Thu August 14, 2014

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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Wed August 6, 2014

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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Tue July 1, 2014

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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Wed June 11, 2014

Boarding the Bus With the Creative Discovery Museum

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

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Thu June 5, 2014

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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Tue May 20, 2014

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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Thu May 15, 2014

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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Mon April 21, 2014

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



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.


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Tue March 11, 2014

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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Mon March 10, 2014

Project Inspire Brings STEM Teachers to Public Schools

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

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Thu March 6, 2014

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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Wed February 26, 2014

Let Us Pay Your College Tuition

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 10:48 am

New graduates of Booker T. Washington High School adjust their tassels at their May 16, 2011, graduation ceremony in Memphis, Tenn.
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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.

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Tue February 18, 2014

Music Education For Creativity, Not A Tool For Test Scores

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Advocates are pushing for the virtues of music education that can't be measured numerically.

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.

"Everybody repeat after me," he says. "Wade in the water." Kids sing back, "Wade in the water."

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Mon December 16, 2013

TN Aquarium Breeds Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

The Southern Appalachian Brook Trout is the only trout native to Tennessee.
Credit Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute

The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute is participating in a breed and release program for the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout. 

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Tue December 10, 2013

CSAS Tops the List of Chattanooga's Grade Schools in 2013 Report

In the second  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, The Chattanooga School for Arts & Sciences.

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