St. Louis school officials announced a ban against automatic out-of-school suspensions of students in preschool through second grade. This move follows a report that said Missouri leads the nation in suspending Black elementary school students.

A new study explores why children of color fall into the science achievement gap. Researchers find that the problems begin as early as kindergarten.

Democratic candidate for Indiana Governor John Gregg forcefully made the case why African-Americans should vote for him as Indiana’s next Governor succeeding Mitch Daniels.  Gregg, the former House Speaker and President of Vincennes University, stressed the importance of creating more jobs in Indiana, especially in the state’s older inner city neighborhoods.  Gregg also strongly expressed […]

Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, defended his controversial efforts at reforming Indiana’s schools, which included the state takeover of four IPS Schools this year. In an expansive Afternoons with Amos interview, Bennett, the Republican incumbent running for re-election, defended his turbulent four years which included greater school public school accountability, increased emphasis […]

Democratic candidate for Governor John Gregg came out swinging on Afternoons with Amos. Gregg blasted his Republican opponent Mike Pence for ignoring the real issues facing Indiana, preferring to talk about issues that , in Gregg’s words, Hoosiers don’t care about. Gregg stressed his emphasis on jobs, improving education, including starting to deal with early […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 46 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Continuing her series of detailed policy announcements, Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy outlined her proposals for improving education in Indianapolis last week. Kennedy talked about her plans on Afternoons with Amos. They include a focus on early childhood education, closer cooperation with area school districts, […]