Superintendents issue rebuke of school accountability system

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –Less than a month after the Department of Education touted the validity of a new standardized test,...

Retired astronaut: Stop taking the fun out of science

BY HEIDI STEVENS CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Your kid likes science. Despite the subject’s reputation and the fact that schools treat it like the class where fun goes to...

Liberian peace activist shares thoughts on women’s movement during lecture at Florida college

BY SAMUEL JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee is engaging as she urges for community outreach. On Sept. 17 at...

High school seniors can now apply for Cooke Foundation scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is inviting applications for its college scholarship program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Students selected as Cooke Scholars...

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family of Robert Champion over the hazing death of the...

Plenty of Black history at revamped Tampa library

Robert Saunders Foundation, Jack and Jill hosting a gala to raise funds for more exhibits and quality children’s programs BY KRISTAN MCCANTS SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA...

Apple opens up opportunity for HBCU students

Fund now accepting applications for scholarships and internships BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)...

FAMU drama continues

Black pols call for chairman’s resignation BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE − As relations between Florida A&M University’s president and board chairman reached...

FAMU receives $110,000 that will go to first-generation students

TALLAHASSEE – The State University System of Florida Board of Governors’ Foundation has awarded Florida A&M University (FAMU) $110,000 to help provide scholarship support...

For-profit colleges under fire for recruiting practices

Students allowed to enroll with no proof they finished high school BY MICHAEL VASQUEZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS It’s a term that sounds like a street crime: “Snatch and...

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