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Thank You: Take The Dare, Live The Challenge

Life moves so fast that we forget the many things we should be thankful for.  These are the things we usually take for granted.   I think you know what I mean.  We are not talking rocket science here.  We are talking basic facts. 

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Hank Aaron Establishes Scholarship At Clark Atlanta

There’s word that baseball legend Hank Aaron has established a $100,000 scholarship at Clark Atlanta University to help students pay for their education.  The money is coming from the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation.   It’s for students pursuing careers in public service, teaching, social work, humanities, science and medicine.

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Bill Gates 2012 Scholarships For Low Income Minority Students

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMC) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a scholarship to use at any college or university.  Students will also be provided with skills they can use in their leadership programs and academic support throughout their college career

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New High School Allows Students to Earn College Degree and Land Job with IBM

The IBM International Foundation and the New York City Public Schools have collaborated to create the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which will open in September.

Dubbed “P-Tech,” students can earn a standard four-year diploma, or opt to stay for two extra years — after which they’ll graduate with an associate’s degree in computer science from CUNY’s College of Technology (City Tech) for free. They can then continue their studies at City Tech, attend other colleges and apply the credits they’ve already earned, or be considered for employment by IBM’s IT department and at other companies.

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Politics Getting In the Way of Educating Buffalo Children

I see the Buffalo Board of Education has decided not to use the “no fault” termination clause in the contract of Superintendent Dr. James Williams.  The decision was made following a 45 minute board meeting Monday.  Williams announced earlier this month that he had planned to retire in a year’s time.  I don’t think Dr. Williams is the problem.  The problem is with the system.

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“Education” Is The Only Way-Today’s Black Pearls For Parents

Every weekday morning at 10am, I bring you a daily affirmation to remind parents of some of the things that we may seldom forget about in our daily interaction with our children.

This morning’s entry was “Education”. On this day, talk to your child about at least three new things each of you has encountered today.  

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The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program

Ever dream of working at the White House in Washington DC?   The White House is currently accepting applications for internships for the Summer of 2012.  This is a great opportunity to expand your horizons and serve the public at one of the most historical buildings in the world.

A White House internship provides valuable experience and undoubtedly provides for more opportunities in the future.

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The Importance Of “Education” – Today’s Black Pearls For Parents

 

Every weekday morning at 10am, I bring you a daily affirmation to remind parents of some of the things that we may seldom forget about in our daily interaction with our children.

This morning’s entry was “Education”. Today, pledge to stay on top of your child’s education to make sure they are doing the best that they can.

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