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Court of paw Jon Vanderlaan

Someone killed the Three Little Pigs, and it’s up to a group of third through sixth graders to determine whether the Big Bad Wolf is guilty of murder. Reagan Magnet Elementary School students in the mock trial cluster were divided up into prosecutors, defense attor... Read more

February 25, 2015

Reynolds and Paisley recognized by Magnet Schools of America Kim Underwood

Reynolds High School and Paisley IB Magnet School have been recognized by Magnet Schools of America. Reynolds High School has been named a 2015 School of Excellence, and Paisley has been named a 2015 School of Distinction. Today, Reynolds was recognized in another ... Read more

February 24, 2015

Diane McKee from Williams Middle named Hillsborough’s teacher of the year Erica Kourkonis

TAMPA — The feeling of helping an eighth-grader transform from earning a failing grade on the state reading test to a perfect score is a reminder to Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year Diane McKee of why she left the business world to become a teacher. “The joy... Read more

February 24, 2015

Students show their energy about energy Valerie Wells

DECATUR – If you ever wondered why some rooms of your house are colder than others, in spite of central heat, wonder no more. Johns Hill Magnet School students are figuring that out. The eighth-grade science class taught by Liz Bartimus has been working on a projec... Read more

February 24, 2015

Mulholland Middle students show off their robotics creations for supporter Tamar Galatzan David Hines

It was a robot showcase at Mulholland Middle School Tuesday, as students gathered to thank Los Angeles Unified board member Tamar Galatzan for securing the money to make their high-tech robotics course possible. The $150,000 allocation, paid out of the district’s b... Read more

February 24, 2015

Carroll students team up with NASA Dustin L. Dangli

With the help of his classmates, Clark Hindman, a Eubanks Intermediate fifth-grader, used a pencil and a special tool to trace a magnet’s magnetic field. The 11 year old spent a week learning about space and how his science lab related to NASA’s upcoming Magnetospheri... Read more

February 24, 2015

Kids learn unique calligraphy style from Chinese artist at Frost Art Museum Rebeca Piccardo

Dozens of fifth graders kneeled on a cushion and wielded their brushes, making long and careful strokes with black ink over a thin parchment. Though the students’ calligraphy looked like complex Chinese characters, their writing was easily legible because it was ac... Read more

February 23, 2015

Learning Matters: Clark Magnet High students shine at eco challenge Joylene Wagner

Motivation matters in education, so what we say about why students learn is important. What students think about why they study matters even more. So I’m heartened by the pivot from the decades-long focus on schoolwork in terms of academic requirements — passing th... Read more

February 23, 2015

West Florida Tech: is this the make and model for success in high school? William Rabb

If traditional high schools are like practical, safe family sedans and vo-tech schools are like work trucks, then West Florida High School in Pensacola is a combination of the two – and then some. Think of it as a four-door pickup with plenty of room for the family... Read more

February 22, 2015

Magnet school students learn basics of firefighting Sean Gruber

Shaw Williams turns on his radio during his “Firefighting Fundamentals” class, giving the 16 ninth-graders from Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School a glimpse into the world of emergency response. The students hear a call giving the location of someone su... Read more

February 19, 2015
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