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Military Magnet Academy focuses on discipline to create leaders
The Post and Courier Amanda Kerr

Respect for self, country and service to the community. That's what the staff of Military Magnet Academy are hoping to instill in the school's newest recruits who left Sunday for "basic training" at Camp McCrady in Columbia. Around 150 students gathered a... Read more

July 27, 2014

A school that acts like a tech lab Jamie Gumbrecht

Since the Booker T. Washington STEM Academy opened in 2012, the science and math magnet school for kindergarten through fifth grade has drawn a few unexpected comparisons. "It's like Disneyland," some have told architect Stuart Brodsky, "or Epcot Cen... Read more

July 24, 2014

Apalachee Elementary gets 'Exemplary School' designation Jordan Culver

Apalachee Elementary School was recently named an Exemplary School by the Arts Schools Network, an organization dedicated to building and expands arts programs in schools nationwide. The designation lasts for two years and marks Apalachee Elementary as a school tha... Read more

July 16, 2014

Liberty Technology Magnet High School receives 2014 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award Agricultural program recognized for growing vegetables for use in cafeteria The Jackson Sun

Liberty Technology Magnet High School is one of this year’s recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards for the school’s agricultural program, in which students grow vegetables for use in their own cafeteria and cafeterias in other schools in Ja... Read more

July 16, 2014

Norwalk Schools to implement 'Brain-Based' teaching tools Casey Donahue

Four Norwalk elementary schools will implement "brain-based" teaching strategies based on cognitive neuroscience next year in an effort to improve student performance. The four are Tracey Elementary School, Brookside Elementary School, Marvin Elementary S... Read more

July 15, 2014

Thomas Magnet goes global Jayson Reynolds

Thomas Magnet School is partnering with an international network of businesses and schools working to improve their communities. The school is the first in Tennessee and one of only 60 in the Ashoka's Changemaker Schools Network, said principal Janice Womble. ... Read more

July 9, 2014

STEM-focused SEEK program launches in Englewood neighborhood Amina Elahi

Gliders? Gravity cruisers? Steel-can rovers? A large group of Chicago students is making these contraptions and more during a three-week program aimed at growing their enthusiasm for STEM. Summer Engineering Experience for Kids, or SEEK, launched Monday in Chicago ... Read more

July 7, 2014

International Baccalaureate Schools: A global education in your own backyard Amelia Hamilton

We can probably all agree that every child has the right to a great education, regardless of where their parents happen to live. Robust school choice gives parents options to ensure that their children are in the school that best fits them. For one Tennessee family... Read more

July 2, 2014

Central Magnet wins trophies from Jr. Beta Club convention Mealand Ragland-Hudgins

MURFREESBORO — Central Magnet School recently sent 40 students to the National Junior Beta Club convention in Richmond, Virginia, and returned with three first-place trophies. Now in its fourth year, the club is co-sponsored by librarian Erin Alvarado and fine arts... Read more

July 1, 2014

Teachers from Spain to bolster USD 501 bilingual programs Celia Llopis-Jepsen

Dual-language programs growing at Scott Magnet and Whitson. Topeka’s two bilingual elementary programs will receive much-appreciated reinforcements from Spain this year; seven teachers fluent in Spanish and English. Five years ago, Topeka Unified School District 501 ... Read more

July 1, 2014
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