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38203
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The shift from agrarian to urban, which started to occur over a century ago, is doubling back on itself in the growing number of people who are becoming farmers. As for today’s Davidson College students, many welcome spending as much time outside engaged in farm labor as inside listening to lectures. It’s a departure from the typical 19th century student’s reaction to the farm labor part of Davidson College’s curriculum: rebellion.
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29749
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The University of North Carolina Asheville recently opened the new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Studio. The building serves as a place of innovative collaboration for engineers and artists, and promotes integrated thinking.
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25115
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The Scientific Research and Education Network, or SciREN, is a program that helps students and educators alike. However, SciREN Triangle, is scheduled to make a debut to expand the network past the marine sciences.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 4, Autumn 2014, p26-28, por Periodical Website
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30643
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For the past twenty years, electric cooperatives in North Carolina have awarded nearly nine-million dollars in grants to teachers, benefiting over one-million students. Bright Ideas grants provide funding to North Carolina teachers for innovative classroom projects. Some of the projects have included building rollercoasters, growing gardens, producing plays, and developing modern technology.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 1, Jan 2014, p9, por
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24035
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Muddy Sneakers is a non-profit organization that takes fifth grade students on trips to the mountains as part of their science curriculum. Unifying classroom learning with hands-on experience helps the children grasp concepts more effectively.
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24034
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Rainbow Mountain's Children's School has a 35-year history in West Asheville; the non-profit emphasizes delivering an academically challenging curriculum in a holistic way that integrates spiritual practice, the arts, and service.
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24106
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Delta House, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides after school care to middle-school-aged children while fostering enrichment and education. The facility provides community service and teaches art, music, and gardening to the city's youth.
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24115
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Reading, Riding, Retrofit: NC Green Schools is a webpage that serves as an online roadmap for North Carolina schools that engage educators on the whole spectrum of what it means for a school to be more environmentally sustainable.
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24110
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Green Opportunities is a non-profit organization that improves the health of the earth and teaches individuals technical and life skills concerning green construction, clean energy, and recycling. The programs specifically target low-income and unemployed adults.
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24111
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The Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center in Asheville is a public, green facility for children and their families to use as a nurturing, community space. The Center boasts a gym, theater, and greenhouse.
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16646
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Frances Alexander counts success one young life at a time. In the last 16 months alone, she can count at least 30 of them. During that time, by sheer force of will, the diminutive 69-year-old retired teacher has founded her own nonprofit school for at-risk youth, enrolled over 100 Durham high school drop-outs, urged them out of violent, gang-ridden lives, and given them a second chance at education and a real life. The 30 she has enrolled can be described as unqualified success stories: GEDs earned, college or vocational school attended. Dozens of others are still working hard to yank their lives back on track.
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16674
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The Protocol School, founded by Rosemary Wyche, offers training and coaching in building a competitive advantage for leaders in business, nonprofits, education and government, providing them with new skills and strategies for success in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world.
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The skipjack ADA MAE, under restoration in New Bern by a team of volunteers, is one of the few remaining historical vessels on the East Coast. She will be used as an educational vessel for school students, helping them appreciate North Carolina's coastal heritage through hands-on shipboard experience.
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27355
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Some Triangle area schools and educators are genuine innovators in the field of education. R.N. Harris Elementary School in southeast Durham is praised as a school of the arts, and Wake Forest-Rolesville High School is known for a unique approach to student scheduling.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 35, Aug. 28- Sept. 3 1991, p15-17 Periodical Website
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A commitment by business and industry to enhance the quality of education within the Cary community has given birth to a unique program spearheaded by the Cary Chamber of Commerce. CATCH is aimed at improving the educational level of Cary students by building stronger community techniques, pulling together elements of the community including parents, business and industry leaders, community leaders, and educators.