Initiative aims to help students excel in A.P. science classes (The New York Times): The National Math and Science Initiative is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve STEM instruction and has helped hundreds of high schools ramp up their Advanced Placement classes. At Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, NMSI has a goal of helping 55 students pass A.P. tests this year — up from 13 last year.
‘Angry Birds’ creator releases early childhood learning program (The Washington Post): Finland-based Rovio Entertainment is looking to build on the viral game’s early success with a new early childhood program called Angry Birds Playground. The new curriculum is largely based on free play and physical exercise.
WWU makes provost’s position permanent: Western Washington University has named Brent Carbajal as provost and vice president for academic affairs.
- More than 275 colleges still have room for late applicants (Los Angeles Times)
- Student suffers life-threatening gunshot wound at Georgia college (AP)
- Poll: Prestigious colleges won’t make you happier in life or work (NPR)
- A grandmother’s quest to overcome early learning barriers (The Hechinger Report)