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West Virginia agency to hold science fair focused on water

Nov. 20, 2019 4:37 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is set to hold a science fair focused on water. The state environmental department on Tuesday announced it’s throwing the first annual Wild and Wonderful Water Science Fair on February 17. The event is open to fifth graders in Kanawha County. The idea is for...

Parents upset students opened child-proof bottles at school

Nov. 19, 2019 4:15 PM EST

LELAND, Ill. (AP) — Parents of students at a northern Illinois elementary school are angry after an older student led an experiment that asked their children to open child-proof medicine bottles. Parents were not told in advance about Friday’s project at Leland Elementary School in LaSalle County....

Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

Nov. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to call for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day. The union-organized rally...

Trustees approve new degree program for UW

Nov. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees has approved a new computer science education certificate program that will help Wyoming K-12 teachers become qualified to teach computer science curriculum. The Laramie Boomerang reports that the computer science certificate program...

Test turnaround: Oostburg schools now among Wisconsin elite

Nov. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OOSTBURG, Wis. (AP) — Kevin Bruggink knew something didn't add up. His small-town eastern Wisconsin school district had a reputation for talented teachers and strong community support. In his 12 years in Oostburg, he'd come to feel it was deserved. But they didn't have the test scores to show it. For five...

Cutting-edge satellite built by UW students

Nov. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Just be thankful there are students like Paige Northway and Nathan Wacker, two University of Washington students who think it’s neat to work on stuff like a satellite the size of a shoebox. For most of us, all that is beyond our comprehension. But that’s how things move forward...

1st University of Minnesota small satellite now in space

Nov. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota senior Jenna Burgett was on bleachers two miles from the NASA Virginia launching site on Nov. 2, watching a rocket launch into space that carried a small satellite she and other students helped create. “The sound hits you and from two miles away ... the...

These Olathe middle schoolers want to fix the planet

Nov. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Middle schoolers in the Kansas City area are paying close attention to Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists making waves across the world. They're also proposing their own solutions for global warming. "I like to see kids taking action about what might happen in the...

Applications open for scholarship to fill WVa teaching jobs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are now open for a scholarship meant to draw recent high school graduates interested in becoming math, science, elementary and special education teachers to West Virginia. News outlets report the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program will provide up to $10,000 per...

3 universities, medical center get $1B to teach and research

Nov. 13, 2019 11:46 AM EST

Three universities and a health care institution are sharing a gift of more than $1 billion that’s one of the largest in the history of higher education, they announced Wednesday. Receiving $260 million apiece will be Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Southern...