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...
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 ...
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.
Brown School’s Butler-Barnes helps African-American middle school girls gain confidence in themselves while honing math, science skills.
The Brown School’s Urban Education Initiative promotes K–12 student success by forging community connections and focusing on the whole child.
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).
Delve into case studies of ISP’s partnerships with Brittany Woods Middle School in the University City School District, KIPP Inspire Academy and the the Hazelwood School District.
A unique, long-term partnership between Washington University and the Hazelwood School District is showing eye-popping, unprecedented success in elementary and middle school science test scores — and in the process providing a roadmap for other districts to follow.