Helping students find their on ramp to science means letting them take wheel
Monday, 10 June 2013 11:32
Dr. Danielle N. Lee
"Teaching high school students was the best thing ever."
This isn't a statement often exclaimed by scientists with PhDs. We're groomed to do research and teach college level courses to mature, engaged students. I was completely on track to do just that, until I signed up for a special teaching assistantship while in graduate school – the Graduate STEM Fellows in K 12 Education funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF GK-12). Instead of teaching general biology labs to college freshmen and sophomores, I chose to co-teach general high school biology and environment sciences. I served a classroom resource scientist at an urban high school in St. Louis.
Student summit organizes for school discipline changes
Friday, 07 June 2013 11:29
Christina Cerruti, TC Daily Planet
About a hundred middle and high school students from the Twin Cities metro area gathered at the Solutions Not Suspensions summit at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota on May 11. They came to share their experiences with discipline procedures in their classrooms and to discuss how they think disciplinary action should be in their schools.
Dr. Brenda Cassellius made history when she became the first African American Commissioner for Education for the state of Minnesota. She went through many struggles before she earned the top honor of the highest educational position in the state. She went through poverty, racial discrimination, and was even a single mother. Through it all, she believed and proved that with a good education, everything is possible.
Last weekend, College Possible held its annual Year-End Graduation Celebration. Over 1,200 low-income students showed up to the Great Hall of the Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus.