Tech Forward: Liberal Arts Education in a Technological University

Michigan Technological University’s thought leaders share their ideas to prepare students and the University for a rapidly changing future. David Hemmer, dean of the College of Sciences and Arts, explains the importance of the liberal arts to the University’s success. Michigan Tech is often called an “engineering school.” So why should it value and support a dynamic College of Sciences and Arts (CSA)? The easy answer is to teach engineering students foundational math and science classes. But what then of the social sciences, arts and humanities? “Our engineers need to…

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Pupils at Telford school enjoy glimpse of future tech

It is the second day the 35-tonne Titan II is available at the Holy Trinity Academy in Priorslee, and pupils got to grips with virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics and more. The lorry is full of headsets and consoles as well as top-of-the-range machines including 3D printers, and pupils enjoyed their glimpse of the future yesterday. The school’s deputy head Amanda Welsh said: “The day went really well. We’ve had children from Year 7 all the way through to Year 11 going in for the hand-on activities. “The kids all…

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John Danes joins Southeast Board of Education

“Anything we can do to improve kids’ education and contributing to the continuous improvement of the schools,” are John Danes’ goals as the newest Southeast Board of Education member. Danes, a 1985 Southeast graduate, was sworn in to office on Monday. He said two of his children grew up in the district and graduated from Southeast. Meanwhile, his nephew, who lives with him, just entered high school and his wife is also a district alumna. Danes is vice president of operations for Kent Elastomer Products, where has worked since 1987.…

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Investigation finds middle school council violated education law

Jessie Clark Middle School’s decision making council and teachers will have to get training as a result of a violation of Kentucky education law. The decision was released in a Nov. 15 report from the Kentucky Office of Education Accountability, obtained by the Herald-Leader under the Kentucky Open Records Act. The OEA, Kentucky’s education watchdog, monitors the elementary and secondary system in the state. School councils are made up of teachers, parents and administrators and are at the center of a statewide debate as to whether they should continue to…

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