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QUENTIN R. LAWSON, PAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NABSE, DIES - Quentin R. Lawson, an education adviser to Mayor William Donald Schaefer who later became executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the National Alliance of Black School Educators, died Monday at his Windsor Mills home of complications from prostate cancer.

He was 83.

"'Always keep the kids first' - that was his message, and his trajectory for children of color was always education," said Baltimore schools CEO Gregory E. Thornton. "He was about advocacy for kids and was talking about equity before it was popular.

"He wanted to improve the quality of life for children, and he always wore his profession proudly on his lapel," Dr. Thornton said. "You never could say no to Quentin because you knew he was so committed." "Quentin dedicated his life to uplifting black children not just in Baltimore, but in every part of this country," Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said in a statement. "There are millions of children whose lives are better off thanks to him and his commitment to equity in education. I know that Baltimore will miss him, Maryland will miss him, and our entire country will miss him."
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Corporate PartnerNetwork
NABSE has restructured its relationship with
corporate America to develop a network of Partners
whose footprint will be that of college and career
program building for America's classrooms -
in particular, those classrooms where children
of African descent matriculate or are enrolled.

Dr. Bernard Hamilton, Jr., NABSE Past President,
announced in July 2014 the following
Inaugural Corporate partners:



Advisors Assurance Group

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Opening Nights Reception

Apex Learning


Aramark


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