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 […]

Cheryl Harris, who is an Allstate Education Sponsor, tells Erica Campbell and GRIFF all about the “Quotes for Education Program.” The program encourages people to support alumnus and others who care about HBCUs to help keep students entering and graduating, by securing scholarship money to help them do so.   Cheryl explains that Allstate has […]

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In a world full of sadness and bad news, it’s always refreshing to run across something that truly changes your perspective on life and generally serves as an uplifting message to carry with you. That’s exactly what a viral video of a martial arts instructor and his student have managed to do, as it’s also […]

Tyran Bell isn’t a typical kid. His mom hasn’t been working regularly to care for his hospitalized uncle, and it’s back-to-school time. So, he hatched a plan to help. The Wilmington, North Carolina, student posted an offer on Facebook to mow lawns so he could purchase his own school supplies, reports WECT-TV. “She won’t have […]


On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the third annual National College Signing Day.  Obama was joined by MTV, over 4,000 high school students from Harlem, and a slew of celebrities. The goal is to celebrate all students attending college across the United States, and boost the number of students going to college.  Melissa McCarthy, Jay […]


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.

In 2009, the organization launched the Y-Scholars (referred to as Rowe Scholars for high schoolers), a comprehensive program that targets students from low-income families, shepherding them through the education pipeline into college.

The video, which shows the unidentified officer slapping the teenager twice -- loud enough to hear the impact -- before kicking he or she as they walk down the stairs, has prompted the suspension of both officers involved in the incident.

In the first two months of 2016, there have been a reported seven school shootings.


Andria James, 33, was stopped for questioning after a witness reported seeing nine children in her car as she left a gas station.

Ron Clark, Principal, math teacher, and founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia is proving why he is an award winning educator.  Clark agreed to take part, along side his students, in the popular dance challenge to DLOW’s “Bet You Can’t Do It Like Me.” The kids took a few hours off their winter […]