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Metro Opens its Doors to Students in Grades 6-8

Reporter: Charlie Boss
Source: The Columbus Dispatch


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"Starting this fall, middle-school students from across central Ohio can apply to attend Ohio’s original science- and math-focused school.

Metro Early College High School, which had served only Franklin County high-school students until this school year, is expanding its program to serve students in grades 6 through 8 in and around Franklin County.

“We feel like adding the younger kids and innovating the middle-school experience can help us broaden our footprint,” said Principal Aimee Kennedy, who sent a letter to parents about the expansion on Monday.

Metro, which currently serves about 400 students in grades 9 through 12, is in its first year as an independent STEM school."

Read more about Metro's addition of grades 6 through 8 on The Columbus Dispatch.


Battelle Offers Integrated Solution for Incident Response

COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 17, 2014)—Experts at Battelle know that when there’s an emergency, heroes run to the fire, not away from it. And individual incident response teams of all stripes—fire, police, rescue and more—often are highly trained, efficient and up to the task.

But there can be gaps in the...

PNNL Director Mike Kluse Announces Retirement

RICHLAND, Wash. – Mike Kluse, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and senior vice president at Battelle, today announced his plans to retire, effective March 31, 2015.  Battelle operates PNNL for DOE’s Office of Science.

Kluse was named interim laboratory director at PNNL in January...

Battelle Supports Growth of KIPP Columbus with New Teacher Fellowship

COLUMBUS, OH – Battelle is helping students by training their teachers.

A new $300,000 grant from Battelle will pay to train new teachers at KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Columbus by pairing them for at least a full year with mentor educators at the school as they prepare to launch...