Math and science education

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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FILE--In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Jenny Parks, CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratories Foundation, criticizes a proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools that would omit or delete references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth, at a public hearing in Santa Fe, N.M. Public education officials in New Mexico have retreated from proposed science standards that would have deleted or omitted references to evolution, human contributions to global warming and Earth's age. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)
October 27, 2017 - 4:13 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public education officials in New Mexico have retreated from proposed science standards that would have deleted or omitted references to evolution, human contributions to global warming and Earth's age. Scores of scientists and engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory —...
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William Pockman (seated at table), a professor and chairman of the biology department at the University of New Mexico, speaks at a public hearing Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Santa Fe, N.M. Pockman said proposed state revisions to science standards for public schools would put local students at a disadvantage in the study of genetics in medicine and solutions to climate change. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
October 16, 2017 - 7:28 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2015, file photo shows telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. Hawaii's land board on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, granted a construction permit for a giant telescope on a mountain that Native Hawaiians consider sacred, a project that has divided the state. The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope has pitted people who say the instrument will provide educational and economic opportunities against those who say it will desecrate the state's tallest mountain, called Mauna Kea. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
September 29, 2017 - 4:23 am
HONOLULU (AP) — One of Hawaii's most divisive issues is centered on a largely barren, wintry mountain — its peak the highest point in the state — accessible via vehicles with four-wheel drive that can navigate a steep gravel road with sharp switchbacks. Breathing can be difficult up there at an...
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This illustration provided by Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) shows the proposed giant telescope on Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. A long-running effort to build one of the world's largest telescopes on the mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians is moving forward after a key approval Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, reopening divisions over a project that promises revolutionary views into the heavens but has drawn impassioned protests over the impact to a spiritual place. Hawaii's land board granted a construction permit for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope atop the state's tallest mountain, called Mauna Kea, but opponents vowed to keep fighting. Protesters willing to be arrested were successful in blocking construction in the past. (Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 11:29 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A long-running effort to build one of the world's largest telescopes on a mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians is moving forward after a key approval Thursday, reopening divisions over a project that promises revolutionary views into the heavens but has drawn impassioned protests...
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