Pushing Past the Achievement Gap – A Conversation with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings.

The 2011 Closing the Achievement Gap Series is a component of the NYC Department of Education’s Empowering Boys Initiative and is focused on, but not limited to, Black and Latino male students. Horace Mann 147 – Cowin Auditorium The 2011 Closing the Achievement Gap Series is a component of the NYC Department of Education’s Empowering Boys Initiative and is focused on, but not limited to, Black and Latino male students. The goal of the series is to provide educators, advocates, parents, policymakers, and all interested community members...

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Top 7 Questions to ask on a Job Shadow Interview

Top 7 Questions to ask on a Job Shadow Interview

So you finally got that busy professional to let you come in on a work day and shadow her. Now what? Job shadowing is a great way to observe someone at work and test drive a career BEFORE you invest your time and money. Here’s the catch. If you ask lousy questions, you will get lousy answers. I completed a survey of career experts for seven questions to help you rock your job shadow interview.  Enjoy!   1.  What is one thing that surprised you about your career/current position? Ask this question, and watch your host spill...

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Two-year-old Cousin Crashes My Chicago State University Speech

Two-year-old Cousin Crashes My Chicago State University Speech

My little cousin Alana attended one my speeches at Chicago State University! I was so happy she could make it, she’s 2, and super cute! Check out the pics.                                                 Chicago State University pics (below),  IIT (images...

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Year Up 2011 Mentee Training

I will be speaking to a group of 134 mentees from the Brooklyn and Manhattan Branches of the Year Up Program. Come by to hear 7 secrets to being a great mentee! Details below! Schedule: 11:30am – 12pm – Welcome Guest Speaker/Introductions to Student Leads/Tour 12pm – 12:55pm – Guest Speaker Menteeship Presentation (LN FBR 1) 12:55pm – 1pm – Picture 1pm – 2pm – Guest Speaker Lunch with Students (Conference Room) Brooklyn Address: 9 Dekalb Ave. Brooklyn, NY, 11201 The entrance to our office is located on Fleet St. We are...

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Match Made in Mitchell, SD Launch Event Creates Real Connections

Match Made in Mitchell, SD Launch Event Creates Real Connections

Have you two been sitting together the whole time? I flashed a look of disbelief. Ben dreamed of bringing an organic farm to Mitchell. Seated to his left was Josh, inventor of a method to grow organic crops twice as fast. Match Made in Mitchell. Apparently highway 90 and 37 aren’t the only connecting roads in Mitchell. The journeys of over 300 students,educators, and stakeholders in entrepreneurship, packed neatly in the Sherman Center auditorium,crossed paths at a furious pace. Dakota Wesleyan University hosted them. Local reporter Don...

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6 things I learned from the “What’s Next” Conference at Harvard

6 things I learned from the “What’s Next” Conference at Harvard

  After footnoting my week with tasty treats and appetizers in the spacious ball room of the Charles Hotel, I paused to reflect on the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference. The annual event is hosted by the African American Student Union at Harvard Business School.  The theme this year was “What’s Next? Exploring the New Terrain.” Top minds were brought together to embrace creativity and innovation in the new economy-a goal I think the conference achieved.  Above all, a clear case was made for closing the educational achievement...

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