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Even though Blacks borrow more for college, enrollment declines

Even though Blacks borrow more for college, enrollment declines

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo. According to the report, student loan debt increased […]

University offers free tuition to Charleston victim’s children

University offers free tuition to Charleston victim’s children

BY ZENITHA PRINCE SPECIAL TO THE NNPA The massacre of nine congregants in an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., by a self-proclaimed White supremacist has been marked by stories, not so much of hate, but of touching tales of forgiveness, graciousness and an outpouring of love. In another of those aspiring stories,  Southern Wesleyan University […]

How to prevent student ‘summer slide’

How to prevent student ‘summer slide’

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the “summer slide,’’ students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between […]

Summer work program in New Smyrna Beach exposed teens to volunteerism, job readiness, college prep

Summer work program in New Smyrna Beach exposed teens to volunteerism, job readiness, college prep

Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in New Smyrna Beach established a Save our Sons & Daughters Youth Summer Work Program to share with local youth the importance of volunteerism, job readiness to plan for the workforce, and college prep. The five-week program consists of 12 students between the ages of 14-18 years old who are assigned […]

Tanzania replaces English with Swahili as official school language

Tanzania replaces English with Swahili as official school language

NNPA NEWS SERVICE Back in April, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete’s administration announced that Kiswahili (Swahili) will be the primary language used in his country’s schools. Tanzania will become the first sub-Saharan nation in Africa to revert back to its indigenous tongue as the primary mode of communication in its educational system. This effort is part […]

Retired B-CU vice president Dr. Shirley Lee dies at 96

Retired B-CU vice president Dr. Shirley Lee dies at 96

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Shirley B. Lee, retired executive vice president of Bethune-Cookman University, died June 21 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach. She was 96. She was a community pillar and accomplished academic who dedicated herself to Bethune-Cookman in 1945 as a faculty member and held numerous positions at the […]

STEM majors receiving up to $25,000 a year for college

STEM majors receiving up to $25,000 a year for college

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – When Morgan Grayned opened the envelope from the Buick Achievers’ scholarship program and learned that she would receive $24,000 a year to attend college, she screamed and danced and ran around her house with the letter. She posted it on Facebook. Her mom called the scholarship a […]

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

B-CU is named third best HBCU in country

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF College Choice, a publication that helps students select the best educational choices based on their needs, desires and future plans, has named Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) as one of its top HBCUs (historically Black college and university.) The university is ranked No. 3 on its list; the first time B-CU has […]

US students learn about Cuba by being there

US students learn about Cuba by being there

Students from America experience change during semester at Arcadia University in Havana BY MICHAEL MATZA PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS HAVANA — Crossing the campus of Cuba’s premier university, Janelle Crilley passes a mural portraying corporate America as a sharp-toothed ogre trampling black hills labeled “99 percent.” The Earth, torn to shreds by the ogre’s bite, is in […]

Take Stock in Children honors  grads, welcomes new participants

Take Stock in Children honors grads, welcomes new participants

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship and mentoring program facilitated locally through FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, held its annual New Student Induction and Senior Recognition Ceremony on May 14 at the Daytona International Speedway. Newly selected participants as well as graduating high school seniors were recognized at […]

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