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Stories with subject: Math and science education
  • Common Core proficiency rate in Georgia below 40 percent 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 3:48 pm

    ATLANTA - When Georgia students took a new test based on Common Core standards last year, their rate of proficiency in English language arts and math was below 40 percent in each grade level, according to results released Thursday.

  • Oregon SAT scores show little change 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 10:31 am

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon's class of 2015 did about the same as the class of 2014 on the SAT college entrance exam.

  • Michigan State engineering tops 1,000 female students 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 2:46 am

    EAST LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan State University College of Engineering has more than 1,000 female undergraduate students for the first time as administrators try to recruit more women to the field.

  • Texas A&M locates unopened package with radioactive item 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:25 pm

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M University has located a box containing radioactive research material after the FedEx package was missing since last month.

  • Delaware congressional delegation touts education grant 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 2:19 am

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - Delaware's congressional delegation is touring a federal grant aimed at getting more minority students to take up careers in science and technology.

  • UCF students want to make bionic arms for Syrian children 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:02 am

    ORLANDO, Florida - University of Central Florida engineering students who have used 3-D printers to make prosthetic arms for children with missing limbs want to help children in Syria.

  • URI awarded grant to create writing program for sciences 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 11:22 am

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island has been awarded $500,000 to create a writing program for graduate students in the sciences.

  • GeoGirls take on science at Mount St. Helens 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:47 am

    MOUNT ST. HELENS, Washington - Mai Brodniak crouched on the bank of Coldwater Lake while Cynthia Gardner, a U.S. Geological Survey research geologist, showed her how to stack sieves with various sizes of screens to separate the lake's gravel by size.

  • As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:31 am

    LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

  • Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:18 pm

    Transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season.

  • Report: W.Va. high school grads ill-prepared for college 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:53 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A new report says many West Virginia high school graduates are ill-prepared for college.

  • 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.