- Michigan State engineering program gets boost from GE Updated: Feb-05-16 8:03 am
EAST LANSING, Michigan - A revamped third-floor lobby of a dorm on the campus of Michigan State University is designed to be a place for students to collaborate and learn.
- LaGrange College launches $21M project to boost sciences Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 am
LAGRANGE, Georgia - LaGrange College officials have announced a $21 million project to produce a 43,000-square-foot laboratory facility and renovate a 27,000-square-foot science building.
- Alabama Senate committee debates repealing Common Core Updated: Feb-04-16 8:18 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The debate over the state's education standards has begun again with a public hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core standards in Alabama public schools.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Feb-03-16 7:10 pm
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
- West Virginia school board member Wade Linger resigns Updated: Feb-03-16 5:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Board of Education member Wade Linger has resigned, citing frustration over what he called the state Legislature's long-term meddling with the board's work.
- House passes bill giving more credit for science, math Updated: Feb-03-16 11:47 am
ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving HOPE Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.
- Fifth-graders are budding engineers Updated: Feb-02-16 5:01 am
CHESTERTON, Indiana - There are budding scientists, designers and engineers in Sue Gore's fifth-grade class at Liberty Intermediate School in Chesterton.
- L'Anse students pilot hands-on science lessons Updated: Feb-02-16 4:10 am
L'ANSE, Michigan - Fact: Yeast is used to make bread. Fact: Yeast will thrive in a high-sugar environment. So, what happens when you put yeast in apple juice, or in water, or in a mix of the two? For that, you'll need an experiment. According to L'Anse sixth-graders, you'll probably remember the facts better after the experiment, too.
- Full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget address Updated: Feb-01-16 7:21 pm
The full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to lawmakers on Monday:
- Raimondo proposes free SAT, PSAT to encourage students Updated: Feb-01-16 3:56 pm
SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island - Rhode Island public high school students could be able to take the SAT and PSAT for free beginning in the next school year through an initiative proposed by Gov. Gina Raimondo to encourage teenagers to apply to college.
- Southern Indiana facility brings farm education to students Updated: Feb-01-16 8:25 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - In 1948, the U.S. War Assets Administration donated 220 acres of land near the former Freeman Army Airfield to Seymour Community School Corp.
- 30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalists gather Updated: Jan-28-16 2:52 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard Challenger 30 years ago.
- Michigan students getting online computer science courses Updated: Jan-28-16 4:01 am
EAST LANSNING, Michigan - Hundreds of students and teachers are gathering at Michigan State University for demonstrations of online computer science courses that are available across the state.
- Challenger disaster: McAuliffe's students go on to teach Updated: Jan-27-16 2:01 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Thirty years after the Concord High School class of '86 watched social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts perish when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart on live TV, a number of them have gone into teaching - and some wonder if, indirectly, the tragedy affected them enough that they wanted to make a difference, as she did.
- Lizard found in kindergartner's salad becomes new class pet Updated: Jan-26-16 3:38 pm
PRINCETON, New Jersey - A New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being refrigerated for days.
- Publisher Zuckerman announces US-Israel science initiative Updated: Jan-26-16 2:07 pm
NEW YORK - Real estate magnate and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman has announced a scholarship program to pay for American graduate students in the sciences to study in Israel.
- EXCHANGE: Teacher-student relationship built on chemistry Updated: Jan-26-16 8:11 am
STERLING, Illinois - For a teacher who will spend 45 minutes scrambling without stumbling, Steve Johnson is looking quite uncomfortable this Thursday afternoon. He's pinned behind his desk for an interview while his kids . er, sophomore students . enter his accelerated chemistry classroom.
- Rapid City students advance to National Science Bowl finals Updated: Jan-25-16 3:27 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A team of students from Rapid City Stevens High School has advanced to the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C.
- Michigan teen to receive White House computer science honor Updated: Jan-25-16 12:03 pm
UTICA, Michigan - A 17-year-old Macomb County girl will be honored by the White House for her efforts in expanding access to computer science education.
- Iowa educators change math education strategies Updated: Jan-23-16 10:48 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Ann Johnson encouraged students to explore math concepts with a real-world problem.
- Illinois Institute of Technology tries on tech name Updated: Jan-23-16 4:01 am
CHICAGO - Officially, Illinois Institute of Technology isn't changing its name.
- Brains vs. blizzards: Harvard students take on snow removal Updated: Jan-22-16 12:36 am
BOSTON - Winter is bearing down anew, and Harvard University students have been engineering new ways to deal with it.
- State school board approves tweaks to academic standards Updated: Jan-21-16 6:22 pm
CLINTON, Mississippi - Mississippi's state Board of Education unanimously adopted a series of minor changes to the state's academic standards Thursday, in what could be a quiet end to a controversy over the Common Core-linked guidance over what students should learn.
- In Tech: Minecraft for schools, Amazon Dash, data encryption Updated: Jan-20-16 8:22 pm
Microsoft is buying the educational version of Minecraft and has plans to create a bigger and better version of the popular world-building video game that's designed for classrooms.
- Meridian teacher wins $25,000 educator award Updated: Jan-20-16 6:38 pm
MERIDIAN, Mississippi - A Meridian teacher has received a big surprise for doing what she loves - educating students.