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Carranza sticks to his guns, fights for change to SHSAT

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t let angry parents get in the way of their desire to remake specialized high schools in their image.

Extraordinary pianist and gifted teacher Hazel Harrison

In Jeffrey C. Stewart’s immense, absolutely engrossing “The New Negro—The Life of Alain Locke,” concert pianist Hazel Harrison is cited several times.

Howard University stands strong as neighborhood gentrifies

The historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C., is known as the “Mecca” of HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities), however, headlines about the school in recent months have concentrated on the effects gentrification is having on the once mostly ...

Bronx Deltas hosting HBCU Fair

The Bronx Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. is hosting a historically Black college and university fair and Career Event.

Brotherhood/Sister Sol honoring choreographer Bill T. Jones and Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond

Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol is honoring choreographer Bill T. Jones and Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond organization’s upcoming 15th annual VOICES benefit on May 21.

New book seeks way to end bullying

So many recent reports have shown that stopping bullies and people from being bullied does not always have to end up in violence.

American Indian College Fund to continue college access and success program with $2.5 million, three-year grant

Native American and Alaska Native students are in a college-going and completion crisis.

The ultimate Black Bolshevik and revolutionary Harry Haywood

When a life was as adventurous and politically active as Harry Haywood’s, it’s difficult to find a starting point, a pivotal moment that encapsulates his remarkable journey.

Time to wake America up from its student debt nightmare

Higher education has always offered opportunities to learn and earn a better quality of life. But in the 21st century, higher education has also become synonymous with ever deepening debt.

NAACP exec tapped as Diversity director at Touro

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem have appointed Geoffrey E. Eaton director of community affairs and diversity, the colleges announced this week.

Maria W. Stewart, essayist, teacher and abolitionist

Invariably, when compiling a list of historic, and often overlooked, individuals one name leads to another, and so it is with this iteration of the classroom.

Sharpton to speak at HBCU commencement ceremonies

The Rev. Al Sharpton announced his spring speaking schedule this week, which will include commencement addresses at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia.

COMMENTARY: Is There More to Teaching and Learning Than Testing?

Teaching is a multi-faceted calling for many and an occupation for some, but how can teaching and learning effectiveness be measured without testing?

Toward a Black education agenda

The miseducation of Black children has increasingly become a burning issue in New York City.

Thomas McCants Stewart, jurist, educator, author and civil rights leader

Among the illustrious Black New Yorkers cited in Carla Peterson’s “Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth Century New York City” is Thomas McCants Stewart.