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Hampton University hosting town hall Wednesday during ‘National School Choice Week’

From Daily Press By Samieh Shalash HAMPTON — A public town hall meeting about school choice, “Fighting Educational Injustice,” will take place Wednesday at Hampton University. It will be moderated by Michelle Bernard, an MSNBC political analyst who is an advocate of charter schools and other alternatives to public K-12 education. The event is scheduled […]

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National School Choice Week 2012 New Orleans

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Click here to download a printable (pdf) version of the flyer! Join us on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm! Free scarves provided for all participants! Celebrate great schools that work for all children! Regardless of the schooling you choose, please join […]

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National School Choice Week kicks off in New Orleans

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from wwltv.com by Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News NEW ORLEANS– Vanessa Prout and several of her grandchildren spent part of their weekend immersed in schools. “I was just trying to get some more information on it and other schools,” she said. Prout was part of the crowd that gathered at the UNO Lakefront Arena for […]

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

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Bill Cosby is IN for National School Choice Week

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Posted by Andrew Campanella at National School Choice Week Bill Cosby yesterday announced his full support for National School Choice Week. “I strongly support National School Choice Week because all children in America should be able to access the best schools possible,” Cosby said. “We have a moral and societal obligation to give our children […]

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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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Bill Maher’s “Real Time” education debate failure

A new slogan has appeared from the ranks of educators who know the new education reform movement to be misguided, uninformed, and powerful: “Those who can, teach. Those who cannot pass laws about teaching.”

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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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