Elease Wiggins teaches how to say ‘Farewell to Welfare’

Wiggins teaches single parents how to escape Welfare

Touro student wins minority student scholarship

Diana Rivers, a third-year student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, has won the 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Scholarship, awarded by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

100,000 children from low-, moderate-income families could lose access to high-quality preschool

Expanding access to high-quality preschool is critically important to ensuring that every child in America has the opportunity for lifelong success—but House and Senate committees authored a spending bills that make significant cuts to programs.

Mary Edmonia ‘Wildfire’ Lewis, a trailblazing sculptor

Hearing about the current economic situation sculptor Gabriel Koren is enduring is reminiscent of another sculptor, Mary Edmonia Lewis, who, unlike Koren, was a Black and Native American artist born around 1844 in Greenbush, N.Y., a suburb of Albany.

Spirit of the Pell Grant under attack by federal budget proposals

Decades ago, U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell eloquently stated, “The strength of the United States is not the gold in Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction we have, but the sum total of the education and character of our ...

The Studio School offering two scholarships

The Studio School on the Upper West Side opens applications for two scholarships the private school is looking to grant.

Harlem Week celebrates STEAM

Saturday, Aug. 8, the Youth Technology Education & Career Conference 2.0, with emphasis on STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, arts and math, was held at Our Children’s Foundation on West 125th Street.

The Bilingual advantage: Dual languages gives students a competitive edge

I grew up speaking Spanish with my parents, who fled their native Spain during its Civil War and settled in Brooklyn.

Captain Hugh Mulzac, distinguished merchant marine and activist

It is always a pleasure when a reader wants to know something more about a person mentioned in the Classroom.

New recording: King's first 'I have a dream' speech found at high school

Little else stirred the American soul in the 20th century like four short words cried out across the National Mall in Washington on August 28, 1963 -- "I have a dream."

Applications open for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy

High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.

International weeklong Nelson Mandela celebration

From Saturday, July 18 to Friday, July 24, Council Member Robert E. Cornegy (36th District, Brooklyn), staff and interns joined the Nelson Mandela International Day of Service Planning Committee, the South African Consulate and community leaders in a weeklong celebration ...

Activist entrepreneur Una G. Mulzac

Una G. Mulzac came to mind last week when it was announced that Revolution Books was opening a store in Harlem.

Poet, playwright, teacher and director Owen Dodson

During an appearance on a panel last Saturday at the Schomburg Center, I noticed a photo of Owen Dodson on the wall in the place where the American Negro Theater was prominent for Black actors 75 years ago. Dodson’s photo ...

Funding for CUNY falls short, as college tuition increases

Last Wednesday, hundreds of CUNY and SUNY students across the state fled their minimum-wage jobs and summer internships to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to invest in higher education.