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College & Career Issues: Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Grade 11
Articles with Reading Levels: 11.0-11.9
Grade 12
Articles with Reading Levels: 12.0-12.9

Article Name: Creating an Opportunity When None Existed is Not Choice. It's Survival
Source: University of Texas News
Author: Richard J Reddick
Date Published: March 28, 2017
Guiding Question: What is the history of HBCU's?
Grade Level: 11.9

Article Name: Decide if a Historically Black College is a Good Fit
Source: US News & World Report
Author: Delece Smith-Barrow
Date Published: December 18, 2014
Guiding Question: What factors should a student consider when looking at an HBCU?
Grade Level: 11.7

Article Name: Viewpoint: HBCU vs. PWI Debate Misses the Real Point of Higher Education
Source: USA Today
Author: Jaleesa Jones
Date Published: June 1, 2014
Guiding Question: What does an HBCU offer that a PWI doesn’t?
Grade Level: 11.0

Article Name: Historically Black Colleges in Financial Fight for Their Future
Source: Al Jazeera America
Author: Dexter Mullins
Date Published: October 22, 2013
Guiding Question: What are HBCUs fighting against?
Grade Level: 11.3

Article Name: Keeping a Promise to HBCU's  
Source: U.S. News
Author: Lauren Camera
Date Published: September 29, 2017
Guiding Question: How are HBCU's trying to move forward with the Trump administration?
Grade Level: 12.4

Article Name: Black Colleges Matter 
Source: Newsweek 
Author: Alexander Nazaryan
Date Published: August 18, 2015
Guiding Question: What challenges are facing HBCUs?
Grade Level: 12.4

Article Name: Black college leaders say Trump administration hasn't made good on its promises to HBCUs
Source: Marketplace
Author: Amy Scott
Date Published: August 24, 2017
Guiding Question: Is the President following through with his executive order to strengthen HBCUs?
Grade Level: 12.5

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Article Name: The Contribution of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Upward Mobitily
Source: Brookings Institute 
Author: Richard V. Resse and Nathan Joo
Date Published: January 19, 2017
Guiding Question: Do HBCU's contribute more to socio-economic mobility that PWIs?
Grade Level: 10.8

Article Name: HBCU vs. PWI Debate: The Value and Rigor of a Black College Degree
Source: HBCU Lifestyle
Author: Marybeth Gasman & Felecia Commodore
Date Published: May 30, 2014
Guiding Question: What do HBCUs have to offer?
Grade Level: 10.9

Article Name: Choosing Between an HBCU And a PWI
Source: Huffington Post
Author: Ja’el Gordon
Date Published: August 1, 2011
Guiding Question: Are HBCUs relevant?
Grade Level: 9.6

Article Name: Economy Hits Hard on Black Campuses
Source: The New York Times
Author: Shaila Dewan
Date Published: February 18, 2009
Guiding Question: What specific challenge do HBCUs face due to their student demographic?
Grade Level: 10.4

Article Name: The Struggles of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Source: The Living Consequences
Author: James Perry
Date Published: February 19, 2009
Guiding Question: What struggles do HBCUs face?
Grade Level: 13.0

Article Name: Trump pick to head USDA education will help historically black colleges
Source: The Hill
Author: Johnny C. Taylor
Date Published: July 26, 2017
Guiding Question: Is Trump's nomination of Sam Clovis one to view with optimism for HBCUs?
Grade Level: 14.5

Article Name: Trump singles out historically black college funds in signing statement
Source: CNN
Author: Athena Jones and Sophie Tatum
Date Published: May 8, 2017
Guiding Question: What effects will Trump's signing statement have on HBCUs?
Grade Level: 16.5