Why Mentoring Matters for Minorities

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It is extremely critical for at-risk youth to be able to see themselves in their mentors, which is why America needs higher numbers of mentors from diverse backgrounds. This will help prove to students in more disadvantaged populations that success is feasible. Yet MENTOR also found that 16 million youth will reach adulthood without mentors.

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Report showcases opportunities, challenges of homeless students

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Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates wrote "Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America's Public Schools" regarding the challenges of an often overlooked population -- homeless students.

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

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October is Bullying Prevention Month, and a number of organizations have come out with resources and information around how to stop the crisis.

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Usher, LeBron James make moves to help youth

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The two mega celebrities have worked under their own respective organizations to help youth stay on the right path to graduation.

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Kids need summer learning to help in next school year

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Each summer low-income students lose two to three months in reaching achievement and two-months of grade-level equivalency in mathematics. June 19 is National Summer Learning Day, and it will mark a day to encourage youth to keep learning.

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USDA works to resolve Summer Hunger amongst children

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The summer food service program ensures children from low-income areas receive proper nutrition while school is not in session.

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#IWishMyTeacherKnew creates education discussion on student-teacher relationships

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One teacher's assignment around #IWishMyTeacherKnew showcases on social media how important getting to know your students can be.

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Presidential Education Awards program provides incentive for academic motivation

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The Presidential Education Awards Program rewards students for their growth in the classroom as well as achievement.

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NY Middle School students win nationwide math app

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During Black History Month in February, we celebrate African Americans and their contributions throughout history, including traffic signals, tasty treats. Now, a group of middle schoolers have made their own history with a new app.

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WHYY celebrates Flash Media Labs in Philly schools

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WHYY, in partnership with Philadelphia School District, opened six new flash media labs in area schools to engage students and teach them the art of media production.

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Sesame Street turns 45!

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The beloved street full of muppets, lessons and fun hits the 45-year mark this month.

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