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2018 Spotlight Archive

02/21/18

Students celebrate African American women’s heritage through unique course at Mission High School

One Mission High School class is proving that not all history lessons come from textbooks. The African American Women’s Heritage course, being taught for a second time this semester after its inaugural iteration in spring 2017, explores the history of African American women before enslavement, and the power that these women have held over the course of history. ... Read more

02/01/18

Celebrating Black History Month

In February, schools throughout the district will celebrate Black History Month. Black History Month finds its origins in Negro History Week, which was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and first held in February 1926. The support for this weeklong celebration led to its recognition and observance as Black History Month in 1976. This month, we ask that all our schools give dedicated time and space to the celebration of Black History, Black people, and their contributions to the fields of literature, mathematics, science, and politics among others.... Read more