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High school students should study earth science. Here’s why

By Diane Keaggy on August 31, 2017 in Sharing Best Practices

Ever wonder why some subjects are taught in high school while others are not, or why students spend so much time memorizing facts? According to Washington University geophysicist Michael Wysession, science curricula in the US are based on standards that are more than 120 years old, and being stuck in the past has had serious consequences. Wysess...

Partnership launches a health center at Normandy High School

By Diane Keaggy on August 23, 2017 in Sharing Best Practices

A new health center at Normandy High School will provide students much-needed primary health care and behavioral health services. For the Sake of All, an initiative led by Jason Purnell of Washington University in St. Louis, has identified school-based health centers as a key strategy in tackling health inequities affecting African Americans in ...

​​​​Initiative to improve college readiness launched​

By WashU on February 16, 2016 in Sharing Best Practices

In response to the Ferguson Commission’s call to improve college access, Washington University in St. Louis has launched the College Readiness and Pipeline Initiative. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton says the initiative supports the university’s commitment to both serve the St. Louis community and to increase socio-economic diversity on campus.

Weaver presents at STEM Summit

By WashU on February 5, 2016 in Sharing Best Practices

In a world of evolving technologies and complex problems, training children as young as kindergartners to think like engineers may be the key to helping them prepare for the future, says Kimberly Weaver, engineering educator at Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP).