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Black-white earnings gap at 1950s level
Thursday, December 1, 2016
DURHAM – In a complete reversal of fortune, the median earnings gap between black and white men has returned to the level of the 1950s. That was the conclusion of new research by Duke and Chicago university economists. But there’s a caveat: The earnings gap between college-educated black men and black men with less education is at an all-time
 
Black Lives Matter is what started it all
Sunday, November 27, 2016
DURHAM – Black Lives Matter. Shawna Williams says that is what started it all “As a retired educator, I believe that education is the first step in showing our children that black lives matter, that their lives matter,” she said. So she started the Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ tutorial program two years ago on a leap and a prayer.
 
NCCU celebrates life and legacy of chancellor
Saturday, November 26, 2016
DURHAM – A Celebration of Life tribute for North Carolina Central Chancellor Debra Saunders-White was held Dec. 2 in McDougald-McLendon Arena. Saunders-White’s funeral is Dec. 3 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hampton, Virginia. “Her loss is nearly immeasurable to our community, but her influence on higher education and her
 
High dropout rates plague virtual charters
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
State education leaders may be reporting lackluster grades and soaring dropout rates in two new virtual charter schools in North Carolina but customers, by and large, seem satisfied. That’s the synopsis of a draft report on North Carolina’s virtual charter pilot, which includes two schools – N.C. Virtual Academy and N.C. Connections
 
Wake Forest to name dorm for Maya Angelou
Monday, November 21, 2016
WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest University is naming a new residence hall in honor of famous former faculty member Maya Angelou. The private university in Winston-Salem said last week the five-story building now under construction will house more than 200 first-year students when it opens in January 2017. University President Nathan Hatch says Angelou
 
9 historic black sites nominated to national register
Monday, November 21, 2016
RALEIGH – Nine properties of historic significance to the state’s black community community will soon be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places thanks to a $70,000 Underrepresented Community Grant from the U. S. National Park Service. The purpose of the URC grant program is to provide funds to state, tribal, and local governments
 
Early childhood spending benefits donít fade away
Thursday, November 17, 2016
DURHAM – North Carolina’s investment in early child care and education programs resulted in higher test scores, less grade retention and fewer special education placements through fifth grade, research from the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy finds. The research, published online Nov. 17 in Child Development, looked at more than 1
 
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Science camp receives support from Duke Energy

DURHAM – A $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will help get more kids outdoors

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