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Stanford Athlete Terian Williams Gifts $10K Donation To Celebrate Elementary Teacher Through NIL Deal With Cheez-It

A teacher who left a lasting impression on Stanford cornerback Terian Williams II has been rewarded.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 27, 2023

Atlanta Teacher Junior Bernadin Honored With The Presidential Award For Excellence In Science, Mathematics, And Engineering Mentoring

The record “Greatest Love of All” is one of Whitney Houston’s most iconic and inspirational hits. However, the version performed by the fictional character “Randy Watson” from “Coming to America” will live forever in infamy. Regardless of the version you prefer, the song tends to lend itself as a staple in schools across the nation due to the opening lyrics, “I believe the children are the future.” The educators at the Ron Clark Academy (RCA) tend to agree with that sentiment with a mission “to deliver the highest quality educational experience where global citizens are born through engaging teaching methods, academic excellence, relationship building, and a passionate climate and culture.” Junior Bernadin — Dean and IT Director for RCA — takes on that mission’s mantle. Bernadin is a 2022 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. AfroTech had the opportunity to talk with the Haitian-American educator about the recognition...

Josh Rodgers

Sep 19, 2022

Black And Latinx Teachers Get Major Victory With $835M Payout From Discrimination Lawsuit

An old saying states, “A lie don’t care who tells it.” And recently, the City of New York gave in to what thousands hold as their truth. Black and Latinx teachers have alleged that the state licensing exam was biased for years. After years of contention with a major lawsuit, the city conceded to the claims, and so far, $835 million have been awarded to educators.

Josh Rodgers

Jul 14, 2022

Center for Black Educator Development Launches $3.1M Initiative to Uplift the Next Generation of Black Teachers

Our support for today’s generation of Black students is crucial to bridging the gap between educational achievement and equal opportunity. In order to do so, we must also uplift our Black teachers who are integral in making that happen. In an effort to support this cause, the Center for Black Educator Development has announced a new nationwide educational justice campaign to drastically increase the number of Black teachers entering the education field. With $3.1 million in new funding, the Center will launch the Black Teacher Pipeline (BTP) and the Black Educators of Excellence Fellowship — a program in partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) — to help recruit and financially support the next generation of Black educators across America. Funding for these initiatives was provided by the Laura and Gary Lauder Family Venture Philanthropy Fund, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, Spring Point Partners, Alice Walton through the Walton Family Foundation and...

Njera Perkins

Feb 25, 2021