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November 19, 2012
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  • Tenn. college, high school find common ground in engineering
    Students from the University of Memphis and nearby Wooddale High School in Tennessee come together for engineering competitions and similar events every month as part of a program fueled by a $100,000 federal grant. University students also tutor high-school students interested in engineering and host summer programs for girls who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. "I knew I liked to fix things -- make things more efficient -- but I didn't know it was called engineering," said Laneysha Miller, a junior at Wooddale. The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) (free registration) (11/17) Email this Story
  • Calif. teachers get training in energy, the environment
    A recent professional development workshop attended by about 20 teachers in Ventura County, Calif., included lessons on energy and the environment. Educators say the workshop offered tips for engaging students in classroom lessons on topics, such as solar energy. "This would be fun to do in the classroom with what little light you would have first, and then go outside and do it again and show the difference with the amount of solar energy," said middle-school teacher Linda Thayer-Gaboury of an experiment in which sunlight was turned into electricity. Ventura County Star (Calif.) (free registration) (11/17)
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  • High-school students increasingly exercise caution online
    With more than 25% of 350 school officials recently surveyed saying they consult Facebook or Google when considering college applications, a growing number of high-school students are taking measures to ensure their profiles don't sabotage their chances. Some high-school students are even deleting their Facebook profiles ahead of applying to college. Others say they have changed their privacy settings to better protect themselves from scrutiny. (11/15)
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    At CareerTech VISION 2012, you'll find everything you might need to improve your classroom, your program or your institution. From exciting General Sessions to a diverse program, from certification to a wealth of new resources, there's literally something for everyone. Register today!
  • LEGO Education Advisory Panel
    LEGO Education is now accepting applications for the LEGO Education Advisory Panel to provide feedback on product ideas to LEGO Education Innovation and Marketing. LEGO Education is looking for thought leaders who are viewed by their peers as experts in education and who possess the ability to articulate the value of LEGO Education products to their peers. Learn more and apply by Nov. 25.
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