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Education & Youth

Learning loss has hit our community hard

When we asked one of our students why was he failing he said “I hate it. It’s boring and you can’t focus."

Scholarships available for Metro State nutrition students

The Department of Nutrition at Metropolitan State University of Denver was recently awarded two grants that provide services and scholarships to students in need who are interested in pursuing a career in nutrition and dietetics. See how you can become eligible!

A mother and educator’s perspective on remote learning

As a paraprofessional, I was working remotely. I saw the difficulties that some families faced first-hand. This was especially true for parents who did not speak English, or could not read it. 

ALG members address DPS board on charter schools

As the Denver Public Schools board prepares to vote Thursday on the renewal of contracts for more than a dozen charter schools, four members of the African Leadership Group spoke at a public comment session March 16. 

As more students fall behind, a consensus is emerging on how to help them...

ALG's Papa Dia and two state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, explain why they have signed on as early supporters of a proposed ballot initiative that would provide funding for families to choose from a menu of approved out-of-school learning providers, including tutoring in reading, math, science, and writing, extra services for special needs students, and career and technical education-training programs.

What I didn’t learn about Black history in high school

I challenge my fellow immigrants to develop an understanding of oppression that Black Americans face in this country. I believe it starts with education.

Why ALG supports state tests for public school students in 2021

The African Leadership Group strongly supports administering state tests this spring to measure student progress, or lack thereof. Read here to learn our reasons.

A parent perspective on remote learning

I love having my son home and seeing him enjoy his education through my own lens. I sometimes want to help him with answers and I forget that grade school ended for me many many years ago.

Student perspective: Banning books equals banning opportunities

The point of books is to provide a new perspective for readers. Books are supposed to allow your mind to create a new way of thinking. They are meant to allow you to have...

Teachers are essential workers and must return to school

As teachers, we must ask ourselves this question: Why did we sign up for this profession, if not to perform an essential task? How can we in good conscience decide it is OK for us to work remotely when these other workers are going in person?

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COVID-19 Health Forum Speakers List

    Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock  MICHAEL B. HANCOCK is Denver's 45th mayor, and second African American to hold this position. Raised in the Mile High...

Get your questions answered about Covid-19 vaccines!

The African Leadership Group will hold a Covid-19 Vaccination Educational Forum in early April, and we want to know what questions you have for...

Summary of ALG’s Business & Economic Opportunity event

The event was organized to provide the community with professional insights and first-hand accounts of starting, growing, and maintaining a successful business.