Talking About Progress and What Students Are Learning

The midpoint of the first trimester has brought with it Official Notes and conversations about study skills, growth, and achievement. As you discuss the pursuit of excellence and what it means for you in making adjustments over the next five weeks of the term, here are three recent articles that can help us form a long-term vantage point about what

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People at the Heart of Technology and Innovation

No one knew quite what to expect as we gathered on Saturday morning in the plaza outside the Children’s Museum to start our volunteer shift at Maker Faire Pittsburgh. I had been to previous Maker Faires, and seen the 3D printers and frisbee-throwing robots, but this was leaps and bounds larger than previous years. There were life-sized R2D2 robots, baseball

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Inside the Backpack: Nobel Prizes

Like many of you, I love Nobel Prize week. Each day we hear about amazing discoveries and explanations of our universe that in some way change how I look at the world. This year I was particularly struck by the research that earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which highlighted that the human body has built-in mechanisms to fix the

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