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I have probable cause to believe that the defendants conspired with others known and unknown: (1) to bribe college entrance exam administrators to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams; (2) to bribe varsity coaches and administrators at elite universities to designate certain applicants as recruited athletes or as other favored candidates, thereby facilitating the applicants’ […]

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The award-winning “Maestra,” a documentary that took eight years to make, featured a national campaign of bridging a divide over literacy. Fifty-eight years ago, Cuba made the attempt of mending its educational fences to become fully literate. A recent screening of “Maestra,” based on a nationwide 1961 literacy campaign in Cuba, was presented by Alberto […]

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According to some historians, “Afro-descendants” first entered these United States in 1619 off the coast of Virginia.  If we believe that narrative, Afrodescendents have been in this country for 400 years. If the people who were kidnapped and brought here had to tell the story, would they tell the same one?  Would they say that […]

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BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Donelle Evensen, a literacy coach at Rymfire Elementary School, has been named Flagler County Schools’ teacher of the year. Eugenia Moore, a guidance clerk at Matanzas High School, was chosen as support employee of the year. “Both Donelle and Eugenia are shining examples of what it means to be a significant […]

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DeLand principal excels
 at turning around school BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES In four years, Principal Dwayne Copeland turned Edith I. Starke Elementary School in DeLand from an “F” to a “C” school. The school has a majority Black population and is located in the historic African-American Spring Hill community. Copeland is heading into his […]

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Eyvette Troutman-Presley is a volunteer at Spruce Creek Elementary School.