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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’s CBRNE Defense Leader to Speak at CBRNe Convergence on the Future of Biothreat Detection

Ebola and Enterovirus D68 Outbreaks Bring Increased Attention to Chemical and Biological Threats  

LONG ISLAND, New York (Oct. 29, 2014)—As health and policy leaders wrestle with how to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak, a leading Battelle expert in the detection of airborne biological threats will describe...

Battelle’s deep expertise in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) defense leads to contract win with U.S. Central Command

COLUMBUS, Ohio— (Oct. 28, 2014) Experts from Battelle are now sitting side by side with yet another group of government experts helping in their critical mission to Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction and to mitigate Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) threats.

Battelle recently was awarded a $6 million,...

KIPP Columbus and Battelle Announce $3 million Donation to Build Science Center and Train STEM Educators

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 27, 2014) – KIPP Columbus today announced a transformational lead donation from Battelle that will kick-start construction of a revolutionary, standalone science center adjacent to the new KIPP Columbus campus on Agler Road.

KIPP Columbus Executive Director Hannah Powell announced the $3 million donation at an Open...