One million steps toward learning

Local leaders give students handshakes and words of encouragement on first day of school as part of the Million Father March BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The...

Desegregation linked to closing achievement gap

BY JAZELLE HUNT NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Year after year in measure after measure, Black, Latino, and Native American students trail their White peers...

Daytona State offering ‘one-stop shop’ enrollment on Saturday

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Time’s getting short to sign up for fall classes at Daytona State College (DSC). Students can “one-stop shop” at DSC’s...

Black male enrollment declines in med schools

BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON –The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades ago, raising concerns...

High school graduation may require more than grades, test scores

BY BRENDA IASEVOLI THE HECHINGER REPORT/TNS Looking smart in a blue button-down shirt, Jorge Magana, 18, zipped through a PowerPoint presentation with the confidence of a...

‘Reading, Rappin’ & Having Fun

Hundreds of kids attend ‘Cornbread’ event at Midtown center BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF There were squeals of delight and plenty of giggles the afternoon of July...

Backpacks and school supplies will be given out to local schoolkids starting Saturday

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to Daytona Beach residents during the eighth annual Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway. The...

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...

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...

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...

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