Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

A programmable audio computer that shares locally-relevant knowledge and improves literacy


Literacy Bridge saves lives and improves the livelihoods of impoverished families through comprehensive programs that provide on-demand access to locally relevant knowledge. At the heart of the programs is the Talking Book – an innovative low-cost audio computer designed for the learning needs of illiterate populations living in the poorest areas in the world.

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100 Teachers Enriched By Digicel Foundation, JA


OCHO RIOS, St Ann:DIGICEL FOUNDATION and the Ministry of Education chose Ocho Rios, St Ann, as the location to continue its enrichment initiative for primary-school teachers with a two-day seminar recently.

One hundred teachers, representing 50 schools from across the island, spent the time upgrading their skills using the technology provided by the telecoms giant. The technology is expected to aid in curriculum delivery as teachers continue the work to improve literacy among primary-school students.

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Parental Involvement By Black Parents Helps Sons Succeed

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Parents banded together recently to help a group of eighteen young black men to achieve exceptional success in their high school years. Their efforts led to such stellar accomplishments as a one hundred percent high school graduation rate, a cumulative grade point average of the boys of 3.7, nearly 1.3 million in college scholarships and ninety-two percent of the boys being enrolled in college placement courses.

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Jan Carew, Activist, Author, Scholar, Teacher, Passes at 92

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At the close of his remarkable essay “Columbus and the Origins of Racism in the Americas,” Jan Carew wrote, “In this hemisphere we cannot just claim that by mingling our blood with that of the destroyer of the Indian, the enslaver of the African and the exploiter of peoples of a rainbow array of races, colors, creeds, we do not have to acknowledge the roots of our existence in the human world.

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Kisha Holt: Black Female Entrepreneur Fills Void in Children’s Marketplace


A friend of mine likes to tell the story of how when she was growing up, if there was a baby shower or a child’s birthday her mother would purchase a card with a white child–because there was nothing else available back then–and lightly shade in the image making the child African American.  30 years later while it’s easier to find greeting cards with images of people with dark skin, there are still gaps in the area of home decor for Black children.

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Help for the African-American IT Entrepreneurs–Interview with Boyd Stephens


Starting a business comes with many challenges.  Information Technology professionals have their own unique hurdles to surmount when striking out on their own. recently talked to Boyd Stephens, Director of the Black Data Processors Association’s (BDPA) Entrepreneurs Advisory Group.  Boyd’s primary occupation has been in the IT field for more than 20 years.  Along with being a business owner for the last 13 years, Boyd has regularly conducted workshops for IT professionals who aspire to start their own businesses.

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Microsoft’s Philly school has travelled rocky road


When the Microsoft-designed School of the Future opened, the facility was a paragon of contemporary architecture, with a green roof, light-filled corridors and the latest classroom technology, all housed in a dazzling white modern building.

It might as well have been a fishbowl: Educators and media from around the world watched to see whether Microsoft could reform public education through innovation and technology.

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Universal Secondary Education Will be Implemented


Antigua St. John’s – Plans continue toward implementation of Universal Secondary Education in Antigua-Barbuda beginning September 2013.

Yes, the government has been experiencing cash flow problems that have resulted in late payment for teachers and other public servants – and recent industrial action on the part of teachers; yes, the principals have concerns re-staffing, timetabling, accommodation for special needs children, and the readiness of students to handle the work.

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Start Living Within Your Means


For many people, money woes stem from lifestyle choices that their salaries cannot support, not a lack of income.

Do you long to feel a sense of financial freedom and wonder when you will ever get enough money to enjoy it? The truth is that if you are living beyond your means, you will never have that feeling, regardless of your salary. For many people, money woes stem from lifestyle choices that their salaries cannot support, not a lack of income. If that describes you, take these steps to start living within your means today. If you stick to it, you will find financial freedom, too.

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United Negro College Fund

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UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. UNCF provides operating funds for 37 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at about 900 institutions and faculty and administrative professional training.

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