NASCAR Promotes Math & Science For KidsIn a nod to the overlooked science behind races, NASCAR announced a commitment to promote STEM -- the buzzword for science, technology, engineering and math.
Average Texas SAT Math Scores Fall To 22-Year LowAverage statewide math scores on the SAT college entrance exam fell to 495 for this year's high school graduating class, the lowest score since 1992.
Engineering A Love For Science In KidsKevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.
‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For StudentsTeacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.
Texas Releases Math, Reading STAAR Results Almost 80 percent of fifth- and eighth-graders passed the Texas standardized math test on their first try this month while more than 75 percent passed the reading exam.
Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum OverhaulThe state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.
State Lawmakers Mull Curriculum ChangesTop members of the Texas House are mulling implementation of a new law that overhauled high school curriculum while easing standardized testing requirements.
Texas Gives Final OK To Dumping Algebra IIThe Texas Board of Education has approved a new high school curriculum that drops Algebra II as a graduation requirement for most high school students.
Texas To Offer 2 New Algebra II Alternatives Texas will develop two new math courses high school students can take in lieu of algebra II as it implements a major overhaul in academic curriculum.
Texas Abandons High School Algebra II RequirementTexas started a trend by making most of its high school students tackle algebra II. But eight years later, the state often watched for education policy is abandoning the requirement.
Education Board To Vote On New TextbooksThe Board of Education is casting critical votes Thursday on new science textbooks for use statewide, and on whether Algebra II should be a required high school course.
SMU Hosts Engineering CampGreg Needel said that it is his job to inspire students to see the fun side of his favorite subject -- especially girls, who notoriously shy away from science and math careers.