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  • Interest in science, not ability, builds trust in climate science (ars technica)

    Interest in science, not ability, builds trust in climate science (ars technica)

    Studies of how people perceive climate science paint a depressing picture—one in which ideology overwhelms evidence. Not only does opinion about the science break down along ideological lines, but knowledge of science seems to make matters worse, accentuating the partisan divide. Those studies have always been somewhat dissatisfying, though, as they leave little room for anyone to dispassionately evaluate the …Read More
  • NC State breaks ground for new $150M engineering building, announces $25M gift (WRAL)

    NC State breaks ground for new $150M engineering building, announces $25M gift (WRAL)

    North Carolina State University broke on its next major building project, a 250,000 square-foot Centennial Campus engineering building partially funded by the passage of the May 2016 Connect NC Bond referendum, last week. During the ceremony, the university unveiled the building’s name: Fitts-Woolard Hall, which comes as the result of a $25 million gift from alumni Edward P. Fitts Jr. …Read More
  • West Virginia Department of Education wants to improve student achievement in math (WVNews)

    West Virginia Department of Education wants to improve student achievement in math (WVNews)

    With new national data spotlighting how West Virginia students fair in reading and math, the state education department is gearing up to consider new ways to improve student achievement in the latter subject. A federal education agency released scores from the National Assessment of Education Progress last week, an exam which is commonly referred to as “The Nation’s Report Card.” …Read More

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