Latest Service-learning Stories

2012-03-20 11:33:43

A new SRI International report prepared for the U.S. Department of Education provides guidance to educational leaders as they work to implement successful, cost-effective online learning programs for secondary schools. The report, Understanding the Implications of Online Learning for Educational Productivity, summarizes past research on the cost and outcomes associated with online learning programs in higher education and offers strategies for implementing such programs effectively in K-12...

2011-08-15 10:02:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Youth Leadership Council® and State Farm® are pleased to announce the availability of $2,000 Project Ignition grants for public high schools to support their students in addressing teen driver safety through service-learning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/MM12212LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/DC44293LOGO) According to the National...

2011-07-01 08:48:00

Project Ignition students emerging as eager and effective supporters of safe driving legislation ST. PAUL, Minn., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislators in favor of stronger safe driving laws are finding great backing among what might seem like an unlikely crowd - teen drivers. While popular opinion might be that this group would be in opposition, the reality is that through a program called Project Ignition, young people are learning that in order to change driving...

2011-06-24 17:21:45

Horticulture alumni say benefits of service activities extend beyond graduation Service learning involves the incorporation of community service into a course as a requirement for credit or graduation. In the service learning model, students participate in ''real life'' and hands-on activities while also working within the community. Researchers T.M. Waliczek and J.M. Zajicek reported on a study of service learning integrated into a university-level horticulture course in HortTechnology. The...

2011-03-18 09:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Council of Great City Schools and USA TODAY Unite to Make a Difference Forum, Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson highlighted the work of four Loudoun County High School students who won top honors in a nationally-recognized, socially-networked, problem-solving game called InterroBang. The event, in which Secretary Robinson will be participating, will bring together the country's largest urban school districts,...

2011-02-08 11:05:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The teen driver safety initiative Project Ignition, sponsored by State Farm® and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council®, has selected 26 high schools from the United States and Canada that will receive $2,000 each to implement student-led campaigns this school year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/MM12212LOGO) (Logo:...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.