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21st Century Schools: Akron Remakes the Middle School

Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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It is becoming common knowledge that American students are falling behind in science and math. Now, Akron Public Schools have a plan to turn that around. The Beacon Journal profiles Akron's future math and science middle school Monday. It's the product of a collaboration between the district and the National Inventors' Hall of Fame. Tuesday on the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about out how this new STEM school plans to prepare and engage the next generation of engineers. Join us at 9 a.m on 90.3.

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Education, Community/Human Interest, Technology

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John Higgins, reporter, Akron Beacon Journal
Maryann Wolowiec, Project Director, Science, Mathematics, and Technology Community Learning Center, Akron Public Schools
George Viebranz, executive director, Ohio Mathematics and Science Coalition

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21st Century Schools Coverage
Akron Public Schools

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