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ELECTION 2020: For Millions of Americans, the Future of Health Care is What’s on the Ballot
October 29, 2020
“Right now, under the Affordable Care Act, it is your right to have access to lactation support and counseling without cost-sharing for as long as you are breastfeeding. If the ACA gets struck down, then insurers will not be required to cover it, which could have devastating impacts on new parents,” noted Andrea Ippolito, a health tech expert and founder of SimpliFed, a company that assists mothers who breastfeed. ... read more »
The Future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election
October 29, 2020
Karen Gross, a former college president who once served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, told BlackPressUSA that the election's impact on education would be profound across the early childhood – adult education pipeline. ... read more »
UCLA Reports Disparities in School Suspensions Among Racial Groups
October 15, 2020
A national analysis of school suspension data by the UCLA Civil Rights Project found "disturbing disparities'' among racial groups with inconsistencies that vary state-by-state and district-by-district, according to a report released. ... read more »
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Congressional Black Caucus Members Talk Impeachment, HBCU Funding
December 19, 2019
The members discussed the passage of the Future Act, legislation that provides needed funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other educational institutions. ... read more »
Collin Binkley AP Education Writer
December 13, 2019
After months of negotiation, Congress gave final approval Tuesday for a bill promising to restore more than $250 million a year to the nation's historically Black colleges and universities, along with other institutions that teach large shares of minority students. ... read more »
Harris and Blumenthal Demand Entire Trump Cabinet Cooperate with Ongoing Investigations, Protect Whistleblowers and Inspectors General
October 11, 2019
U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), both former state attorneys general, on Wednesday sent a letter to every Trump cabinet official calling on them to cooperate with all ongoing and future investigations related to the potential wrongdoing by the President of the United States, preserve all evidence relevant to their departments, and protect whistleblowers and the independence of inspectors general. ... read more »
$62 Billion in Education Cuts Proposed, Key College Aid Could Be Slashed
April 4, 2019
Every budget defines priorities and values. To put it another way, what’s really important in life gets supported financially. For many families, having a home, food, and utilities usually rank pretty high. Then there are other budgetary concerns like saving for college or having a ‘rainy day’ fund to cover less frequent costs that can be much higher than the size of the next pay check.    ... read more »
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Response to Secretary DeVos’ Plan to Arm Teachers
August 31, 2018
“This is yet another example of Secretary Betsy DeVos’s disdain for our nation’s public schools and underscores the urgent need for Democrats to remain steadfast in the fight to safeguard our students, teachers, and schools.” ... read more »
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California AG Files Suit against Department of Education over College Scams 
December 21, 2017
The state attorney general's office last week filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education to compel federal officials to process loan relief to students scammed by now-defunct Santa Ana-based Corinthian Schools Inc.  ... read more »
Tracking The Collapse Of Urban Public Schooling
September 14, 2017
In today’s high-tech, increasingly global society, culturally responsive, knowledge-based performance and decision-making are necessary attributes of the educated person. ... read more »
Los Angeles Native Appointed Dean of Student Retention & Title III Administrator at Texas College
June 29, 2016
Cedar Valley College recently announced the appointment of Dr. Osaro E. Airen as the school’s new Dean of Student Retention & Title III Administrator. ... read more »

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