Education

Navient charged student borrowers too much, says CFPB

Navient charged student borrowers too much, says CFPB

| February 27, 2017

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The financial futures of more than 12 million federal and private student loan borrowers who collectively owe approximately $300 billion is at the crux of a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). CFPB is suing Navient Corporation and two of its subsidiaries for using shortcuts and […]

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On My Way Pre-K builds for adulthood

On My Way Pre-K builds for adulthood

| February 24, 2017

By Tiffany Bailey Vice President of Community Impact United Way of Allen County What would you like your child to be as an adult? Successful, of course: financially stable, employed, caring well for their family, contributing to their community in a meaningful way. Building that adult starts in childhood, said Greta McKinney, the director of […]

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Will Trump do a better job than Obama with HBCUs?

Will Trump do a better job than Obama with HBCUs?

| February 22, 2017

Trump White House working on executive order for HBCUs By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Despite a cavalcade of political distractions and a legal battle over immigration, President Trump appears to be focused on funding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Less than three weeks in office the Trump administration is in the process […]

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Chuck, Lisa Surack, Sweetwater give funds to renovate Embassy Theatre dressing rooms

Chuck, Lisa Surack, Sweetwater give funds to renovate Embassy Theatre dressing rooms

| February 22, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Embassy Theatre received a gift from Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater to renovate the historic theater’s backstage dressing rooms. The gift was announced at the opening of Down the Line, an Embassy concert on Feb. 11. The renovation project will commence later in 2017. “The Embassy welcomes world-class artists year-round. This generous […]

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Kid’s and Teen Highlight Corner Boys & Girls Clubs providing pathways to careers in STEAM

Kid’s and Teen Highlight Corner Boys & Girls Clubs providing pathways to careers in STEAM

| February 22, 2017

Addition of ‘Arts’ extends traditional STEM focus Submitted by Jeanie Summerville Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne Currently in the United States, there is a movement by institutions, corporations and individuals to add Art and creativity to the current Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) focus. The Boys & Girls Clubs […]

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PBS39, Indiana Tech, African/African-American Historical Society to present sneak preview of ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’

PBS39, Indiana Tech, African/African-American Historical Society to present sneak preview of ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’

| February 13, 2017

FORT WAYNE—On Feb. 18, PBS39,  Indiana Tech and the African/African-American Historical Society/Museum of Allen County are scheduled to team up to present a sneak preview screening of the first hour of the upcoming PBS miniseries presentation, Africa’s Great Civilizations. This preview screening of the miniseries’ first hour, “Origins,” is scheduled to take place at 7 […]

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Students should know about charter schools

Students should know about charter schools

| February 11, 2017

By Anitra Brown (Managing Editor, The New Orleans Tribune) Late last year, “The New York Times” and “The Washington Post” criticized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for its call for a moratorium on charter schools. Editorial writers at The Post even got all clever with their Oct. 11 headline, “The […]

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It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

| February 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works is now the president of the United States. Everyone, that is, except members of the Democratic Party, now serving in the 115th Congress. You have to wonder how […]

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African-American History and the miseducation of Hoosiers

African-American History and the miseducation of Hoosiers

| February 7, 2017

By Jamie Drake Special to Frost Illustrated February means African-American history month, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a great people. However, when I was a student in Allen County, I learned next to nothing about the African-Americans except for some names like Jackie Robinson and that Hoosier Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. This […]

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As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

As for-profit college enrollment climbs, blacks graduate with more debt

| February 6, 2017

Borrowers face more $125 million in unnecessary interest charges By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With 44 million consumers owing about $1.4 trillion in student loans, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that student loan servicing and debt collection together will boost borrower costs even higher over the next two years. […]

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