Miriam

  • There is forty years worth of research confirming that project-based learning is one of the best ways to learn. Yet, the number of schools that have successfully implemented a project-based learning program in their school is small. The motivation to be part of this successful learning method produced repeated attempts by schools all over the…

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  • Jane Goodall, the renowned scientist and conservationist, is touring Australia and New Zealand, promoting her youth-led action program, Roots & Shoots. Established in 1991, Roots & Shoots encourages young people to engage in environmental and social justice projects. This program has grown to over 60 countries, empowering children as young as five to make a…

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  • Corpus Christi ISD’s 2024 summer programs aim to help students who didn’t meet grade-level expectations and those needing extra support by using project-based learning and enrichment activities. The goal is to reduce achievement gaps and better prepare students for the upcoming school year. Recent summer programs have shown success, particularly in reading, and high levels…

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  • Pupils from Banff Academy are organizing a public event called Mission Connect to showcase the variety of community groups, clubs, and activities in Banff and Macduff. The event aims to reconnect the community and increase awareness of local opportunities for residents and visitors. Various organizations, including Banff and Macduff Men’s Shed, Deveron River Brass, and…

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  • The Mapleton School District has been selected to participate in the 2024-25 K-12 Farm to School Institute, a year-long program aimed at expanding farm to school initiatives. The district will develop a comprehensive Farm to School Action Plan with input from the community. Superintendent Sue Wilson expressed excitement about enhancing their existing gardening program, emphasizing…

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  • Earlier this year at Franklin High School, cheerleaders presented their physics project through cheerleading and stunting, demonstrating scientific principles in an engaging, hands-on manner. This approach exemplifies Franklin’s commitment to project-based, real-world learning, facilitated by the district’s “portrait of a graduate” initiative. This document outlines essential life skills—such as resourcefulness, wellness, and responsibility—that the community…

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  • Mission Bay Hub in the San Francisco school district offers high school students career exploration opportunities in health and life sciences. Students spend half the day learning science disciplines and participating in work-based learning experiences that demonstrate real-world applications. Program director Erik Rice emphasizes the importance of creating supportive conditions for both students and teachers…

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  • Podcasting is revitalizing audio entertainment, especially for children, as an alternative to screens and social media. The medium has seen significant growth, with the listener base for children’s podcasts increasing by 20% between 2019 and 2021. Big media companies like Netflix and Amazon are entering this space to meet the rising demand. Podcasts offer a…

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  • Premier Arts Academy in Elkhart has completed its first full school year and is planning for its second year with an increasing student population and expanded facilities. The public charter school integrates arts into its curriculum, combining it with challenge-based learning and daily small group instruction. Parents like Emily Everett appreciate the school’s approach, which…

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  • Mecosta Elementary hosted an Enrichment Day on May 30, offering students a fun and educational experience with over 25 activities. The event, overseen by teachers, included puffy paint crafts, straw rockets, puzzle races, bounce house time, neon painting, glow parties, petting lambs, sidewalk chalk, and Mecosta ninja warrior challenges. Principal Kyle Talicska highlighted that the…

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  • The National Archives is preparing for the “America 250” project, celebrating the United States’ 250th birthday on July 4, 2026. This initiative invites people to share various forms of creative work, such as artwork, stories, and videos, to tell the country’s history from multiple perspectives. Nate Sleeter from George Mason University emphasizes that history can…

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  • STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Science and technology are everywhere in the world around us and are continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. We use engineering to design roads and bridges, but also to tackle the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in…

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