How many times has your child asked you why they need to learn Algebra or Chemistry? How many times have you tried to relate it to something interesting but came up short? Tying school learning objectives to the interests of teens is an age-old challenge, but always worth the effort.
Washington, D.C. – Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about the working world.
That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nation.
Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes.
Clarksville, TN – Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 marked the first Youth Christmas Party at the Leap Plaza which featured food, games, recognition awards, guest speakers.
Among those who presented, Quinton Hunter opened for the key note speaker.
Nashville, TN – The 2013 state Report Card posted on the Tennessee Department of Education website offers increased functionality for users to view detailed breakdowns of last year’s continued statewide student achievement growth.
The new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts on the following measures: achievement, ACT scores, graduation rate, student enrollment and ethnicity, and value-added composite scores. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – With the grant awarded to the STEM Academy at Kenwood High School and Middle College High School, the fall semester at Austin Peay State University kicks off with 170 CMCSS students who will be transitioning into college via dual enrollment.
More impressively, they are doing so without incurring any personal expense.
To honor these students, CMCSS is hosting a STEM Academy/ Middle College Dual-Enrollment Welcoming Convocation on Thursday, August 22nd at 1:00pm in the Ballroom of the Morgan University Center at APSU. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – You can be a great help to your child if you will observe these do’s and don’ts about tests and testing.
Do talk to your child about testing. It’s helpful for children to understand why schools give tests and to know the different kinds of tests they will take.
Explain that tests are yardsticks that teachers, schools, school districts and even states use to measure what and how they teach and how well students are learning what is taught.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University is one of seven universities in the U.S. chosen to receive an inaugural $150,000 national grant to propose efforts that will increase the number of students receiving degrees.
The University was named to the Next Generation Learning Challenges Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) grant program, an initiative managed by the nonprofit organization Educause with support from the League for Innovation in the Community College and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit set for June 9th-14th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced there is space available for those wishing to attend the Fourth Annual Tennessee Outdoors Youth Summit (TOYS), June 9th-14th, 2013. The summit is for high school students from across Tennessee.
The application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2013.
The students will be introduced to many outdoor activities at the event to be held at the Montgomery County Shooting Complex near Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – LEAP is preparing for its 3rd Annual Youth Summer Trip to St Louis Missouri from July 25th to July 29th, 2013 and would like to extend an invitation to youth ages 11 to 18 to participate.
The purpose of this trip is to provide students with with entertaining and educational summer trip in St Louis that will consist of the following:
The Queen City Road Race event is a Clarksville tradition promoting fitness and fun for all ages. The 7K and 5K race route takes runners through the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville, beginning and ending at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium, while the One Mile Movement takes you on an exciting tour of a portion of the APSU campus.
For over thirty years, hundreds of Clarksville-Montgomery County and Fort Campbell school students, teachers and family members have participated in this Clarksville tradition.
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