Education

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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Spotlight on Lisa Worrell of Pontiac Branch Library

Spotlight on Lisa Worrell of Pontiac Branch Library

| September 24, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? This week, we’re going to share in the beauty and joy that our little ones bring or brought to us as parents, grandparents and others. Remember how wonderful it felt to see their first smile and how, whenever they’d smiled at us, it would bring us immense joy? Remember […]

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Legendary Essence editor Susan L. Taylor keynote for African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball

Legendary Essence editor Susan L. Taylor keynote for African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball

| September 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Pioneering editor and activist Susan L. Taylor is the scheduled keynote speaker for the 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Fort Wayne. The annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African […]

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Community Foundation distributes $1,194,786 in grants this quarter

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE–The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,194,786 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included: ● AIDS Task Force ($35,000)—Care coordination, education, and outreach programs; ● Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society ($20,000)—K-12 student group tour visitation program; ● ARCH ($10,000)—Protection and preservation of historic places […]

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Black College Club plans trip to Howard U

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Area high school students and their parents have a special opportunity learn firsthand about the quality education and unique cultural and social amenities offered by one of the nation’s most prestigious historically black college or universities (HBCU). The Black College Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to conduct a trip to the renowned Howard […]

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Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

Free career-oriented computer course at McMillen Center

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—V.M.L.E. Provision in collaboration with the RHITE Company LLC is scheduled to present a FREE Career Development Computer Training Program at the McMillen Community Center, 3900 Hessen Cassel Road. Classes for the 12-week course are scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 through Dec. 19 at the center. […]

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Special education students bypass common obstacles

Special education students bypass common obstacles

| September 11, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A new law for special education students in Louisiana is making waves among parents, education officials and advocacy groups. The legislation, H.B. 1015, allows special education teachers to circumvent state standardized test requirements and assume sole authority to promote a student who has scored below proficiency, even up […]

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The ‘Unbreakable Bond and Legacy’

The ‘Unbreakable Bond and Legacy’

| September 10, 2014

By Mary Simpson, Edna Metoyer and Rosalind Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—A sea of Royal Blue and White permeated Washington, D.C., from July 15 through July 20, 2014 created by 7,000 members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. This momentous occasion was due to Phi Beta Sigma […]

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Dr. Ruby Cain recipient of Vivian Conley Award

Dr. Ruby Cain recipient of Vivian Conley Award

| September 3, 2014

MUNCIE—Dr. Ruby Cain was among the women activists who were honored and received the 2014 Vivian Conley award at the Women’s Equality Day program presented by the Coalition of Women’s Organizations, Aug. 26,  in the Muncie City Hall Auditorium. The award honors women who have worked in the fields of art, education, religion, health, environment, […]

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Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

| September 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA} –As the nation’s families head back to school, they might notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of white students, according to Department of Education projections. White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among […]

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