higher education

A set of quadruplet brothers, who go to high school outside Cincinnati, have been accepted by Harvard and Yale, among other top schools. And because the Wade quads, from Lakota East High School, all wrote about being part of a multiple birth, they may have helped themselves get into the Ivies. https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/849592329728131072 According to the New York […]

A17-year-old New Jersey student has a serious dilemma that most of us wish we had back in high school: which elite university to attend? WABC-TV reports that Ifeoma White-Thorpe received acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford University. https://twitter.com/DenvilleSchool/status/849278088076816385 “I was shaking, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh,’ like […]

For the first time in Ballou High School history, every single senior at the predominately Black school applied to college this year. Just think: Last year, only 57 percent of their students graduated. According to The Washington Post, Ballou, which is located in one of Washington, D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods, has long had a negative reputation and many […]

McDonald’s of Northeast Ohio is partnering with the Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC) for its 29th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Bus Tour taking place March 27 – 31. The five-day tour provides approximately 100 minority students a unique educational and cultural experience as they visit six historically black colleges and universities across […]

In its 130-year history, the prestigious Harvard Law Review has never elected a Black woman to serve as president – until now. ImeIme Umana, a Pennsylvania native and daughter of Nigerian immigrants was elected to the post on Jan. 29 of this year. Umana, 24, was raised in the town of State College. Her late […]

A new study gives HBCUs a high student 'mobility score.' Many have long-doubted their effectiveness.

A new study finds that income inequality has remained unchanged for less-educated working-class Black men for decades. However, high-income Black men with college degrees are narrowing the income gap with their White counterparts.

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the third annual College Signing Day in Harlem. About 4, 000 high school seniors and several celebrities joined Mrs. Obama for the event to promote higher education.

A group of Black law students at Washington and Lee University are demanding that the school’s administration publicly denounce its Confederate past and distance the…

Via:  www.elev8.com // For many years, two popular tax credits, the Hope credit and the Lifetime Learning credit, helped students and their parents recoup some of their education expenses. For the 2009 and 2010 tax years, the new American Opportunity credit joins the educational tax break list and offers even more help for more taxpayers. […]