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September 28, 2010

The Companies You Keep
Teachers Take a Weightless Flight

For schools seeking funding and program help, assistance comes, increasingly, from the corporate sector. Why? Because companies -- which offer sponsored competitions, paid equipment, student and teacher internships, and science and math expertise -- want to build a future STEM workforce.

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Lesson: Focus In

A Glass of Water Refracts LightIn this lesson from Northrup Grumman, students in grades 3 through 9 learn how lenses gather and focus light and mirrors bounce light. They conduct experiments with glass, water, and mirrors to gain a greater understanding of the basic workings of telescopes.

Hawthorne Students at Northrop CompetitionHawthorne Math and Science Academy in Los Angeles is challenging the notion that inner city schools are too beset with urban problems to succeed. Companies are helping. Their outreach programs have sharply increased student motivation in science, a teacher says.

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k12 newsSchools and public libraries in poor and rural communities may soon get a faster and lower-cost way to hook up to the Internet as part of an overhaul of the federal E-Rate program. An anticipated Federal Communications Commission order would let them use federal dollars to buy unused communications lines.
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Delivered each week to your email inbox, our newsletter is packed with lesson plans and activities, resources, feature stories, and the latest developments in K-12 engineering education. eGFI is part of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a non-profit organization committed to enhancing efforts to improve STEM and engineering education.

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