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Metro and Dublin students dive into new design challenge

Andy Bruening is a science teacher at Metro Early College High School, one of the STEM schools in the Ohio STEM Learning Network. He recently tipped us off to a great event on Friday. This event is open to members of the media.

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How do you get A R T into STEM?

The creative arts give students new outlets to express how they feel about the world. That’s valuable all on its own. But the arts also can be a vehicle for engaging students in content they need to learn to be ready for college and career.

We’d like to learn more about how you bring the arts into the classroom.

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Educators answer: What’s the STEM network do for you?

Over the past year, we’ve been visiting many of the schools and STEM training centers that make up the Ohio STEM Learning Network. From principals, to teachers, to STEM leaders, we’ve asked each of them: What does the Ohio STEM Learning Network provide for you? Here’s what they had to say.

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STEM schools get top marks in Straight A Fund competition

Nearly $150 million in new funding will be coming to Ohio schools under the second round of grants from the Straight A Fund. Out of more than 300 applicants, here are the Ohio STEM Learning Network member schools that will be putting their innovations into practice.

Metro Early College High School, Global Impact STEM Academy, Perkins Local Schools and Bio-Med Science Academy either led or were named as partners in a total of three proposals.

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Ohio adds new STEM schools!

Ohio already has a powerful portfolio of innovative schools helping create educational experiences that prepare every student for what’s next after graduation.

This week, that portfolio got a little bigger. The Ohio STEM Committee, a council of state-appointed policymakers, agency directors and business leaders, met Thursday, April 10 to review applications from prospective “STEM schools.” The committee considered applications from nine new schools for its official STEM school designation.

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Battelle announces new grant for STEM in Southwest Ohio

With Battelle’s latest grant of $25,000, support from the company and grants managed by Battelle now totals $1.9 million.

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STEM school starter guide: Your first design challenge

So you’re ready to start a STEM program at your school, where do you begin? In just 3-4 weeks, you can organize your own design challenge to get teachers and students thinking with a STEM mindset.

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Turn a snow day into a STEM day

Let’s face it, school has been closed a lot this year, and there may be to come. But even a day at home can be a powerful time for learning.

Here are a few ideas from Jordan Walker and Marla Baker, teachers at Metro Early College school, on how keep learning even when the snow closes school.

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A shout-out from the President

Last night, the millions of Americans who tuned in to President Obama’s State of the Union speech got to see a few facts about a school we know well, MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland.

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$20,000 for STEM in Akron

Yesterday, the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) – Akron Hub announced The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company awarded a $20,000 grant to support the Akron Hub’s spring 2014 Professional Development Series. Read the full press release here. To learn more about what this grant means for STEM education in Akron and the greater community, we called up hub director Alison White.

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