Final Rules For K-12 Standardized Testing ReleasedAiming to reduce test-taking in America's classrooms, the Obama administration has released final rules to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must take each year.
Math A Concern For US Teens; Science, Reading Flat On TestThe latest global snapshot of student performance shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading.
Nobel Physics Prize Awarded To 3 For Topology WorkDavid Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, all professors at universities in the U.S., were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics for revealing the secrets of exotic matter such as superconductors.
Arlington ISD Students Stressed After STAAR Test GlitchSome students taking the STAAR tests Tuesday didn't know what to think when all of a sudden their answers disappeared.
Is Algebra An Unnecessary Stumbling Block In Schools?Who needs algebra? That question, muttered by many a frustrated student over the years, has become a vigorous debate among American educators, sparked by a provocative new book.
Record Number Of Astronaut Wannabes Apply To NASAI guess the phrase 'to infinity, and beyond' really caught on! Apparently, space travel never looked so good. NASA has announced that it received a record number of applicants for its next astronaut class.
New Prime Number Sets Record With 22.3 Million DigitsMathematicians at the University of Central Missouri have discovered a prime number that is so large that it would take about 6,000 pages of paper to print, the school announced Thursday.
Paschal Student Is Semifinalist In Intel Science Talent SearchWyatt Reeves is one of only 11 students in Texas to receive such an honor and only 300 in the country.
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.
Engineer Urges Girls To Smash StereotypesToday’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.