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December 14, 2014 • , , • Chattanooga Times Free Press
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There’s no secret to coding: Kids learn about programming at Chattanooga Public Library event

… Lauren Wade, STEM program associate at PEF, said the event brought a good mix of kids, some with computer coding experience from school and others who had no idea what coding even meant. “Hour of Code gives kids a chance to be literate in the language of tomorrow,” Wade said. “They are not just participating with technology, but learning to create it.”

December 8, 2014 • , •
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“Hour of Code” events on WRCB

PEF’s Lauren Wade talks to 3 Plus You about learning computer coding.

December 8, 2014 • , •
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PEF’s Lauren Wade on WDEF about “Hour of Code”

Lauren Wade with the STEM Hub talks about this week’s Hour of Code programs.

November 28, 2014 • , • Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Teaching the teachers: UTC, Hamilton County hope to improve quality of UTC school of education

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga isn’t the best teacher’s college in Tennessee, and it isn’t the worst — it’s somewhere in the middle, according to a recent state report. That’s not good enough for Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith, who at recent public meetings has called on UTC to improve the quality of the teachers it graduates. UTC provides the bulk of the 300 to 400 teachers the district hires annually, he said.

November 18, 2014 • , , •
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PEF’s ‘Project Inspire’ Trains Professionals to Teach

The Public Education Foundation’s Project Inspire is a federally-funded program training math and science professionals to teach in some of the lowest-performing middle and high schools in Tennessee. In this interview, WUTC’s Richard Winham is speaking with Mark Neal, Project Inspire Director, and Tadd Russell, a first year teacher in the program. Mr. Russell had never been in a classroom as a teacher when he started the program, but he felt confident, he said, because of all the support he was given.

November 3, 2014 • , •
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College Knowledge Lunch & Learn coming up

Watch Stacy Lightfoot on 3 Plus You talk about the upcoming College Knowledge Lunch Break.

November 3, 2014 • •
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5th Annual Boys Leadership Summit Is Nov. 15

The 5th Annual Boys Leadership Summit will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at UTC in the University Center.

October 31, 2014 • , • Hamilton County Herald
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High school juniors attend summer enrichment programs at U.S. colleges

Eight Hamilton County public school students who were selected as 2014 PEF Passport Scholars shared their summer learning experiences at the Passport Scholars Celebration Thursday, October 23 at PEF.

October 31, 2014 • • Hamilton County Herald
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Public Education Foundation celebrates 25 years

For the past 25 years, Public Education Foundation (PEF) has worked collaboratively with the Hamilton County Department of Education and other partners to provide training, research, and resources to teachers, principals, and schools. On Wednesday, Oct. 22 at a luncheon hosted at the Chattanoogan, over 400 educators and community members gathered to honor the PEF board leadership and listen to national education expert Professor Joe Martin.

October 29, 2014 • , •
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PEF College Knowledge Lunch & Learn

Anyone looking for help navigating the tough world of applying for college got some help Wednesday, thanks to the Public Education Foundation.

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