Even Though Blacks Borrow More for College, Enrollment Declines

Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.

Minority Male Makers: Verizon invests in STEM education for minority boys

This summer marks the official launch of the Minority Male Makers program, a first-of-its-kind, two-year program created by Verizon, that gives minority middle school boys hands-on learning experiences with advanced technology and opening their eyes to many of the exciting ...

Local students taking ‘stock’ in education through SIF program

Financial literacy is sometimes a subject that stumps educators. It’s also no secret that, outside of Wall Street, there are many adults who find the stock market difficult to follow, much less invest in.

Maryland entrepreneur talks to blacks, minorities about nuclear engineering

Charles Wilson isn’t shy about discussing poverty and the issues that face many inner city and poverty-stricken youth on a regular basis.

Debate meets social justice at Coppin State University

Coppin State University is hosting the third annual Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) - Eddie Conway Liberation Institute (ECLI) Debate Camp for High School Students this summer.

Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as White men, according to a new White House report.

Howard U. unveils new athletics logo

Howard University Athletics unveiled its new Bison logo during a press conference Thursday, using a process that engaged all stakeholders in the Howard community.

Reading program key to Baltimore children’s literacy progress

By next year, 42,000 pre-K and kindergarten children in Baltimore will be participating in a simple and weekly educational exercise: carrying home high quality, multicultural children’s books inside a red bag.

iD Tech Summer Camp takes STEM skills to new heights

Technology has significantly changed the way people, businesses and institutions interact at a record-breaking pace. Thanks to iD Tech Camp, students ages seven to 17 are educated and trained in small class sizes to gain the skills they need to ...

Retail Panel on Racial Profiling Convenes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Retail Council of New York State joined forces with key retailers Thursday to open a dialogue on race and retail.

School choice helps urban kids grab lower rung of ladder

David Hardy is co-founder and CEO of Boys Latin Charter School in working-class West Philadelphia. Hardy said a charter school was the only way he saw to help at-risk black males earn high-school diplomas and go to college.

Maryland student remembered through growing scholarship and 5K

Maurice C. Harris, 18, was awarded a scholarship to help with expenses while attending his first year at Prince George’s Community College, in memory of 17-year-old Tekau Rasayon.

Reinvent your career, retrofit your skills, Part I

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for May 2015, the unemployment rate in Maryland was 5.3 percent; Virginia ranked at 4.9 percent; and the District of Columbia posted at 7.3 percent.

Civil Legal Aid in Maryland – The Facts

A special for the Baltimore Times, courtesy Bonnie Sullivan, executive director of the nonprofit Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)

It Wasn’t Common Core or More Money—Here’s How I Learned to Truly Value My Students

The summer after my first year of teaching was a relief. And a surprise. Upon receiving the results of my students’ language arts tests at the state, district and local levels, I found that my good intentions as a teacher ...