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STEM STEAM and the Education of Black Girls
Written by Shamecca Kidd    Monday, 25 March 2013 12:10    PDF Print E-mail

As a STEAM teacher in a Title One public elementary school, I’m always proud and pleasantly surprised by the creative expression and analytical skills of the Black girls in the classroom. Many do not see the great potential Black girls have in the areas of STEAM Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics a growing national model.

During the project creation portion of my lessons girls seem to explode with creativity. On the down side Black girls exhibit self doubt and low self confidence when involved in science and math related skills. This self doubt and low self confidence should be addressed by parents and teachers to build up girls, to show them they can be successful in science and math. Teachers must strive to build Black girls confidence and positive self expression especially Black girls who are not often exposed to the dynamics of STEM or STEAM.

Read more... Last Updated ( Saturday, 13 April 2013 12:20 )
Still a Need for HBCU’s in the 21st Century: Part 1
Written by William Jackson, M.Ed.    Monday, 12 December 2011 19:51    PDF Print E-mail

“If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.” Carter G. Woodson

Having graduated from an HBCU (South Carolina State University) and now working at Edward Waters College, the oldest HBCU in Florida, I learned from past and current experience there still is a need for these culturally diverse educational institutions. My son (honor student) attends Florida A&M University, my fiancée’s  sons are graduates of SCSU and Florida A&M, respectively both honors students.

Read more... Last Updated ( Monday, 12 December 2011 20:00 )
ING Awards More Than $100,000 in Grants to Combat Childhood Obesity
Written by Administrator    Thursday, 08 September 2011 14:42    PDF Print E-mail

ING Run For Something Better® School-Based Running Programs Help Students Learn Healthy Choices and Take Responsibility for Their Own Fitness

The ING Community Fund today announced that it has awarded 50 schools from 24 states across the U.S. with up to $2,500 grants to help students combat childhood obesity by getting them more active through school-based running programs. Through its ING Run For Something Better® School Awards Program, financial services leader ING, in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), is helping to introduce kindergarten- through eighth-grade students across the country to the benefits of running and making healthy lifestyle choices.