JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The educator chosen to lead the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science was a member of the school’s first graduating class in 1990.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a math initiative that will use instructional coaches, assessments and interventions to try to boost the state’s perpetually lagging test scores.
“The Cartographers,” by Peng Shepherd (William Morrow)

Nell Young has lived with maps her entire life, first as the only child of eminent cartographers and later as an expert in cartography herself.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — You may have heard through the grapevine that it’s Pi Day. That means a Maine teacher dubbed the “Pi Guy” is back at it.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education is providing 15 new math coaches to 30 Kindergarten through 8th Grade public schools to give instructional support to teachers and improve student outcomes.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s latest round of redistricting has been filed, this time by a conservation group, university mathematicians and voters who accuse Republican mapmakers of illegal partisan and racial gerrymandering.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fewer than one-third of elementary and middle school students in Indiana recorded passing scores on the latest round of state standardized tests, results released Wednesday show, confirming education officials’ concerns that the coronavirus pandemic has fueled substantial learnin
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station supply ship named after the Black NASA mathematician featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” rocketed into orbit Saturday, the 59th anniversary of John Glenn’s historic launch.
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois Chicago will get $3 million in federal funding over three years to create an undergraduate research mentoring program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, according to university officials.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has established a scholarship honoring pioneering Black mathematician Katherine Johnson.
MADRID (AP) — An international team of mathematicians whose theories have improved the compression of large digital files of data, including images and sound, will be recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in the Spanish-speaking world.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $3 million for math teachers in West Virginia through the West Virginia University Research Corp., the state’s two U.S. senators announced.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Three black astronauts joined hundreds of other mourners Saturday at a memorial service for pioneering African American mathematician and NASA researcher Katherine Johnson.
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mathematicians and geeks everywhere celebrated a rare occurrence Sunday, 02/02/2020, a kind of 8-digit palindrome that hasn’t happened for more than 900 years.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world’s best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science “superpower
Gerrymandering is one of those topics that makes U.S. Supreme Court justices squirm. The problem is that the Constitution gives elected lawmakers the power to draw the lines around legislative districts, and it’s hard for judges to determine when politicians have abused their rightful authority.
HELSINKI (AP) — An American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious international mathematics awards.
If mathematicians thought Fermat’s Last Theorem was a hard one to solve, maybe they should look at the ongoing problem of recruiting and retaining math teachers for West Virginia’s public school system.
Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her name.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her name.
Kryptos, the annual code-breaking contest, is on Thursday and the Central Washington University Mathematics Department invites all undergraduate students to participate.