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Dyslexia: Setting the record straight for academic success

As I write this week’s column my son is on a plane back to New England College. His fall semester break went by so quickly I felt sad to see him leave. However, as I watched this young scholar stride ...

TechBreakfast promotes STEM Education at Leith Walk Elementary School

It’s no secret our country’s public schools are failing to educate many of our most promising students.

Four artists share their journeys

Four members of the Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) Visual Arts Department will present “Artistic Formation,” a 1½-hour discussion about their early journeys and decisions in becoming artists, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in the Cade Center ...

Building math skills should start early

According to a recent study of middle school students conducted by the University of Missouri, children who lagged behind their peers in a test of core math skills needed to function as adults were the same kids who also showed ...

Empowerment Academy still excelling after a decade

Ja’Nel Carrington Smith’s search for a charter school for her son, Jadon, proved anything but exciting.

The Name Game: Are Emily and Greg chosen over Lakisha and Jamal?

Between 1892 and 1934, millions of Eastern European immigrants poured through the port of New York’s Ellis Island.

Teachers team up with Facebook to fight cyberbullies

Recognizing the need to do more to combat cyberbullying, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced a new initiative, in partnership with Facebook, providing educators a direct connection to more efficiently address sensitive issues of online bullying that occur within their ...

Clark Atlanta nets $3.4 Million STEM grant

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) received a $3.4 million grant Sept. 12 to implement and lead the Georgia-Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in support of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The grant will cover a ...

Avoid kitchen fires with these tips

As part of Fire Prevention Week the Annapolis Fire Department, under the leadership of Chief David Stokes, will be working with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to focus on educating local residents about the dangers of kitchen fires.

RIP the American Dream: The undereducated need not apply

Tyler Cowen, one of the world’s most influential economists has written a new book titled “Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of Great Stagnation.” In his bestseller, Cowen explains why people with a mediocre education and no skills ...

New academic coaching program launched at Frederick Douglass High

NFL Player Engagement (NFLPE), the Family League of Baltimore, and the Academies at Frederick Douglass High School kicked-off the “1st & Goal” initiative on Thursday, September 26, 2013 on Douglass’s newly renovated football field to provide Douglass student athletes with ...

Perception of black males: Seeing should not always be believing

As a pediatric occupational therapist one of my areas of expertise is visual perception. Many people confuse this with visual acuity or simply being able to see an object. This confusion causes many problems in our community.

Howard University president steps down

In a move that took faculty and students by surprise, Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau announced his immediate resignation Tuesday.

HBCUs must adapt to teach the 21st century students

As historically Black colleges and universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive in the 21st century.

Don’t believe the hype: A college education still matters to black students

The news is not good for young people with a four-year degree: roughly 284,000 college grads are working minimum wage jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.