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On a late Thursday afternoon, 5th grade teacher Patrick Harris closes out his day planning lessons for the coming week and helping his students find their friends throughout the building. Rather than being disturbed by the occasional shouts from students during our conversation, he met them with a smile as he paused to reflect on […]

National Urban League and Urban One announce evaluation results of several state education equality plans.

The Black Man Can, a nonprofit organization, has built a volunteer army of Black male role models.

A longtime education mentor and mentee share insights into the dynamics of their relationship.

Mentorship is a method of nontraditional teaching open to anyone who's willing.

Retaining a year’s worth of learning during the summer break is a challenge, especially for children in low-income families.


The minority teacher shortage is largely a retention--not a recruitment--problem, according to research.


Darryl Aikens met all the requirements for his diploma and inspired the Golden State Warriors with his tenacity.

Young Black men need to see a role model who succeeded in the sciences and finance, Robert Smith says.


Dr. Samuel D. Cook, an academic trailblazer of the Civil Right era, was a president of Dillard University.

The program has mixed results but strives to make a difference.

Jahmir Smith's mother envisions him becoming a doctor and NFL player.