Remember This Racist?? Ohio Teacher FINALLY Fired After Ignorant Facebook Post About Ghetto “N-Words”
Originally posted on Old School 95.5:
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.
“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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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.
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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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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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:
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).
Originally posted on K Soul 94.5:
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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