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Stories with subject: Math and science education
  • Kentucky ACT results lagging national levels 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:32 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky students improved but still lag behind national averages for ACT college-readiness benchmarks in four core subjects, with the biggest deficit in math scores.

  • Teacher survey shows concerns with test prep, evaluations 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:55 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - With new tests on the way in math and English for students in grades three through 11, a new survey shows Tennessee teachers worried that they're spending too much time on testing and test preparation.

  • No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:17 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam.

  • Vermont releases statewide assessment test results 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 12:01 pm

    BARRE, Vermont - Vermont education officials are releasing the results of the first statewide assessment tests aligned with the Common Core standards.

  • Auburn graduates first class from brewing program 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 8:52 am

    OPELIKA, Alabama - Auburn University faculty and doting families gathered at Red Clay Brewing Company in Opelika to celebrate the graduation of 14 nontraditional students who made up the school's inaugural Brewing Science and Operations graduate certificate program.

  • Scientist behind the return of "The X-Files" to television 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 9:04 am

    COLLEGE PARK, Maryland - It was long past 2 one recent Wednesday morning when Anne Simon finally arrived back at her hotel room in central Vancouver. She had just clocked 15 hours on her feet. Most people in this situation would sleep in. But Simon set her alarm for early - and was awake long before it rang.

  • College students dive in to marine life at Rosario Beach 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 6:16 am

    ANACORTES, Washington - An exciting summer recently came to a close for 59 college students studying marine biology at a beach-side campus on Rosario Bay.

  • WVU gets training grant from NIOSH 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:38 pm

    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - A federal grant will enable West Virginia University to continue to offer advanced training to physicians and engineering students.

  • Proposed Nebraska math standards aimed at deep understanding 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:59 am

    OMAHA, Nebraska - The proposed Nebraska math standards are aimed at providing elementary and middle school students with a deeper understanding of the subject so they won't stumble when they confront tougher math problems later, according to one of the people who contributed to the proposals.

  • Tennessee officials: New test will better measure progress 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:19 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State education officials said Thursday that new assessments in math and English for students in grades three through 11 will provide a better measurement of their progress and make sure they're on track to succeed after graduation.

  • New Alaska test scores show students lag in reading, math 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:58 pm

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Results from Alaska's new standardized tests show that fewer students are proficient in math and reading than previous tests indicated.

  • Committee begins review of Louisiana education standards 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:16 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Amid an ongoing political storm over Common Core educational standards for public schools, a state committee began Wednesday to review Louisiana's educational benchmarks - but some feared the deadline is too short and the panel would end up rebranding the controversial standards that started the debate.

  • Panel revising Common Core standards: Change requires money 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:27 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - When changes to Common Core standards are finalized in North Carolina, classrooms will need to receive updated books and schools will need money to hire enough teachers, a subcommittee said Monday.

  • University teams with high schools to study watershed 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 4:13 am

    KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Saginaw Valley State University students and faculty members are teaming up with local high school students to do research in the Saginaw area during the Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center summer program.

  • Vernon Adams passes final class to join Oregon story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 10:33 pm

    Quarterback Vernon Adams passed the math he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington and join the Oregon Ducks.

  • About 20 percent of NY students refused to take spring tests 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 5:08 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - About 20 percent of New York's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the statewide English and math tests given in the spring, the state's education chief said, acknowledging the opt-outs affected assessment data released Wednesday, which otherwise showed a slight uptick in overall student achievement.

  • W.Va. students' literacy scores top national projections 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 2:04 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Preliminary test results show West Virginia students' literacy proficiency scores have exceeded national projections.

  • Some districts battle shortage of teachers as school begins story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 2:25 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - As students return to their classrooms this year, some may find fewer teachers waiting to greet them.

  • Kids score well in English, low in math on new Missouri test 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 3:29 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Most Missouri students scored at least at proficient levels in English on a new statewide test last school year, while students in most grades scored lower in math, according to data released Tuesday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  • Osceola High School gets $1.3M grant to help keep teachers 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 3:34 pm

    OSCEOLA, Arkansas - Osceola High School has received a three-year, $1.3 million federal grant to help it keep teachers and boost students' math and literacy scores.

  • UMass receives grant for transfer engineering students 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 3:52 am

    AMHERST, Massachusetts - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to support students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering.

  • Utah education officials to further revise science standards 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 4:40 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Members of the Utah State Board of Education plan to revise a proposed set of middle school science standards after feedback from parents, teachers and other citizens.

  • Some Illinois students to take new science exam in 2016 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:58 pm

    CHICAGO - A new online science exam that will be introduced to some students this coming school year signals a change in the way the subject is taught in Illinois.

  • Teachers hope to take guitar-themed lessons into classrooms 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:10 pm

    LARAMIE, Wyoming - Dave Haggadone traveled all the way from Lansing, Michigan, to master the art of building an electric guitar.

  • Lazy summer days harder to come by in North Jersey 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 11:29 am

    GLEN ROCK, New Jersey - The freewheeling summer celebrated in countless songs and poems isn't so carefree for many students who come home from school in June with hefty homework assignments that span grades and subjects.