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 ...
A fatal car accident fueled Nartezya Dykes to become the first person in her family to attend college.
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.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed today applauded the selection of Meria Carstarphen to lead the Atlanta Public Schools system as its new superintendent, following a national search.
Graduate school debt is playing a key and often overlooked role in the ballooning of overall student loan debt, new research suggests.
Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions.
Georgia authorities have arrested 14 people they accuse of traveling with the intent to have sex with children, including a suburban Atlanta elementary school principal, according to CNN affiliates and school system officials.
Five-year-old Ryan had been up to the task of his kindergarten homework – copy each word five times and use each in a sentence – but his universe was upended when his teacher assigned him a new task: look up ...
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.
Nine-figure commitments from America's leading technology and telecommunications firms will help U.S. students compete with their counterparts in nations with more technologically advanced schools, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.
There is a critical and long overdue discussion about the fate of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) now finally taking place around the nation.
White House Seeks to Help Expand Education Opportunity Morehouse is piloting an alternative to the SAT/ACT
Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room, and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when adjusted for inflation).
Known as a loan repayment assistance program, the colleges offer to pay undergraduate student's loan bills until they earn enough to afford the payments themselves.
DeKalb's Senate Delegates Respond to SACS Decision Carter, Henson laud outcome; call for edu prioritization
State Senator Jason Carter, who chairs the Senate DeKalb County delegation's education committee, said today that he is pleased with the outcome of the decision by SACS to remove the probationary accreditation of the DeKalb County Schools system.
The white teacher made an apparent reference to President Barack Obama, according to school officials, and allegedly said: "We don't need another black president.''