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Leaving school job, but not students

Leaving school job, but not students

Vickie Presley retires after 36 years in Volusia district BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Vickie Presley, area superintendent for Volusia County Schools, retired on Jan. 5 after 36 years of service to the district. While she’ll be giving up her administrative position, Presley still plans to “serve our community and work with young people. ‘’ She […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

Remembering Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune became a world-renowned educator, civil and human rights leader, champion for women and young people, and an advisor to five U.S. presidents. The founder of Bethune-Cookman University is captured in photographs taken on campus in 1943 by legendary photographer Gordon Parks. In the top right photo, […]

Gaps in teacher effectiveness can hurt young minority students

Gaps in teacher effectiveness can hurt young minority students

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS WIRE Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C-based think tank. Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, a researcher at CAP and […]

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society

B-CU inducts record number of students into honor society SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman Chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society, recently held induction ceremonies for more than 160 new inductees. The ceremony took place on campus in Heyn Chapel. “We are so proud of our […]

Embry-Riddle ranked top online educator for bachelor’s

Embry-Riddle ranked top online educator for bachelor’s

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide has garnered the No. 1 spot on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report list for online bachelor’s degrees. Embry-Riddle tied for first place with Penn State. Daytona State College came in seventh on the list, tying with Ohio State University – Columbus, Oregon State […]

Superintendent awards creativity grant to Edgewater teacher

Superintendent awards creativity grant to Edgewater teacher

FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recently named this year’s recipient of the Superintendent’s Mini-Grant Creativity Award at a celebration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Superintendent Tom Russell presented Semoia Reid, a music teacher at Edgewater Public Elementary School, with the annual Superintendent’s Mini-Grant Award for her project “STEM-Mulating Minds Through Music!” Reid is a Bethune-Cookman […]

How to keep your children with diabetes safe at school

How to keep your children with diabetes safe at school

FAMILY FEATURES Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, according to Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Keeping children with diabetes safe during the school day and during school-sponsored activities requires communication and cooperation […]

Minority populations up, minority teachers down

Minority populations up, minority teachers down

BY ROBERT BESS NNPA NEWS WIRE The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000. According to the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population growth is due to U.S. births – and Asian population growth is due primarily to immigration since 2012. That alone has fueled a 5 percent population growth in the overall population […]

Federal initiative to combat chronic absenteeism

Federal initiative to combat chronic absenteeism

BY ZENITHA PRINCE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE An estimated 5 million to 7.5 million students are chronically absent from school each year, putting them at risk of several negative outcomes. But, on Oct. 7, the Obama administration announced a new cross-sector initiative to turn that tide. Every Student, Every Day, an initiative led by the […]

Daytona State College adds night courses in auto body and collision repair

Daytona State College adds night courses in auto body and collision repair

Car buffs looking to break into the auto collision repair industry can now get their training during evening classes at Daytona State College beginning in January 2016. The new night courses leading to a vocational certificate in Auto Body and Collision Repair will be offered at Daytona State’s Advanced Technology College (ATC) off Williamson Blvd. […]

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