Career And Education
The school environment in which teachers work is related to their expectations of students, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal. "It is known that low teacher expectations are negatively associated with student achievement and school effectiveness. While we know that expectations are primarily determined by the specific characteristics of teachers, we have shown that the school environment also plays a determining role," says lead author of the study, Marie-Christine Brault, a post-doctoral researcher at the university’s Institut de recherche en santé publique de l'Université de Montréal (IRSPUM).
Farmington, MI — It doesn’t matter where you start, but where you finish that counts. Aubrey Perry heard this often from her father, Marc Perry, growing up. But those words didn’t really “click” until embarking on her senior year in high school. Aubrey Perry was pretty much like any other high school kid. She loved to have fun, laugh a lot, go to the mall and the movies with her friends, listen to music and her favorite pastime – tweeting and texting her friends. Always a good student and active in the varsity Pom team at school, Perry realized that in order to go to her “dream” school, she’d have to do more.
Anthony Cheung’s formal mathematical training essentially ended with high-school calculus. But as a musician and composer, he has explored mathematical phenomena in new ways, especially through their influence on harmony and timbre. Composers found new ways of fusing the two musical qualities late last century, said Cheung, assistant professor in music at the University of Chicago. “Through technology and thinking about acoustics, we can change sounds on the computer in innumerable ways,” said Cheung, whose musical composition earned him a 2012 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to qualify for the financial aid program that thousands of Black college students rely on every semester. In an effort to combat a rising number of parent loan defaults in 2011, the department began to enforce more strict borrowing guidelines, a move that disproportionately affected Black parents, especially ones that lost homes and jobs and were burdened by high levels of debt incurred during the Great Recession.
Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson Installed as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
Charlotte, NC (BlackPR.com) – Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a business executive, was installed as the 2014-2018 International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 265,000 members in approximately 986 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Africa.
Comedian/Actress Cocoa Brown Joins Author Angela Clay to Co-Host the 5th Annual “Loving The Me I See” Girls’ Self-Esteem Workshop
DALLAS, TX — Get ready for an empowering day at the Fifth Annual “Loving The Me I See” Girls’ Self-Esteem Workshop on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Worldwide visionary and self-esteem enthusiast Angela Clay (www.angelaclay.com), the inspirational author and creator of “Loving The Me I See” (LTMIS), is delighted that comedian/actress Cocoa Brown (www.cocoabrown4life.com) of Tyler Perry’s “The Single Moms Club”, will co-host the empowering self-esteem workshop for pre-teen and adolescent girls at the Richardson Civic Center in Richardson, Texas.
PASADENA, Calif. – Lauren Joichin Nile dreams of a world in which humanity replaces racism with love for one another. Her book RACE: My Story & Humanity’s Bottom Line addresses her personal experiences with racism, the biological oneness of humanity, the history of racism, many of the present-day effects of historical racism on both Americans of Color and Europeans, and the possibility of a human future that is evolved beyond racism toward empathy and compassion. “I would love the book to open as many minds and soften as many hearts as is humanly possible for the heightened consciousness and ultimate evolution beyond racism, of the entire human species,” Nile said.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today notified 96 Alabama school systems that their enrollment practices violate federal prohibitions against denying or discouraging the enrollment of children based on their immigration status or that of their parents. In many cases, school enrollment forms require a Social Security number or a U.S. birth certificate, without explaining that such disclosure, under federal law, is voluntary and not necessary for enrollment. The SPLC also urged Alabama School Superintendent Thomas R. Bice to ensure that all schools within the state’s 135 districts comply with federal mandates by the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.
Author provides academicians with an effective guide for an American Indian Studies Program in colleges and universities. TUCSON, Ariz., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- True to its mission statement, the American Indian Studies Program Guide presents a conceptual framework for students to gain knowledge of a spiritual, ecological and holistic way of life that has existed for thousands of years in Native North America. Through this book, Dr. Byron Lee Blackwell provides an outline for college educators and administrators to develop degree programs focusing on American Indian Studies, with an eye toward creating leaders for Indian communities.
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