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THIS WEEK'S SPARK
"The key to Pixar's success was that they looked at the world through the eyes of a child."
- Bill Capodagli
From NPR: "A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K-12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit. It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million more U.S. jobs in the tech sector than computer science Read more
When a challenge is made, WKU is never one to shy away. The University is now one step closer to fulfilling a challenge grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation, thanks to PNC Foundation’s generosity and commitment to education. The PNC Foundation, through its Grow Up Great program, has awarded WKU a $150,000 grant to support Innovate Kentucky and early childhood education. Founded by The PNC Financial Read more
Creativity and innovation will be on display February 28 at the Downing Student Union Auditorium as Innovate Kentucky hosts the inaugural IdeaFestival Bowling Green. The one-day festival features nine of Kentucky’s brightest innovators plus keynote speaker Bill Capodagli, who will present Dreams and Dreamers: How to Innovate Like Walt Disney and the Pixarians. “From the beginning Innovate Kentucky has wanted to Read more
From SurfKY.com: "Owensboro Community and Technical College has received a $619,500 grant award from the National Science Foundation's Scholarships in Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program. The project, entitled the OCTC Achieving Community College Educational Success Scholarship to STEM (OCTC ACCESS to STEM) is designed to increase the pool of skilled technicians in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from which to hire Read more
From WFPL News: "Three new Kentucky school districts have received District of Innovation status—meaning they can get waivers for a handful of state education department regulations. The Kentucky Board of Education has approved Owensboro Independent, Owsley County and Trigg County school districts, all of which were rejected in the first group. Kentucky school districts submit proposals to the state education department, and this District of Innovation proposal process gives us Read more