Diploma Trumps Disease!

I would always remember my son, Delon’s graduation. He attended Central High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was class of 2007. The Kimmel Center came alive on that June morning; packed to its capacity, the scent of success permeating the atmosphere. Then it was time to receive diplomas. Names were called and student after student […]

D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

I Did It…You Can, Too! is highly recommended, inspirational reading for school dropouts or anyone who would re-enter the educational system and obtain their degree. This is not autobiography posing as self-help. Fiona Harewood presents many tools for those assessing not just how to return to the educational system, but why. The first questions that should […]

Let’s talk a little about the dropout situation in our schools.

Research has found a link between dropouts and students who do not read enough. According to the New York Times of March 19th 2012 children who aren’t reading proficiently by fourth grade are four times likely to drop out from high school.  The same article cites National Assessment of Educational Progress, indicating that only 34 […]

Sacrifices For An Education – Is It Really Worth It?

It is almost 15 months since the senseless shooting incident of my brother, Dr. Linden F. Lord, fondly referred to as Doc or Lino.  The news of that Friday evening of October 14th, 2011 which reported that Linden was shot in the head and is being airlifted to Kingston University Hospital in Jamaica, still hangs […]

Never Too Late to Start Something Good

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.” – Og Mandino New Year’s resolutions! It is only the second month in the new year; if you have made a New Year’s resolution, go ahead and see it to fruition. Almost everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, including those who have dropped out of school. […]

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