A friend of mine tweeted about this wonderful opportunity for students with disabilities: Scholarships for Students with Disabilities The ChairScholars Foundation provides scholarships for college or vocational training to low-income students with severe physical disabilities – allowing them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Any motivated young person with a physical disability and a dream […]
Arfa Karim Randhawa, the 16-year-old computer programming prodigy from Pakistan, is making miraculous progress – according to doctors. Please read the following GeekWire article for updates. Go, Arfa!!!
“There is a sweet spirit in this place,” Dr. Cornel West Thanks to Librarian Paul McIntosh, students at the Harlem’s Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts and Frederick Douglass Academy II were treated to wise words from Princeton professor, Dr. Cornel West, who inspired and challenged the students (and staff) to think beyond their […]
The posthumous award goes to the late George E Stanley, for whom without his literary efforts to combat racism, this Writers Against Racism series would never have started. “I still think the best approach is the one you’ve started here, Amy, which is to bring to everyone’s attention writers of color who are writing about young people of […]
I’ve been following this heartbreaking story first seen by Todd Bishop from GeekWire. He writes about a young Pakistani girl whose extraordinary programming skills far surpassed her years. Now, she is fighting for her life. “Computer programming prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa, a 16-year-old girl from Pakistan who seven years ago became the youngest Microsoft Certified […]
Congratulations, Walter Dean Myers, who was named New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2012-2013. “Prolific Author Chooses “Reading Is Not Optional” as Banner for Platform” (comes via Goodman Media press release)