Ask Julieanna Richardson about her ScienceMakers project, documenting the work of black scientists, and she has stories to tell.
There's the one about a researcher who recently gave a lecture regarding an herbicide that causes male frogs to have female parts.
There's another about a roboticist who builds robots that roam the Arctic, studying ice shelves and climate change. And another about a scientist who created a condenser microphone used in cellphones.
Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system dramatically, but how? One of the hottest trends in education reform lately is looking at the stunning success of the West's reigning education superpower, Finland. Trouble is, when it comes to the lessons that Finnish schools have to offer, most of the discussion seems to be missing the point.
Atlanta has won a $1.65 million federal grant to train the chronically unemployed and veterans to become health information technology workers.
The program is intended to spur job growth and public-private partnerships across the country.
Atlanta was one of 20 regions to win the funding, which averaged $1.8 million per project. There were 125 applicants.
In 2002, Greater Atlanta's Gwinnett County public school system had a problem. Student performance was dropping, and graduation rates for at-risk kids and underprivileged teenagers especially were in decline.
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