By Erick Johnson How do you tell a doctor or nurse they’re doing a good job during the coronavirus pandemic? For Bronzeville’s star singer Mae Ya Carter Ryan, a song from Grammy-winning Hip Hop singer Alicia Keys will do. https://youtu.be/htSj_FK--Tg It’s the latest achievement from Ryan, whose promising career began in Chicago with...
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) are collaborating with Governor Pritzker on the new Rock the FAFSA Illinois Campaign. Designed to reach students, parents, schools and communities, the campaign is focused on increasing awareness of the importance of completing a financial...
On February 22, 2021, two Southland College Prep Charter High School seniors placed first and second in separate events of the Illinois High School Association virtual 2020-21 State Speech Championship tournament. Bri’Yon Watts captured the Illinois state championship in Dramatic Interpretation and Nyah Ware is the tournament’s runner-up in Impromptu...
The Moraine Valley Community College Foundation has received an $85,000 donation from Bedford Grow to establish an endowed scholarship. The Bedford Grow Lou Dineff Memorial Scholarship will support five annual $1,000 scholarships for students enrolled in the college’s Cannabis Retail Specialist Program. “We hope this scholarship will make students’ lives...
Rank and file CTU educators consider next steps — including possible job action — to press Asian Human Services management to reverse course and guarantee protections for students, vulnerable family members, educators. CHICAGO, March 4, 2021 — Educators and their unions across the nation are working tirelessly to land comprehensive, enforceable...
A national survey released recently by Lending Tree’s Student Loan Hero revealed 43 percent of adult Americans under the age of 40 have considered returning to school amid the COVID-19. As the pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis continues many will follow through as a means to qualify for...
The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises, will offer $1 million in scholarships for Black undergraduate students in 2021, for which scholarship applications are now being accepted. Through the...
RSM, BMO Harris, Rush Medical Center and Art Institute of Chicago talk career opportunities with college students Representatives from prominent corporate organizations – including RSM, BMO Harris, Rush University Medical Center and Art Institute of Chicago – networked virtually with 70 Chicago Housing Authority college students Wednesday to discuss career opportunities at...
Recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune, one Bradley University senior is turning heads and winning awards as she bridges gaps in her Indiana community. A new statewide program in Indiana, called ‘My Health Baby,’ has helped the state decrease infant mortality rates by increasing education, outreach and health care access...
By Chinta Strausberg The Rainbow PUSH Excel panelists late on November 19 compared the educational agendas of past presidents and found the current Trump administration’s not only failed miserably but it also smacked of being anti-Black. In a spirited discussion about “Shaping America’s Education Agenda,” moderated by Dr. Sonya Whitaker, National...