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June 2017

Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools’ Commitment to Systemic STEM Education


Survival is Not a Goal Over the past two decades, Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools has been challenged to adapt and evolve based on the changing needs of our students, families and community. During that time the percentage of our students impacted by poverty has nearly quadrupled (over 70 percent of our students qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Priced Lunch Program), and while it was

Opportunities For STEM Education


Over the next 30 years, we will encounter changes across industries that will require employers, educators, government officials and employees to self-reflect and reassess the systems and processes in place to support a new ecosystem.  As technology changes with new methods of doing work, the current and future employee needs to be much more adaptive in his or her skill development than in the past. 

DENSO’s partnership with PLTW is changing the perception of manufacturing careers


By Bethany Clay, Communications Specialist, DENSO Manufacturing Michigan According to a study with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, 70% of people surveyed view manufacturing as the most important industry for a strong economy and national defense. But chances are, when your grade school teacher asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, you didn’t mention working in a factory. Parents and caregivers do

Project Lead The Way: The Path to Salina STEAM


  Project Lead The Way: The Path to Salina STEAM Salina Elementary School is not the average elementary school.  It sits in the heart of a busy Detroit suburb surrounded by railroad tracks and the world renowned Ford Rouge Factory in the section of Dearborn, Michigan known as the Southend.  It is situated in an ethnic enclave of newly arrived immigrants who come to the

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