Out of this world: Robbinsdale Area Schools teacher spends part of summer at Space Camp
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:00
Robbinsdale Cooper High School Physical Earth and Science teacher Teresa Esnough attended NASA's Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center this past summer. The event was sponsored by Honeywell, and more than 200 teachers from 38 states and 22 countries participated.
Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:59
Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer
Sesame Street will now be brought to you by the letters H-B-O. The iconic children's program is moving from the friendly confines of PBS to the adult world of Home Box Office and the move has left more than just Oscar feeling grouchy.
The school year is here. This fall, nearly 55 million kids will report to elementary or secondary school, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
But the journey from kindergarten to commencement is inflicting collateral damage on kids. More than eight in ten students report experiencing moderate to extreme stress. Teen suicide rates are three times what they were 50 years ago.
Nguzo Saba Murals: The WE WIN Festival Mural Project
Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:04
Students of WE WIN Institute created several Nguzo Saba murals during the recent Griot Invasion at Bethune Park.
The Nguzo Saba are the seven principles of Kwanzaa – umoja, which means unity, kujichagulia, which means self-determination, ujima, which means collective work and responsibility, ujamaa, which cooperative economics, nia, which means purpose, kuumba, which means creativity, and imani, which means faith.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Americans spending more for college out-of-pocket
Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:58
(StatePoint) The Bank of Mom and Dad is open for business, as parent out-of-pocket spending has become the number one source of college funding. In fact, 62 percent of families did not borrow to pay for college last year, according to a new report.
Access Africa - linking education and entertainment
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 10:38
Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe
Twenty years ago, in 1995, a couple from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Michael and Vikki Boyce traveled to the Ivory Coast.
This was the first of more than 20 trips to West Africa that the couple has taken over the years. Africa became a compulsion. The couple first went to Africa to buy an African beer named Mamba. Over the years, the couple's interest made an about-face. Africa was initially viewed exclusively as a business opportunity; quickly Africa became a preoccupation.
Back-to-School reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits for 2015 and years ahead
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:03
WASHINGTON ― With another school year just around the corner, the Internal Revenue Service reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2015 federal income tax returns.