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Students at Bethune-Cookman University say they are fed up with living conditions and demand change at the HBCU in the heart of Daytona Beach’s Black community.

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DAYTONA BEACH – Approximately 300 Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) students gathered in front of White Hall – the site of the school’s administrative offices – to demand the resignation of the institution’s Board of Trustees, including Board Chairman Belvin Perry.

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The popular Daytona Beach site will be changed to the Julia T. and Charles W. Cherry Cultural & Educational Center.

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When Volusia County Schools and the rest of the state quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic, the district had just lost its superintendent and educators were scrambling to transfer all teaching to online platforms. Since the end of the quarantine in 2021, teachers and administrators have …

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FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools is proud to announce the selection of 40 high school juniors to participate in the Tomorrow’s Leaders Program. This year marks 35 years of this program which develops young leaders for our community.

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Samuel W. Oliver, Sr., a lifelong artist, teacher, and member of one of Bethune-Cookman University’s “Total Families,” died on Sept. 9 at Halifax Health Medical Center. He was 82.

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Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that he’s canceling student loan debt of up to $20,000 for specific borrowers, the U.S. Department of Education said applications for relief under the plan should be submitted by Nov. 15.

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Local youth tour Daytona State College, get inspired for the future

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Atlantic High graduate Precious Johnson, a NASCAR intern, is also busy giving back at college and in the community.

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The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recently presented $8,000 in scholarships and awards to Volusia County graduating high school seniors. Eight recipients received $1,000 each. The recipients pictured from left to right are Pedro Orey, Essence Wallace and Alfredo…

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ORLANDO — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his Republican allies are seeking more influence in university classrooms, targeting tenure, waging a battle against “politicized” courses and contemplating a significant change in how professors are hired across the state.

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) is celebrating a Day of Giving from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17. The university is asking alumni, stakeholders and those who love and support B-CU to help reach its goal of raising $200,000.

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The Florida Charter Schools Association observed National Charter Schools Week from May 8 to 14 by sending several parents to Washington D.C.  to speak out against new proposed rules from the U.S. Department of Education.

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A small group of Bethune-Cookman University alumni and friends marched down Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard from Lincoln Street to Green Street on April 29, chanting “We want transparency!” and “We want it now.’’

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a controversial bill that will bar classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades, characterizing the measure as a way to “protect students” and “support parents.”

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES –  Daytona Beach Shores Mayor Nancy Miller graduated this week from the Florida League of Cities’ Leadership Academy I, a course from FLC’s Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (IEMO), a premier educational program designed specifically for Florida’s elected municip…

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida teachers could soon be turning to Tallahassee for direction to try and figure out what they can and can’t do with their lesson plans, in particular, those related to gender identity and sexual orientation.

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In recognition of Harold V. Lucas Sr.’s contributions to the city, Daytona Beach proclaimed Feb. 19, 2022, as Harold V. Lucas, Sr. Day. Also, the foundation announced new scholarship offerings.

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The SAT exam will move from paper and pencil to a digital format, administrators announced Tuesday, saying the shift will boost its relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission.

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TALLAHASSEE – Three more University of Florida professors have joined a lawsuit challenging a policy that gives the school discretion in blocking faculty members from testifying against the state in legal cases, with professors told that going against the executive branch of government was “…

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The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said their deputies responded to a call about a possible active shooter at Rymfire Elementary School on Tuesday, according to the Flagler County Sheriff Office’s press release.

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Growing up on the island of Jamaica, Soleih Gooden would always go along on rides to the local airport, whether she was traveling or not. “I loved the environment,” said Gooden, who is now a senior in Aviation Business Administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s David B. O’Maley…

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The Rev. Vernetta Yvonne Gary-Chavis, a Daytona native and one of the first interns to land a permanent job from then Bethune-Cookman College’s newly instituted internship program, died on Sept. 18. She was 68.

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B-CU has acknowledged that it is cutting ties with its National Alumni Association and is planning to create its own “Direct Support Organization.’’ An attorney for B-CU sent a letter on Sept. 17 to the NAA, asking that “in its current form to be dissolved.’’ The letter was in response to on…

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Graduates of Mainland, Seabreeze, Spruce Creek high schools and Father Lopez Catholic High School of 1976 came together for a reunion on Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Hunt House in Daytona Beach.

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While adults may joke about needing to relearn how to be around others in a post-pandemic world, children can also benefit from a refresh of certain soft skills – especially young children who may not remember pre-pandemic life.

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