Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.

Opponents of public school closures have new evidence of discrimination. A new study says school closures disproportionately harm Black and poor students.

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No new charter schools. That’s the request from the NAACP. The historic and iconic civil rights organization has approved a resolution calling for a moratorium on the expansion of Charter Schools in America. The resolution states in part: “Charter schools have contributed to the increased segregation rather than diverse integration of our public school system… “Weak oversight […]

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Watch Roland Martin, Howard Fuller, Nina Rees, guest host Avis Jones-DeWeever, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the charter school versus traditional school debate in the video clip above.

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Dr. Karen Thomas, Founder and CEO of Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark, New Jersey, and Ana Ponce, Chief Executive Officer of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles, California spoke with Roland Martin about the benefits of charter schools during Monday's edition of NewsOne Now.

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Dr. Steve Perry is a man on mission — a mission to help educate African-American youth. According to www.WeareCapitalPrep.org, the goal is simple — provide…

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Cornell Belcher discusses polling data showing that 72 percent of Black parents favor charter schools.

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, […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Wednesday, May 27, 2015 featured live in-depth interviews with two key Indiana lawmakers on some issues critical to Indiana and the country.  Afternoons with Amos talked with Senator Joe Donnelly and 4th District Congressman Rep. Todd Rokita.  It was the first interview with Rokita on Afternoons with Amos since […]

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The school choice battle rages on — public school proponents believe their way of implementing education is the best way, while proponents of charter schools…

While thousands packed the Indiana State House protesting how the Governor and Legislature has mistreated and disrespected her and public education, Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz was in the AM 1310 The Light studio talking with the community on Afternoons with Amos in a broad and wide ranging extended interview. Her opponents have tried […]

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” for an exclusive interview to discuss education in America, school choice and the Choice…