Why Black College Football Players Fall Behind In Education

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Why Black College Football Players Fall Behind In Education
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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I’m Michel Martin. We’re going to spend some time today talking about some important issues in the world of sports and entertainment. We’ll talk about how and why it’s becoming clearer that head injuries are not just a problem in football.

But first, we want to talk about college football. There are three new reports out now, which raise troubling new evidence about a wide achievement gap between white college football players and their African-American counterparts. We wanted to talk more about this so we’ve called on Emily Richmond. She wrote about these studies in a recent piece for The Atlantic. Welcome back, Emily Richmond. Thanks for joining us once again.

EMILY RICHMOND: Oh, it’s my pleasure, Michel. Thank you.

MARTIN: Also joining us is Shaun Harper. He is an associate professor and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. That’s at University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. That center published one of those reports that we’re going to talk about titled “Black Male Student-Athletes and the 2014 Bowl Championship Series.” Professor Harper, welcome to you. Thank you for joining us…………… continues on NPR

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A&M-Commerce, Tyler Junior College partnership expands access to education
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POSTED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 – 11:12am

UPDATED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 – 2:13pm

On December 19, Texas A&M University-Commerce and Tyler Junior College formally announced their partnership to simplify the transfer process for students transitioning from associate degree programs at Tyler Junior College into bachelor’s degree programs at A&M-Commerce. The three-year partnership becomes effective Dec. 20, 2013.

Tyler Junior College students following the recommended program of study, common core and transfer curriculum, or who have earned an associate degree and meet all other admissions requirements, will automatically receive admission to A&M-Commerce in order to begin work toward their bachelor’s degrees.

“The best way for colleges and universities to deliver on the promise of educational opportunity is through partnership,” said A&M-Commerce President Dan R. Jones. “We are extraordinarily pleased that through the partnership that A&M-Commerce and Tyler Junior College has developed, more students than ever before will be able to secure their future by earning a baccalaureate degree.”

Students who transfer to A&M-Commerce before they complete their core curricu…………… continues on KETK

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