Apex Learning and Illuminate Education Partner to Inform Meaningful Instruction

Letitia Denham

Apex Learning, a recognized leader in online learning and Illuminate Education, a leading K-12 student performance system, announce a new partnership. The new partnership provides schools and districts the ability to correlate learning gap assessments to digital curriculum, enabling individualized learning pathways for students in the critical subjects of Math and English Language Arts.

“We recognize the need to meaningfully link assessment data with effective and targeted instruction,” said Chris

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Howard university celebrates Kamala Harris

Letitia Denham

Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of Howard University to celebrate their sister Kamala Harris after her announcement as Vice President-Elect.

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of Howard University to celebrate their sister Kamala Harris after her announcement as Vice President-Elect.

“When you come to Howard University that is a very distinct choice,” said Niambi Carter, Associate Professor of Political Science at Howard University. “You

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China positions rocket ahead of ambitious lunar mission

Letitia Denham

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday moved a massive rocket into place in preparation for launching a mission to bring back materials from the moon for the first time in four decades.

The Long March-5 was transported by tractor from its hangar to the nearby launch site at the space base in Wenchang along the coast of the southern island province of Hainan.

The Chang’e 5 mission it will carry

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Making A Career Pivot From Ballet Dancer To Business Development

Letitia Denham

“Once you begin to feel a sense of success and accomplishment in a new role, you begin to build more confidence, which will only keep you going in the right direction. Life is a journey and there are many layers so just keep going!” – Angessa Lynn Hughmanick

If you have followed my column in the past, you

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Uneven Impact But Not As Bad As Originally Expected

Letitia Denham

Last spring after all colleges and universities abruptly closed their campuses and went to remote learning, predictions about enrollment in fall 2020 were dire. Expectations of significant enrollment declines were pervasive as the recruitment process for new students was upended and as many current students expressed dissatisfaction with online learning and lack of in-person campus life. This situation kept many schools sitting on the fence as to whether they

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Higher Education Leaders Team Up to Reimagine Online Pedagogy

Letitia Denham

CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new coalition of former college presidents and higher education experts, announced today, will help colleges and universities more effectively use technology to spark students’ intrinsic curiosity and improve academic outcomes. Convened by the pioneering inquiry-based engagement platform Packback, the initiative, known as the Academic Innovation Board, will surface new ideas and best practices for institutions and faculty as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates

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Edinboro University to cut the equivalent of dozens of faculty jobs in spring

Letitia Denham

EDINBORO — Edinboro University plans to eliminate the equivalent of 56 full-time faculty jobs next spring.



a path in a park: The Edinboro University campus is shown in this Sept. 9 photo.


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The Edinboro University campus is shown in this Sept. 9 photo.

Affected faculty members were notified by the university Friday.

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The cuts include 21 tenured or tenure-track faculty and the full-time equivalent of 26 temporary and adjunct faculty.

Nine faculty jobs that currently are vacant will

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How Old Is the Oldest Stuff in the Solar System?

Letitia Denham

The Earth is old. Real old. Sometimes it is hard to truly grasp just how old it is compared to human lifespans, but if we say time represented in a century is the same as the length of a football field (100 yards or 91 meters), then all of Earth’s history would get us to the Moon and back over five times! So, when Earth scientists talk about the oldest

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Scotland captain Andy Robertson hails ‘most emotional night’ of his career after reaching Euro 2020

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Andrew Robertson described Scotland’s tense Euro 2020 play-off final win over Serbia as the most emotional match of his career.

The captain missed one of Scotland’s best chances in the game but it mattered not as they came through a dramatic penalty shootout 5-4, having drawn 1-1 after extra-time, to reach the major tournament next summer.

“It just shows you the strengths we’ve got,” the

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BBC Learning and Tynker Collaborate on Coding for Kids with a Next-Generation Education Technology Mini-Computer

Letitia Denham

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios and Tynker, a world-leading K-12 creative coding platform have partnered to bring engaging next-generation coding education to students with the BBC Doctor Who HiFive Inventor, including coding lessons narrated by the star of the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, on November 23, Doctor Who Day.

