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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent A new report from WalletHub, a personal finance website, has found that the racial wealth gap in the United States is alive and well. The report, titled “2024’s States with the Biggest & Smallest Wealth Gaps by Race/Ethnicity,” compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Odds are 50-50 that Black students graduate from CSU, not just from any one particular campus, but from any of the 23 campuses. That sad reality provides this year’s backdrop, and motivation for education-based themes at the San Bernardino campus Black History Month events. Michaela Watkins, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & ...
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    by Barbara Smith “I didn’t choose the theatre; it chose me,” says Andre Harrington, who now serves as chair of Cal State University, San Bernardino’s Theatre Arts department. Harrington brings a wealth of experiences to the university, gleaned from a career fueled by creativity, a passion for the arts, and a love for costuming and ...
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    Chaffey College has awarded thousands of dollars in prizes in a state competition that challenges community college students to identify urgent community problems and eventually find solutions. Students formed teams and collaborated to identify urgent problems in their local communities, submitted proposals and created presentations for a panel of judges. The college invited six teams to ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent California has enacted a law mandating the inclusion of media literacy education in the K–12 curriculum, which state officials called a proactive approach to address the growing challenge of misinformation. The legislation, known as Bill No. 873, received approval from Gov. Gavin Newsom in October and ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education has released a wealth of data from the 2020–21 school year in a revealing exposé that reveals significant disparities in education access that the coronavirus pandemic challenges have exacerbated. The findings paint a stark ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local Black students are barely eking out a passing grade enough to graduate high school, let alone have eyes on higher education goals. Closing the vast test score gap is a conundrum, which depends on parent involvement and pushing more money for those most at risk of being failed by the education ...
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    For the first time at the San Bernardino County Government Center, San Bernardino Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. hosted another successful College and Career Day. The event gathered over 200 students from the Colton Joint Unified, Rialto Unified, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, and San Bernardino City Unified school districts. Supervisor Baca, Jr. ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Numerous studies have shown that Black teachers can improve Black students’ academic outcomes, but in California, where Black Students are the lowest performing sub-group of all ethnic groups, the state has an extremely low count of African American instructors working in school districts across the state According to the California Department of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Growing up as an at-risk teen, Rakeem Addison couldn’t see anything in his neighborhood to inform, inspire or open his young mind. There were no field trips for him, and like so many others in his parent’s income bracket, he got the leftovers of the bigger payers of society. “It was unfortunate. ...