The Virginia Business Coalition on Health has launched a new foundation focused on health consumer issues. The foundation hopes to offer scholarships to health care workers, host educational events and reward medical advancements.
Students and faculty at Lindsay Middle School in Hampton, Va., dressed up as superheroes to celebrate a new districtwide tech initiative that put iPads into the hands of all fifth- to eighth-graders. The 6,300-device rollout was funded by a $2 million capital investment by the city council.
Teachers in Virginia, as well as students, will be able to create their own interactive content for mobile devices, tablets and more using the platform EduWidgets, the Virginia Department of Education announced Monday. Among other things, the platform would allow users to create graphs, sequences, timelines and images to support classroom instruction. The state also is making a virtual astronomy course available.
At a meeting about its upcoming budget, a Virginia district's school board learned this week that parents, community members and teachers want the district to prioritize spending to increase technology use for elementary- and middle-school students. The district's high-school students already have access to iPads. The meeting was part of the district's efforts to increase community involvement in the budgeting process.
High-school students who participated in the recent Peninsula K-Next! summer camp in Hampton, Va., visited local manufacturers and engaged in project-based learning. Mentors from local businesses, such as Newport News Shipbuilding, worked closely with students during the program, which seeks to teach students about manufacturing careers and entrepreneurship.