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Stories with subject: Math and science education
  • A Princeton plasma physicist goes to Trenton story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:50 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A physicist who spends his days lecturing about how to re-create conditions at the center of the sun has managed to alter conditions in the Legislature - by upending a Republican incumbent political experts had expected to win.

  • Fitzgerald sees each of her students as a gift 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:32 am

    VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Vicksburg Intermediate School teacher LouAnn Fitzgerald had two driving forces that led to her 15-year career in education.

  • EXCHANGE: Fire training buildings adapt to versatile needs 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 10:23 am

    PLAINFIELD, Illinois - Smoke billowed Tuesday out of a building behind the Plainfield Fire Protection District headquarters as firefighting crews geared up to enter and look for survivors.

  • Girls Who Code: FSU Panama City training female students 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:28 pm

    PANAMA CITY, Florida - Florida State University Panama City is now teaching a "Girls Who Code" program, which focuses on teaching computer coding to female students in grades six to 12.

  • Biology building damaged at Pennsylvania's Allegheny College 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 9:21 am

    MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania - A biology building was expected to reopen on the campus of Allegheny College after it was vandalized over the weekend.

  • Las Vegas school chemistry lab evacuated due to fumes 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 1:45 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A fire official says 34 students were evacuated from a Las Vegas high school chemistry lab and six teens and their teacher were checked by medics after a demonstration generated eye-stinging fumes.

  • Lowell schools renovations have ripple effect in small town 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 2:02 am

    LOWELL, Oregon - About 20 miles southeast of Eugene, this small town - with a population total of 1,045 - is undergoing some big changes.

  • Districts see no students score proficient on certain tests 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 12:40 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Small New Mexico school districts with large Native American populations have some of the lowest percentages of students testing proficient or better on new standardized tests, according to a review of state data by The Associated Press.

  • Embry-Riddle students seek to inspire 5th graders 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 6:35 am

    DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - Some Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students are helping boost the interest of local fifth graders in science, technology, engineering and math fields, commonly called STEM.

  • Mississippi proficiency levels dip, as expected, on new test 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 11:11 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Nearly half of Mississippi high school students met or exceeded expectations in English last year, while about 27 percent did so in algebra I, according to test results released Thursday.

  • Indiana State Board of Education delays diploma overhaul 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 4:55 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to delay adoption of stricter new diploma standards amid worries from parents and educators that the overhaul could limit the career potential of students who are struggling to find their way in the world.

  • School system to review safety protocols after class fire 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 7:10 am

    FAIRFAX, Virginia - The Fairfax County school system announced it will suspend all open-flame experiments in science classrooms until further notice.

  • Help for homework help: Teaching parents Common Core math 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 12:32 am

    WESTERLY, Rhode Island - Any adult who has tried to help a second-grader with homework has noticed math is not what it used to be. Now schools are unlocking the secrets of Common Core math for mystified parents.

  • Wayne State ready to host mortuary science open house 
    Updated: Oct-31-15 4:01 am

    DETROIT - Wayne State University's Mortuary Science Building is getting ready to host its annual open house.

  • New Mexico elementary students score low on new tests 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 5:48 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Only around a quarter of New Mexico students in grade 3 to 8 met proficiency or better benchmarks for reading and writing on new standardized tests, and less than 10 percent of the state's eighth-graders met expectations or better when it came to math, according to test results released Friday.

  • Gates hoping to inspire love of STEM through genealogy 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 1:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. hopes to trigger a love for science, technology and math among American students by turning them on to searching for their family roots.

  • 5 students injured in high school chemistry classroom fire 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 11:16 am

    FAIRFAX, Virginia - Fire and school officials say five students are hurt, including two with potentially life-threatening injuries, after a fire broke out in a chemistry classroom at a northern Virginia high school.

  • Maine reading and math test scores fall 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 5:02 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Tests scores show that Maine students' reading and math scores for fourth and eighth graders fell slightly or were not significantly different from the last time the National Assessment of Educational Progress test was administered.

  • Class chickens give students hands-on horticulture lessons 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 10:02 am

    CORVALLIS, Oregon - Early in College Hill High School teacher Cherie Taylor's horticulture class, she went to her car to retrieve the 11 half-grown chickens she had brought for students to care for during the class, only to find that the chickens had broken free from the cardboard box in which she transported them.

  • North Dakota awarded federal grant for education conference 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 2:02 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation says a more than $66,000 federal grant has been awarded to support a teachers' conference that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math.