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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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Post-high school guidance from online school graduates

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Parents have COVID concerns as they prepare to send students back to the classrooms

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The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presented scholarships and awards to Volusia County graduating seniors. Chapter officers and recipients are pictured.

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TALLAHASSEE – Saying he wants Florida to be the “number-one state for civic literacy,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed bills aimed at boosting civics education in public schools and gauging “intellectual freedom” on college campuses.

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Florida is among 21 states that have not submitted plans to the U.S. Department of Education detailing how they intend to use the latest round of federal stimulus funds earmarked for schools.

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Volusia parents sound off on policy changes regardingface coverings for the next school term.

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WASHINGTON — Ruptured pipes. Broken sidewalks. Campus blackouts. Rep. Alma Adams, a former professor at a historically Black college, has seen it all.

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This week, Florida opened up vaccines to all adults. The Daytona Times asked Bethune-Cookman University students if they plan to get the vaccine. Why or why not? Tomari Parks, 22 Senior majoring in education Hometown: Hartford,Connecticut “I think the vaccine is very beneficial, especially a…

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The 31st Spring Daytona Turkey Run is set for Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28. It will feature thousands of classic and custom cars, a massive swap meet, arts and crafts on Artisan Alley, music and food. The family event kicks off at 8 a.m. March 26 at the Daytona International Spe…

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B-CU alums and students react to the news about Chrite’s sudden resignation. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In a move that seemed to come out of nowhere, Bethune-Cookman University is losing its seventh president. Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite is leaving for Bentley University in Waltham, Massachus…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Amy Ramos, a senior undergraduate student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and two accomplished graduate students – Karen Brun and Heidi Hammerstein – were selected to join a team of 13 talented female scientist-astronaut candidates who will serve as glob…

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) students in the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics earned four top awards at the Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Conference last month in Melbourne. The conference was hosted by the Florida Institute of Technology. Here are the submissions fr…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University Foundation seeks to maximize the impact of contributions and has launched a multi-year fundraising campaign with this year’s theme: Shifting Towards a New Foundation. The goal of the campaign is to raise $7.5 million to strengthen t…

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) will present its 44th spring concert at 4 p.m. April 7. The annual performance will feature the university’s Concert Chorale under the direction of Professor Terrance Lane and the symphonic band under the direction of Dr. Donovan Wells. The concert is free a…

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