By Bo Emerson, The American Journal-Constitution Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate at Morehouse College’s Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school. But during his remarks in front of the nearly 400 graduating seniors, the technology investor and philanthropist surprised nearly everyone...
By Charlene Crowell 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’...
Kayla Willis was accepted into 31 colleges and offered more $900,000 in scholarships, showing us what Black Girl Magic can achieve. By Breanna Edwards, Essence It’s not every day one gets accepted into 31 colleges and is offered more than $900,000 in scholarships to boot. It’s definitely something worth sharing,...
All 68 graduating seniors at Detroit’s Cristo Rey High School have been accepted into college. By Jasmine Washington, Ebony Detroit’s Cristo Rey High School is continuing a legacy of academic excellence. For the eighth time in as many years, all of the school’s graduating seniors have been accepted into college. School President...
By Teddy Grant, Huffington Post The U.S. Senate has approved a pair of bills that will help historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), reports the Philadelphia Tribune. The HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act, or HBCU PARTNERS Act, would give Historically Black institutions of higher...
By Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) An attorney for a Florida girl whose SAT retest score -- which she claims showed a 330-point improvement over her first try -- is being investigated over alleged signs of possible cheating said Friday he's waiting for the test's administrators to show him their evidence. The test...
Achievement comes nine months after Roosevelt became a turnaround school Crusader Staff Report Gary’s storied Roosevelt College and Career Academy received a grade of “A” from the Indiana Department of Education Student-Centered School Accountability Grade System. The achievement came nine months after Roosevelt was designated an Innovation Network School, a three-year...
On Friday, November 2, 2018, the Katie Hall Educational Foundation, Inc., the Gary Public Library, and the Art, Culture, and History Committee of the Gary Common Council will sponsor the “Former U.S. Representative Katie Hall and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Law Signing at 35” program. The event...
Contributed By: The 411 News More bids for the Gary school district properties in round two of bids. Compared to results from the first round of bids to purchase a vacant Gary school building, the second round of offers came in as a whopping success. Monday evening at West Side High School,...
By The 411 News Attorney Clorius Lay, a member of the Fiscal Management Board that monitors the Gary Community School Corporation’s emergency manager, voiced his concerns about the recent notice of 33 unused school properties for sale. According the GCSC website, the Fiscal Management Board is comprised of four appointees.  The...