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High Schools Get Project Learning Boost

An education organization working to instill project learning into K-12 and higher education has teamed up with the Project Management Institute’s Educational Foundation to award grants to high schools. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) issued funding to three schools to help expand their work in project-based learning and project management.

The recipients are:

  • Rancho Campana High School in California, where the grant will be used to expand project learning to 11th graders;
  • Davenport West High School in Iowa, which will use the funding to support implementation of Stanford University-developed professional development programs for teachers and career-themed “academies”; and
  • South Brunswick High School in North Carolina, which will use the grant to start an honors-level Project Management II course for high school juniors and seniors.

P21 and PMI use the grants to promote 21st century learning, draw community members into working with schools and students; and increase awareness and use of project management and project-based learning to prepare students for college and career.

“There is no doubt that bringing in Project Based Learning and project management into schools helps students develop the skills necessary to be successful,” said P21 CEO, David Ross, in a prepared statement.

Last year the two organizations announced a collaboration to develop a toolkit of resources for helping schools introduce the practices of project management to their teachers and students.

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