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.

Billionaire’s gift wipes out Morehouse graduates’ student loan debt, points to a bubbling financial crisis for the college experience

The philanthropic act of billionaire investor, Robert F. Smith, CEO of Vista Equity Partners, gave the ultimate gift to Morehouse graduates—the promise to pay every cent of their student loans. It also gave people a sticker shock at the price of education and looming student debt crisis.

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Racial segregation increases in NYC public schools

Racial segregation in schools have been traditionally associated with southern states such as Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Carolinas. However, cities in the north face a dilemma in diversity at some of its top public institutions.

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College admissions scandal | Public conversations

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Kicking off our street cast, “This That & the Third | Public Conversations,” we cover the recent college admissions scandal where authorities uncovered an illicit operation involving rich and connected parents who paid to circumnavigate the application and acceptance process at elite universities.

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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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