Military

Posted May 21, 2019

1% of Nurses Are Hispanic Men, High School Senior Salvador Torres Wants to Change That

According to Minority Nurse magazine, less than 1% of nurses are Hispanic men. Salvador Torres, an 18-year-old senior at Richards Career Academy, hopes to join…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Apr. 13, 2018

These Military Kids Wrote Really Cute Letters to Deployed Marines

Military kids have a different view of the world than most American children. As they bounce from station to station, they leave behind their new…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 22, 2018

This Black History Month Teach Your Students About African-Americans in the Military

To be a leader means you’re always prepared for the inevitable battle that is to come. Every Black History Month, we learn about the leaders…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Nov. 11, 2016

I Joined the Navy at 19 and Never Thought I’d Still Be Enlisted 9 Years Later, But I’m Proud to Say I Am

Today, we honor veterans who have served honorably in our Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. For me, I joined the Navy…

By Yasmine Muhammad

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Posted Mar. 18, 2015

Kids Need to Be Ready for More Than College

On one of his first days of ninth grade, Nijay Williams told me he wanted to be a police officer. At the time, I remember…

By Liz Riggs

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Posted July 9, 2019
African American mother in park with her daughter.

Here’s What I Wish White Teachers Knew When Teaching My Black Children

Dear White Teachers of My Black Children: I am a Black mom and I have two children who are now in high school. Raising them…

By Afrika Afeni Mills

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Posted July 10, 2019

Black Folks Can Barely Access District Choices. That’s Why I Fight for My Grandson’s California Charter.

This Wednesday, the California Senate’s Education Committee will hold a public hearing on a bill that would make local school districts the primary authority saying…

By Christina Laster

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Posted July 9, 2019

Six Ways Parents Can Help Kids Learn Over the Summer Break

Summer is not just a two-month countdown to sending the kids back to school. You only get 18 summers total with your “babies,” and half…

By Melissa Bagneris

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