In this South Cobb Patch Local Voices blog post, Larry King stresses the importance of science and math in the occupations of the future.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Members of the Blue Angels visited Lockheed Martin in Marietta on Monday to pick up two pallets of toys to deliver to children impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
Members of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, visited the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., site in Marietta on Monday to pick up two pallets of toys to deliver to children impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. The toys were loaded into the Blue Angels’ C-130 Hercules cargo plane (known as “Fat Albert”) that was built in Marietta and delivered to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Blue Angels collected more than 900 toys here, which were donated by employees and Lockheed Martin. About half of these toys are science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused in support Lockheed Martin’s corporate philanthropy commitment to STEM education outreach. This is the third year Lockheed …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The vice chairman of the Cobb County Board of Education said during Wednesday's work session that he didn't know how much his fellow board members knew about the proposed school and that a Board of Directors was never established.
Cobb County Board of Education Vice Chairman David Morgan said during the board's work session on Wednesday that he didn't know how much his fellow board members did or didn't know about the proposed STEM charter school. The STEM Inventors Academy received a $50,000 planning grant using Race to the Top funds in January. However, when CCSD backed out as the lead partner for the charter, the school was forced to return the funds. Other partners, Southern Polytechnic State University and Kennesaw State University, also refused being named as leading partner for the school. Morgan said the idea for the school came from Nate Riley, a constituent and MIT graduate. "He knew there were Race to the Top dollars and thought it would be a good idea in…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
During Wednesday's work session, the Cobb Board of Education will discuss several South Cobb issues.
South Cobb issues abound on Wednesday’s Cobb Board of Education agenda. The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the board meeting room for a work session at 514 Glover St. in Marietta. Board member Kathleen Angelucci, whose Post 4 serves north Cobb, has requested several times to have Teach for America and a proposed South Cobb STEM charter school discussed, and at Wednesday’s board work session, she will get her wish. Because no other board members supported her previous requests, Cobb BOE Chairman Scott Sweeney explained that the issues could not be added to the agenda for the March board meeting. Since then, Angelucci has received the required support from at least one other board member. Cobb Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa …