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Math and science education
August 24, 2016
ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work
The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for ...
August 23, 2016
Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story
UNITED NATIONS — In an Aug. 23 story about the threat of terrorist groups obtaining weapons of mass destruction, The ...
August 17, 2016
Body donations on the rise at US medical schools
Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to ...
July 14, 2016
The Latest: California adopts school LGBT history lessons
The Latest on California's consideration of curriculum guidelines that address LGBT history in public schools (all times ...
July 14, 2016
LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms
In second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how ...
July 08, 2016
Bill Nye visits new Noah's ark attraction he criticized
Bill Nye is touring a new Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky that he has called a danger to the nation's 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 ...