- Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm
SEATTLE - Preliminary results in Washington state from the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards show students are finding the new exams more challenging than the old state tests.
- 2 Nevada teachers honored by President Obama Updated: Jul-02-15 11:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Two northern Nevada teachers have been honored by President Obama for helping students succeed in the fields of math and science.
- Huron, Bon Homme teachers honored by Obama administration Updated: Jul-02-15 2:28 am
WASHINGTON - Two South Dakota teachers are among 108 nationwide to be recognized by the Obama administration for their efforts in teaching math and sciences.
- Minnesota testing to be reduced after lawmakers cut funding Updated: Jun-30-15 12:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Students will take significantly fewer statewide tests after Minnesota lawmakers cut the state's testing budget in half during a special legislative session earlier this month.
- Texas students' science project was aboard SpaceX rocket Updated: Jun-29-15 1:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Some Austin-area students have lost their science experiment in the weekend explosion of the unmanned SpaceX rocket after a launch from Florida.
- High schoolers' experiment lost again on launch failure Updated: Jun-28-15 8:07 pm
Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.
- UW professors show students highlights of engineering Updated: Jun-28-15 1:28 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - In an effort to promote the career fields of engineering and computer science, the University of Wyoming hosted 36 high school juniors and seniors from around the country this past week.
- Science teachers, minority students work on tech knowledge Updated: Jun-26-15 10:49 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The University of South Carolina is hosting science teachers and more than 100 minority high school students to enhance the students' science, technology, engineering and math skills.
- Test score results show gains in all high school subjects Updated: Jun-25-15 3:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State education officials say they're taking steps to address reading test scores that have remained relatively flat in early grade levels over the past five years.
- Kansas gets extension on No Child Left Behind waiver Updated: Jun-24-15 4:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas will get a three-year extension on its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, the U.S. Department of Education said this week.
- Iowa committee suggests computer science for high school Updated: Jun-24-15 5:49 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - A computer science committee has recommended to Gov. Terry Branstad's STEM Advisory Council that Iowa high school students should have to complete computer science coursework to graduate.
- Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials Updated: Jun-23-15 1:25 pm
The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not.
- Duval schools switch from textbooks to online printouts Updated: Jun-23-15 6:47 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Duval County is switching to a free online program for elementary math and reading.
- California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core Updated: Jun-22-15 12:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other - California - was conspicuously absent from the debate.
- Arkansas officials revise broadband plans for schools Updated: Jun-21-15 5:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas students could receive broadband network access twice as fast as originally planned under a revised proposal by state officials that could cost an additional $6 million.
- Test plans in limbo after education board keeps program Updated: Jun-20-15 3:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Board of Education's vote to stick with its existing student-testing program, bucking the governor's wishes, has left testing plans in limbo.
- Va. students find flooding fix for Mountain Run, park Updated: Jun-20-15 12:16 pm
CULPEPER, Virginia - When four Eastern View High School students learned about the recurring flooding of Mountain Run throughout Yowell Meadow Park at the intersection of Sperryville Pike and Blue Ridge Avenue, ideas to fix the problem began to flow.
- High school students head to factories for internships Updated: Jun-18-15 8:43 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - For as long as she can remember, Kelsey Towers-Jones has been fascinated by machines.
- Questions dropped, time added for Missouri teaching exams Updated: Jun-16-15 8:17 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Hopeful Missouri teachers will have more time to answer fewer questions on some certification exams after complaints that not enough candidates were passing, but the State Board of Education stopped short Tuesday of lowering the scores needed to pass.
- Grant aims to train more math and science teachers Updated: Jun-16-15 8:59 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - A new program at William Carey University could help reduce the shortage of math and science teachers in Mississippi, officials said.
- Few hitches in state math, reading tests this year Updated: Jun-15-15 5:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas students and schools should have access to their scores in September from this year's state math and reading tests that officials say went off with relatively few hitches.
- Secondary education programs returning to MSU-Northern Updated: Jun-14-15 12:30 pm
HAVRE, Montana - Montana State University-Northern has reinstated its programs for aspiring high school teachers and is enrolling students who want to teach high school science and physical education.
- Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he was forced to resign Updated: Jun-14-15 12:08 pm
LONDON - A week ago, Tim Hunt was a well-known Nobel Prize winner who was promoting science education throughout Europe and the world.
- Workshop puts school's aquaponics program in spotlight Updated: Jun-14-15 10:04 am
BOAZ, Alabama - Boaz Middle School science teacher Renee Adams must be doing something right in her advanced science class. She has a line of students wanting to take part.
- 8 get rabies shots after student brings bat to school Updated: Jun-12-15 5:47 pm
HELENA, Montana - Eight people in Montana are receiving rabies shots as a precaution after a middle school student found a bat at home and brought it to science class in a bag, health officials said.