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Math and science education
August 31, 2015
Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in
Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with ...
August 28, 2015
Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod
Transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season.
August 26, 2015
No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant
U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, ...
August 13, 2015
Vernon Adams passes final class to join Oregon
Quarterback Vernon Adams passed the math he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington and join the Oregon Ducks. Adams took ...
August 12, 2015
About 20 percent of NY students refused to take spring tests
About 20 percent of New York's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the statewide English and math tests given in ...
July 21, 2015
Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz
As negotiators were grasping for a landmark nuclear deal, they hit a roadblock over Iran's once-secret enrichment site at ...
July 07, 2015
Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law
Congress is making another run at rewriting the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, even as the Obama administration ...
June 29, 2015
High schoolers' experiment lost again on launch failure
Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.
June 23, 2015
Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials
The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not. So curriculum director Tammy Baumann and her team took the books ...
June 22, 2015
California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core
While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the ...
June 14, 2015
Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he was forced to resign
A week ago, Tim Hunt was a well-known Nobel Prize winner who was promoting science education throughout Europe and the world.
June 07, 2015
Cross-county bike trip aims to inspire young scientists
Seven students from Harvard and MIT are cycling across America, stopping in many rural towns to get kids interested in ...
June 02, 2015
Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online
The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online ...
May 08, 2015
Some Native Hawaiians see telescope as science learning boon
Before going up to Mauna Kea's summit on Hawaii's Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess ...
April 20, 2015
Chemistry Ph.D. student illustrates her thesis in comic book
Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its ...
April 20, 2015
Parking lot honker: Grumpy goose takes over high school lot
There's a lot of honking going on at a suburban New York high school parking lot, and it's not coming from the drivers.
March 23, 2015
Obama, wowed by young scientists, announces new STEM pledges
The small Lego machine inside the White House whirred, and in a moment it was turning the pages of a story book. One page ...