- Computer science demand forces state's colleges to ramp up Updated: Apr-30-16 3:06 am
SEATTLE - Four years after graduating from the University of Washington, Audra Linsenmayer began to realize that the job opportunities were few for someone who had majored in English and psychology, as she had.
- Teacher to run 5K race 6 months after double lung transplant Updated: Apr-29-16 12:20 pm
BOSTON - Six months to the day after undergoing a life-saving double lung transplant, a Boston school teacher who was born with a disease that robs him of lung capacity is running a 5K charity road race this weekend.
- South Carolina's Martin honored in hometown Updated: Apr-28-16 12:29 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin has been honored his hometown of Miami this week.
- Nearly 400K Virginia students to take shorter SOL math tests Updated: Apr-28-16 4:38 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Nearly 400,000 Virginia elementary and middle school students will take shorter Standards of Learning math tests this spring.
- The Latest: High schooler hurt while combining chemicals Updated: Apr-27-16 6:42 pm
WESTMINSTER, Colorado - The latest on a high school student injured by a chemical explosion (all times local):
- Business leaders call for more early education funding Updated: Apr-27-16 2:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois business leaders say they want the state to invest more money in early education to meet the demands of a growing job market centered on math and science.
- Augustana receives $1M donation for buildings, endowment Updated: Apr-27-16 11:04 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Augustana University has received a $1 million donation toward a student activities center, a science building and an endowment to support athletics.
- Campbell County's education project draws national attention Updated: Apr-27-16 2:06 am
GILLETTE, Wyoming - The video cameraman and sound man weaving their way through Jami Howe's fourth-grade classroom during a science project is clear evidence that Campbell County's work on teaching science is breaking boundaries.
- Rockford school district hoping to expand robotics clubs Updated: Apr-25-16 6:27 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Rockford schools are hoping to start robotics clubs district-wide in an effort to teach students science, technology, engineering and math skills.
- Illinois college adds major in brewing amid craft beer boom Updated: Apr-24-16 8:20 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - An Illinois university has a new accredited degree in fermentation science to train future brewers, distillers and vintners.
- Columbia middle school teacher the state Teacher of the Year Updated: Apr-21-16 7:37 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A middle school math teacher from Columbia is South Carolina's new Teacher of the Year.
- Amnesty calls on Sudan to investigate killing of student Updated: Apr-20-16 2:25 pm
CAIRO - Amnesty International is calling on the Sudanese government to investigate the killing of an 18-year-old university student it says came at the hands of intelligence agents.
- Missouri education officials approve new English, math goals Updated: Apr-19-16 6:27 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri became the latest state to adopt a new set of education benchmarks to replace the national Common Core standards, ditching the benchmarks Tuesday following conservative backlash.
- Report: Lawrence school improving under state receivership Updated: Apr-19-16 12:11 am
BOSTON - Lawrence public schools have begun turning around since the state placed the system into receivership in 2011.
- Florida teen's science project catches Obama's eye Updated: Apr-18-16 12:03 pm
BOCA RATON, Florida - A 14-year-old Florida girl's science project caught the eye of President Obama during the White House Science Fair.
- Mitchell science teacher earns national award Updated: Apr-17-16 9:30 am
MITCHELL, South Dakota - A Mitchell science teacher has been recognized with a national award.
- Omaha-based medical school gets grant for science literacy Updated: Apr-16-16 6:15 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska Medical School in Omaha has received a renewal of a $1.25 million national grant to help strengthening the math and science curriculum among Native American youth in Nebraska and South Dakota.
- Risky change in teaching pays off at Bellevue high school Updated: Apr-16-16 3:05 am
SEATTLE - About six years ago, Sammamish High School teachers decided to take a risky departure from how they had been teaching - providing fewer lectures and more opportunities for students to work together applying what they were learning to real-world problems.
- Arkansas Board of Education adopts new math standards Updated: Apr-15-16 1:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Board of Education has adopted new math standards for grades kindergarten through 12, which revises more than half of the national Common Core standards that are now in place.
- iPad vs. paper: Teachers report big difference Updated: Apr-14-16 10:02 am
BEND, Oregon - Bringing iPads into second-grade math class made little difference for students but a big difference for teachers, according to research at a Bend elementary school.
- Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning Updated: Apr-14-16 12:03 am
WASHINGTON - It's time for a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren - one that spotlights the importance of science, social studies and the arts, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says.
- Obama touts robots, US ingenuity at White House Science Fair Updated: Apr-13-16 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON - They came with eco-glue and Lego launchers. Their tag board displays were filled with charts, graphs and research on pollution. There were no little kids with plaster volcanoes in this crowd. But there was a trash-eating robot.
- Tennessee officials revamps structure of remedial classes Updated: Apr-12-16 1:48 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - State officials have restructured how remedial courses at Tennessee colleges operate.
- U. of Michigan students to get CPR training on way to class Updated: Apr-12-16 10:25 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Students at the University of Michigan are being offered CPR training as they head to and from class.
- UA cancels workshop after teachers fail to recommend career Updated: Apr-11-16 3:41 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - A University of Arizona effort to encourage high school seniors to become math teachers has fallen flat because teachers are reluctant to recommend their own career path.