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National School Choice Week 2012: Largest Celebration of Education Reform in US History

Organizers say National School Choice Week is the just the beginning of a new level of involvement and empowerment for millions of parents nationwide; Offer 5 year-round tips for parents and citizens PHOENIX, Jan. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — National School Choice Week concludes today, marking the largest celebration of education reform in American history. The Week featured […]

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Education Equality Now

Educational Equality Now

Download a printable version of the flyer (PDF) Education Equality Now: A Town Hall Meeting About Fighting Educational Injustice Moderated by Michelle D. Bernard,  Bernard Center, MSNBC Political Analyst and Hampton University Trustee January 25, 2012 | Doors Open At 5:45 pm | Begins At 6:00 pm Hampton University Student Center Ballroom SPEAKERS Derrell Bradford, Better Education for […]

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The State of the Teachers’ Union

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From The Huffington Post I must confess — I look forward to the State of the Union every year, no matter who the president is. Sure, it’s a long speech with staged pauses so approximately half of Congress can stand and applaud, giving us a visual reminder of just how divided this country is. Still, […]

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National School Choice Week Bloggers Call with Bill Cosby and Michelle D. Bernard

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In-Flight National School Choice Week

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Black Teen Not Allowed To Be Valedictorian

From change.org Kymberly Wimberley is a black teen mom who earned the highest GPA in her class in McGehee High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But she wasn’t allowed to be valedictorian. The school’s administrators were afraid of a “big mess” if was Kymberly was recognized as the top of her class, according to a […]

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Baraka Boys: Escaping Your Zip Code

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Speaking before an enthusiastic audience at the Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Michelle D. Bernard, president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy said that too often in America, the quality of a child’s education “depends on one’s zip code.” Bernard, who […]

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School Choice Is the Most Critical Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

published in U.S.News & World Report Remember those commercials in which people would be blindfolded and asked to try a product and then say which one they thought tasted the best? Inevitably, the people in the commercials would taste the bargain item and say they liked it better than the fancy stuff, thus proving that […]

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Mother Behind Bars Becoming Media Star

ABC News is the latest major media outlet to take note of Kelley Williams-Bolar, the Ohio mother who is spending 10 days behind bars because she tried to get a better education for her daughters. As friends of the Bernard Center will recall, Ms. Williams-Bolar, a single mother who lives in a housing project, was sent to jail […]

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