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students at Bracken STEAM academy Clark County School District Las Vegas, Nevada Walter Bracken Elementary School, an urban school near downtown Las Vegas, was declared In Need of Improvement in 2002. Reinventing itself as an elementary magnet school for math and science through technology, accessible via random lottery, Bracken exited In Need of Improvement status in two years and has… Continue Reading It Happened in Vegas: Notes from a Turnaround School: Walter Bracken STEAM Academy

students at Annie Fisher STEM magnet Hartford Public Schools Hartford, Connecticut Connecticut’s first K-12 feeder pathway school, the STEM Magnet at Annie Fisher School in Hartford offers its K-8 students a rigorous grounding in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and the opportunity to attend a STEM high school to further their studies. Through a partnership with the Connecticut Science… Continue Reading Learning By Inquiry: STEM Magnet at Annie Fisher (K-8)

piedmont high school photo Piedmont City School District Piedmont, Alabama Students from tiny Piedmont, Alabama (population 5,210) and the surrounding area attend Piedmont High School, a comprehensive high school that offers a full range of AP, Honors, career and college preparatory, and vocational and technical education courses. With the decline of local industries, the Piedmont School District is a… Continue Reading How One School Closed the Digital Divide and Brought Broadband to Town: Piedmont High School

alice coachman community photo Alice Coachman Elementary is fortunate in having a strong group of individual, community-based, and corporate volunteers who see their involvement in “our neighborhood school” as a civic duty.  They live in the same community as the students and parents and feel strongly that “strong schools make strong communities.” Volunteers work in individual classrooms tutoring children,… Continue Reading “Strong Schools Make Strong Communities”: Community Engagement: Alice Coachman Elementary School

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