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Tag: Sen. Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris Promises Free College Tuition for Low-Income Students
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris promised Thursday that if she and Joe Biden are elected in November, they would make college free for low-income students, Black Enterprise reported. Harris made the promise during a discussion at Florida Memorial University, saying students whose family makes less than $125,000 a year will get free tuition. […]
September 16, 2020
Public Charter Schools Send Thousands of Students to HBCUs Every Year
As a proud Spelman College student and KIPP Public Schools alum, I urge Sen. Kamala Harris to support public charter schools. Nearly 90% of Black Democratic primary voters support expanding access to more public school options, including charter schools. In Atlanta, where I live, 83% supported providing “more choice in the public school system,” including charters.
September 15, 2020
Trump Touts Relationship With HBCUs With Eye on 2020
HBCUs seemingly have a role to play in Trump’s strategy for 2020, forcing them to navigate complicated relationships with his administration and their constituents.
October 28, 2019
FUTURE Act Stalls in the U.S. Senate
Historically Black colleges and universities are growing nervous as federal funding for minority serving institutions – set to expire Sept. 30 – stalls in the United States Senate.
September 25, 2019
Presidential Debate Puts HBCU in National Spotlight
This week’s Democratic presidential debate at Texas Southern University (TSU) will provide national exposure for historically Black colleges and universities, and potentially force the candidates to address issues of race and access to higher education.
September 9, 2019
I Was Raised by Black Educators. We Think Biden Disappoints
At the intersection of race and inequality, I see unique and impressive strengths in several of the candidate’s education agendas and I find myself particularly excited about Senator Kamala Harris’ more ambitious goals of raising teacher pay by an average of 13.5k and investing over 60 billion in infrastructure, scholarship and curriculum funding at HBCUs.
September 9, 2019
Scholars Critique White House Higher Ed Policies, 2020 Candidates’ Proposals
Considering unease on many campuses regarding the Trump administration’s higher education policies – and proposals about college accessibility and affordability by presidential candidates who would like to win the White House next year — some academicians say the 2020 elections present significant opportunities to address urgent issues facing postsecondary learning.
July 15, 2019
New House Legislation Invests in Worker Education, Training
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has introduced legislation to make high-quality training, education and supportive services more accessible for workers. The 21st Century Skills are Key to Individuals’ Life-Long Success (SKILLS) Act, introduced Wednesday, would establish accounts for American workers to access skills training and other educational opportunities, as well as pay […]
June 19, 2019
Kamala Harris to Hold Town Hall Meeting at SC State University
U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris, D-Calif., plans to hold a town hall meeting at South Carolina State University on Saturday, April 20. Bakari Sellers, attorney and CNN political commentator will serve as the moderator. Harris plans to share her vision for the future of America with the campus community and general public […]
April 16, 2019
Creating Opportunities for Underrepresented Minority Students
Recent news reports have indicated that, once again, minority enrollment in New York’s eight specialized high schools was disappointing. Responding to this, New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for a change in admission criteria to allow some students who do not quite make the grade on the standardized admission tests to be, nevertheless, granted admission into these eight schools. It’s little wonder why students desire such admission: these schools have historically produced some of the most successful students in New York City.
March 29, 2019
Senate Passes HBCU PARTNERS Act
The U.S. Senate has recently passed the historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of results for Students (HBCU PARTNERS) Act. The bipartisan legislation will reinforce partnerships between federal agencies and HBCUs by mandating the federal agencies with relevant grants and programs to embark on annual planning and coordinate […]
February 14, 2019
On the Campaign Trail, Kamala Harris Talks Policy with HBCU Leaders
Historically Black colleges and universities’ role in molding students into leaders and public servants was on display Thursday morning during a Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Congressional Fireside Chat with 2020 presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris.
February 7, 2019
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