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Target To Extend An Olive Branch Of Debt-Free Degrees To Over 340,000 Employees

Target is the latest major retail corporation to extend an olive branch for free education to its employees. As previously reported by AfroTech, last month Walmart announced an education initiative in which the retailer would cover full tuition and book fees for their workers to go to college. Now, big-box retailer Target is joining in with its own debt-free education program that’s pledging roughly $200 million to fund the educational pursuits of its employees for the next four years. According to an announcement from the corporation, all Target workers will be eligible for its free education program that will cover fees for select undergraduate programs, certificates, certifications, free textbooks and more with zero out-of-pocket costs starting on their first day of work. The ambitious initiative is said to apply to all 340,000 plus Target employees for what the retailer describes as “the most comprehensive debt-free education assistance program available in the retail industry.”...

Aug 5, 2021

This Black Homeschool Teacher Created a Free Virtual African American History Course

As schools across the nation reopen online and in person, most syllabi will likely discuss current events from COVID-19 to the Black Lives Matter protests. However, revising the accuracy of African American history texts in school curriculums is often met with resistance. Less than a month ago, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) even proposed a bill to stop the New York Times’ “1619 Project” from being adopted into school curriculums. As a result one mother and educator, Dr. Sheva Quinn has made it her mission to facilitate transparent conversations surrounding African American history from slavery to modern times. Dr. Quinn created a free online Black history course in 2015 so youth could learn about race in America from educators that looked like them. One white mother told NBC that she enrolled her Black child into the course so they could learn things that she does not feel equipped to teach. Quinn says the course is designed to help students learn why organizations like Black Lives...

Aug 19, 2020

Further Your Education With These Free Online Classes From Ivy League Universities

The quarantine has been a challenge for some with everyday life being put on hold and the closure of prominent and needed businesses, organizations, and schools. However, this downtime can offer a chance to better yourself and further your education, or you can choose to Netflix with friends . For those who opt for the first choice, there are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online for free. You can choose from a list of world-ranked Ivy League universities like Yale, Brown, Harvard, and Princeton who offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Course topics include computer science, engineering, health and medicine, humanities, arts and design, and many more. MOOCs range from one to 16 weeks and some are self-paced while others adhere to a set schedule. The courses even offer a certificate upon passing for a small fee. Click here to see a full list of courses offered and how to enroll.

Mar 22, 2020