Students who have concerns about how they are doing in school under Common Core state standards shouldn’t think of their lessons as “such an arduous task,” advises middle school English teacher Tammi Butler, who sat down for an interview at the New York Urban League office in Harlem to give advice about Common Core. It may seem to some as if students are […]


As the implementation of Common Core education standards spreads to states across the nation, many parents have questions about how their children are faring.  Dawn Tyler, an educator in New Jersey who recently sat down with the National Urban League and NewsOne to share her Common Core story, has advice for those parents: “Parents should know the [Common […]

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Giving your child a leg up on schooling that uses Common Core State Standards is as simple as this act: Reading a bed-time story. So says infant and toddler education specialist Daseta Gray, who recently sat down with the National Urban League and NewsOne  and explained the best way to prepare our children for a Common Core education. Hers was part of […]


As tests measuring measuring students’ mastery of Common Core education standards begin in states across the country, many parents, students — and even educators — are left with questions. To help boost understanding of the state standards, and why they will help our children succeed in school and life, NewsOne and the National Urban League sat down […]


According to the most recent Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which measured 65 countries, 29 countries outperformed the United States in math and 22 in science. The city of Shanghai was two full years ahead of Massachusetts, our top-ranking state. There is an opportunity for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to enhance education in […]


UPDATED, 11:24 AM EST, 11-10-14:  As news of the untimely death of Dr. Myles Munroe continued to resonate across the globe Monday, investigators began looking into what caused the small plane to crash Sunday on the approach to the island of Grand Bahama, ABC News reports. A full investigation began a day after the private Lear 36 Executive […]


Previously, this column examined how the equitable implementation of Common Core Math standards contributes to our children’s readiness for college and their success in the 21st century job market. Today, we’ll focus on the English Language Arts (ELA) standards. According to the Nation’s Report Card, published by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only […]


South Carolina’s Tim Scott defeated Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson Tuesday night to become the first African American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction. RELATED: New Black Senator Brings Same White Conservative Ideology After Sen Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012, Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Scott to the office. This election was only to decide who would […]


Part of the mission of the Put Our Children 1st campaign is to facilitate an understanding of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in simple terms. Over the past year, we have been concerned about the propensity to mislabel CCSS as a federal dictation of curriculum across the nation. The truth, however, is stated in the […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” for an exclusive interview to discuss this year’s midterm elections and why it is important for you to get to the polls on election day. When talking about tomorrow’s elections, Mrs. Obama said, “… the midterm elections are so important to a president’s ability to move […]

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Ernestine Shepherd is an award winning, 78-year-old body builder and fitness coach. She joined Roland Martin Monday on “NewsOne Now” to share her story about how she transformed from an average middle-aged woman into a body-building superstar and the Guinness world record holder for oldest female body builder. Shepherd said she did not start working […]

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Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about getting Black youth involved in technology and coding. Bryant’s organization provides pre-teen girls of color the opportunity to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be […]