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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: 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

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Above Grade 12.9

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