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Education

A Look Back At Mary McLeod Bethune’s Life As Bethune Cookman University Looks To The Future


Mary McLeod Bethune is the first African-American to have a state-commissioned statue at the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. She will replace Edmund Kirby Smith to represent Florida. But, as Florida prepares to honor Bethune with a statue, the college that bears her name is still facing financial turmoil.  90.7’s Talia Blake visited the school for a look back  at Bethune’s life and legacy as the university tries to clean up its act.
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African American students face more alienation, racial discrimination, and violence than their peers. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons
Education

University of Central Florida Study Identifies Risk Factors African American Students Face from Institutional Racism


A study co-authored by a University of Central Florida professor has laid out a framework for teachers and administrators to improve the health and academic outcomes of black youth. The study found that the alienation, racial discrimination, and violence black youth face at school can have adverse effects on their well being. 
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Education

Teaching Math And Science In Central Florida


As Florida’s population grows, so does the need for teachers. And here in Central Florida, on the doorstep of the space coast, there’s a push to encourage STEM education. We talk to Lisa Dieker and Jessica Granahan about a program to give emerging teachers in that field a boost.
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