Tag: education

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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Legion Post 148, Riders host 6th Annual Veterans Day Scholarship program

Legion Post 148, Riders host 6th Annual Veterans Day Scholarship program

| November 26, 2013

By Sheryl Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of American Legion Post 148 As a salute and honor to veterans, American Legion Post 148 held its Sixth Annual Veterans Day Scholarship Program on Nov. 9, which was hosted by Commander Jesse Booker and ALR Director Bennie Edwards. During the program, they recognized and honored veterans […]

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Being black is not a risk factor

Being black is not a risk factor

| November 26, 2013

Although most today’s headlines focus on black educational failures, there are many positive achievements by black students that often go overlooked, according to a new study.

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Student success hinges on parental involvement

Student success hinges on parental involvement

| November 25, 2013

By Marc Morial—In recent years, the debate about ways to close the achievement gap and adequately prepare primary and secondary African American students for success has focused on such remedies as ensuring resource equity, expanding pre-school opportunities, and raising teacher quality.

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Jon Kitna: Changing lives rather than chasing a buck

Jon Kitna: Changing lives rather than chasing a buck

| November 14, 2013

Maybe you’ve heard of Jon Kitna; maybe you haven’t. He was a football player, a quarterback, in the NFL. He played for Seattle, Cincinnati, Detroit and Dallas, and if he was never a marquee quarterback, he was much more than a journeyman.

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