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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, […]

B-CU signs 28 new players for football team

B-CU signs 28 new players for football team

COMPILED BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Bethune-Cookman University’s football program announced the signing of 28 student-athletes on Wednesday, National Signing Day. The Signing Day headquarters was at B-CU’s Michael & Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement. Coach Terry Sims, who was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Coach of the Year last year during his first […]

Black History Month salutes include recognition for local icon

Black History Month salutes include recognition for local icon

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month recognitions and events planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. WESH honors Huger, others WESH 2 News is honoring Black Central Floridians this month who have made significant historical contributions. Daytona Beach’s Dr. James Huger is one of the seven featured. Huger, the city’s […]

NAACP focuses on morale at city meeting

NAACP focuses on morale at city meeting

Branch leaders meet with Chisholm; Slater says commissioners should step up. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Since October, Volusia County-Daytona Beach NAACP President Cynthia Slater has been standing in front of Daytona Beach commissioners at their regular meetings, pressing them to look into the city’s hiring and promotional practices. On Tuesday, she and other NAACP executive […]

Still out in the cold

Still out in the cold

Dozens continue to camp outside a government building as city and county leaders battle over how to resolve local homelessness. BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Homeless people in Volusia County continued to camp out at a government building on Beach Street this week as plans to shut down operations at the site were put on hold. […]

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Exhibits, festivals in the works for Black History Month

Here’s a look at some of the Black History Month activities planned throughout February in Volusia and Flagler counties. Black Cowboys exhibit A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the traveling exhibit: “Florida’s Black Cowboys: Past and Present” is scheduled at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Matanzas High School. The exhibit, presented by the Florida […]

Seeking a place to belong

Seeking a place to belong

Daytona Times photojournalist Duane C. Fernandez Sr. has spent months capturing images of the homeless in Volusia County. Most recently, he followed them as they left Manatee Island Park, a Daytona Beach site with public restrooms where many gathered at night to sleep. When it was shut down, he was there when they set up […]

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 […]

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

City to dig deeper into diversity issue

Commission directs manager to seek out companies for employment survey BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF The Daytona Beach City Commission moved a step closer last night to addressing the lack of racial diversity within the city’s workforce following complaints from residents and the local NAACP branch president. Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia-Daytona Beach Branch of […]

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