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Trump vowed to prioritize black schools, but 'jury's still out,' critics say
Just 38 days into Donald Trump's presidency — fresh off a campaign that included several fraught interactions with African American voters — Paris Dennard said he identified a way for the newly-minted administration to improve its relationship with black America. "I told him, Mr. President, you
Trump names new advisory chairman, vows to make HBCUs 'a major priority'
A year after vowing to make historically black colleges and universities "a major priority", President Donald Trump named John C. Taylor Jr. — who is familiar with the challenges these schools face — the new chairman of a White House board of advisers aimed at working with those institutions.
Trump plan calls for $1.5 trillion in 'investment' to fix nation's infrastructure
President Donald Trump unveiled his plan to fix the nation's infrastructure Monday, outlining a strategy he says will spark "new investment" to solve the problem, but Democrats call the proposal insufficient. “Washington will no longer be a roadblock to progress. Washington will be your partner,”
US presidents and affirmative action
The past four decades have found commanders in chief weighing in on the policy.
Mom turns to crowdfunding to pay daughter’s college tuition
A Michigan mom determined to send her daughter to college debt-free is turning to her community for help. Lori Truex has been hitting the streets of Battle Creek, Michigan, while holding a sign that says, “Help Send a 4.0 Kid to College.” The mom of three told ABC News that she started the
How Trump's budget would affect low-income students, historically black colleges
President Trump ’s proposed budget would cut financial aid funding for thousands of low-income college students, particularly those attending a historically black university, according to various analyses of the plan. The president’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year, released last week,
What's inside Congress’ $1 trillion spending bill
Late last night, Congress reached a bipartisan agreement on a massive $1 trillion spending bill that will fund the government through September. The bill that’s expected to pass later this week puts off a government shutdown and delivers victories for both parties. Here's what is included in the
Congress reaches deal on government funding
Negotiators have reached a deal to fund the government through September, Congressional aides said, staving off the threat of a government shutdown through most of President Donald Trump 's first year in office. The bill includes funding for the military by $15 billion, with $1.5 billion of that
Vice President Pence Casts Decisive Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education
With no formal agenda in place, the White House maintains that DeVos will execute Trump's vision, which includes repealing Common Core curriculum and making the case for charter schools.
What's at Stake for Berkeley After Trump Warns University Over Canceled Speech
President Donald Trump ’s apparent warning that the University of California at Berkeley could be at risk of losing federal funds after campus police canceled a talk by a controversial news editor has raised questions about whether the U.S. government can restrict funding to a particular