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Ohio Academy of Science honors Akron STEM teaching

By John Published: September 27, 2011

Akron Public Schools is well represented in the annual Ohio Academy of Science's Governor's Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in  STEM [science,technology, engineering and math) Education.

Teachers at Akron Akron Early College,   Buchtel  High School,  East High School, Innes Middle School, Litchfield Middle School, Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, National Inventors Hall of Fame School, and Roswell-Kent Middle School are all acknowledged.

To receive the award, schools had (1) to conduct a local science fair with 20 or more students, (2) qualify one or more of these students for one of the Academy's 15 district science days, (3) have students participate in at least one more youth science opportunity beyond the classroom such as State Science Day, visits to museums, mentorship programs and extended field trips and (4) convince external reviewers from business and industry, government and academia how and to what extent the school's program met the Academy's definition of STEM education.



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