Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 12:08pm
When career tech students in 21 West Virginia districts returned to school this fall, they didn’t head to classrooms. They went to work. Through the state’s Simulated Workplace pilot program, high school students learn in classes that are restructured to feel like workplace environments. For instance, students will clock in upon arrival, take random drug tests, and be evaluated based on their “company’s” bottom line.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 9:28am
Tennessee manufacturing representatives are happy local schools are helping build a pool of future workers with knowledge in multiple engineering disciplines. Christy Brasher, an area manager at the Bridgestone tire plant in La Vergne, said her company regularly deals with a lack of qualified applicants.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:17pm
You can still smell the chalk when you walk into Zebulon Elementary School. But there are significantly fewer chalkboards now that the 30-year-old school has its 21st-century replacement—interactive whiteboards linked to computers that allow students to write on wall-mounted displays. The PTA raised money for the purchases made by the economically challenged school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:10pm
To keep innovating, we need to keep making things. Here's how we can reinvent the country's ability to make things, so we're not just an economy of ideas that we send overseas for others to put together.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 3:08pm
The Stillwater Public Education Foundation launched its Tech-to-Teach campaign, a fundraising effort to raise $50,000 to equip every classroom in the district with projectors, document cameras, and other STEM-related instructional tools. The foundation announced it will jump start the campaign with a $25,000 contribution.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 2:29pm
NeuLion, a New York-based digital sports services company, has teamed up with MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s prep school network in the New York tri-state area, on a new multiplatform subscription service.