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AP Students Can Enroll Now for Summer Programs
April 11, 2014 | Comments
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Dothan AP Teacher Receives "Teacher of Promise" Award
April 8, 2014 | Comments
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The staff of A+ College Ready extends their congratulaitons to AP Chemistry teacher, Ryan Richards! He is the recipient of the 2014 Fannie Mae Nelson Teacher of Promise Award, which he recieved during the February meeting of the Alabama Science Teachers Association. The Teacher of Promise award goes to the teacher with less than three years' experience that has demonstrated outstanding qualities and contributions to science education in Alabama.... [continue reading]
Report Highlights Alabama's Success in Computer Science
March 21, 2014 | Comments
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The Association for Computing Machinery released a 141 page report that they have been preparing over the past year to document K-12 to career pathways in Computer Science. Alabama is one of five states across the country that are highlighted for their success in bringing CS education to students, and A+ College Ready is a full partner with the University of Alabama in this effort.
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The Power and Perils of Grit
March 17, 2014 | Comments
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Grit is the news a lot lately. Angela Duckworth, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, recently won a Macarthur "Genius" grant for her work studying grit. Carol Dweck, a researcher at Stanford University, wrote a bestselling book called Mindset that outlines the type of thinking that goes into being grittier. Schools across the country are implementing techniques to help students develop grit - or perseverence, or resilience, or whatever you want to call it. What is grit? Is being grit... [continue reading]
UAB Teach: Bringing STEM Majors to Alabama Schools
February 27, 2014 | Comments
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Congratulations to our friends at UAB for securing a $1.45 Million grant to implement the successful UTeach program! This program will increase the number of math and science teachers in Birmingham-area schools! UAB Teach will recruit math, science, technology, and engineering majors to complete 8 courses in teaching and learning that spread out the traditional student teaching experience over a student's typical baccalaureate career. UAB Teach will partner with Birmingham City, Jefferson County... [continue reading]
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