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Marlborough, MA Students Get a Head Start on Science


Marlborough High School's early-college program, called STEM, integrates project-based learning and problem-solving for real-world applications across all subjects. Marlborough is the first of six school districts in Massachusetts to implement the STEM program. As part of it, juniors and seniors can take up to 16 college credits at Framingham State University.

Boston's TILT Program Secures I3 Funding

Among the 23 grantees that secured funding through the second round of the US Department of Education's i3 Development Grant program: the Turnaround Using Increased Learning Time (TILT) program of the Boston Public Schools. With i3 funding amounting to nearly $3 million, the program will, "...

Eighth-Grader Takes Java as a Second Language

When 8th grader Chance Williams found himself floundering in Spanish class, his tech-savvy father floated the suggestion that his son be allowed to take Java as a foreign language instead.  The school agreed, and permitted Chance and his dad to organize an independent study course.

Nationwide, Community Colleges Lighting STEM Spark in K-12 Students

Community colleges from across the nation are recognizing the need to spark students' interest in STEM subjects early in their education as a way of enticing them into science-, technology-, engineering-, and math-related professions.

The Transformative Potential of 3D Printers in the Classroom

Now that computers abound in classrooms, what's next?  Some think that 3D printers could be the next high-tech classroom tool to transform the way students learn core STEM principles.
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High-Tech Classroom Prepares Students for Careers

Dozens of Indiana schools are taking part in Project Lead the Way -- an innovative program designed to prepare students for jobs in high-tech engineering.  Currently, more than 130 high school students participate in the program, enhancing their job prospects in a challenging economic climate.

Multifaceted Arizona Project Aims to Spark Young Students' Enthusiasm about STEM

With the goal of getting young students inspired by and excited about learning STEM subjects, a new project in Arizona, Engineers Serving Education, has the ambitious goal of reaching nearly 10,000 elementary and middle school students over the next year.

Feeding STEM Disciplines with Well-Trained Professionals Vital to Economic Recovery

Paula Allen-Meares, Vice President of the University of Illinois, makes the case for colleges and universities stepping up creatively to meet the challenge of graduating tomorrow's STEM professionals.  Along the way, she notes the critical importance of elementary, middle, and high schools in influencing students' career paths.

Conference Compares French, American Approaches to Science Education

Last week in Chicago, French and American scientists held a meeting of the minds to compare and contrast their respective approaches to science education.  France's mandate of primary school science reform, instated in 1996, emerged as a key difference.  To date, the U.S.

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