08 23 2014
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Minority and Poor Students Set Sights Too Low

Advice: Go to college and choose the best one possible

Students aren't aiming high enough, settling for less selective schools they imagine will be easier, but where in fact they're more likely to drop out before earning a degree. Minority and low-income students are especially susceptible.
susceptible.


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National Urban League Policy Chief Takes on 'Hateful' Talk Shows

By Pharoh Martin, NNPA National Correspondent

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The gatekeepers of political opinion on cable are doing nothing to curb the increasingly incinerate and oft times blatantly false rhetoric coming from their political hosts and commentators against political figures of color ...


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To Critics' Surprise, Obama's School Speech Wasn't Partisan

WASHINGTON (AP) _ In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama is telling the nation's schoolchildren he "expects great things from each of you." "At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world," Obama said. "And none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities" ...


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