Education & Healthcare - Page 4

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.

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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Freezing temperatures caused burst pipes at HBCUs

Several popular historical black universities scramble to repair damaged plumbing after unusually cold temperatures led to ruptures in water pipes.

Howard University, Jackson State University, Tuskegee University, and Alcorn State University work to fix water systems and buildings.

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Baltimore hospital Dumps mentally ill woman at bus stop: unveils the practice of ‘patient dumping’

Last week, psychotherapist Imamu Baraka literally walked into a potential tragedy. He noticed several security guards from the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus transporting a woman in a wheelchair to a bus stop.

It was late at night and temperatures frigid, but she was dressed in a hospital gown. Immediately, he began recording the incident with his phone.

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A Dallas school sought 50 men to mentor boys, 600 showed up

600 gathered. All colors, creeds and careers of men showed up at Billy Earl Dade Middle School to volunteer for an inaugural event focusing on male mentorship for male students.

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Freezing Baltimore public schools point to many more problems in the distressed school district

Days after news spread that children in some of Baltimore, Md. schools sat in unheated, frigid classrooms, a debate ensued to figure out who is to blame

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Student loan debt bubble will pop sooner than later

While we continue to hear about the bubble, another bubble,  the student loan crisis emerges. Now, debt reached $1.4 trillion, with many loans being backed by the U.S. federal government. As defaults continue to rise, experts agree it will have an effect on the economy.

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A lifelong commitment advocating for communities transcends a successful career in non-profit

LaVar Young sits in the corner of Vonda’s Kitchen,  a soul food restaurant in the Central Ward of Newark, New Jersey, demanding calmness and power with an unpretentious, cool demeanor.

That is until you mention two triggers: education or fatherhood.

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Another Jim Crow: The special education pipeline for black children

For decades, African American children, especially black boys, are an overrepresented population in the special education system.

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