Education

Early Childhood Education For All

In his State of the Union Address earlier this month, President Obama called for universal early childhood education – a proposal that the National Urban League long has supported.




The availability of early learning opportunities for children is a significant predictor of the level of achievement students will achieve throughout their academic career. Early interventions for the youngest learners help to promote and ensure the economic health of our nation’s future leaders. Click here to learn more about the National Urban League’s 8-Point Plan To Educate, Employ and Empower.

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President Obama Joins National Urban League in Fight for Early Childhood Education

Marc H. Morial
2/19/2013

To Be Equal #8
February 19, 2013
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What Do You Think About Black History Month?

In 1976, the federal government acknowledged the expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month.

Learning Offers True Emancipation

The Root: Black Leaders on Education: But, the Urban League's chief asks, are we willing to invest in our kids?

Black Leaders on Education: But, the Urban League's chief asks, are we willing to invest in our kids?



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Education Is the 21st-Century Liberator

The Root: Education Is the 21st-Century Liberator

Black Leaders on Education: UNCF's chief notes today's freedom struggle, 150 years after slavery.


By: Michael Lomax
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Greatness Starts Before Grade School

The Root: Greatness Starts Before Grade School

Black Leaders on Education: How the NAACP's president proposes closing the racial gap in education.
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Jobs Rebuild America Campaign

National Urban League launches Jobs Rebuild America campaign.

For Poor, Leap to College Often Ends in a Hard Fall

New York Times: For Poor, Leap to College Often Ends in a Hard Fall


GALVESTON, Tex. — Angelica Gonzales marched through high school in Goth armor — black boots, chains and cargo pants — but undermined her pose of alienation with a place on the honor roll. She nicknamed herself after a metal band and vowed to become the first in her family to earn a college degree.
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Urban League's Program Gives Dropouts a Taste of College

Orlando Sentinel: Urban League's Program Gives Dropouts a Taste of College

Cordaro Norwood made it to 12th grade before being expelled. Yolanda Martinez dropped out in the 11th grade. Norwood is 22 and has never held a steady job. Martinez, 21, works as a seasonal, part-time employee at an amusement park. Read more »

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