Category Archives: Education

High School student scores perfect ACT score

High school senior Isaac Hanemann has no plans to follow in his father’s footsteps to become an agribusiness consultant. “It’s a lot of writing and writing; it’s just not for me,” he said. Instead, he’s a man of science. “Right now I really want to go into research for physics” Hanemann said. “I want to… Read More »

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school. Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed… Read More »

More Religion, Less Science for Indonesian Students

Indonesia has recently pilot tested a new curriculum in over 6,000 schools which instantly drew controversy after it removed science, English, social sciences, and information technology (IT) as separate subjects in favor of Bahasa Indonesia, nationalism and religious studies. The reduction of subject load is meant to give students more time to attend other educational… Read More »

Scientific Study Proves TV Making Kids Dumber

The study found that every hourly increase in daily television viewing at 29 months of age is associated with diminished vocabulary and math skills, classroom engagement (which is largely determined by attention skills), victimization by classmates, and physical prowess at kindergarten, according to Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine children's… Read More »

Girls say vindicated by U.S. court win over ‘Boobies’ bands

Two girls suspended from a U.S. school for refusing to remove “I (heart sign) Boobies!” bracelets supporting breast cancer awareness said on Tuesday they feel vindicated by a U.S. appeals court decision that says their free speech rights were violated. Via Reuters: Oddly Enough http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/oddlyEnoughNews/~3/qp5BcR3AJ4c/story01.htm

Video: Learn the Periodic Table of Elements song

Whether you need to brush up on your chemistry, or just love it when someone sets the Periodic Table to music, AsapSCIENCE’s The NEW Periodic Table Song is for you. This rundown of the elements in numerical order is set to Jacques Offenbach’s Infernal Galop, but was otherwise written, produced, and performed by Mitchell Moffit.… Read More »

“Buycott” App Lets You Boycott Monsanto And More By Scanning Items in Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year's annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft MSFT +0.94% programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe barcodes to check whether conservative billionaire industrialists Charles and… Read More »

Louisiana counts the cost of teaching creationism – in reputation and dollars

… GOP Governor Bobby Jindal defends anti-evolution education policy, but it costs his state millions in science-based business Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal endorsed teaching creationism in public schools, by way of the state’s creationism law, a misnamed and misguided piece of legislation called the Louisiana Science Education Act. In a recent interview with NBC News,… Read More »

For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia

The scientists who were recruited to appear at a conference called Entomology-2013 thought they had been selected to make a presentation to the leading professional association of scientists who study insects. But they found out the hard way that they were wrong. The prestigious, academically sanctioned conference they had in mind has a slightly different… Read More »

Ohio school sends boy, 5, home over mohawk haircut

An Ohio kindergartner was forced to stay home from class after a school district said he couldn't attend — because of his mohawk haircut. Officials from the Clark Shawnee School District in Springfield, Ohio, sent 5-year-old Ethan Clos home on Wednesday, saying his haircut was a disturbance to teachers and students in the classroom, WHIO… Read More »

Video: School Bus 52: A Farm On Wheels

… The brightly painted bus uses a system of pumps and filters to turn the used kitchen oil into biodiesel as fuel. The inside no longer has any of the iconic school bus seats but rather is equipped with workbenches filled by plant pots, a compost bin, and even a cage big enough for chickens.… Read More »

How Medical Ripoffs Threaten Your Health Security

Industry, by corrupting science has caused a double dose of harm. First, as the Mecola article below states, medical doctors are performing unnecessary and even harmful procedures. The other problem is a resulting lack of trust in science which opens the doors for people to spend money and time on alternative medicine which is also… Read More »