The U.S. must move from being a nation that applauds the few who manage to beat the odds to a nation that creates odds that children will succeed.

Read, learn, explore and form your own opinion because … Knowledge IS Power!  Terri Goldson

Source: Our Nation Can No Longer Neglect Marginalized Students

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The march, which King described as “a shining moment in the conscience of man,” was the culmination of a three-month campaign to eliminate African American disenfranchisement in Alabama.

On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, where local African Americans, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had been campaigning for voting rights. King told the assembled crowd: ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes’’ (King, ‘‘Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March,’’ 121).

On 2 January 1965 King and SCLC joined the SNCC, the Dallas County Voters League…

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Trump has proven himself to be a true barbarian by proposing to eliminate the modest federal funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Why should there be a partisan divide over the funding of public programming for the arts, history, drama, museums, and public media? Don’t Republicans visit museums and listen to history programs on radio and television? Do they enjoy music and dance? Don’t they appreciate art as much as Democrats?

A deep fear came to pass for many artists, museums, and cultural organizations nationwide early Thursday morning when President Trump, in his first federal budget plan, proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

President Trump also proposed scrapping the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a key revenue source for PBS and National Public Radio stations, as well as the Woodrow Wilson…

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The state of Michigan ended its program subsidizing water bills for Flint residents Wednesday, forcing more strain and outrage onto the embattled community whose fears still linger about lead-conta…

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Source: Really? Michigan State Burdens Flint Residents With Water Bills Amid More Health Fears

In these times, we’ll take any little glimpse of hope, even if they aren’t a possibility until 2020. During an interview with Bloomberg Media host David Rubenstein, Oprah revealed that with President Trump’s election win, any hesitation she had against running for office might need re-thinking. “Have you ever thought that given the popularity you have–we haven’t…

via Oprah Says Trump’s Election Win Made Her Rethink Running For President — News One

Read, learn, explore and form your own opinion because … Knowledge IS Power! T.Goldson

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This finding has been reported time and again. The best approach to college admissions testing is to make it optional, as nearly 1,000 colleges and universities already do. Or eliminate it.

Contact: Allyson Hagen, allyson.hagen@educationnorthwest.org, 503.275.9189

Study Finds High School Grades are a Strong Predictor of College Readiness for Recent Graduates from Both Urban and Rural Areas

Portland, OR – A new study by Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest has found that high school GPA was better than college entrance exam scores at predicting college course grades for recent Alaska high school graduates from both urban and rural areas.

The study focused on nearly 18,000 first-time University of Alaska students who enrolled between fall 2008 and spring 2012, and it examined how well high school GPA predicted readiness for college by timing of college entry and whether students came from rural or urban hometowns.

“A common concern around using high…

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A study shows that low-income students improve academically with more spending. This raises questions about funding equity.

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Source: Higher Spending Boosts Academic Performance At Low-Income Schools, Study Says