Education

Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars 2015 application available online

Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars 2015 application available online

| March 30, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—Questa Education Foundation and the City of Fort Wayne Legacy Higher Education Scholarship Fund recently announced the commencement of the Questa Legacy Fort Wayne Scholars program and the available application online through May 1. High school seniors and college freshman who are residents of Fort Wayne, and plan to attend an Allen County college […]

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#BlackGirlsMatter Right Here in America

| March 26, 2015

By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter. Her journey has not been easy; made all the more difficult by an experience, beginning in middle school and persisting to high school, that threatened to crush her dreams by […]

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Mother of spirited four-year-old catches a lucky break: free pre-k

Mother of spirited four-year-old catches a lucky break: free pre-k

| March 18, 2015

By John Peirce Special to Frost Illustrated When Jawana Davis moved to Fort Wayne from Gary, Ind., this winter, she felt overwhelmed. She found an apartment soon enough, but she needed reliable child care and a car quickly so she could find a job. Then she discovered a child care opportunity that far exceeded her […]

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Local UNCF group to hold college fair

| March 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Fort  Wayne Leadership  Council is scheduled to present a college fair, featuring representatives from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., March 21 at Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Free pizza will be served from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Among the HBCUs […]

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Children learn valuable biblical, life lessons at ‘little church with a big heart’

Children learn valuable biblical, life lessons at ‘little church with a big heart’

| March 17, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Christ Church Of Faith, described by folks as “a little church with a big heart,” dedicates every third Sunday morning of “the little people.” A team of cooks, KaRrin Eldridge and Michelle Wallace, starts the morning at 9 a.m. with a hot breakfast for all children that are there to […]

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Afterschool programs provide variety of benefits

| March 14, 2015

More than 10 million kids nationwide—and 123,163 kids in Indiana—attend afterschool programs. A new study from the Afterschool Alliance http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM/Kids_on_the_Move.pdf  highlights critical, but sometimes-overlooked benefits of the programs: They’re helping kids eat healthy and be active—and offering the healthy choices that parents demand. According to survey data from Kids on the Move, the great majority of […]

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Amazing: 10-year-old has started taking college courses towards math degree

Amazing: 10-year-old has started taking college courses towards math degree

| March 13, 2015

By Krystle Crossman Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette When most of us were in fourth or fifth grade we dreaded stepping into math class. The numbers, the equations, having to show your work is just too much for some. Then there is Wellsal, UK native Esther Okade. She is just 10-years-old and […]

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Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

| March 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently announced that Juanita Tolbert has been chosen as the organization’s new executive director. Tolbert has been a volunteer at the organization for the past five years and has served in several capacities including mentor, home-school coordinator and youth director. Tolbert is a retired teacher/administrator and holds an Early Childhood Education […]

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Family applications now available for On My Way Pre-K August start

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Family applications for the free On My Way Pre-K program are available at CANI, 227 E. Washington Blvd., or online at http://www.in.gov/fssa/4947.htm. More than 20 programs are already qualified to offer On My Way Pre-K, and more are expected. A lottery will be conducted in May to select families that will be awarded grants. […]

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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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