Funding for HBCUs expires after Congress can’t agree on bill

Federal aid for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has now expired and Congress can’t agree whether to pass a short or long term plan to restore the funding. A group of bipartisan senators, educators and students demand a vote now.

Spelman College receives $2M for first ever Audre Lorde Queer Studies program

Despite push back and scrutiny, school embraces its LGBT students with a program named after popular shero. Billionaire Jon Stryker donate $2 Million to Spelman College in order to create first ever Queer Studies Chair at an HBCU. (Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org) Spelman College has received a $2 million dollar gift from philanthropist Jon Stryker,…

New Jersey school district bans students with lunch debt from participating in extracurricular activities

A New Jersey school district is banning students with school lunch debt from attending extracurricular activities, including prom and field trips. The Cherry Hill school district passed a policy that prohibits high school students who owe $75 or more in meal payments from “participating in extracurricular activities, purchasing tickets for school dances including proms, attending…