School

Last night President Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago, but there seemed to be someone missing.  Where was Obama’s youngest daughter, Sasha? During his speech, President Obama thanked his family for all their love and support.  As the cameras cut to the First Family, viewers noticed Sasha was no where to be found.  Of […]

Radio One founder Cathy Hughes is the first black woman to head a publicly traded company, and she is also the woman responsible for the largest black-owned broadcasting company in the United States. Howard University recently decided to honor Ms. Hughes by renaming its communications school after her! She talks about her experience at Howard- […]

Dr. Steve Perry is a former principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford Connecticut, a school that sees 100% of its predominantly low-income students off to four year institutions. Dr. Steve Perry is revolutionizing education in America. He says it is a blessing when you have the opportunity to help a child discover who […]

In this edition of the Ericaism, Erica Campbell talks about the importance of valuing time. She even pulls from the scriptures of the bible that talk about being on time to events and meetings. We joke around a lot, she notes, about things like “colored people time,” but the truth about being late is that […]

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF comes to God in a “grateful spirit” now that school has started and the kids are out of the house and in their classrooms! He laments about his house full of children and empty of food over the summer, and how much he looks forward to the days […]

Since 2010, every single Urban Prep graduate has been accepted to a four-year college or university.

The last day of school is a monumental event for any kid; they are mere hours away from summertime, which means no more homework, no more waking up early, and no more having to see teachers and other kids at school that they don’t want to see! So, even though GRIFF can’t be at the bus […]

The last day of school is a monumental event for any kid; they are mere hours away from summertime, which means no more homework, no more waking up early, and no more having to see teachers and other kids at school that they don’t want to see! So, even though GRIFF can’t be at the bus […]

National

Hearts are heavy in Delaware after a 16-year-old girl lost her life due to a fight that broke out in the women’s restroom at school.  The female, whose identity has not yet been released, was a Sophomore at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington. ABC News reports that an altercation involving two other girls broke out in the […]

A Baltimore school police officer, captured slapping and kicking a student last month in a viral video, will not face child abuse charges, reports The Baltimore Sun.

The unnamed male teacher at Green County High School in Greensboro, Georgia, is accused of calling Shaniaya Hunter, "the dumbest girl I have ever met." The comment came after Shaniaya experienced a number of absences due to an eye condition and asked the teacher in December for assistance catching up on her work, reports the New York Daily News.

candidate running for the Texas State Board of Education -- who, if elected, will determine what goes into children's textbooks -- is facing backlash over comments made on social media about President Obama and the Civil War.