Friday, April 17, 2009

Technology's Rising Profile

In my personal life, I am the mother of four children, ages 20 to 6. I've had a lot of experience with our local school system (Fairfax County, VA), having had at least one child in attendance for the past 15 years. Overall, I am quite happy with our public schools and particularly with its enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. I have to admit, however, to being VERY pleasantly surprised when my first graders brought home a flyer last week announcing their school's first-ever, "Math, Science, and Technology Night." 

After a bit of research, I discovered that not only had the school system implemented "MS&T Nights" at most of the elementary schools, but it had also incorporated the curriculum areas into recently held "Career Days." Here's a link with more information:

I am thrilled to see the school system stepping up to provide our youngest students with these additional learning opportunities, as well as the opportuny to see and speak with people who are in MS&T-related occupations. 

I give a "thumbs up" to Fairfax County Public Schools and I hope this is a trend that will gain momentum around the country.

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