Jefferson County public school students are being encouraged to apply for college this week. Some schools are getting help from a federal grant; others are holding pep rallies and workshops. But many schools have already begun to promote college readiness. Senior Charles Morton said he remembers Shawnee High School just a few years before. “It… Continue reading Students Prepare Applications for Colleges
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in Louisville to promote President Barack Obama’s jobs bill onThursday, which would invest around $390 million in Kentucky schools and create thousands of jobs. Some suggest Duncan should use his position to change education assessments. States will have the chance to submit applications to waive the federal No… Continue reading Academy at Shawnee Impresses Education Secretary Arne Duncan
The Challenger Learning Center is intended to make science and math education more interesting by showing how the subjects are used in space exploration. Challenger astronaut Norman Thagard directed a learning center in Florida. He says the goal is not to inspire students to be astronauts, but to make them interested in science.
The experiment tests how the Lactobacillus bacteria grow in low gravity. It will help determine whether astronauts need to change their diet to stay healthy in space.