Educational Technology

July 27, 2018

University building pathway to college for rural K-12 students

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:20 am

by James Paterson, Education Dive

The University of Iowa College of Education is collaborating with K-12 schools in a new program to encourage gifted students in rural areas to take rigorous STEM classes and pursue careers in those fields. The program benefits the schools and students and improves the connection for them to the Iowa campus. Through its Belin-Blank Center, the college is using funding from the National Science Foundation and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to create the STEM Excellence and Leadership Program, which works with 10 schools throughout the state. The schools receive extra funds to provide special tutorial time for the students, purchase science and technology equipment and bring their students to the UI campus for a tour.

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