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MLK Scholars Awarded Scholarships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Six Leon County students were awarded $1,000 scholarships Wednesday at Leon County’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The celebration was hosted by The MLK Foundation Inc. and Inter-Civic Council of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Two students each from Rickards High School, Godby High School and FAMU DRS were recognized. Recipients of this year’s scholarships were Rickards’ Arianna Jones and Ryan Little, Godby’s Ayliah Chukes and Taurique Clark and FAMU DRS’ Tearrius Jackson and Deja Harris. Source: WCTV (https://www.wctv.tv/2022/01/12/six-leon-county-students-awarded-scholarships-annual-mlk-celebration/)
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Congratulations to Our Best and Brightest

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 FAMU DRS Best and Brightest School Representatives! We are very proud of our scholars and celebrate their accomplishments. Science & Health - Kaniyah Harris Art - Darell Williams English - Shanice Strong Music - Makaylah Jackson Leadership - Deja Haire Drama/Performing Arts - Jarrett Johnson Athletics - Suraya Wash Career Technology - Joshua Israel Technology - Anthony Forbes Journalism - Ari Dorsey Business - Tykira Adderley Foreign Language - Antwania Davis Public Speaking - Amani Hankins Social Science - Lanaija McMillan Thank you to our FAMU DRS Best and Brightest Advisor, Mr. Anthony Thompson.
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FAMU DRS' New Partnership to Provide Identity-Affirming Instruction

Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS) recently established a partnership with Reconstruction US, an organization offering a unique curriculum designed for diverse students. The innovative curriculum is delivered online by real instructors and offers students a variety of courses not typically available in traditional classroom settings. "This is an opportunity to provide fresh and neoteric instruction methods and ideas while also celebrating the global contributions of Black people," said FAMU DRS Superintendent Micheal Johnson. Using a rigorous curriculum, Reconstruction US instructors will lead small groups of six to 10 students in discussions, classroom activities and laboratory projects. "Positive, identify-affirming education is crucial to and for our students," Johnson said." Strengthening cultural identity and negating stereotypes through rigorous instruction is a win for all of us." This semester, FAMU DRS will begin the partnership with a pilot Pre-Advanced Placement (AP) program for select sophomores and juniors. Additional accelerated and enrichment classes will be offered this summer to students in all grades. As described on its website, "Reconstruction US was created by a dream team of artists, mathematicians, literature geeks, entrepreneurs and illustrators to empower students and their communities through an authentic education." It was founded by Kaya Henderson, former chancellor for the District of Columbia (DC) Public Schools, and Roland Fryer, professor of economics at Harvard University. Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children's Zone, serves as an educational advisor.

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