It’s no secret that growing classroom sizes have had a negative impact on teacher effectiveness and student success. In public school classrooms of 30 plus children, it is extremely difficult for teachers to give each student the individual time he or she needs to understand and tackle basic subject matter. Classrooms often consist of students at different skill levels, making it even more challenging for educators to garner success. This puts students’ futures at great risk since many will fail to learn the basic skills needed to do well in school, on the SATs and ACTs, in college, and ultimately, in the workforce. As a result, numerous states have turned towards technology and online education systems to address the errors in traditional classrooms.
STEM education in northwest Florida is growing due to an innovative program called E3 – Extreme Engineering Exploration, which offers students valuable engineering experience while exposing them to what it is like to learn in a college classroom.
Due to their long-standing interest in career and technical education, the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce played an instrumental role in the planning and creation of the West Florida High School of Advanced Technology.
As we are all too well aware, America is in the midst of a housing predicament. In many communities nationwide, workers are facing an unprecedented shortage of attainable housing for their workforce.
The Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program http://www.officedepotfoundation.com/backpack.asp, now in its eighth year, represents one of the most meaningful ways in which the Foundation works to achieve its mission: Listen Learn Care.