June 20, 2023

A&T’s Educator Preparation Program Earns ‘A’ Grade For Literacy Instruction and Education

By Tonya Dixon The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has recognized North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Education for its outstanding and rigorous preparation of future teachers’ reading instruction, earning an “A” letter grade in NCTQ’s new report: Teacher Prep Review: Strengthening Elementary Reading Instruction. N.C. A&T’s Department of Educator Preparation is among just


Supreme Court Student Debt Cancellation Decision Sparks Dueling Proposals

By Nick Mordowanec Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday issued dueling proposals aimed to deal with the inordinate costs and processes associated with higher education, though both plans are vastly different in their approaches. The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision this week on whether the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan, which would erase federal student


Tennessee Democrats expelled over protests win primaries for their old seats

By Adam Edelman The two Democratic state representatives in Tennessee who were expelled by Republicans over gun violence protests won their primary races for their old seats Thursday night. Justin Jones won in Nashville, and Justin J. Pearson won in Memphis. Pearson had faced a Democratic challenger, David Page, while Jones ran unopposed. Unofficial results showed that Pearson and Jones won


Drake State breaks ground on advanced manufacturing facility

Courtesy of Drake State Community and Technical College Construction is underway on Drake State Community and Technical College’s advanced manufacturing center. Officials from Drake State, the Alabama Community College System, City of Huntsville, Madison County, as well as representatives from Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) and Fite Building Company celebrated the milestone with a groundbreaking ceremony


Nearly $3 Million Grant Awarded to Philander Smith College To Enhance Classroom Technology and Broadband Upgrades

Courtesy of Philander Smith College Philander Smith College (PSC) has been awarded a $2, 999, 903 grant from the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC) to expand high-speed internet access that will enhance technology and broadband upgrades. The program is run by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration as part of

Robotics students in workshop

Stillman College and Verizon to host free STEM program for students grades 6-8

Courtesy of Stillman College Verizon Innovative Learning and Stillman College are teaming up once more to provide a free summer STEM camp for area middle-schoolers. The Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program will be held at Stillman College, June 5-30. This free STEM enrichment program will provide students in grades 6-8 hands-on training in topics