High-school students in some schools are playing March Mammal Madness, a game created by an evolutionary biologist at Arizona State University. Students use science skills and information gleaned from tweets to predict which animals will win fictional battles.
Officials in Tennessee's largest school district, Shelby County Schools, have launched a recruiting tool called "preview weekend." The event aims to help potential teachers learn more about the district and the city of Memphis, district spokeswoman Kristin Tallent said.
High-school students in John Walter's journalism class learned digital-literacy skills during a getting-to-know-you activity. The iAM video project, Walter writes, helped him as a teacher learn more about his students than he would have through a traditional lesson.
The Supporting Effective Instruction State Grant program, or Title II, Part A, could be on the chopping block under the Trump administration. The program funds various initiatives, including teacher and principal preparation.
A majority of high-school students and their parents participating in the Princeton Review's 2017 College Hopes & Worries survey, said they are concerned about the amount of debt they will take on for college. About 98% of those surveyed said they will need financial aid.
A Washington high school offers vessel operations, maritime manufacturing, boat-building and maritime robotics classes through the Maritime Discovery Initiative. The head of the program says the maritime classes teach skills to students that are transferable to various industries, including woodworking and welding.
The national nonprofit Wellness in the Schools teaches students cooking and nutrition, bringing in chefs who help them prepare nutritious recipes with the hope that carries over to home. The program, in four states and targeted at students living in underprivileged neighborhoods, is mostly funded through grants and donations, but schools also pay part of the costs.
Career and technical education students from an Ohio school district have diverse plans for their futures -- both in terms of the fields they hope to pursue and how they will achieve their training. Some students split their school day between on-campus classes and work-based experiences.
The Sioux Falls School District is partnering with the University of South Dakota to create a program to recruit local students to become teachers. Officials say they hope the program, as well as hiring interns, will encourage more students of color to become teachers to balance a growing racial gap between students and teachers in the district.
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