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Stories with subject: School curricula
  • New program uses art to teach science 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:10 am
  • MELBOURNE, Florida - It's a challenge tackled by engineers in the space program: Design a garment that can withstand a certain level of heat.

  • Plays' topics hit home for teens 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:08 am
  • PITTSBURG, Kansas - The first line of Pittsburg High School's coming theater production asks: "Do you ever take time to look around you? To truly see?"

  • How one student thrives at troubled Philly school 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:37 am
  • PHILADELPHIA - Gionna Hawkins is 14, a smart young lady with serious goals and a detailed plan for pulling them off - class president, then internships, college and law school.

  • Students use engineering for potato gun experiment 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:05 pm
  • ST. GEORGE, Utah - Students from a southern Utah technology college put their engineering skills to the test this week at a former airport runway, but it wasn't an airplane they were giving flight.

  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:26 am
  • CINCINNATI - An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.

  • Rice students work to bring deft touch to amputees 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:40 pm
  • HOUSTON - People with prosthetic hands have to handle everything with care.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • NYC schools chancellor: Arts teach valuable skills 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:19 am
  • NEW YORK - New York City's Schools chancellor says the arts can teach children valuable skills and to develop a work ethic.

  • Bill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:55 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.

  • Ex-homeless student at UNR wins $30K scholarship 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:58 am
  • RENO, Nevada - A University of Nevada, Reno student who was homeless during part of her time attending high school in North Las Vegas has been named the winner of a prestigious national scholarship worth $30,000.

  • Topeka Boys, Girls Clubs get federal grant 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka have been selected to receive more than $272,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide an integrated physical activity and nutrition program.

  • IU psychology students mentor middle schoolers 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:01 am
  • BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - When they snapped on plastic gloves to hold a real human brain last week, Bloomington Project School students said they weren't even nervous.

  • Del. officials eye science, technology and math 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:19 am
  • WILMINGTON, Delaware - State officials are joining with the Dow chemical company and Junior Achievement to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math instruction in Delaware's middle schools.

  • Senators vying for higher posts spar in hearing 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:13 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A Senate panel's discussion about how best to overhaul the curriculum and testing procedures for Texas high schools at times felt like a political debate Monday, as a gubernatorial hopeful and two candidates for lieutenant governor shared the spotlight.

  • Local fish served in Alaska schools 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:31 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Forget the days of "mystery meat" in school lunch, it's easier than ever to get fresh fish from local waters on the menu, thanks to the Fish to Schools program founded in Sitka.

  • Common Core standards dredge up old apprehensions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:25 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Nevada's efforts to adopt new education standards are being roundly applauded by educators and business leaders but drawing the scorn of some parents who say the initiative is too radical.

  • Consumer science classes offer key life skills 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:20 am
  • FRANKLIN, Indiana - In one family and consumer science class, students learn how to cook nutritional meals that will help them prevent diseases such as diabetes.

  • Astronauts share love of space with students 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:07 am
  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - "Do you think there is life on other planets?"

  • Morehead State to open high school academy 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:28 am
  • MOREHEAD, Kentucky - Morehead State University plans to open a residential high school academy for academically gifted students.

  • Los Angeles teacher suspended for science projects 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:52 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Students and parents are calling for the return of a popular Los Angeles high school science teacher who was suspended from the classroom after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators.

  • Federal grant to help SD schools in math, science 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:10 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - More than 100 teachers from across South Dakota will participate in a university and K-12 partnership program with the support of federal dollars.

  • Wichita State announces $200K in grants 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:04 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita State University has announced a total of $200,000 in grants to 11 area school districts for engineering education.

  • Texas board ducks Mexican-American studies vote 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:22 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Board of Education bypassed voting Wednesday on a hotly debated proposal to create a statewide Mexican-American studies course as a high school elective, instead simply asking publishers to submit textbooks for such a class and several other ethnic studies topics by the 2016-2017 school year.

  • Wisconsin seeks answer to student achievement gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:21 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin had the worst achievement gap between black and white students among states last year, and officials shouldered the blame Wednesday while putting the onus on teachers to address the issue.

  • Teens adept at social media get privacy training 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:58 pm
  • CLAYTON, Missouri - In an age of increased online government surveillance and targeted social media ads, the notion of privacy as a classroom subject worthy of distinct study is gaining momentum far beyond the narrow niches of First Amendment lawyers and computer hackers.