District Dedicates New Hamilton Elementary School

MOLINE, Ill. — A ribbon cutting marking the official opening of the new Hamilton Elementary School in Moline coincided with the school’s first day of classes on Aug. 18. As the Moline-Coal Valley School District’s first new school in the city in five decades, Hamilton nearly quadruples the size of its 100-year-old predecessor and will house up to 600 K-5 students, according to a statement by the district.

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STEM Schools Look to Grow in New York

NEW YORK — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) schools are becoming increasingly popular throughout the country, and New York looks to lead the pack with a recent education plan on the table.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing to establish 10 new programs modeled on Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), an IBM-backed school in Brooklyn that takes students through high school and two years of college with the goal of meeting the demand for workers with the right skills for high-tech jobs.

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