Tag: education

Tawanda Jones shows what good can come out of Camden

Tawanda Jones shows what good can come out of Camden

| February 4, 2014

By Brenda Robinson—Many likely believe Camden students are doomed to a life of crime, violence and unemployment, Tawanda Jones didn’t buy into the rhetoric.

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Pulitzer nominee Clifton L. Taulbert to speak at USF

Pulitzer nominee Clifton L. Taulbert to speak at USF

| February 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Clifton L. Taulbert, a Pulitzer-nominated writer and filmmaker, is scheduled to speak at the University of Saint Francis on Feb. 11.

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Glynn Hines: What can we do for our community?

Glynn Hines: What can we do for our community?

| January 31, 2014

Councilman’s Corner by Glenn Hines—In 2014 we need to ask not what our community will do for us, but ask what can we do for our community.

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It Is Well With My Soul to host session on multicultural, multiethnic education

It Is Well With My Soul to host session on multicultural, multiethnic education

| January 30, 2014

It Is Well With My Soul is scheduled to host another F.U.N. (Folks Uniting Nowadays) presentation on multicultural education, Jan. 31 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.

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Photo: Masons grant local scholarship to Adrian Thomas

Photo: Masons grant local scholarship to Adrian Thomas

| January 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Council of Deliberation State of Indiana under the leadership of Illustrious SGIG Deputy of Indiana Robert Thomas 33º recently award a $500 scholarship to Adrian Thomas. A graduate of South Side High School, where he earned an honors diploma in 2013, Thomas attends Indiana University, majoring in sports management. He also is […]

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Parental involvement at D.C. Orr Elementary in a class by itself

Parental involvement at D.C. Orr Elementary in a class by itself

| January 16, 2014

Including parents and families as partners in academic success has proven benefits at Orr Elementary, where 99 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

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Spotlight on The Urban League Gala Extravaganza 2013

Spotlight on The Urban League Gala Extravaganza 2013

| December 18, 2013

By Jeanie Summerville—I was in attendance at the Fort Wayne Urban League Gala Extravaganza 2013 so I could see and feel the beauty and bring it to those of you…

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MLK Club to double amount, number of scholarships

MLK Club to double amount, number of scholarships

| December 12, 2013

By Steven Manning FORT WAYNE—Thanks to an anonymous donor, Fort Wayne’s Martin Luther King Jr. Club INC. (MLK Club) will double the number of college scholarships it will award this year—and double the amount of the awards. MLK Jr. Club President Bennie Edwards, said the organization is pleased to add two more scholarships this year […]

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Private student loans no better than using a credit card for college

| December 11, 2013

An analysis of the recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Student Loan Ombudsman report concluded that private student loans (PSLs) are a risky and high-cost method to pay for a college education. PSLs comprised seven percent of student loans taken out last year and are 15 percent of the nation’s total outstanding student loan debt.

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Ghana’s former first lady warns of ‘seeds of dependency’ in western education

Ghana’s former first lady warns of ‘seeds of dependency’ in western education

| December 5, 2013

(GIN)—In a speech that examined the growing role for women in a rising Africa, Ghana’s former first lady also called for a critical look at formal western education. Mme. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, wife of former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings, and head of the 31st December Women’s Movement, delivered her remarks recently at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, […]

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