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Mansfield High School EAST Receives $2,000 Service-Learning Grant
Mansfield High School EAST Receives $2,000 Service-Learning Grant Posted on Sep 13, 2006 at 4:22 PM

Mansfield H.S. is one of 25 schools nationwide selected to participate in this year's program. Mansfield was the only high school in Arkansas with a winning service project proposal. These students have earned a $2,000 grant to create a public awareness, safe driving campaign as part of Project Ignition.

EAST Student Project Featured by Google
EAST Student Project Featured by Google Posted on Aug 25, 2006 at 3:38 PM

A recent EAST student summer project at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) concentrated on creating a detailed 3D model of critical portions of the city of Fayetteville, AR. The makers of Google Earth and SketchUp were so impressed by the project's results that they have now featured the work as a "Google Pick" in

EAST Initiative Wins 2006 Innovator Award
EAST Initiative Wins 2006 Innovator Award Posted on Jun 16, 2006 at 3:27 PM

The EAST Program was presented with a 2006 Innovator Award from Southern Growth Policies Board on June 4, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of the Southern Innovation Summit conference. Louisiana Governor Blanco presented Edward Darbonne, with the Innovator award for the state of Arkansas at the opening session of the conference.

2006 EICP Grant Awardees
2006 EICP Grant Awardees Posted on Jun 15, 2006 at 3:24 PM

This summer EAST schools around Arkansas will again participate in the EICP (EAST Integrated Community Enhancement Program). This is the fifth year for this grant program that expands student learning and civic engagement outside of the traditional school day and into the summer.

Clarksville High School EAST Receives Learn.com Grant
Clarksville High School EAST Receives Learn.com Grant Posted on May 30, 2006 at 3:07 PM

Clarksville High School EAST recently received a software grant with a retail value totaling $3,995.00. The grant, which will equip the CHS EAST Lab with Learn.com's CourseMaker Studio 3.7, comes courtesy of Learn.com amidst their $50 million program donating 10,000 program licenses to various educational institutions.

EAST Student Chosen as Presidential Scholar in the Arts
EAST Student Chosen as Presidential Scholar in the Arts Posted on May 8, 2006 at 2:47 PM

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School EAST's Steve Wilson was selected as one of the 500 national semifinalist for his work in video and Flash. He has now been selected as one of the 20 award winners for the United States.

Eureka Springs EAST Receives WILD Grant
Eureka Springs EAST Receives WILD Grant Posted on Apr 18, 2006 at 2:19 PM

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, through its education program, Project WILD, presented a $500 grant to the Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab. The funds will be used to expand the existing butterfly garden at the high school. EAST students will work with the high school's Environmental and Media Clubs, school staff and a local nurse

Santa Ynez EAST Places in National GIS Competition
Santa Ynez EAST Places in National GIS Competition Posted on Apr 14, 2006 at 2:13 PM

The EAST lab at Santa Ynez High School submitted their original work mapping the eroding sea cliffs in Isla Vista California to Geographic and Land Information Society (GLIS). In their first High School competition, SYVUHS was selected as the second place winner and recieved software from ESRI, cash and student awards.

Santa Ynez EAST Published in Journal
Santa Ynez EAST Published in Journal Posted on Apr 14, 2006 at 1:53 PM

Santa Ynez High School EAST students published their work with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in their Spring Quarterly Journal, La Campana. The article written by students, focused on the Mission Santa Ines aqueduct, the Mission Santa Ines dam and their new work mapping the historic route used by John Fremont in 1846 and 1847.

Why EAST Matters Posted on Mar 28, 2006 at 1:48 PM

During the height of the dot-com boom, David Thornburg (2002) wrote a book on education called The New Basics. Among other things, this book stressed the need for creativity, technological fluency, problem-solving ability, entrepreneurial skills, and a host of other attributes that were not commonly being taught in our schools.

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