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Before the current budget crisis came along and presented school systems and African American communities with reduced teaching staffs, intramural sports, free or reduced lunches, and counseling services, there was another lolling epidemic:  the high school dropout rate among African American students. According to a 2009 U.S. Department of Education and National Center for Education…

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Washington lawmakers continue to search for areas of improvement with No Child Left Behind. There is consensus that the law needs to be change, however the specific changes are what’s up for debate.  The foundation of the discussion is how to better serve the 5 percent of students and schools that have the lowest performance…

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Following a string of career successes with his latest album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is now hitting a personal low with the sudden demise of his charity, The Kanye West Foundation, which closed up shop just four years after its creation. According to boombox.com, news that the foundation had shut…

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