Math and science education

In this April 25, 2019, photo, science teacher Sarah Ott speaks to her class about climate literacy in Dalton, Ga. Teachers across the country describe struggles finding trustworthy materials to help them teach their students about climate change. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
May 15, 2019 - 4:45 am
When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to take on," said Allen, a teacher at...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 21, 2019, seventh grade students from Grace Academy in Hartford, Conn., work together on a robot using plans on a computer at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. Though less likely to study in a formal technology or engineering course, America's girls are showing more mastery of those subjects than their boy classmates, according to newly released national education data made public Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Jim Michaud/Journal Inquirer via AP, File)
April 30, 2019 - 1:25 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Though less likely to study in a formal technology or engineering course, America's girls are showing more mastery of those subjects than their boy classmates, according to newly released national education data. Known as "The Nation's Report Card," the latest findings made public...
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April 18, 2019 - 2:27 pm
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Middlebury College chemistry professor whose written exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence. The Vermont college said in a written statement last week that it's...
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Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi, center, reacts after winning the $1 million Global Teacher Prize in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 24, 2019 - 2:36 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Kenyan teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to the poor won a $1 million prize on Sunday for his work teaching in a government-run school that has just one computer and shoddy Internet access. The annual Global Teacher Prize was...
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FILE - In this June, 3, 2017, file photo, the sun sets behind Georgia Power's coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, in Juliette, Ga. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms in 2019, some politicians are pushing back against the scientific consensus that global warming is real and man-made. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)
March 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma state senator wants educators to be able to introduce...
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This undated photo provided by Greater Clark County Schools in Jeffersonville, Ind., shows a purse of a student who attended the school in the mid 1950s. It was recently discovered when a construction crew demolished part of the old Jeffersonville High School building. The purse, which contained a prom invitation, photos and other items from 1950s America, will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while demolishing part of an Indiana high school. (Greater Clark County Schools via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 11:06 am
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A purse containing a prom invitation, photos and other items from 1950s America will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while demolishing part of an Indiana high school. Martha Everett lost the black stitched purse more than six decades ago...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, Karen Pence holds a Bible as her husband, Vice President Mike Pence is sworn in during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Chris Stroop, a writer and activist, introduced the #ExposeChristianSchools category on Twitter in January 2019 shortly after news broke that Karen Pence would be teaching at a Christian school in northern Virginia that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as among the disqualifying criteria for prospective employees. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 02, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For their supporters, the thousands of Christian schools across America are literally a blessing — a place where children can learn in accordance with biblical teachings, untainted by the secular norms of public schools. To critics, many of these Christian schools venture too often...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A bus carrying college students and their instructors back from a botany field trip drove off a highway in a mountainous area on Friday, leaving 21 dead and 15 injured, police said. The bus plunged down a mountainous slope and rolled about 500 meters (1,640 feet), police...
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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Chinese scientist He claims he helped make world's first genetically edited babies: twin girls whose DNA he said he altered. He revealed it Monday, Nov. 26, in Hong Kong to one of the organizers of an international conference on gene editing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 27, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rebuke from China was fast and furious. A Chinese scientist who claimed he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by government bodies and by his own university. He Jiankui, a 34-year-old associate professor based in the southern Chinese...
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November 21, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A nearly silent, drone-sized aircraft has shown it can fly, thanks to a scientist who was inspired by watching "Star Trek" as a child. With neither propellers nor jets, the airplane gets its thrust by applying a strong electric field to the air. That general idea has been...
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