Teacher Maria Cullinane uses an
By Serdar Tumgoren
The Record (Hackensack N.J.) (MCT)
electronic blackboard to help
Cliffside Park, New Jersey sixth
grader Alexander Velasquez learn
math in preparation for a state exam.
Carmine Galasso/The Record/MCT
HACKENSACK, N.J. — School districts eager to boost scores and keep pace with federal mandates are using computer games, electronic blackboards and even pep rallies to prepare students for state exams.
Technology in particular has become a mainstay for some schools as they prepare students for an acronym soup of tests.
For example, in late April and early May, students in the fifth through seventh grades in Bergen and Passaic counties will take the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, or ASK, while eighth-graders will round out the year with the Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment, or GEPA.
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By Tawab Fakhri, Courier Staff Writer
An overabundance of great action and shooter games, such as Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect
and more, came out this spring. However, gamers were left wanting something more cooperative, a part of the games that never have been targeted truly in the gaming genre until now. Army of 2
is the undisputed king of cooperative game play.
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Martin Robison Delany
(May 6, 1812 – January 24, 1885) was an African-American abolitionist, arguably the first proponent of American black nationalism and the first African American field officer in the United States Army.
Delany was born free in Charles Town, West Virginia (then part of Virginia), though his father Samuel was a slave. Delany's maternal grandparents were born in Africa and his grandfather was said to have been a prince. When he was just a few years old, attempts were made to enslave the rest of his family, but his mother Pati carried her two youngest children twenty miles to the courthouse in Winchester to argue successfully for her family's freedom.
As he was growing up, Martin Delany and his siblings learned to read and write using "The New York Primer and Spelling Book," which had been given to them by a peddler. This was illegal in Virginia, where it was forbidden to teach black people literacy. When this was discovered in September 1822, Pati took her children to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, leaving Samuel, who remained a slave. This situation changed a year later when he bought his freedom after refusing to take a beating, rejoining his family in Chambersburg.
Read The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, by Martin Delany, free from Project Gutenberg.
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