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Bethune-Cookman students awarded $15,000 Ford grant

Bethune-Cookman students awarded $15,000 Ford grant

Ford Motor Company will award $15,000 to a team of students from Bethune-Cookman University as part of the 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Community Challenge. The winning B-CU team included Ebone Sturrup (team leader, criminal justice major), Jasmine Adamson (business administration major), Toyneisha Whitaker (mass communications major) and Jeislor Davis (hospitality management major). This year’s theme […]

Conference connects students at HBCUs to White House

Conference connects students at HBCUs to White House

BY GRACE TOOHEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Shaw University senior Bryann Guyton spent the first half of her week in the nation’s capital as an “all-star,” but it had nothing to do with sports. Guyton, a business administration major and student-athlete at the historically Black school in Raleigh, N.C., instead was among the 83 […]

HistoryMakers taking their stories to schools around the country

HistoryMakers taking their stories to schools around the country

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – This Friday, more than 400 Black role models will visit students at schools in 67 cities across 32 states as part of The HistoryMakers Back to School Day. The annual day of service brings Black leaders from as many industries as possible to speak with middle and […]

Kids can learn abut ecology through ECHO Rangers

Kids can learn abut ecology through ECHO Rangers

Children in grades one through five are invited to join Volusia County’s ECHO Rangers, a hands-on educational program that focuses on the county’s ecological, cultural, heritage and outdoor resources. The program will be offered from September through May at more than 40 sites including parks, museums, libraries and historical sites. Using a “Passport to Adventures” […]

Student financial aid application process to get easier

Student financial aid application process to get easier

New federal plan will allow families to apply earlier for grants,  and loans BY ROBERT CHANNICK CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS The Department of Education announced an initiative Monday designed to make the cumbersome college financial aid application process start earlier and go easier. The new plan, which takes effect in fall 2016, allows families to begin the […]

Soaring student loan debt poses risk to economic growth

Soaring student loan debt poses risk to economic growth

BY JIM PUZZANGHERA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON — Jorge Villalba was a construction worker when the housing market began slowing in 2005, so the Glendale, Calif., resident changed jobs and decided to invest in his future by going to college. So far, the investment hasn’t paid off. Villalba, 34, owes $158,000 in student loans for […]

Online college helps students go the distance

Online college helps students go the distance

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Kevin Finnie was a Bethune-Cookman University star running back in 1989. An athletic scholarship helped him break stats as one of former Coach Larry Little’s best rushers. But for Finnie, life and learning have since slowed down. Today, the 48-year-old father lives in Miami. He is a prostate cancer survivor […]

School safety starts on the bus

School safety starts on the bus

From Family Features Although a great deal of attention focuses on safety at school, for millions of kids the school day starts on the bus. More than half of America’s school children ride the bus, according to the National Association of Pupil Transportation, and school buses are the safest form of transportation to and from […]

A major feat for B-CU’s Online College

A major feat for B-CU’s Online College

Bethune-Cookman is the first university in the state to receive the certification. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University has received a major accomplishment for its online college. The online college recently was certified as a United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) program. According to the university, B-CU’s Online College is the first program in Florida […]

More US funds for children with disabilities

More US funds for children with disabilities

State resource centers around country get $14 million from education department BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS WIRE WASHINGTON – Just in time for the start of the school year, the Department of Education has allocated nearly $14 million to state resource centers for parents of children with disabilities. These parent training and information centers (PTIs) […]