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February 22, 2013
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  • Nation's No. 1 STEM school shares secrets of student success
    Educators from High Technology High School in Lincroft, N.J., which was ranked as the best science, technology, engineering and math high school in the country last year by U.S. News & World Report, share traits of tech-savvy students in this blog post. Many of the best STEM students are big readers who recommend favorite books to their peers, they write. They're also writers, who enjoy creative expression. Three other key habits of these students include being prepared, collaborating willingly and questioning their teachers and the material they learn at school. The Washington Post/The Answer Sheet (2/20) Email this Story
  • Academies focus students on careers after graduation
    Aerospace technology, health, construction engineering, information technology and multimedia design are just some of the career academies available for middle- and high-school students in Collier County, Fla. Bolstering such programs is especially important in light of research that shows students who participate in career and technical education programs are more likely to graduate and go on to additional schooling after high school, writes Joe Landon, executive director of the Communications and Community Engagement department for the Collier County School District. Naples Daily News (Fla.) (2/21) Email this Story
  • Event gives Iowa students chance to show off STEM skills
    The Quad-City Engineering and Science Council recently held a banquet honoring the achievements of high-school students involved in robotics and other science, technology, engineering and math projects. "Kids are smart," Vince Bertram, president and CEO of Project Lead The Way said. "They're inquisitive. We have to be careful not to shut that down." Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) (2/21) Email this Story
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success
Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
  • Engineering program for girls helps shape career paths
    A group of high-school girls in New Hampshire recently completed a program aimed at encouraging them to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The girls learned through projects involving robotics, microwave engineering, electrical engineering. They also had an opportunity to work with mentors who were onsite to help them narrow their post-secondary education and career plans. The Telegraph (Nashua, N.H.) (2/20) Email this Story
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