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1/17/2018

A class of middle-school students in Washington is building math, engineering and collaboration skills by drawing designs for a new school. The students are working on budgets, classroom design and other elements of the project ahead of a local election to approve funding for building new schools in their district.

1/17/2018

About 62% of college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math fields are confident they'll find a job after graduation, compared with 28% of liberal arts students, a study finds. In addition, approximately 57% of students who spoke with faculty or advisers about job prospects felt confident about finding jobs, the data show.

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Inside Higher Ed
1/17/2018

A Massachusetts community college has created a certification program for students with learning disabilities to teach them office, computer and business skills. Students in the program spend three days each week in the classroom and two days in internship programs.

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1/17/2018

Students at an Ohio high school enrolled in anatomy, math and art studies learned about the heart from a cardiac doctor this week. Officials say the lessons were intended to teach students about careers in health care.

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Ohio school
1/17/2018

A high school in Connecticut plans to add 11 additional Advanced Placement courses over the next three years. The courses were selected based on feedback from students who were asked to rank 22 potential courses.

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Advanced Placement, AP
1/17/2018

Farmers in Delaware can nominate a school district in the state to receive grants to support science, technology, engineering and math education. The grants of $10,000 and $25,000 are provided through the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Program.

1/17/2018

Lawmakers in Michigan are considering abandoning a requirement that high-school students take the ACT Work Keys exam. The exam has been administered for about a decade, but some question whether it provides useful data.

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Michigan Radio
1/17/2018

A large, ancient burial mound has been found frozen and undisturbed in southern Siberia. The site is over 2,800 years old and may hold the remains of Scythian royals, according to archaeologists.

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Siberia
1/17/2018

Researchers are continually looking for ways to determine the speed at which the universe is expanding, but they have yet to settle on one explanation. Several recent studies have revealed discrepancies in the Hubble constant, the measure used to calculate the expansion rate.

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Science News
1/17/2018

Archaeologists are searching a site in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in search of the tomb of Tutankhamun's wife, Ankhesenamun. The site is near the tomb of the pharaoh Ay, who married Ankhesenamun after King Tut's death.

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Tutankhamun, Egypt