12,000 Incarcerated Students to Enroll in Postsecondary Educational and Training Programs Through Education Department’s New Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Partnerships between postsecondary and penal institutions allow incarcerated individuals to access Pell grants for correctional education The Department of Education announced today 67 colleges and universities selected to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, an experiment announced in July 2015 to test whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding…

Representative Yvonne Davis Announces $500,000 2015-2016 Urban Scholarship Fund

State Representative Yvonne Davis (D-Dallas) announced that over $500,000 in scholarships are available for high school graduates from Dallas and twenty eight other urban areas throughout Texas. Administrated by the Texas Association of Developing Colleges (TADC), the Urban Scholarship Program was created during the 74th Legislative session as part of House Bill 2128 with the…

THUG UNIVERSITY

REFLECTIONS ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES NEW MILLENNIUM EDUCATIONAL PRIORITIES One of the more peculiar inside jokes shared among those raised in “the hood”, meaning lower middle-class, working-class, and poor neighborhoods, occurs when someone has been arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to prison. It is at this moment that others affectionately relate that he/she is on his…

Wiley College Apart of History Repeating

Seventy years later, Wiley College does it again.  “The Great Debaters”  honed and their skills in preparation for  the debate with University of Southern California, Wiley came out as a successor “Making History … Again!”  MARSHALL- Even before African-American athletes became household names by eclipsing racial milestones in sports, a group of students from Wiley…