Balsa wood bridges are put to the test in this high school competition. I remember doing this when I was in high school and let me tell, its super fun and interesting. Students are able to see how their structures will perform and how much weight will they hold. Students work together as a team in order to have a successful bridge and possibly beat records! This experiment sparks their creativity and critical thinking, thus making them try harder and come up with different designs.
This annual report comes from Creekville High School in Florida. Its very thorough and comprehensive and is shared via Slideshare. I learned a great deal about the media center from the report and was impressed with its level of detail.
A new report from the Department of Education shows that high school graduation rates are at their highest level since 1974. According to the report, during the 2009-10 school year, 78.2 percent of high school students nationwide graduated on time, which is a substantial increase from the 73.4 percent recorded in 2005-6. The report shows that graduation rates were up for all ethnic groups in 2010, and that the rate for Hispanic students has jumped almost 10 points since 2006.