in announcing four more scholarships for her homecoming scholars award program

April 24, 2018

INDIO, Calif., April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces a partnership with Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google, to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The iconic performer also issues a challenge to other businesses to join Google.org in investing in excellence through education. Google.org has…

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Best selling author Desiree Peterkin Bell does it again

March 30, 2018

New York, NY — Desiree Peterkin Bell, founder and CEO of public affairs firm DPBell & Associates announces, the publication of “Women Who Influence.” Hours into the book launch “Women Who Influence” became an international best seller, reaching number two on Amazon in the “Hot Releases” category for the United States. The new book is…

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Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies

March 27, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown’s father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools. A 1954 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court followed, striking down…

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Grambling State University opens after student and friend killed on campus

October 25, 2017

Grambling, LA (AP)- A sheriff’s spokesman says a student and his friend were fatally shot at Grambling State University after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Williams says detectives were at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police, after getting…

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Community College of Philadelphia prepared to assist displaced ITT Tech students

September 9, 2016

Community College of Philadelphia stands ready to assist displaced students affected by the sudden closure of four ITT Technical Institute campuses in the Philadelphia region by providing resources and expertise to help them continue their education. “We would welcome ITT Tech students for our fall (10- week) term that starts Oct. 4,” said Dr. Samuel…

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Summer business plan competition at Lincoln High School

September 9, 2016

Over the summer, the students of the Summer Bridge Program at Abraham Lincoln High School presented their proposals for new businesses. The Lincoln Team determined that business plan development through Project Based Learning was the best way to incorporate academic skill sets, 21st century skill sets, and the critical thinking and decision making skills necessary…

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Five tips for protecting kids with food allergies at school

September 9, 2016

BPT If it seems like life-threatening food allergies are more common than they were when you were a kid, you’re not imagining it. The number of children with food allergies increased by nearly 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers are…

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