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.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

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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Fri December 6, 2013

Chattanooga Magnet School Addresses City's Chronic Need for More Engineers, Scientists

STEM School Chattanooga's logo.

In the first of two stories on local grade schools with innovative approaches to learning, WUTC's Richard Winham talks to Tracey Carisch about the STEM School Chattanooga, a magnet school that focuses less on facts and information, and more on problem solving and collaboration.

Chattanooga's STEM Innovation Hub is hosting an Hour of Code event December 14th at the Chattanooga Library.  More information is here.

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Wed December 4, 2013

Need A Career Change? Project Inspire Offers Teaching Opportunities

In this interview, WUTC’s Mark Colbert speaks with Mark Neil, director of Project Inspire, a program designed to quickly train new science and math teachers and put them into Hamilton County classrooms.

Project Inspire has recruitment events coming up on December 17th and 19th.

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Fri November 8, 2013

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's ROTC Forms Partnership With Cherokee Students

The ROTC program at UTC has formed a partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina.  UTC has established an internship program for graduates from the Cherokee school, and athletes from the school are being encouraged to try out for UTC’s football program.  WUTC’s Richard Winham speaks to Major Robert Ricks from UTC and Lynne Harlan, a public relations coordinator with the Eastern Band of Cherokee.

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Wed October 23, 2013

UTC Offers Degree Completion in Cyberspace

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is now offering the UTC Achieve Degree.  The program is designed for working adults who already have two years' worth of college credit.  Through online courses, students can earn a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree.  The admissions deadline is November 1st.  


Mon August 12, 2013

Mentors, High School Students Sought for Architecture, Construction & Engineering Program

The ACE Mentor Program of Chattanooga, Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia connects high school students with architects, engineers and other professionals in the construction industry.  Students who participate in the program work on design teams, learn real-world skills and get the opportunity to win scholarships.