Thirteen-year-old Sofia Pauca, assigned to do a science project for school, pursued research on autism. Ultimately, her projects would propel her to the semi-finals of a national science fair.
For most people, engineering seems like a complex and daunting scientific profession which takes years of training and challenging math classes. But for Nancy de Romero, a second grade teacher at Barbieri Elementary School, engineering is a tool for teaching science to her class and to introduce the idea of careers in STEM. The school… read more →
When Mauricia Dantes wanted to switch careers to become a teacher, the hands-on classroom training offered by one master’s degree program drew her in. Through this residency program, Dantes trained under an experienced mentor teacher in a real classroom. The Academy for Urban School Leadership, a nonprofit organization, has worked with Chicago Public Schools for… read more →