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Math and science education
June 27, 2016
40-year-old Twinkie still going strong
In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie
June 17, 2016
No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools
Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off ...
June 01, 2016
Teacher suspended over test questions about drugs, guns
An Alabama teacher is on leave after giving middle school students a test with math questions about prostitutes, drugs and ...
May 25, 2016
Watchdogs say Texas dodged 'train wreck' on education board
When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who ...
May 21, 2016
Yale's gender neutral bathrooms part of changing climate
Visitors at Yale University's 315th commencement will notice something new on campus this year — gender-neutral bathrooms in ...
May 17, 2016
Girls outperform boys in test of tech-engineering literacy
Eighth-grade girls are not only as skilled as boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them, they may ...
May 17, 2016
Report finds segregation in education on the rise
Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country ...
May 11, 2016
Intelligent design professor earns tenure at Ball State
Ball State University in Indiana has granted tenure to a faculty member who was ordered three years ago to stop teaching ...
April 27, 2016
Math scores slip, reading flat for nation's 12th-graders
The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the ...
April 14, 2016
Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning
Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wants to see a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren, one that ...
April 13, 2016
Obama touts robots, US ingenuity at White House Science Fair
They came with eco-glue and Lego launchers. Their tag board displays were filled with charts, graphs and research on ...
April 01, 2016
New taxidermy class a hit at Michigan high school
Students all over the U.S. dissect animals as a kind of high school rite of passage. Not many, though, stuff and mount the ...
March 29, 2016
South African campus re-opens, 1 month after unrest
A South African university campus that closed after violent protests a month ago has re-opened. Koos Degenaar, the marketing ...
March 11, 2016
Marvel Studios invites female Avengers to a science contest
Calling all would-be female Avengers: Marvel Studios wants you. The Disney-owned company launched a national contest Friday ...
March 11, 2016
Africa builds expertise in science, tech, engineering, math
Evelyn Gitau became hooked on chemistry in high school in Kenya. Alta Schutte remembers nearly losing her father to ...
March 03, 2016
Early takers say new SAT 'wasn't so bad' and not so tricky
Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. The newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam that debuts nationally ...
February 28, 2016
Obama launches 'take your child to the lab' week
President Barack Obama is launching a version of "take your child to work day" that's focused on America's science ...
January 30, 2016
Obama wants $4B to help students learn computer science
President Barack Obama said Saturday he will ask Congress for billions of dollars to help students learn computer science ...
January 28, 2016
30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalists gather
Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to ...
January 26, 2016
Lizard found in kindergartner's salad becomes new class pet
A New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being ...