Minority ph.D. students need institutional change to make larger impact in STEM fields

Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields are more likely to advance professionally, publish more research and secure postdoctoral and faculty positions if their institutional culture is welcoming and sets clear expectations, according to a study of hundreds of Ph.D. students at four top-tier California research universities. Continue reading Minority ph.D. students need institutional change to make larger impact in STEM fields

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The Institute for Educational Leadership Launches Rise Up for Equity Campaign to Eliminate Barriers to Equity in Education and Workforce Development

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) announced the launch of Rise Up for Equity, a digital and grassroots campaign to prepare, support, and mobilize leaders to eliminate systemic barriers to equity in education and workforce development. Continue reading The Institute for Educational Leadership Launches Rise Up for Equity Campaign to Eliminate Barriers to Equity in Education and Workforce Development

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3 Tips for Filling Out Applications for College Financial Aid

College students and parents are already looking ahead to the 2019—2020 school year with the FAFSA- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The great news is that the Department of Education just launched “myStudentAid” app to make it easier for students and families to fill out the federal student aid application through their mobile phones. Continue reading 3 Tips for Filling Out Applications for College Financial Aid

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30-year-old Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT

When Mareena Robinson Snowden walked across the commencement stage at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) on June 8th, she became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the storied university. Continue reading 30-year-old Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $8.3 Million to More than 1,000 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded more than $8.3 million to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools.  The grants seek to support the Foundation’s commitment to advancing adult, family and summer literacy programs throughout the communities that Dollar General (NYSE: DG) serves.
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