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FAMU Panama City Research Center welcomes PCRS students

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington On Friday November 9, children from Ms. Song’s pre-K4 and first grade classes at the Panama City Renaissance School visited the FAMU Public Health Entomology Research and Education Center in Panama City, FL. Dr. Peterson and Dr. Zhong talked with the students about ongoing research in the laboratory including mosquito surveillance, equipment calibration, and arthropod identification. The children were able to observe fish that eat mosquito larvae and hold large cockroaches. In addition, the children were also able to experiment with microscopes and look at other aspects of the laboratory. All the kids had fun talking with Dr. Zhong in Mandarin Chinese. And most importantly the children had another fun experience with...

“The Panama City Renaissance School is a community of highly skilled teachers”

The Panama City Renaissance School is not just a school for my 4-year old son Gabriel. It is a community of highly skilled teachers, who have themselves achieved a high level of self development and academic knowledge. These are indeed the 2 most important qualities I am looking for in a teacher. My son is gifted like many other children are, but he tends to fall into disruptive behavior when his curiosity and intelligence are not challenged. Learning Chinese and Spanish from native teachers and being in a multi-cultural environment 5 days a week at the Renaissance School certainly has met his needs for a constant challenge and our needs as parents for a learning place where discipline is not an issue because enough brain food is offered to satisfy the ever growing needs of his little brain especially when this nourishment is also served with love and compassion. Denis...

Festival of Nations

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington Children from the Panama City Renaissance School will be singing in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish at the Festival of Nations on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2007. In addition, the school will host an educational booth at the festival.“...

An Educational Crisis in the US. Really?

Panama City Downtown Rotary – Juliann Talkington< In the past, US parents had little to worry about. The US had a huge lead on other countries. Americans could graduate from college and be assured of a good job. This is no longer true. The world has changed and the US children are academically behind children in many parts of the world (often more than 2 years by the end of high schools). Many US companies are looking for talent outside the US. For US children to be competitive, they must have an education comparable to children in other parts of the world. The Panama City Renaissance School is trying a new approach. The school has adopted curricula and approaches used successfully overseas. The school uses a math program developed by the Singapore Ministry of Education, because Singapore consistently outperforms the rest of the world in international math testing. In addition, the school has adopted a language immersion model, so the children can fluently communicate in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish as well as English.   Dialog is very important for successful change. Please join the discussion. Does your school have unique programs that help close the gap between what children are learning in the US and what children learn overseas? Have you seen any positive changes in US education recently? Do you have any other recommendations about how we might be able to encourage change? How can we get more immediate feedback about how our children are performing relative to children in Europe and Asia? Do you know of other language immersion programs? If so, how are they working? Do...

PCRS Announces New Academic Program

Outside the Box – Juliann Talkington Beginning in the fall of 2008, the Panama City Renaissance School will open a second academic track for students attending first – sixth grade who do not have the Chinese or Spanish prerequisites to particiate in the standard program. (more) ...
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