Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.
Today’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.
Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.
Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.
A new charter school for girls in St. Louis will focus on math, engineering and technology while trying to close the gender gap in the male-dominated hard sciences.
It began as an experiment last school year: segregate male and female students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.
Boys and girls whose obesity persisted from the start of kindergarten through fifth grade performed worse on the math tests.
If the governor gives his blessing, next year’s class of freshmen will have to complete four years of math instead of the current three to graduate.
The nonprofit centers would serve children attending any St. Louis public school in which a majority of students scored less than “proficient” on the most recent statewide assessment.
Lt. Gov. visits all 40 community colleges in Illinois.