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focus on stem
July 9, 2015
Robots, Legos, and a famous chef at city’s new summer STEM training
The program, which was attended by over 400 teachers, continues the city’s effort to expand and improve teaching in math, science, engineering, and technology.
June 18, 2015
Purdue plans high-tech Indianapolis charter high school
Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School would serve as a direct pipeline delivering more well-qualified IPS students to the West Lafayette university.
June 17, 2015
Low-income students stand to lose more with summer learning loss
"Summer slide" is real, but many programs that combat summer learning loss face an uncertain future in Shelby County.
June 3, 2015
Partnership merges high school AP courses, applied science
CollegeBoard and Project Lead The Way team up to blend courses for college or careers.
May 12, 2015
Kenyan private schools inspire $100,000 idea for Indianapolis
The teams will spend the next year or two years developing ideas and could eventually operate an IPS school.
focus on stem
May 7, 2015
City offers new STEM summer program to hundreds of students
The city is offering 1,200 students a new opportunity to participate in free summer programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and math.
April 10, 2015
After-school programs seek recognition as more than an after-thought
Advocates for after-school programs say their programs are vital resources, but they are often thought of as an after-thought to the traditional school day.
college then career
March 23, 2015
With a focus on the college-bound, career and technical education to expand in 10 schools
A new city program will help 10 schools either launch or expand career and technical education programs this fall.
January 28, 2015
Educators worry legislature's effort to cut red tape could go too far
When are state rules for schools "distractions" or "red tape" and when do they matter to protecting kids or helping them learn?
December 16, 2014
Report: STEM here to stay
The education question of 2015 might well be: Which reforms funded by Tennessee’s dwindling Race to the Top money are sustainable? A new report from the the …
November 19, 2014
When robots face off, kids learn science, math and more
The city-wide competition was put on for the third time Sunday by Mayor Greg Ballard’s office, with 126 high school, middle school and elementary school teams competing. Speedway High School took highest honors, which aren't based on the tournament results. The idea for the competition was born when Ballard witnessed a robotics competition and saw how engaged the students were with their work, pushing adults away and problem-solving on their own.
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August 27, 2014
STEM push called vital to state’s economic future
Lack of a “statewide vision” and strategy for STEM education “is impeding Colorado’s ability to develop a strong local talent pipeline needed for an innovation economy,” according to a new Colorado STEM Education Roadmap.
July 11, 2014
Denver youth build video games at Denver’s IdeaLAB
Most people haven’t heard of 3D modeling, and they probably have never created a video game from scratch, either, but a group of Denver students…
June 17, 2014
Teachers find space to teach creativity, teamwork under new standards
Denver area teachers met last week to discuss ways to work Common Core and Colorado Academic Standards around their lesson plans, rather than having to completely revamp curricula to meet the new standards.
May 28, 2014
With science mentoring competition win, Indy hopes to inspire
Indianapolis' proposal beat out plans from 45 other cities to earn the city a share of $1 million in privately raised dollars through the US2020 City Competition. It was one of just seven cities picked to earn financial, consulting and staff support to launch its plan.
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