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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Curriculum Matters

While many states are focusing on implementing the Common Core State Standards, many parents and students are confused about why the curriculum matters so much. After all, as long as students are learning how to read, write, compute, and think, … Continue reading

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College Completion Rates for Hispanic Students

A report by the Education Trust provides insight into the colleges and universities that are successfully increasing Hispanic student completion rates. The report, Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students, notes: … Continue reading

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College Completion Rates for African-American Students

A report by the Education Trust provides insight into the colleges and universities that are successfully increasing African American student completion rates. The report, Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students, … Continue reading

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Less than half of high school seniors are college ready!

According to College Board’s SAT Report on College & Career Readiness: 2012, only 43 percent of college-bound high school seniors who took the SAT achieved the benchmark score of 1550 and were considered to demonstrate college readiness. It is important … Continue reading

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Be careful where you attend college!

A 9/28/2012 USA Today Editorial notes that five states—Colorado, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin have state laws that do not allow public colleges to ban guns on campus. When considering where to attend college, parents and students may consider whether … Continue reading

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Florida A&M University Scholarships

FAMU University Scholarships All incoming freshmen and AA/AS degree Florida Community College transfers are considered for the Presidential Scholarship Program. This includes the Life-Gets-Better Scholarship, Distinguished Scholar Award, George W. Gore Assistant Ship, Florida Community College Scholarship, and the High … Continue reading

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Turner Chapel AME College Fair: October 27, 2012

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Peace Corps Opportunities

Peace Corps Overview The Peace Corps provides Volunteers to more than 70 countries requesting assistance in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. The Peace Corps is an independent U.S. government agency. Thousands of … Continue reading

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State Farm Youth Advisory Board

State Farm Youth Advisory Board The YAB is one of the nation’s most exciting opportunities for youth empowerment and development. The board is comprised of 30 youth from around the country who serve as equal members on the board. The board is … Continue reading

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The White House Internship Program

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them … Continue reading

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