Category: Education

Landrieu Announces More Than $6.8M for Six La. Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Office of Senator Mary Landrieu United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today announced that six schools in Louisiana received more than $6.8 million as a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Institutional Aid Program. “I have long supported Historically Black Colleges and...

President, First Lady to Deliver Commencement Addresses to HBCUs

White House Office of Media Affairs This month, President Obama, the First Lady, and officials from throughout the Administration will deliver commencement addresses to Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation.  This weekend Mrs. Obama will send off the graduates of University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff Saturday, May...

Dallas South News post of the day: 4 unacceptable DISD Schools in trouble

By Shawn Williams – Editor, DallasSouthNews.org In the last week Tawnell Hobbs of the Dallas Morning News has been reporting on the poor performance of 4 DISD  High  School: Kimball, Pinkston, Roosevelt, and Seagoville.  According to Hobbs, the high schools have been deemed academically unacceptable for four consecutive years.  This...

Attorney General and Education Secretary Call for National Conversation on Values and Student Violence

PRESS RELEASE U.S. Department of Justice to Release Study on Children’s Exposure to Violence; U.S. Department of Education to Provide $500,000 Grant to Help Fenger Community Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan today joined with Chicago city officials to call for a national conversation on values to...

U.S. Rep Clyburn/Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Host Social Media Forum w/ Shawn Williams & other Leading African American Social Media Strategiests

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), chaired by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, will debut Digital Fusion – CBCF 2.0 at a first-of-its-kind forum of the leading African American social media strategists called Black Power 2.0 – Social Media and Digital Content Mobilizing the Masses. The convening will address...