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Homeless valedictorian moves from shelter to Georgetown dorm

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Last month, Rashema Melson lived in a single room with her mother and two of her six siblings at a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter. Now, she lives in a dorm room at Georgetown University.

Colleges are working harder to stop ‘the summer melt’

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent ...

Math + Science = High Paying Job

WASHINGTON (AP) - The study of math and science appears to be a big plus no matter whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released ...

GPTC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Transit Training Facility

Federal, state and local officials joined Dr. Jabari Simama, President, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Transit Training facility that will be located at their Regional Transportation Training Center (RTTC) in Lithonia, Georgia.

CAU Philharmonic Society to Perform in 2014 Spring Tour

Under the direction of Dr. Curtis Powell, the renowned choir will participate in a five-city tour that also will include Washington, D.C. (May 11), Philadelphia (May 12), New York City (May 13) and Charlotte, N.C. (May 15).

Fifty-five colleges under investigation over handling of sexual violence complaints

Federal investigators are checking whether 55 colleges and universities illegally handled sexual violence and harassment complaints, the U.S. Department of Education said Thursday.

CAU President Carlton E. Brown Retiring in 2015

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Carlton E. Brown this week (April 29) announced his decision to retire, effective June 30, 2015. Brown’s decision, formally announced to the Board of Trustees Monday, comes as the career educator celebrates his 43rd year ...

CAU President Carlton E. Brown To Retire

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Carlton E. Brown today announced his decision to retire, effective June 30, 2015. Brown’s decision, formally announced to the Board of Trustees Monday, comes as the career educator celebrates his 43rd year in the field, ...

Georgia Board of Regents approve college tuition increases

Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved recently by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

Schools Still ‘Separate and Unequal’ 60 years after Brown

s the 60th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education approaches, a new report by the Economic Policy Institute found that schools are more segregated now than they were in 1980. The U.S. ...

Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University Rank in Top Ten of Greenest HBCUs

A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, practices and curriculums.

High court upholds state's ban on college-admissions affirmative action

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.

Restoring the Pride: APS’ New Superintendent Is Ready To Go

On a mild Saturday afternoon this past March, an audience of parents, teachers, school administrators and former graduates sat patiently in the main lobby of Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta waiting to meet the lone finalist and ...

Buick Achievers Are Driven to Succeed

A fatal car accident fueled Nartezya Dykes to become the first person in her family to attend college.

When It Comes to Teaching Civil Rights, Not All Schools Are Equal

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote in the introduction to the SPLC study that fewer than half the states include the history of Jim Crow laws -- which separated Americans by color -- in their curriculum.

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