The Education Zone

Seattle — Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home. An Associated Press-Stanford University Poll on education found that 68 percent of adults believe parents deserve heavy blame for what’s wrong with the […]

D.C. — Howard University is concluding the broadest academic review in its 143-year history, hoping to shed weak programs and bolster strong ones in order to compete in the increasingly fierce contest for America’s top black scholars. Howard offers 171 academic programs, an uncommonly large number for a university of 10,500 students. The range is […]

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of demonstrators started a 50-mile march Monday, calling for reforms in education and juvenile justice systems.

St. Louis — When the U.S. Department of Education announced it would provide stimulus funds to boost the nation’s “persistently lowest-achieving schools,” it expected results.

New Jersey — A New Jersey state legislator wants to give parents the power to pull the “trigger” on failing schools in a bill he introduced Monday. In his proposed Parent Employment and Choice Act, also known as “the parent trigger,” Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R., Monmouth) wants to enable parents of children in low-performing schools […]

Texas — White schoolchildren in Texas continue to outperform their peers in reading and math, but black and Hispanic students slowly are making gains to close the gap in test scores, according to a national study being released today.

Virginia — U.S. for-profit colleges are like subprime mortgage lenders, targeting low-income and minority students by “peddling access to the American dream but delivering little more than crippling debt,” a report said. Low-income students make up half of the enrollment at for- profit colleges and minorities comprise 37 percent, the Washington-based Education Trust said, citing […]

One thing NewsOne readers love talking about is HBCU’s. Many of you are HBCU graduates and we wanted to ask you your opinion on who holds the title of best HBCU. Do you agree with the US News rankings below? #1 Spelman #2 Howard #3 Morehouse #4 Hampton #5 Tuskegee #6 Xavier of Louisiana #7 […]

The Education Zone Here at NewsOne, we would like to hear from the parents who visit our site. We would like to hear what you think of the schools your children attend, and what can those schools do better to improve your child’s education. In addition, please alert us to any issues that you feel […]

The Education Zone Every week, we will provide our readers with an educator who we feel is making a positive, lasting impact on African-American children. Our first educator of the week may look familiar to you; his name is Dr. Steve Perry and he’s the Principal of a Connecticut middle/high school, an author, and frequent […]

The Education Zone Washington — After my boss, Washington, D.C., mayor Adrian Fenty, lost his primary in September, I was stunned. I had never imagined he wouldn’t win the contest, given the progress that was visible throughout the city–the new recreation centers, the turnaround of once struggling neighborhoods, and, yes, the improvements in the schools.

The Education Zone RALEIGH, N.C. –National and state leaders of the NAACP Saturday announced a march to protest what they see as a plan to resegregate Wake County schools. The march is set for February 12. At a news conference Saturday morning, NAACP leaders said the new Wake County School Board’s decision to move to […]