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Bridging The Gap
Making the Case for Liberal Arts Making the Case for Liberal Arts
It's no surprise that much of the conversation at gatherings of university officials these days is about how to prove the value of the liberal arts, once at the core of higher education and now among its most embattled branches. After all, enrollment in history, philosophy, literature and other majors considered to come under the umbrella of the liberal arts has been falling for decades. Colleg...
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PASADENA PLAYHOUSE THROWS ‘BLOCK PARTY’ TO CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL PARTNERSHIP. PASADENA PLAYHOUSE THROWS ‘BLOCK PARTY’ TO CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL PARTNERSHIP.
PASADENA, CA (April 12, 2018) – Pasadena Playhouse – State Theatre of California – is celebrating its Centennial in partnership with the Playhouse District Association on Saturday, June 9 with an all day Playhouse Block Party from 12-noon to 10 p.m. on El Molino Avenue at Colorado Blvd. All of Southern California is invited to attend and participate – enjoying live music, performances, interact...
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Summer School Planned for May 29 – June 29 2018. Summer School Planned for May 29 – June 29 2018.
Registration for USD 305 Summer School for high school students will be held at Central High School on Saturday, April 21 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Summer School at USD 305 will be in session May 29 – June 29. All classes will be held at Central High School, 650 E. Crawford. Driver Education, ACT Preparation, Computer Application...
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20 TOP COLLEGES VYING FOR THIS BLACK MALE STUDENT, AND HE WON’T HAVE TO PAY A DIME. 20 TOP COLLEGES VYING FOR THIS BLACK MALE STUDENT, AND HE WON’T HAVE TO PAY A DIME.
*Warning: This is the kind of story that is going make your face hurt. But it’s the kind of pain that doesn’t come from being hit. No, this comes from grinning. Grinning from ear to ear. Grinning so hard and for so long, your face just hurts with pride. Close your eyes. Imagine your Black male teen has applied to 20 of the top universities and colleges in the United States. Now open your ey...
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States to Prioritize Hiring Teachers of Color. States to Prioritize Hiring Teachers of Color.
Teachers of color make up less than 20 percent of the workforce at a time when students of color are the majority in K-12 classrooms. THEY’RE CALLED “WARM demanders” and “cultural guardians,” polite nods to the additional roles with which African-American and Latino teachers – often the only teachers of color in their schools – are typically tasked: disciplinarian, mentor, translator. Lawren...
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2018 DISNEY DREAMERS ACADEMY INSPIRES DREAMERS TO BE 100. 2018 DISNEY DREAMERS ACADEMY INSPIRES DREAMERS TO BE 100.
*For the 11th consecutive year Walt Disney World, along with television host Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine, accommodated highly selected participating students, known as “Disney Dreamers,” for this year’s Dreamers Academy. The selection process to attend the Dreamers Academy is exceptionally competitive, the Dreamers submitted personal essays detailing their life experiences, achievements, ...
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The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers. The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers.
The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up. "You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association. "We're having trouble keeping and attract...
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New Edward Snowden? Whistleblower leaks documents on US drone killings. New Edward Snowden? Whistleblower leaks documents on US drone killings.
Classified documents, leaked to investigative news website The Intercept, have revealed the inner workings of the secret US drone program in the Middle East and Central Asia. A source from within the US intelligence community leaked the documents which appear to undermine American claims that drone strikes have been precise. The files describe in detail how many people are consulted before P...
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Education Secretary Gives Education Chiefs Some 'Tough Love'. Education Secretary Gives Education Chiefs Some 'Tough Love'.
Rats, mold and fists: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gives state education chiefs some "tough love" as she pushes them to innovate. WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday gave state education chiefs some "tough love" as she pushed them to innovate and do better by students. Speaking at a conference of the Council of Chief State School Officers, DeVos blasted some school...
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'Bullied for the way I looked. 'Bullied for the way I looked.
"Hannah Lewis is a big, fat, lanky slag with greasy hair, a spotty face and a big nose. "Those words haunted me throughout my adolescence," says Hannah, now 24. "Being the tallest in my class and developing early meant that I was always 'different' from the other children", she recalls. But her experience is not uncommon, YMCA research finds, with more than half (55%) of children saying t...
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