Math and science education

In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Ky., Travis Brenda, a teacher at Rockcastle County High School, speaks during an interview. Brenda, a Republican running for the state House of Representatives, is challenging Jonathan Shell, a key member of the Republican leadership team that has orchestrated the teacher pension bill, the tax increases and the charter school bill. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
May 23, 2018 - 5:41 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Teachers across the country have left their classrooms this spring to protest at state capitols, closing schools to win pay raises and better funding in mostly Republican-controlled states. But their most disruptive act yet may well have come Tuesday night in Kentucky, where a...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2015, file photo, Diane Douglas, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, meets with reporters in Phoenix. The Arizona Department of Education is considering changes to school science standards, including instances when it may remove or alter references to evolution. Douglas said the proposed changes reflect that parts of evolution are only theory. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Education is considering changes to school science standards, including instances when it may remove or alter references to evolution. The state's superintendent of public instruction said the proposed changes reflect that parts of evolution are only theory...
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In this photo taken Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Ky., Travis Brenda, a teacher at Rockcastle County High School, speaks during an interview. Brenda, a Republican running for the state House of Representatives, is challenging Jonathan Shell, a key member of the Republican leadership team that has orchestrated the teacher pension bill, the tax increases and the charter school bill. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
May 23, 2018 - 10:14 am
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher has taken a leading politician to school, defeating him in the GOP primary for a state House seat. Following weeks of protests at the state Capitol, Republican voters in central Kentucky ousted state House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell on Tuesday in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, Shelly Ellis teaches fourth-grade students in a newly air conditioned classroom at Bement Elementary School in Bement, Ill. The results of the latest Nation’s Report Card are in and the news isn’t good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders’ scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading. Overall, only roughly a third of American eighth-graders are proficient in reading and math along with about 40 percent of fourth-graders. (AP Photo/David Mercer, File)
April 10, 2018 - 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders' scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading, according to results released Tuesday on the National...
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March 31, 2018 - 4:01 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — UNC Wilmington says it has been approved to establish a dual degree program between the school and a university in China. A news release from the school says UNCW is one of a handful of institutions of higher education approved to offer joint programs in a variety of...
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March 16, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — Threats have been made to an Idaho school where a biology teacher was accused of feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle and police in response stepped up school security. Police Chief Mike Peterson in the small, southeastern town of Preston said Friday the threats were vague but...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 1985 file photo, Christa McAuliffe tries out the commander's seat on the flight deck of a shuttle simulator at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts on the International Space Station will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes. (AP Photo)
January 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station. As NASA's...
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January 04, 2018 - 11:55 pm
ARMOREL, Ark. (AP) — Eighth-grade science students have used a 3-D printer to create a prosthetic leg for a duck found without a foot shortly after he hatched. The students in northeastern Arkansas created the leg at Armorel High School's environmental and spatial technology lab for an 8-month-old...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry speak during the daily briefing at the White House. Trump nominees to top science, health jobs often are missing something: advanced science degrees. An Associated Press analysis of nominees to top science jobs found that almost 60 percent don’t have advanced degrees in science, but more than 60 percent of their Obama predecessors did. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 05, 2017 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it's moving slower as well. Of 43 Trump administration nominees in...
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October 29, 2017 - 4:50 pm
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A photograph of a New Hampshire college student that went viral on social media is bringing her dreams of becoming a model closer to reality. Anok Yai (uh-NUCK yie) grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and is a sophomore at Plymouth State University. The Boston Globe reports...
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