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Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire

May 24th, 2019 by schoolbound

Robert F. Smith, who founded Vista Equity Partners and became the richest black man in America, said that he and his family would pay the Class of 2019’s debt.


Bernie Sanders’s Education Plan Laments Rise of Charter Schools

May 24th, 2019 by schoolbound

In a 10-point declaration of his education policy priorities, the Vermont senator framed efforts to curtail charter schools as a means to “desegregate” public education.


NLRB to revisit ruling that granted graduate students the right to organize as employees

May 23rd, 2019 by schoolbound

The National Labor Relations Board is revisiting the controversial 2016 ruling that allowed graduate student workers at private universities to form unions, reigniting a fight at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities.


What many black parents think about when teachers are armed in schools

May 23rd, 2019 by schoolbound

‘If the state of New Jersey were to pass legislation that allowed for the arming of its teachers, I would be concerned for the safety of my children and for the black students of the state.”


University of Virginia gets $68 million gift for business education

May 23rd, 2019 by schoolbound

The donation from Frank M. Sands Sr. sets a record for the public university’s Darden School of Business.


If you don’t know what the historic Brown v. Board ruling is but know you should, watch this 6-minute video

May 23rd, 2019 by schoolbound

This month is the 65th anniversary of the ground-breaking Supreme Court school desegregation decision.


How Julian Castro’s student debt forgiveness proposal stacks up against Elizabeth Warren’s

May 22nd, 2019 by schoolbound

The Democratic presidential hopefuls have bold plans to address the $1.5 trillion student debt load. Higher education experts weigh in on which is most comprehensive.


Report: The effect chronic stress has on children at school — and why policymakers should care

May 22nd, 2019 by schoolbound

African American children growing up poor are at greater risk of disrupted physiological functioningand depressed academic achievement, report says.


Paying off the student loans of an entire class is no easy task

May 20th, 2019 by schoolbound

Paying off the student loans of an entire graduating class is no small feat and not just because of the money involved.


Here are 7 ‘Schools of Opportunity’ that ‘show us a way forward’

May 20th, 2019 by schoolbound

“These schools make us smile. They give us hope for the future.”