Education & Healthcare - Page 3

Education and healthcare cover cornerstone institutions is our social life --- how we build knowledge and instruct future generations; and how do we care for the mental, physical and emotional stability of citizens.

We explore the conversations, policies and institutes (both traditional and non-traditional) in these areas.

The Night Drive talks education leadership and saving lives with Dr. Gemar Mills

The Night Drive (TND) with Nobi De Lon and Embassy get enlightened on how to save lives through education in their interview with Gemar Mills, the executive director of College Achieve Paterson Charter School.

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Growing racially hostile climate makes homeschooling a viable option for Black parents | Think Piece

With the heightened concerns of increasing issues in traditional schools, Black parents look to alternative, home-education.

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California bill will make Ethnic Studies mandatory if passed

California is poised to become one of the few states that have made high school enrollment into an ethnic studies course a requirement for graduation.

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UAlbany alumna creates website to support Black girls who are first-generation college students

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Monica N. Britton is quick to acknowledge the love and encouragement she received from her parents during her years as an undergraduate student at the University at Albany.

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Closure of Chicago public schools makes attendance difficult for displaced students

Chicago Public Schools Board voted unanimously to discontinue four Englewood High Schools. These schools are in one of Chicago’s most depleted and high crime areas that have also experienced declining enrollment. The closures point CPS shutting down a number of schools in recent years.

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Puerto Ricans push back against the privatization of schools

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In the midst of residents picking up the pieces of their lives from the rumble of two category 5 hurricanes, they find themselves in another storm — fighting the looming possibility of the privatization of their schools.

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Findings show positive economic impact of black colleges and universities

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) released the results of a study showing that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) provide economic sustenance for the communities in which they are located.

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HBCU enrollment up, graduation rates down

While enrollment numbers increase at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), the focus must shift on retaining and graduating students.

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan team up to create healthcare company

Healthcare stocks plummeted by $69 billion after three major corporations announced that they teamed up to enter the industry as service providers.

Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway said that they are working towards building their own healthcare company to curb employee healthcare costs and overall, promote the well-being of employee’s and their families.

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450 hospitals respond to skyrocketing medication: cheaper generic drugs

Growing concerns of prescription drug shortages and exorbitant pricing led to a collective of hospitals to jump into the generic drug game.

In a recent announcement, 450 hospitals said that they created a nonprofit generic drug company to make cheaper medications to supply the growing needs in health care.

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