Latest Math and science education News

Wisconsin test scores show post-pandemic academic slide

Sep. 29, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Test scores for Wisconsin grade school students show declines since the coronavirus pandemic and persistent gaps, though there were signs of progress in the last school year. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday on the math and language arts tests for...

Spelman College to get $5.7M to expand science, math faculty

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A foundation that promotes science and math research is giving Atlanta's Spelman College $5.7 million. The New York-based Simons Foundation announced the gift Wednesday to the historically Black private women's college. Spelman said the money will pay...

Oregon students' math, reading skills plummet post-pandemic

Sep. 22, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The math, reading and writing skills of Oregon students have plummeted in the wake of the pandemic and the school disruptions that came with it, state education officials said. Testing from spring 2022 shows students who were already behind before the pandemic...

New York poised to strengthen oversight of nonpublic schools

Sep. 12, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

New York is poised to strengthen its oversight of private and religious schools following years of complaints that thousands of children are graduating from ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools lacking basic academic skills, including the ability to read English. A Board of Regents...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 07, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 1, 2022. Editorial: More bad news on student test scores Too many Minnesota kids continue to struggle with math and reading. Once again, Minnesota students are returning to a new school year with news of poor...

Tennessee school touts engineering physics accreditation

Sep. 06, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Austin Peay State University recently earned accreditation from ABET for its bachelor of science program in engineering physics. ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing,...

New assessments show New Mexico students still struggling

Sep. 01, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most New Mexico students are not proficient when it comes to math, science or language arts, but top education officials said Thursday they have “concrete specific strategies” to get the state on a path to where it sees improvements each year. Public...

Kansas district settles lawsuit over student pronouns

Aug. 31, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

A Kansas school district will pay a former middle school teacher $95,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed after she was disciplined for refusing to use a student's preferred pronouns, her attorneys announced Wednesday. Pamela Ricard, a former math teacher at Fort Riley Middle School,...

High-stakes year begins for kids still learning to read

Aug. 31, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Five of the 19 students in teacher Chelsea Grant’s third grade classroom are reading below grade level. When it’s time to read aloud on a recent Friday, the students show vastly different levels of skill and confidence. “Remember you read with...

Missouri to ban sexual images in school library books

Aug. 26, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law outlawing books with sexually explicit images from school libraries is about to take effect. Starting Sunday, it will be a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail or a $2,000 fine for librarians and other educators to give...