With the rapid increase in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and smart consumer products, opportunities

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Earth is fighting a laser duel with the exploding Carina Nebula

Letitia Denham

Four orange laser beams blaze through the Milky Way while an angry purple nebula transfixes us with its death-stare. Happily (or sadly, depending on how much news you’ve consumed this week), Earth is not doomed; in fact, it’s an Earthly telescope that’s launching the lasers in this epic image from the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Dubbed ESO’s picture of the week, this shot looks like a cosmic battle to

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Tiger Roll’s career in doubt after Cheltenham pull up

Letitia Denham

The racing career of Tiger Roll, the Grand National winner in 2018 and 2019, is shrouded in doubt after an uncharacteristically listless display in the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase here on Friday, which prompted Robbie Power to pull up on the 10-year-old with more than a mile still to run.

Tiger Roll was giving lumps of weight to most of his rivals and running over jumps for the first time since

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College Football Rankings 2020: Week 11 Standings, Schedule and Predictions | Bleacher Report

Letitia Denham

Alabama tight end Miller Forristall (87) is upended as he scores a touchdown against Mississippi during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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For the first time in the 2020 college football season, the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll changed hands. 

The Alabama Crimson Tide are now on top after the Clemson Tigers’ Week 10 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and it may be a while before the SEC West side relinquishes that title, if it does at all. 

In a

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Walmart and North Carolina A&T State University Team up to Launch ‘Equity in Education Initiative’

Letitia Denham

Walmart and North Carolina A&T State University Team up to Launch ‘Equity in Education Initiative’

Today, Walmart and America’s largest and top-ranked historically black university, North Carolina A&T State University, are announcing plans to launch the Equity in Education Initiative, a new program aimed at increasing the number of African American college graduates securing careers in fields critical to the nation’s workforce. The program will support undergraduate students with tailored

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Advent Technologies Announces Appointment of Katherine E. Fleming, Provost of New York University, to Board of Directors

Letitia Denham

  Advent Technologies Announces Appointment of Katherine E. Fleming, Provost
  of New York University, to Board of Directors

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- November 12, 2020

Advent Technologies, an innovation-driven company in the fuel cell and
hydrogen technology space, today announced the appointment of Katherine E.
Fleming as a new Member of its Board of Directors, in the context of its
planned merger with AMCI Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: AMCI) and the 
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Professional Golfers’ Future Career Value Driven by Younger, More Global Field, Duff & Phelps Study Finds

Letitia Denham

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, released the inaugural report, Measuring Their Shot: A Study of Professional Golfers’ Future Career Value, a first-of-its-kind ranking of male professional golfers by their expected future earnings. The study evaluated over 1,000 professional golfers and ranked the top 60 current players based on their Future Career Value (FCV). The golfers’ FCV reflects the

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Scouting college football’s best — Coaches break down Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Clemson

Letitia Denham

There are many unique things about the 2020 college football season, but at the very top, almost nothing has changed.

The sport is still dominated by three teams: Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State. Alabama or Clemson has appeared in all six previous CFP fields, while Ohio State is aiming for its fourth appearance and first in back-to-back seasons.

Clemson’s loss Saturday night at Notre Dame shifts the picture a bit.

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Alumna Gets Second Chance at Education at Middlesex CC

Letitia Denham

Danielle Rico learned to enjoy school at Middlesex Community College. While she struggled in high school, Middlesex was her second chance. At MCC, Rico started excelling in classes, gained practical experience in the field she wanted to pursue for her career, and connected with professors who helped guide her to her next steps. She also happened to meet her best friend.

After graduating from Middlesex in 2012 from the Hospitality

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New JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan

Letitia Denham

NEW YORK, and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Michigan Medicine, through its Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute (EWCDI), and JDRF are collaborating to establish the JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan. The goal of the Center of Excellence (COE) is to yield safer day-to-day diabetes management and improved health for persons with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) by developing a comprehensive understanding

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More Frequent, Severe Climate-Fueled Disasters Exacerbate Humanitarian Crises

Letitia Denham

Extreme weather and climate-linked disasters have killed 410,000 people since 2010, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

The group’s “World Disasters Report 2020” released yesterday says more frequent and severe catastrophes threaten to exacerbate humanitarian crises and lead to economic hardship even as global death counts drop because of steps to improve resilience.

The relief organization warns that major disasters are increasingly happening in

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