Archive | February 26, 2014

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White Pine Students Put Knowledge to Work Building Bridges

Students from White Pine Charter School participated in Ms. Wood’s fifth grade Bridge Building Competition. The goal of the competition was to build the lightest bridge that could also hold the most weight. Students were tasked with drafting and designing their own bridge plan and worked as a team to integrate their classroom knowledge into a more »

3 Things That Should Be Done to Help Rural Schools

Too often, policymakers focus exclusively on inner-city schools. By Nina Rees From U.S. News February 10, 2014 Urban schools command the vast majority of attention from policymakers and school reformers. With consistently poor performance and cross-cutting problems such as poverty, lack of health care access and hunger, inner-city schools have been the blinking light on more »