education

UConn Setting up Living-Learning Community for Black Men

STORRS, Conn. (AP) – The University of Connecticut is creating a living and learning community for black men in response to low graduation and retention rates among the school’s male African-American students. The ScHOLAR2RS (Scholars) House will be located at a new dormitory set to open in the fall. Dorm residents will receive academic, career-development and social support. The voluntary…

State Graduation Rate Nearing Long-Term Goal

The state’s graduation rates are on the uptick. In a news conference Thursday, Governor Robert Bentley and state education leaders announced the 2014-2015 graduation rate is at 89%. Increasing the high school graduation rate in Alabama is a primary objective of PLAN 2020, Alabama’s template for education reform. The state board of education set a goal of reaching a 90%…