The Democrat published a feature piece on Future Physicists of Florida yesterday, and posted video of Lisa Ponti’s class on its web site. The title? “Teachers, professors push for high-level science education.” You betcha!
Leadership is critical at every school, and it’s worth noting that Raa’s Principal, former State Board of Education member Donna Callaway, has done a great job maintaining an environment where kids can learn, and even learn science (yes, science!).
Raa is a heterogeneous school that could easily fall into large-scale dysfunction. The teachers, leadership and staff all deserve credit for making it a great place to learn.
Update (Thursday morning): And now see the Democrat’s editorial on STEM education and FPF in this morning’s paper.