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New EAST Program at Ashdown
New EAST Program at Ashdown Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Ashdown Junior High School has been requesting inclusion in the national EAST Initiative for several years, and it has finally happened. James Jones, principal of AJHS, received word at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Work began immediately to launch the AJHS EAST program for seventh and eighth graders for 2013-2014.

EAST comes to Hackett High School
EAST comes to Hackett High School Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Hackett High School has a new addition to the curriculum that is being offered to students.

Why STEM Matters
Why STEM Matters Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:14 AM

This week’s guest blogger is Dr. Suzanne Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Arkansas STEM Coalition. EAST is proud to be a member of the Coalition and the work it is doing to create opportunities for students.

EAST students at Springdale Elementary Create District’s First App
EAST students at Springdale Elementary Create District’s First App Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Students at Springdale Elementary School are getting a head start in technology by creating the district's first smartphone app.

Monticello EAST Students Receive $5,000 Grant for Aquaponics Project
Monticello EAST Students Receive $5,000 Grant for Aquaponics Project Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM

More than $5,000 was awarded to Monticello School District to fund an Aquaponics Project by EAST students. Arkansas Community Foundation presented the grant from Delta Endowment in Monticello, AR. The project will involve students in the design, construction, and maintenance of an Aquaponics system.

   

EAST Students Complete School District Climate Carbon Footprint
EAST Students Complete School District Climate Carbon Footprint Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 3:15 PM

The Eureka Springs EAST program has concluded an EAST After Hours Grant focused on a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gases and the school district’s carbon footprint.

EAST Students in Eureka Springs Developing Technologies to Address ADHD
EAST Students in Eureka Springs Developing Technologies to Address ADHD Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM

The EAST Initiative is designed to serve a wide cross section of the student population regardless of their educational ability, aptitude or achievement. With that in mind, Eureka Springs EAST members and parents have researched and studied emerging technologies to aid students with recognized learning disorders.

Pryor Center and Arkansas Story Bus Gain Momentum Thanks to Recent Gifts
Pryor Center and Arkansas Story Bus Gain Momentum Thanks to Recent Gifts Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 2:16 PM

The Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is benefiting from recent gifts, which will help them continue to collect, preserve and share Arkansas history with scholars, students and the public. The Pryor Center already has a proven model for success using EAST at Northwest Arkansas High School to conduct oral history projects.

   

Monticello School District Superintendent: First days were ‘awesome’
Monticello School District Superintendent: First days were ‘awesome’ Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Monticello School District Superintendent Bobby Harper reported to the board that the school year got off to a good start this week. “I think it’s going awesome,” Harper told the board. “We had a few rocky moments, but for the most part we’ve had a great start of the school year.”

EAST students receive funding for projects through BHP Billiton
EAST students receive funding for projects through BHP Billiton Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Two EAST programs at schools in the area have received grants from BHP Billiton Petroleum for projects the programs’ students presented to the organization. Rose Bud and Searcy High School EAST programs each received a $5,000 grant from the Australian mining and petroleum company.

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