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May 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Round-up: Initiative aims to improve A.P. scores, ‘Angry Birds’ releases educational program

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.

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