Community spotlight: ACCORD Civil Rights Museum

The ACCORD Civil Rights Museum is a nonprofit organization founded by local citizens to remember the 1960s Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, Florida led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Robert B. Hayling, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The museum was designed to help educate the public…

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Spotlight on Assessment in the ESSA Era – Education Week

The implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act will create noticeable shifts on state and districtwide assessments. In this Spotlight, read about ESSA’s impact on interim assessments, the opt-out movement, and learn how teachers are adding purpose to their assessments View full post on Education Week: Charter Schools #pso #htcs…

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Spotlight on Math Assessment – Education Week

As standards shift across the country, states and districts are exploring different forms of assessment to measure student progress. In this Spotlight, find out how tests are gauging higher-order thinking, how Common Core State Standards are affecting high school math, and learn how teachers are designing useful math assessments in…

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Israeli firm in spotlight after FBI’s iphone hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans PETAH TIKVA, Israel (CNN) – The legal fight between Apple and the FBI over a terrorist’s smartphone has put another company, an Israeli tech firm, into the spotlight. Four months after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, the iPhone 5c of one…

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Artist spotlight: The Fusion Band

The Fusion Band During a visit to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I found myself at the Blue Martini lounge where I was serenaded by the band, Fusion. This high-energy band performed everything from Motown, Disco, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, and Top 40 hits. These talented individuals perform at casinos, lounges, special…

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Book spotlight: Olympic Black Women

This week, we are highlighting the book, Olympic Black Women, which profiles 25 African-American women who have won Olympic medals. The Olympic games are considered the highest measure of human physical ability and strength, yet the achievement of African-American women who have competed over the years are often overlooked. This…

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