Education

Kyshira Moffett Inspired to Pursue Her Dreams

As a leader on my campus, I have had the opportunity to work with the BEEP Program in 2012 and in 2013 at Hampton University. Interacting with several BEEPers has inspired and influenced me to become active with the National Urban League upon graduation. I have gained new wisdom and insight through the BEEP program. Students who attend the BEEP Program gain a priceless learning experience by interacting with top corporate executives who look like them.
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Education policy: What will happen now

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The campaign goal: “Every American Child is ready for College, Work and Life!” Join a community that is well informed on education issues in the news.  See the links below and Get Empowered Now. Read more »

3rd Annual Urban Ideas Forum: What Do the Midterm Elections Mean for African Americans & Other People of Color

3rd Annual Urban Ideas Forum: What Do the Midterm Elections Mean for African Americans & Other People of Color?

Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Common Core State Standards

National Urban League Survey of African American Parents Shows Overwhelming Support for Common Core State Standards, But Underscores Need for Sufficient Resources To Ensure Its Success

- 60% of African American parents retain a favorable perception of the goals for student achievement under Common Core -

- Parents agree that schools with a majority African American (64%) or Latino (67%) student population were deficient in resources necessary to teach the Common Core -

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Comcast Awards Urban League STEM with $60K Grant

The Urban League of Springfield (Springfield, MA) was recently joined by representatives of Comcast for a special ceremony to announce the award of a $60,000 grant, payable over three years, from the Comcast Foundation. Read more »

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2015 Emerging Leaders Program Application

2015 Emerging Leaders Program Application Application Deadline: November 14, 2014

“Mama I Made It”: Town Hall on Higher Education Recap

Students, educators, researchers, and policy experts convened at the restaurant Busboys & Poet’s located in Washington, DC’s for a town hall forum on higher education and to highlight the findings of the recent Washington Bureau report “From Access to Completion: A Seamless Path to College Graduation for African American Students." “Mama I Made It,” the title of the evening’s program, is a play on Read more »

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Underwriting Standards for Student Loans

National Urban League Applauds Department of Education's Proposed Rule on Underwriting Standards for Student Loans

The National Urban League has praised the Department of Education's prop

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