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Zoology and botany magnet school comes to Miami-Dade County

Ariana Fine
July, 2016
Sophomores take their annual slough slogging expedition at Everglades National Park, left, as they explore how slight changes in elevation and water chemistry can drastically modify the terrain and biodiversity.

Miami-Dade County’s BioTECH @ Richmond Heights—a conservation-biology-focused STEM high school that opened in 2014-15 with help from an $11 million federal grant—focuses on zoology, botany, genetics, ecology, chemistry and environmental sciences.

Amazon brings its heft to school procurement

Matt Zalaznick
June, 2016
Procurement is only the latest big step Amazon has taken into education. Earlier this year, it launched an online clearinghouse for open-education resources. (Photo: Thinkstock.com/Antomanio)

Administrators, teachers and other school personnel have been ordering supplies from Amazon.com for years, but the e-tailing colossus has now jumped formally into the education procurement market. And some in the procurement business see benefits.

Nonprofits build bridges with schools

Melanie Lasoff Levs
April, 2016

In many partnerships that bring businesses and schools together, a private or nonprofit third party serves as a bridge to the most successful collaborations.

Business boost for education

Melanie Lasoff Levs
April, 2016
At Banneker High School in Georgia, a student in the JA-MBA program, right, presents his case study at Chick-fil-A headquarters, one of many businesses that students visit.

Collaborations between businesses and districts run deeper than internships. Business representatives help districts create curriculum and train teachers. They also volunteer as coaches and mentors to help students gain college and career readiness skills.

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