education reform

President Obama set out early in his presidency to reform education. He points to major achievements as his term in office comes to an end.

The Black Lives Matter platform addresses the need for education reform.

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for an exclusive interview in which he discussed the 2016 campaign for the White…

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, October 28, 2015.  (Interviews With Concerned Clergy President Rev. David Greene, Activist Larry Vaughn and IPS School Board Member Gayle Cosby On Continuing Community Concern On IPS. Discussion/Reaction Starts At 56:37 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). While the Indianapolis Public School Board is delaying a final decision on whether to move […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Wednesday, September 16, 2015.  (Interview with Education Secretary Arne Duncan Starts At 48:53 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the longest serving member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet including the state and Indianapolis in his 6th annual Back To School Bus Tour. After visiting Purdue […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Friday, June 19, 2015. (Interview Starts at 01:31 Mark On the PODCAST Media Player) Kevin Chavous is an Indianapolis native who has become one of the foremost spokespersons for education reform and school choice inn the country. A self proclaimed Voice for America’s Children, this former Washington DC City Councilman, […]

UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION ON COOPERATION BETWEEN GOV. MIKE PENCE & SUPT. GLENDA RITZ. In Day 3 of the ISTEP Crisis, Gov. Mike Pence called another Press Conference and stressed cooperation between himself and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. At the Wednesday Press Conference, carried live on Afternoons with Amos, the Governor stressed the […]

Lanier Echols wears two important hats in the world of educating Indianapolis children.  First she’s just been named Interim Principal at the Carpe Diem Meridian Charter School.  And she’s one of three new members of the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners.  In an extended Afternoons with Amos interview, Echols answered a number of […]

Charter Schools USA is in the midst of their third year operating three former IPS schools – Manual and Howe High Schools and Emma Donnan Middle Schools.  Appearing on Afternoons with Amos, the founder of Charter Schools USA Jon Hage and his wife Sherry Hage who’s in charge of academics for their charter schools network […]

Increasingly the amount of debt America’s college students amass would exceed that of many developing nations. Americans currently owe $1.2 trillion dollars in student debt with each student borrower owing an average of $29,000. Student loan debt has become more than a burden. It’s become a barrier to the American dream. The National Education Association […]

In enrollment and size its the largest individual school district in Indiana. But though its enrollment is some 30,800, just 11 less than last school year, the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) serves just 20% of the 153,000 public school students in Indiana’s capital city. Nevertheless, interest about the fate of IPS among the residents of […]

Dr. Howard Fuller, author of “No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior’s Life from Black Power to Education Reform,” joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to…