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6 year old wins National Spelling Bee

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UPI/Mike Theiler

ori Anne Madison, 6, of Woodbridge, Virginia, spells out the letters in her word as she competes during the opening round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 30, 2012, in National Harbor, Maryland. Madison, the youngest known qualifier in the history of the contest, correctly spelled the word “dirigible*”, a lighter-than-air aircraft, to advance.

Source: http://www.upi.com/

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U.S.News 2012 Top Gold Medal Schools Ranking –

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National Rankings Best High Schools

U.S.News evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors. Read the full methodology


Number One National Best Gold Medal High School:
School for the Talented and Gifted
1201 EAST EIGHTH ST
DALLAS, TX 75203
Phone: (972) 925-59

The School for the Talented and Gifted follows the state’s Distinguished Achievement Program, and places an emphasis on Advanced Placement curriculum—a minimum of 11 AP courses are required for graduation. Students at the School for the Talented and Gifted may conduct field research via partnerships with local universities, take electives such as Web mastery, and enroll in mini-courses like ballroom dancing or glass blowing during interim terms.

Source: http://www.usnews.com

2012 Gold Medal High School #9: International School Bellevue Wa

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International School
445 128TH AVE SE
BELLEVUE, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 456-6500
District: Bellevue School District

The International School’s integrated curriculum starts in grade six, and requires seven years of core subjects such as international studies, fine arts, math, and either French or German. The International School requires each student to complete a weeklong session outside the classroom. These “focus weeks” can range from cooking classes to disaster preparedness courses or environmental trips to the Cascade Mountains. Advance Placement courses include calculus, drawing and design, physics, and chemistry, among others.

Source: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/washington/districts/bellevue-school-district/international-school-20739

Five Atlanta schools receive Gold Medal from ‘U.S. News & World Report’

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Below are the ten best high schools in Georgia, as determined by “U.S. News & World Report”:

Savannah Arts Academy (Savannah) – #87 nationwide
Davidson Fine Arts (Augusta) – #147 nationwide
Walton High School in Marietta (NW Atlanta) – #191 nationwide
Northview High School in Johns Creek (North Atlanta) – #219 nationwide
Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs (NW Atlanta) – #291 nationwide
Columbus High School (Columbus) – #292 nationwide
Lassiter High School in Marietta (NW Atlanta) – #311 nationwide
Chamblee Charter High School (NE Atlanta) – #406 nationwide
Lakeside High School (NE Atlanta) – #517 nationwide
Duluth High School in Duluth (NE Atlanta) – #592 nationwide

Source: http://www.examiner.com

To Be Black at Stuyvesant High

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LIKE a city unto itself, Stuyvesant High School, in Lower Manhattan, is broken into neighborhoods, official and otherwise. The math department is on the 4th of its 10 floors; biology is on the 7th. Seniors congregate by the curved mint wall off the second-floor atrium, next to lockers that are such prime real estate that students trade them for $100 or more. Sophomores are relegated to the sixth floor.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com

Detroit Edison science students win national Green Ribbon Award

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Detroit Edison Public School Academy students during 2011 DEPSA Science Night. They explain how wind energy and biofuel can be used to power small appliances. The 2012 DEPSA Science Night is scheduled for June 3. Left to right: Chandler Harris, 8th grade; Evan Morton, Jazzmin Ford and Dhareus Franks, 9th grade. PHOTO

Source: http://michigancitizen.com