A project-based curriculum known as Project Lead the Way has seen widespread expansion across the U.S., including within the Milwaukee Public Schools, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Last year, researchers examining the impact of the curriculum, which includes two weeks devoted to projects such as building golf-ball catapults and Popsicle-stick bridges, found that Riverside University High School seniors in the program attended school an average of eight more days during the school year than their peers. Those findings and other benefits are enough for Milwaukee to continue its rapid rollout of the pre-engineering program, with plans to add it to...

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