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Fayette County Public Schools: The STEAM Academy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Abstract

Updated November 2013

Urban Fayette County Public Schools is designing and implementing this blended high school in partnership with the University of Kentucky so that students will graduate college and career ready and college and career experienced. District innovation waivers and UK’s P20 Innovation Lab create a supportive environment for student-paced, mastery-based, and problem-based experiential learning.

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org.

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