Secretary Duncan gets a lesson in nanotechnology from student Drakkari Lott. Wheeling High School partners with the business community and a local college to offer its students opportunities for real-world experience and certificates in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
With the help of a $4.2 million federal School Improvement Grant (SIG), hard work and vision, Baltimore's Frederick Douglass High School cut its dropout rate in half and has seen test scores rise dramatically since 2011.
ED cohosted the launch of Mapping the Nation, an innovation online resource that shows how connected each state and county is to the rest of the world. ED's Maureen McLaughlin makes the case for global competency.
At National Parks students, educators and families combine outdoor physical activity, real-world relevance and learning with a larger community of peers, teachers, parents, Park Rangers, and partners who specialize in STEM, history and culture.