Category: education

Chicago Star Scholarship Shines For Students

In a few short months West Englewood native Alisha Tuff will be transferring from Kennedy King College with one degree in pursuit of another free-of-charge thanks to the Chicago Star Scholarship of City Colleges of Chicago.

Accepting the challenge to ensure future leadership

I once asked the first African American billionaire, Reginald F. Lewis, what single word best defined the most determinative factor that led to his monumental financial success?  Mr. Lewis answered, “Preparation.”  To accept or to meet the challenges of life, one must first be prepared.

New NAACP President Speaks on Education & Charter Schools

LOS ANGELES (CBM) – Equitable education is a top priority for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which re-emphasized its call for a moratorium on charter school expansion during its California Hawaii 30th Annual State Convention at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles Oct. 26-29.

University of Chicago Hosts Symposium to Tackle Racial Inequality

Over a two-day span, stakeholders, municipal agency officers, thought leaders, and private sector partners both locally and from across the country convened to discuss racial inequality and identify solutions at the University of Chicago’s Urban America Forward 2017: Bridging the Racial Wealth Divide held at the Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St.

Tri-County Head Start Agencies hiring 35 teachers

Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County Agencies Interviewing at Nov. 9 Job Fair

Early Head Start and Head Start agencies in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, including the City of Detroit, are hosting a collaborative Tri-County Head Start Job Fair on Nov. 9 to fill 35+ open teaching positions at centers across the tri-county region.

Detroit Council approves partnership with DPSCD for 9 recreation centers

Detroit youth ages 6-13 can sign up to attend nine after school recreation centers across the city under a new agreement approved today by Detroit City Council between the Detroit Recreation Department and Detroit Public Schools Community District.

WCCCD named in top community colleges in the nation

Wayne County Community College District was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute, making the six-campus District eligible to compete for the prestigious $1 million 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The prize is the most significant recognition of community college performance and achievement in the nation, and is intended to advance higher education practices, policies and leadership that improve student outcomes and success.

Sachse Construction to kick off the 2nd annual Construction Academy to introduce 500 metro-Detroit students to the skilled trades

Sachse Construction and Junior Achievement of Southeast Michigan partner to introduce young Detroiters to skilled trades career options

On Thursday, November 9, Construction Academy will kick off it second year of introducing metro-Detroit high school students to the skilled trades by providing hands-on opportunities through 39 different skilled trades training and demonstration modules from 35 companies located throughout Michigan.

4 Ways to Help Raise Kids’ Grades

(StatePoint) School can be tough, but parents can help by making sure students have all the tools and study habits they need to succeed. Here are four ways to help raise children’s grades.

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Spelman Grad Kashawndra Wilson Inspires Auburn-Gresham Kids In STEM

Since she was 9 years old, Kashawndra Wilson had her career all planned. She would attend Spelman College, study biology and become a pediatric cardiologist. Fast forward about a decade, and Wilson is 2 for 3.

Spelman? Check.

Kashawndra Wilson

Biology major? Check.