Spotlight Story

A middle school student from Springfield Township district takes a STEM and a tech course to learn about robotics, programming and animation.
4/24/2015

We interact with computing devices every day—so should we have a better understanding of the science behind them? An increasing number of districts are saying yes—this year, 25 states require computer science courses for high school graduation, compared to only 11 states in 2013.

From DA

4/24/2015
Lauren Williams
Flight simulators teaching geometry, physics and meteorology
This required curriculum for kindergarten through grade 10 at Chicago Public Schools celebrates the growing diversity in the district.
4/23/2015
Lauren Williams
New curriculum focuses on Central and South America and the Caribbean
At Metro Nashville Public Schools, students learn about criminal justice, science, media and music. Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School students perform all roles of a live broadcast on TV, from cameraman to reporter.
4/22/2015
Mackenzie Ryan
Districts rejuvenate specialized, themed programs to promote student success
Author Clair T. Berube says country’s security, reputation and quality of life all depend on providing future generations of American workers with competitive skills.
4/22/2015
Lauren Williams
Recommended reading includes books on blended and project-based learning, and diversity

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