Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 26, February 20

An Equation for Equity
Maryland teenager Tiffanee Snow has been studying algebra since she began attending Forestville High School last fall. At first, she couldn't stand algebra. Now, she's making As. Snow credits the innovative teaching style of her math teacher...
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Attracting Minorities into Teacher Education: A Model Program That Works
In 1993, it became apparent to the African American professors at a small midwestern university that several minority students needed special attention and encouragement to succeed in teacher education curricula as well as adjust to living and...
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Clinton Makes Education a Priority for Second Term
Saying that the first two years of college should be as much of a birthright as twelve years of primary and secondary school, President Bill Clinton has asked the Congress to increase federal spending on education by $51 billion. In the budget...
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Education, History and the State of the Union
Here we go again. George Bush described himself as the "education president" a few years back, and now President Bill Clinton seeks to top him at his game. During the 1997 State of the Union address, Clinton forwarded a number of education...
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Holding on to What They've Got
A generation ago, when there were more college-age students than there were desks in America's public and private colleges and universities, making sure that students stayed in school was hardly a priority. Even less exclusive institutions could...
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Lifestyle-Friendly Education
Despite a successful career, Greg Atkins always felt something was holding him back. Two [years ago, at the age of thirty-eight, he climbed to a position of prestige in state government [as assistant commissioner of New Jersey's department of...
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Making Retention Work
Since 1988's all-time high in the college enrollment African Americans enrollment of African, American, declining high school completion figures have contributed to a slower increase in minority college participation After more than a decade...
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Reaching out, but in Which Direction?
When early academic outreach programs were first created and took aim at reaching out to students of color, the initial idea was to inspire and motivate students to prepare for college in a general way. However, with a greater emphasis on higher...
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Student Aid Plans Face Tough Road Ahead
President Bill Clinton's new two-part approach to higher education investment--a Pell Grant increase coupled with more extensive tax credits--is drawing a mixed: response among both education advocates and Republicans in Congress. Educators...
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The Wisdom of Our Elders: Continuing the Legacy
WASHINGTON--Caring for the young; breaking the barriers that divide African Americans along class, age and gender lines; and taking responsibility for the future were the themes of February's Black Issues in Higher Education videoconference,...
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When Faculties Vote "No Confidence."
Not long before Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton selected to be the president of Ohio's largest two-year institution, a national group named her the top community college CEO in the country. Now, six years later, faculty members at Cuyahoga Community...
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Working with What Works
Can you articulate your personal commitment to this effort and why you are so passionate about it? Let me first of all say that it's important that what we're doing is shattering the myth that just some kids can learn at high levels. All kids...
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