Apparently, Ohio is waaay ahead on this stuff so many of this articles are about different projects in that state.
- From Government Technology magazine, an article about a new STEM school in Ohio.
- From the University of Cincinnati (a key sponsor of a lot of these schools), an article about FUSION (Furthering Urban STEM Innovation, Outreach and New Research).
- A link to the Cincinnati STEM Partnership
- A link to the Ohio STEM Learning Network
- A link to the STEM Coalition. The STEM Education Coalition is composed of advocates from over 1,000 diverse groups representing all sectors of the technological workforce – from knowledge workers, to educators, to scientists, engineers, and technicians. The Coalition is co-chaired by the American Chemical Society and the National Science Teachers Association. A huge number of groups belong to this Coalition.
- A link to the National Science Digital Library, a very cool site I want to dig deeper into.
- From the University of Massachusetts, a link to their STEM site
- A link to the Coalition for Science After School.
- A link to A Million Ways to Teach, an advocacy program that encourages adults to help teach middle school students about science either through teaching as a second career or volunteering through their Citizen Schools program.
- Washington State STEM Education Foundation link.
"Why limit the number to 100 per class?
This number works well at other STEM schools, including Metro School in Columbus, Ohio,
which is associated with Battelle and others. Highly personalized learning within the small school model is a core attribute of the school. This model focuses on a small learning community, emphasizing individual student and faculty interaction. Each student’s progress is individually assessed and addressed and personalized graduation plans are unique to the student’s strengths, interests, and areas of growth. "
I truly wonder if the district is overreaching in its goal to fill Cleveland with a STEM program.