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Michelle Obama Continues To Wow Us With New Education Initiative

Originally posted on Old School 95.5:

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Michelle Obama is not only fighting childhood obesity these days. She has a new initiative and it’s all about getting more students on track to attend college.

According to the Associated Press, the First Lady is joining President Barack Obama’s efforts to boost the nation’s college graduation rate. The goal is to have highest percentage of college graduates by 2020.

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“No matter what the president does, no matter what your teachers and principals do, or whatever is going on in your home or neighborhood, the person with the biggest impact on your education is you,” Mrs. Obama told students at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. this week. “It’s going to take young people like all of you across the country stepping up and taking control of your education.”

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Mother and son graduate together with Ph.D.s

Originally posted on AM 1310: The Light:

Despite a rough start, a mother of four and one of her sons made it to the top together.

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Dr. Vickie McBride had Maurice at the tender age of 13 followed by three more children. With the help of her own mother she continued to go to school and work. ”As a teenager I continued my education. That was never an option,” explained Vickie. ”I had to figure out how to work and how to parent and how to manage school all at the same time.”

By the time Maurice turned 16, with his mom balancing work and school, he started hanging with the wrong crowd and dropped out of high school. It took a stay at a juvenile probation facility for him to realize he had to turn his life around.

“I picked up the Bible and I started reading and I was like it all makes sense. I see how…

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11-Year-Old Starts School Year Off As College Freshman

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

FORT WORTH, Texas  — The hardest part of college life for Carson Huey-You (pictured) is the weight of the books he must carry in his backpack.

After all, Carson’s only 4-foot-7, 75 pounds — and 11-years-old as he embarks on his freshman year at Texas Christian University.

He became TCU’s youngest student ever when classes started last week. The physics major says he plans to be a quantum physicist.

The Southlake child graduated in May as co-valedictorian from a private Grapevine high school at age 10. He scored 1770 on his SAT, and his mother, Claretta Huey-You, says Carson was reading by age 2. She says numbers and math came easily to him, he plays classical music on the piano, and he can speak Mandarin Chinese.

He even played Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” during his admissions interview. As brilliant as the young man is, Dean of Admissions Ray…

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Can The Arts Save Our Students?

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Freedom of creative expression has always been the greatest form of therapy. Since arts and physical activity ahs been taken from the school system our children have become bored, restless, and resentful. This is why the dropout rate and crime is so high.

Originally posted on Majic 102.3:

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Savoy Elementary is one of eight in the country earmarked by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as a “turnaround” school one in dire need of help. For three years, each of the eight is “adopted” by a well-known artist (in Savoy’s case, the actress Kerry Washington) and receives a tremendous funding boost to institute arts and other programs ($14.7 million for the eight).

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Physics Prodigy Graduates College At 18

Originally posted on K Soul 94.5:

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The Southern University at Baton Rouge graduated more than 500 bright students Friday, but perhaps none shone brighter than Polite Stewart (pictured). One of the college’s youngest graduates ever, Stewart is being heralded as a rising star in the physics research field. The 18-year-old cum laude graduate first entered Southern in 2004, after having excelled in the college’s Timbuktu Academy, a college readiness program. “He shined like the rising sun,” Dr. Diola Bagayoko, director of the Timbuktu Academy and chairman of  Southern University’s Physics Department said, according to Southern University.

Bagayoko continued singing Stewart’s praises, noting, “Last summer, Stewart worked at North Carolina State University as a researcher, and has worked at Texas Christian University.

“He’s made more than four technical presentations over his college career. Polite has distinguished himself as a researcher in a marvelous fashion. He is highly ethical and very hard working. When he’s among…

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10 Best Values in Private Colleges Under $20K

Originally posted on 106.7 WTLC:

A college education doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Here are ten private schools where the net price tag per student is $20,000 a year or less.  Read more

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102-Year-Old Plans to Finish Business Degree

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Prime example, it’s never too late.

Originally posted on Late Blooming Entrepreneurs:

Margaret Dunning already runs one business. Will she start another?

That remains to be seen. For now, the 102-year-old plans to head back to the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business to finish the undergraduate degree she started about 80 years ago. After she was featured in a TODAY.com article for her passion about cars, The FRAM Group (an auto products manufacturer) decided to pay her tuition.

Once she graduated from high school in 1929, Dunning began pursuing a business degree at the University of Michigan. During the Depression, she had to drop out of school to help her mother, who owned a bank and needed all the support she could get. Dunning went on to have a long career in banking.

“I’ll have to figure out just what I’ll study, but it will be in business, though — I know that,” she told TODAY. “I’m still running a business right now. … It’s…

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H + Homeless = Harvard

Homeless, but not helpless.This young teenage girl took advantage of what most people would consider a hopeless case and turned it into an opportunity of a lifetime. This just goes to show that no matter what circumstance come your way look at it as a life lesson and seek beyond the obvious.

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