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Grant takes middle school teacher ‘over the moon’
Grant takes middle school teacher ‘over the moon’
20 March 2023
Andrea Gladden has dreamed of going to Space Camp since she was in the sixth grade. Some 30 years later, Gladden, who now teaches sixth graders, will have the opportunity to make that dream come true. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has named Gladden a recipient of the 2023 Career Award for STEM Teachers (CAST). The East Burke Middle School technical education and Project Lead The Way teacher will receive $175,000 over the next...
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Ep.28 GEARing UP for College

BCPS Superintendent Dr. Mike Swan sits down with the GEAR UP team to talk about how this program introduces students to the possibilities of college and university. GEAR UP is a partnership with Appalachian State University designed to prepare middle and high school students to succeed in postsecondary education. Listen to learn how BCPS students are GEARing UP for college.

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