Love snow days? They're becoming a thing of the past

Education
Why aren’t there more female engineers? In U.S. universities, just 12 percent of engineering professors are women. Only 11 percent of engineers are female. Yet according to the Washington Post, women receive 20 percent of the engineering degrees awarded yearly. Researchers have long wondered about this divide. Th... - Posted on January 23, 2015
Coach motivates her girls, both on and off the court The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a room off the gymnasium. A basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably. When Dorothy Gaters finally speaks, her message is familiar and firm. As usual, it's ab... - Posted on January 12, 2015
Students push lawmakers to protect turtles The slow and steady efforts of students at a New Jersey environmental science school to protect turtles are about to pay off. They've gotten state legislators to introduce a bill making it illegal to catch or take diamondback terrapins from the wild. It would require the sta... - Posted on January 5, 2015
Technology's great, but it could eliminate snow days One of the best parts of winter could be melting away for many Indiana students. Snow days are becoming more rare. The state's Department of Education will allow many schools to hold online learning days. They would be used in cases of inclement weather. Students won't miss ... - Posted on January 5, 2015
Students stand up, rally against cyberbullying Students at a Vermont high school are winning praise for their efforts to fight back against online bullying. After a burst of negative posts on an anonymous school news app, students at Rutland High School organized a counterattack. They petitioned the creators of the After... - Posted on December 16, 2014
Dakota students need more than Lady Gaga to graduate If you don't know how many voting members are in the U.S. House of Representatives, or answers to numerous other questions asked of immigrants trying to become American citizens, then you may not get through high school in North Dakota. The state's first lady has joined educ... - Posted on December 8, 2014
Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq Ann Khalid did not feel well. But she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet. That's no easy path in Iraq, a country for years torn by conflict. "M... - Posted on November 24, 2014
“You can be cool and you can be smart” Kelly Mathews is on a mission. She wants to get more girls interested in STEM, which is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. For Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn. "I want her to look at things and wonde... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Love snow days? They're becoming a thing of the past She's no Grinch about it, but Lynn Grewing is the principal who stole snow days. The early arrival of wintry weather in the Midwest gave Grewing an opening to test out a virtual class day at St. Cloud Cathedral high school in central Minnesota. She is having students whip ou... - Posted on November 14, 2014