Education

Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

| December 16, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Dec. 11, The Rescue Mission held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry. Since Nov. 3, onsite childcare has been provided for children up to five years of age residing at Charis House, the women and children’s ministry of The Rescue Mission. Chara 10:14 is a fully-functioning, registered childcare ministry […]

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At National Council of Teachers of English Conference, I Met Authors, Listened to Atty. Edelman, Addressed Social Justice and Dined Well

At National Council of Teachers of English Conference, I Met Authors, Listened to Atty. Edelman, Addressed Social Justice and Dined Well

| December 11, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Knowing a year in advance that the National Council of Teachers of English, of which I am an Emeritus member,  was holding its convention in Washington, D.C., for a couple of months I toyed with attending. Then, when I received a proposal request form to present, I perused the suggested topics, […]

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Recycling failed education policies

Recycling failed education policies

| December 10, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected by his Republican peers, he has given several interviews that indicate how he would change the way educational services are delivered in our country. For all […]

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Family applications are being accepted for On My Way Pre-K launch through Dec. 15

Family applications are being accepted for On My Way Pre-K launch through Dec. 15

| December 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) is accepting applications from Allen County families whose children may be eligible to receive grants for free, high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program. Children eligible for the January start of the program include 4-year-olds starting kindergarten fall of 2015. Grants will enable eligible children […]

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Court of Appeals rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education

Court of Appeals rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education

| November 26, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT—In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation to provide a quality public education to students in the struggling Highland Park School District. A 2-1 decision reversed an earlier circuit court ruling […]

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African-American Healthcare Alliance awards 2014 scholarships

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball was held Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The following students were awarded scholarships at the banquet: • Gia Brooks—Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at IPFW, Fort Wayne. • Brittany N. Beasley—Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at University of Indianapolis; Indianapolis. • […]

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The American Legion Riders tackling college funding solution

The American Legion Riders tackling college funding solution

| October 30, 2014

By Victoria Duke Excitement and intrigue filled the fall night as the community came out to support the American Legion Riders during their first Fall Scholarship Festival on Friday, Oct. 10.  The purpose of the event was to raise funds as a solution to the growing college expenses students will face.  With the help of […]

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Duff earns endorsement for school board from former teachers’ advocate

| October 30, 2014

As executive director of the Fort Wayne Education Association for 22 years, I regularly attended FWCS school board meetings. I know firsthand how important it is to have school board members that have a sincere heart and concern for students, teachers, administrators and support personnel. Anne Duff has had a very successful teaching career. She […]

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Workshop focuses on challenges of leading a minority owned firm

Workshop focuses on challenges of leading a minority owned firm

| October 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, The Center for Creative Collaboration and the Edward Lowe Foundation are scheduled to conduct a workshop on the challenges of leading a minority owned firm from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 19, at Indiana Tech’s Fort Wayne Campus, Talwar Leadership Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. According to organizers, diversity is a […]

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Fort Wayne’s first Bachelor Auction coming to Legion Post 148

| October 6, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Order a special designer drink and a get a paddle (a bidding paddle, get your mind out of the gutter) because the bachelor auction will be open at the American Legion Post 148, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 10, during the Fall Scholarship Festival. Several men in our […]

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