Education http://wutc.org en Finding Help to Return to College http://wutc.org/post/finding-help-return-college <p>Most people think of college as they are completing high school but there are plenty of adult students that decide to obtain a college degree later in life.&nbsp; The problem is, how do they find funding?&nbsp; Where do they start?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 39593 at http://wutc.org Finding Help to Return to College Boarding the Bus With the Creative Discovery Museum http://wutc.org/post/boarding-bus-creative-discovery-museum <p>The Creative Discovery Museum takes to the road with a colorful, fun-filled bus, the <a href="http://cdmfun.org/page/teachers/discovery-mobile-mobile-science-lab/" target="_blank">Discovery Mobile</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:59:05 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 38722 at http://wutc.org Boarding the Bus With the Creative Discovery Museum The Best of Both Worlds: Homeschool and Cyber School http://wutc.org/post/best-both-worlds-homeschool-and-cyber-school <p>Betsy Sunder's six children stay home for school every day and accomplish their studies with the help of the Georgia Cyber Academy.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:45:25 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 38474 at http://wutc.org The Best of Both Worlds: Homeschool and Cyber School Services for College Bound Special Needs Students http://wutc.org/post/services-college-bound-special-needs-students <p>Colleges and Universities work with all students to ensure success.&nbsp; Students with learning differences or special needs are provided with the help they need to successfully achieve their degree.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 16:02:49 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 37746 at http://wutc.org Services for College Bound Special Needs Students Researchers Studied Chattanooga's On Point Program. Here's What They Found Out. http://wutc.org/post/researchers-studied-chattanoogas-point-program-heres-what-they-found-out <p></p><p>WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with <a href="https://liveonpoint.org/about-us">On Point</a> Executive Director Amy Pearson about Life On Point, a program intended to help teens <a href="https://liveonpoint.org/programs">make healthy choices</a> in regards to drugs, alcohol, violence and other potential problems.&nbsp; <em>The</em> <em>Journal of Adolescent and Family Health </em>recently published a scientific study about the program.&nbsp; In this interview, Pearson shares what researchers learned.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 22:49:53 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 37560 at http://wutc.org A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students http://wutc.org/post/tennessee-promise-educate-states-college-students Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>I'm Celeste Headlee and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. This spring, along with NPR's Morning Edition, we're helping you navigate the higher education money maze with our "Paying for College" series.<p>We've heard about how college got so expensive and how families and students are taking on massive loans to pay for it. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:27:00 +0000 editor 36450 at http://wutc.org Journey to the South Pacific 3D Takes You to the Coral Triangle http://wutc.org/post/journey-south-pacific-3d-takes-you-coral-triangle <p>The new 3D movie at the <a href="http://tennesseeaquarium.com/IMAX/IMAX.aspx" target="_blank">Tennessee Aquarium's IMAX Theater</a> takes you to one of the most bio-diverse areas of the ocean with a tour of the Coral Triangle.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:50:26 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 34642 at http://wutc.org Journey to the South Pacific 3D Takes You to the Coral Triangle Project Inspire Brings STEM Teachers to Public Schools http://wutc.org/post/project-inspire-brings-stem-teachers-public-schools <p><a href="http://projectinspiretn.org/" target="_blank">Project Inspire</a> is a teacher residency program designed to prepare math and science professionals for Chattanooga's classrooms.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:05:17 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 34583 at http://wutc.org Project Inspire Brings STEM Teachers to Public Schools Speaker Series Will Focus on Learning Differences http://wutc.org/post/speaker-series-will-focus-learning-differences <p><a href="http://www.skyukahall.org/" target="_blank">Skyuka Hall</a> is hosting a <a href="http://www.skyukahall.org/speaker-series/" target="_blank">Speaker Series</a> featuring topics related to children with learning differences with the topic of exploring support strategies for learners of all abilities for the next event on March 11th.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:51:39 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 34446 at http://wutc.org Let Us Pay Your College Tuition http://wutc.org/post/let-us-pay-your-college-tuition Oregon and Tennessee want more college graduates. In that vein, each is considering very different ways to fund tuition. What are the odds of success and who ultimately benefits? We went to some economists and asked them.<p>Let's start with Tennessee, which announced its proposal earlier this month. Tennessee is one of the <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst/most-educated-states">least educated states</a> in the nation. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:07:03 +0000 Cris Valerio 34159 at http://wutc.org Let Us Pay Your College Tuition Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores http://wutc.org/post/music-education-creativity-not-tool-test-scores In a mobile classroom — basically a trailer outfitted with a desk and some chairs — music teacher Chris Miller works with a group of active kindergartners dressed in green and khaki school uniforms. He teaches them the basics: musical concepts, artists and styles of music.<p>"Everybody repeat after me," he says. "Wade in the water." Kids sing back, "Wade in the water."<p>Though classes like Miller's still exist, the arts have been known to fall down the priority list amid pressure on schools to improve test scores. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:33:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 33826 at http://wutc.org Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores TN Aquarium Breeds Southern Appalachian Brook Trout http://wutc.org/post/tn-aquarium-breeds-southern-appalachian-brook-trout <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TennesseeAquariumConservationInstitute" target="_blank">The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute </a>is participating in a breed and release program for the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:22:09 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 31351 at http://wutc.org TN Aquarium Breeds Southern Appalachian Brook Trout CSAS Tops the List of Chattanooga's Grade Schools in 2013 Report http://wutc.org/post/csas-tops-list-chattanoogas-grade-schools-2013-report <p>In the second&nbsp; of two stories on local grade schools with innovative approaches to learning, Richard Winham talks to Kelly Coffelt and Jim Boles, the principals at Chattanooga’s oldest magnet school,<a href="http://www.mycsas.com/"> The Chattanooga School for Arts &amp; Sciences.</a></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:43:39 +0000 Richard Winham 31098 at http://wutc.org Chattanooga Magnet School Addresses City's Chronic Need for More Engineers, Scientists http://wutc.org/post/chattanooga-magnet-school-addresses-citys-chronic-need-more-engineers-scientists <p></p><p></p><p>In the first of two stories on local grade schools with innovative approaches to learning, WUTC's Richard Winham talks to Tracey Carisch about<a href="http://stemhub.wpengine.com/stemschool/#.UqHzAuKRY5g"> the STEM School Chattanooga</a>, a magnet school that focuses less on facts and information, and more on problem solving and collaboration.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:12:06 +0000 Richard Winham 30945 at http://wutc.org Chattanooga Magnet School Addresses City's Chronic Need for More Engineers, Scientists Need A Career Change? Project Inspire Offers Teaching Opportunities http://wutc.org/post/need-career-change-project-inspire-offers-teaching-opportunities <p>In this interview, WUTC’s Mark Colbert speaks with Mark Neil, director of<a href="http://projectinspiretn.org/"> Project Inspire,</a> a program designed to quickly train new science and math teachers and put them into Hamilton County classrooms.</p><p>Project Inspire has <a href="http://projectinspiretn.org/apply-now/">recruitment events coming up on December 17<sup>th</sup> and 19<sup>th</sup>.</a></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:46:22 +0000 Mark Colbert 30876 at http://wutc.org