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Manufacturing education in the desert

Ariana Fine
January, 2017
DETAILS IN DESIGNS—Desert View High School in Arizona is one of the few schools that provides iSTEM Academy programs, including precision machining. Their offerings focus on recruiting female students for available career opportunities at local companies. (Maria Cota)

With nearby manufacturing plants struggling to find skilled workers, Desert View High School in Tucson, Arizona, launched a precision manufacturing program in 2012. 

STEM, careers to receive more attention in 2017

Angela Pascopella
January, 2017
A total of 288 education leaders participated in this curriculum survey.

Nearly half of all superintendents say STEM will receive new or additional attention this year in classrooms, according to a DA survey of K12 leaders.

Really Ready: Preparing Middle and High School Students for College, Work and Life

January, 2017

The world of work is quickly redefining what it means to be ready—a broader set of goals that reflect fast-paced, complex and diverse workplaces. Students need to be great communicators, collaborators and critical thinkers who can tackle novel problems. To prepare students to be really ready for their futures, we must define what that means for them now—not just once they graduate from high school.

Sketch of School Life: Inspiring medical career dreams

Ariana Fine
December, 2016
Dr. Niloufar Tehrani discusses the cranium and the location of the bones on Walden, the class skeleton. (Photo: Marcia Reed)

LAUSD’s 186th Street School jumps at a chance to expose primarily low-income students to the possibilities of a medical science career when a local health care provider offers a science enrichment curriculum for gifted-and-talented fifth-graders.

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