PERSONAL FINANCE: Americans spending more for college out-of-pocket
Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:58
(StatePoint) The Bank of Mom and Dad is open for business, as parent out-of-pocket spending has become the number one source of college funding. In fact, 62 percent of families did not borrow to pay for college last year, according to a new report.
Access Africa - linking education and entertainment
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 10:38
Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe
Twenty years ago, in 1995, a couple from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Michael and Vikki Boyce traveled to the Ivory Coast.
This was the first of more than 20 trips to West Africa that the couple has taken over the years. Africa became a compulsion. The couple first went to Africa to buy an African beer named Mamba. Over the years, the couple's interest made an about-face. Africa was initially viewed exclusively as a business opportunity; quickly Africa became a preoccupation.
Back-to-School reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits for 2015 and years ahead
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:03
WASHINGTON ― With another school year just around the corner, the Internal Revenue Service reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2015 federal income tax returns.
PARENTING: How to inspire young girls to dream big
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:50
(StatePoint) For parents, encouraging children to dream big is part of the job description. And while more doors are now open for women in historically male-dominated fields like science, technology and sports, for parents with daughters it's more important than ever to drive home the "you can do anything" message.
Veteran finance and administration executive Robert Doty to join the Harvest Network of Schools as COO/CFO
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:04
Robert Doty, veteran finance and administration executive, will join the Harvest Network of Schools as chief operating officer/chief financial officer effective Sept. 14.
Doty has served as the chief operations/finance officer at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) since December 2011. At MPS, Doty directed the finance and operations for Minneapolis Public Schools' $845 million school district. In this role he oversaw the areas of transportation, facilities, plant operations, athletics, safety and security and nutrition services, among others.
Charvez Russell to lead Friendship Academy of the Arts
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 13:01
Friendship Academy of the Arts announced Charvez Russell as its new executive director.
Russell is a native of Columbia, Miss. and has been in the Twin Cities since 2001. Upon graduating from Mississippi College he began at an alternative program teaching math in the Canton Public Schools. He then moved to Minneapolis and continued teaching at City View Community School from 2002-2006. During that time he received his MBA from the University of Phoenix specializing in Administration.