A curriculum that's getting some students to take a practical look at science

stem-careerWhen you ask high school students in Lake County, Illinois, what their career goals are, you may be surprised by how many of them answer “scientists.” However, the associate superintendent of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for Community High School District 117, Dr. David Bain, isn’t surprised at all.

“Our community values science and the district has always been innovative in our instruction”, said Dr. Bain, a former scientist. “We’ve adopted an authentic, hands-on pedagogy that encourages students to explore, ask questions,...

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