what we're reading - july 8th, 2015

Noble High Alumni Help Build up Schools Endowment Fund - News OK (7/8/15)

Randy Kersey, a financial adviser and 1980 Noble High School graduate who is now president of the Noble Public Schools Foundation, challenged 50 graduating classes to contribute $1,000 apiece, mostly by appealing to their sense of community. One of the first things Kersey did when he joined the Noble Public Schools Foundation board in 2013 was find out how much money other districts were raising. The numbers were sobering. Read the full article.


More Students Getting College Degrees in High School - USA Today (7/7/15)

More than one-third of Americans have earned a postsecondary degree.Few obtain one as a teenager. But this spring, hundreds — if not thousands — of U.S. students received associate degrees before high school commencements.Brayan Guevara said he made a goal of earning an associate degree by the time he graduated high school. He was a student in Albany, Minn., and attended classes at St. Cloud Technical & Community College, or SCTCC. The native of Colombia said through the state's Post Secondary Enrollment Options program, he earned 66 college credits — a savings of two years and more than $10,000. Read the full article


Andrews' Alumni Plea for Help for the High Point School - Greensboro (7/7/15)

Members of the Andrews High community want school officials to be stricter about allowing students to be reassigned to other schools when they live in Andrews’ attendance zone. They say their school needs some attention and help. More than 100 people — a mix of black and white, alumni, current students and parents — gathered in the school auditorium Tuesday night for a public forum with the Guilford County Board of Education. Most of them wore red, a show of school pride. Read the full article


High School Students Find their MathROOTS at MIT - MIT News (7/8/15)

In a noisy MIT classroom last week, high school students eagerly speculated on the problems they might see in the team math competition they were about to begin. The MIT students serving as the competition’s judges passed out problem sets, shouting pleas for order above the din. Program aims to inspire female and underrepresented minority students to pursue STEM fields. Out of the chaos, teams formed, and Tara Falt, a rising high school junior from Anaheim, California, was soon at the blackboard solving a problem. Read the full article


ACE High School Climate Change Science Program Adopted By US Mayors Conference - Planet Save (7/7/15)

Calling for the “swift implementation” of ACE* climate education in high schools across the country, a bipartisan group of mayors attending the US Conference of Mayors’ annual June meeting took a strong stance against “climate change denialism.” San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and over 250 other mayors passed a resolution adopting High School climate change education.  Read the full article


High school students focus on science at MU - Herald Dispatch (7/8/15)

More than 100 high school students are at Marshall University this week as the university, in collaboration with West Virginia University, hosts its annual Health Science & Technology Academy Summer Institute. The program is designed to encourage high school students to pursue college degrees in the health sciences. Read the full article