You might expect students who must attend summer school to complain, but at Buckingham School, summer is an exciting time, with students cultivating a garden of fresh fruits and vegetables, while gaining new knowledge in math, language and science. The garden is just one part of a new, 21st century complex based on the physical and psychological needs of kids.
Students with Disabilities went to the state capitol today to let lawmakers know that they are often under-represented and misunderstood. It’s all part of the Youth Leadership Forum, sponsored by the State Board for People with Disabilities. It’s program encouraging young people with disabilities to embrace leadership.
An international conference is underway at the University of Virginia. It will draw fewer than 200 people to talk about a very rare disease, but what happens there could prove important to millions of patients.
This week, medical professionals from around the state met to discuss a surprising topic – simulated patients. More and more medical and nursing schools are relying on high-tech mannequins to teach valuable lessons, before students actually lay hands on humans.
Noelle is a perpetually pregnant mannequin who lives at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing. She has a heartbeat and blood pressure, eyes that open and close, joints at the hip, knee and ankle, a womb, a baby who’s been delivered thousands of times – and thanks to various computer programs, she talks.