Tag: education

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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African book club presents awards for ‘kid lit’

African book club presents awards for ‘kid lit’

| November 9, 2013

(GIN)—The National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., was the venue for the Children’s Africana Awards and Book Festival Nov. 9. The annual event was sponsored by Africa Access, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989. Africa Access, according to their website, “was founded to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of […]

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Parkview President Sue Ehinger to speak at Boys & Girls Clubs Smart Girls Brilliant Women Luncheon

Parkview President Sue Ehinger to speak at Boys & Girls Clubs Smart Girls Brilliant Women Luncheon

| November 4, 2013

The annual Smart Girls Brilliant Women luncheon is set for November 7 at the Boys & Girls Club, 2609 Fairfield Ave., from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sue Ehinger PhD, President of Parkview Hospital and affiliates, will be honored as the 2013 Brilliant Woman Keynote speaker.

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African-American Healthcare Alliance lifts others as they climb

African-American Healthcare Alliance lifts others as they climb

| November 2, 2013

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated Dr. Michelle Collins-Austin, M.D., President of the African-American Healthcare Alliance took to the stage at the Grand Wayne Saturday, the October 19th to introduce the evening’s MC’s: Dr. Alisha Harris, M.D. and Dr. Bryan Meriwether, Pharm D, who welcomed everyone to the African-American Healthcare Alliance’s 17th Annual Scholarship Ball.  […]

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You’re invited to the Fort Wayne Parent Academy

| November 1, 2013

Parents of students in K-12 are invited to a no cost, three-session series of workshops designed to equip them with the information needed to be a strong partner in their child’s education and to establish a successful academic career.

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