Education

10:06am

Tue August 26, 2014
Education

Spanish Immersion Preschool Class Opens This Month

Spanish immersion preschool class for ages 3 through 5 is opening at Hixson United Methodist Child Development Center.
Credit Kelsie Bowman / Chattanooga Times Free Press

Young minds adapt to new languages fairly easily and the Hixson United Methodist Child Development Center is opening a preschool class with Spanish immersion offered for ages 3 to 5. 

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11:26am

Mon August 25, 2014
Education

Murray County Schools Are Improving Graduation Rates With Reading Software

The graduation rates in Murray County Georgia public schools  rose from 57% to 94% in the span of a few years thanks, in part, to technology offering reading and language software.  

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4:44pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Education

High School Senior Is Promoting STEM With App Development Project

Mozilla’s Gigabit Community Fund is helping to explore Chattanooga’s high speed internet capability in classrooms, museums and other learning environments.  One winner of the Gigabit Grant is still in high school but has developed an educational project working with app development. 

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3:56pm

Thu August 14, 2014
Education

Innovation, Higher Education & Chattanooga’s Future: A Conversation with UTC Chancellor Angle

Dr. Steve Angle
Credit The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

About thirteen months ago, Dr. Steve Angle became the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s new chancellor.  In this interview, Dr. Angle reflects on his first year at UTC and looks ahead.  Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has proposed that the city create a new innovation district for businesses, and UTC could complement it, particularly if it’s located downtown near the campus.

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12:51pm

Thu August 14, 2014
Education

Learn About Biofuels Online

The Creative Discovery Museum has partnered with the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the BioEnergy Science Center to create a webpage about biofuels. 

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9:43am

Wed August 6, 2014
Education

Biodiversity in the Southeast Helps Kickoff Scientific Conference

Credit David Neely

Chattanooga hosted an international gathering of more than 1000 scientists this past week with the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute helping to facilitate.  

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10:06am

Tue July 1, 2014
Education

Finding Help to Return to College

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.  The problem is, how do they find funding?  Where do they start? 

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10:59am

Wed June 11, 2014
Education

Boarding the Bus With the Creative Discovery Museum

Inside the Discovery Mobile
Credit Creative Discovery Museum

The Creative Discovery Museum takes to the road with a colorful, fun-filled bus, the Discovery Mobile

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9:45am

Thu June 5, 2014
Education

The Best of Both Worlds: Homeschool and Cyber School

2014 Georgia Cyber Academy Salutatorian Eddie Sunder with his parents.
Credit Betsy Sunder

Betsy Sunder's six children stay home for school every day and accomplish their studies with the help of the Georgia Cyber Academy. 

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12:02pm

Tue May 20, 2014
Education

Services for College Bound Special Needs Students

Colleges and Universities work with all students to ensure success.  Students with learning differences or special needs are provided with the help they need to successfully achieve their degree. 

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6:49pm

Thu May 15, 2014
Education

Researchers Studied Chattanooga's On Point Program. Here's What They Found Out.

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with On Point Executive Director Amy Pearson about Life On Point, a program intended to help teens make healthy choices in regards to drugs, alcohol, violence and other potential problems.  The Journal of Adolescent and Family Health recently published a scientific study about the program.  In this interview, Pearson shares what researchers learned.

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12:27pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Education

A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

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.

We've heard about how college got so expensive and how families and students are taking on massive loans to pay for it. But today, we want to talk more about an effort to make college not just affordable, but free.

(SOUNDBITE OF STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS)

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11:50am

Tue March 11, 2014
Education

Journey to the South Pacific 3D Takes You to the Coral Triangle

Jawai and the Whale Shark from Journey To The South Pacific currently showing at the Tennessee Aquarium's IMAX Theater.
Credit IMAX & MacGillivray Freeman FIlms

The new 3D movie at the Tennessee Aquarium's IMAX Theater takes you to one of the most bio-diverse areas of the ocean with a tour of the Coral Triangle. 

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10:05am

Mon March 10, 2014
Education

Project Inspire Brings STEM Teachers to Public Schools

Credit Project Inspire

Project Inspire is a teacher residency program designed to prepare math and science professionals for Chattanooga's classrooms. 

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10:51am

Thu March 6, 2014
Education

Speaker Series Will Focus on Learning Differences

Skyuka Hall is hosting a Speaker Series 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. 

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