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Math and science education
October 30, 2015
6 injured in fire in high school chemistry classroom
A chemistry teacher who was using chemicals to demonstrate different colors of flames started a fire Friday that injured the ...
October 28, 2015
Disappointing report card for fourth and eighth graders
The nation's schoolkids turned in a lackluster performance on national tests, with math scores for fourth and eighth graders ...
October 28, 2015
Math, reading scores slip for nation's school kids
Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation's schoolkids. Math scores were ...
October 28, 2015
Anemic report card for nation's school kids
It's a not-so rosy report card for the nation's schoolchildren. Math scores slipped for fourth and eighth graders over the ...
October 26, 2015
Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade
Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the ...
October 23, 2015
Free housing, other efforts try to attract women to tech
Free rent and groceries were selling points, but college freshman Aishwarya Mandyam was more excited about the chance to ...
September 16, 2015
New York mayor's education plan focuses on early reading
Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the next phase of his education agenda Wednesday, touting his massive prekindergarten expansion ...
September 09, 2015
Deal gives Fox majority stake in National Geographic media
The 127-year-old nonprofit National Geographic Society has struck a $725 million deal that gives 21st Century Fox a majority ...
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 ...