As more U.S. schools offer pre-engineering courses, a group of Maryland engineers have designed an AP course they hope the College Board will decide next month to add to its curriculum. "We want to capture the kids' imaginations," said Leigh Abts, who has been lobbying for the new AP course for two years. "Sometimes, kids don't understand the context of why they are learning math and science."
Boston ninth graders who flunked freshman math or English are finishing a transitional year between ninth and tenth grade that the district superintendent hopes will allow struggling students to graduate, even if it is at a slower pace.
After shortages and failures, even the most ardent optimists were beginning to fear for the future of New Orleans schools. But support has been shored up since Paul Vallas, arguably one of the top U.S. superintendents, agreed to serve there.
Vermont school buses will no longer be allowed to run in idle while parked on school grounds, something bill proponents say will save more than $300,000 in fuel costs and help to clean up the air around schools.