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Turie T. Small Elementary former students, educators reunite

Turie T. Small Elementary former students, educators reunite

Classmates and educators of Turie T. Small Elementary Classes from 1960 to 1969 recently connected to share memories of the good times spent at the e school before integration. The mixer was held last month at the Blue Grotto Restaurant for classmates, teachers and other educators. Special recognition was given to educators Donald Scarlett, Lawrence […]

Daytona block party with focus on education draws hundreds

Daytona block party with focus on education draws hundreds

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Westside Elementary School Parent Teacher Association sponsored its annual “Neighborhood Watch for Education” block party on Oct. 15 in the Cedar Highlands neighborhood of Daytona Beach just south of Westside Elementary. More than 300 parents and students flocked to the block party. “Westside Elementary has held this event […]

Thrasher chosen as next Florida State University president

Thrasher chosen as next Florida State University president

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Florida State University Board of Trustees has selected state Sen. John E. Thrasher, 70, an FSU alumnus, to serve as the university’s 15th president. The senator whose district covers parts of Volusia County as well as St. John’s, Putnam and Flagler counties won over three other candidates in […]

Thrasher faces foes as he makes pitch for FSU presidency

Thrasher faces foes as he makes pitch for FSU presidency

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hundreds of students, faculty and staff came out Monday directing pointed questions to Sen. John Thrasher, an influential political figure who is the lone non-academic finalist for the job of Florida State University president. Thrasher is seeking to succeed former President Eric Barron, an academic […]

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

Community recognizes Campbell Elementary’s ‘Passion for Preparation’

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES An appreciative audience of approximately 150 people celebrated the legacy of Campbell Elementary School during an August 23 banquet with the theme “A Passion for Preparation,” honoring Campbell’s administration, faculty and staff. Campbell Elementary began as Daytona Colored School in 1884 on Second Street. That’s the same location on […]

What it takes for Black males to graduate from college

What it takes for Black males to graduate from college

Young brothers share struggles and successes after leaving nationally recognized charter school BY LOLLY BOWEAN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) CHICAGO — As a student in the first class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Tyler Beck found himself enveloped in a nurturing environment where teachers came in early and stayed late to help tutor […]

Students of color now match  White school enrollment

Students of color now match White school enrollment

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – As the nation’s families head back to school, they may notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of White students, according to Department of Education projections. White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among […]

B-CU students join global protest

B-CU students join global protest

In a video appeal, young adults implore: Stop. Don’t shoot. We are Bethune women and  Cookman men and we have dreams.” BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Across the nation, throngs of college students have joined a #DontShoot campaign posing with each other, hands in the air – as witnesses say the hands of Michael […]

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

‘Our kids were just as good as any’

Campbell Street Elementary teacher and  student reflect on experience at all-Black school BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Geneva Loper has only good things to say about the students she and her colleagues taught at Campbell Street Elementary during the 1960s. “We had some very smart kids who have gone on to have great careers,” […]

Teacher gives insight on historically Black school

Teacher gives insight on historically Black school

Dorothy Moore to join alumni of Campbell Street Elementary for Aug. 23 reunion Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories about Campbell Street Elementary, a historically Black grade school in Daytona Beach that closed in 1969. BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Dorothy Moore taught in the Volusia County School system for […]

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