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With white students becoming a minority, public universities push harder to...

By Casey Parks Diverse Education BATON ROUGE, La. — A few weeks after Stewart Lockett made local headlines for becoming the first black student body president at Louisiana...

Organizations Announce Merger to Reach More Students

By Sammy G. Allen Diverse Education Two organizations working to serve underrepresented students have merged as of April 1. Gateway College National Network is now an initiative...

Inside Maranathan Academy where students get chance at brighter future

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times On a beautiful, cool day earlier this month, the wind blew, birds sang, and the laughter of children could be...

Donna Dukes founded a school that makes a difference in lives...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times uiote Donna Dukes admits she may have been a bit “idealistic” when she came up with an idea to help students...

How ‘critically at-risk’ students now excel at Birmingham Academy

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Some had been bullied. Some have had discipline issues. Some were expelled from other schools. Some just needed a better...

Local nonprofit STAIR’s secret to improving reading skills of second graders

By Terri Robertson bhamnow.com When Zhoria was in second grade, like many children her age in Birmingham, she struggled with reading. When asked to read aloud,...

Expanding Minority Doctorate Pipeline Began with Facebook Group

By LaMont Jones Diverse Education LaShonda Horrison-Gurley said she “didn’t know whether to laugh, to cry or break out in a praise dance” when she successfully...

Children’s offers free sessions to assist caregivers of children with mental...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times A series of free educational sessions offered by Children’s of Alabama Behavioral Health begins this week to assist parents, caregivers...

Dannetta Thornton Owens, 80, former Birmingham school board member

Times staff report   Dannetta Thornton Owens, former president of the Birmingham Board of Education, died on December 15. She was 80. She was at home surrounded...

Journalism Program Explores Black Students’ Experiences

By Tiffany Pennamon diverseenducation.com The Nation recently launched a student journalism program that provides training and mentoring opportunities for black student journalists while giving them a...

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