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  • Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world

    Preserved in plaque of ancient teeth, a fossilized microbial world
    Scientists have discovered the DNA of millions of tiny organisms entombed in the ancient dental plaque of four medieval skeletons.  The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, have implications for research into what our ancestors ate, how...
  • SAT getting major overhaul starting spring 2016

    SAT getting major overhaul starting spring 2016
    The College Board announced today that it is overhauling the SAT, starting in spring 2016. Here are some of the changes, according to the CollegeBoard.org site: * The SAT will be offered in print and in some places on computer. * The three...
  • Arlington Heights D25 middle schools to start teaching high school geometry

    Arlington Heights D25 middle schools to start teaching high school geometry
    In order for students to meet Common Core standards in math, a geometry class using high school curriculum will be taught at Arlington Heights School District 25 middle schools starting in the fall, officials said. The curriculum used in Township High...
  • How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America's kids

     How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America's kids
    Imagine you had to take an art class in which you were taught how to paint a fence or a wall, but you were never shown the paintings of the great masters, and you weren't even told that such paintings existed. Pretty soon you'd be asking, why study art?...
  • Downers Grove school officials look to update books

    Downers Grove school officials look to update books
    Downers Grove's high school district wants to get new textbooks to replace tomes that are several years old. Community High School District 99 administrators recently proposed new books for six classes, including four Advanced Placement courses. Supt....
  • Common Core for schools: Boon? Horror? You tell me

    You would have thought that after 45 states leaped forward to adopt the Common Core curriculum standards for their schools, the only issue going forward would be how to make this big change happen in the smoothest and most successful way. Instead, the...
  • Martian 'Jelly Doughnut' A Geologist's Delight

    I was delighted by the recent discovery of a mysterious rock on Mars that looks like a jelly doughnut and caused a brief scientific sensation. To see that much excitement brought to bear on any rock made the geo-educator in me feel pleased. Alas,...
  • Florida's state: We're fit but poor. We can do better

    Florida's state: We're fit but poor. We can do better
    Last week, President Barack Obama declared the state of the union "strong." Big deal. Virtually every president in modern times has described the union's state as "strong," even when the country was immersed in a deep recession or a bloody war. We...
  • Let there be light: Cosmologists reconsider epoch of reionization

    Scientists call it the epoch of reionization, the period in which a newborn universe went from darkness to light as the first stars, galaxies and black holes began forming and radiating energy. In a paper published Thursday in Nature, researchers are...
  • Incentives paying off for students in AP program in Harford

    Incentives paying off for students in AP program in Harford
    It was an uncommon partnership for a Maryland school and an aerospace company. In 2012, Boeing agreed to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into one Harford County high school to improve Advanced Placement achievement in hopes that students —...
  • AP courses are a good deal for students and their parents [Letter]

    AP courses are a good deal for students and their parents  [Letter]
    While I appreciate letter writer Linda Jacobs' position regarding Advanced Placement courses, for her to call them foolishness is excessive and lacks any appreciation of what the purpose of an AP course is ("AP courses don't equal education," Jan. 22)....