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Genius Hour at Beach – Passion and Creativity Come Alive

“The idea is very simple,” says Michael Corritone, principal of Beach Elementary. “Allow and support students to work on something that interests them.” Google allows its engineers to spend 20 percent of their time working on any project they want and this policy has worked so well that it has been said that 50 percent of Google’s…

National Merit Scholarship Awards

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT)–a test that serves as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants each year–and by meeting published program entry/participation…