Latest Academic transfer Stories

2014-07-23 23:00:54

NQF Board approves trial period to test impact of risk adjustment of performance measures for sociodemographic factors prior to making a permanent change to NQF policy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Board of Directors overwhelming ratified today a robust trial for a defined period that will assess the impact and implications of risk adjusting relevant quality measures for sociodemographic factors, prior to making a permanent change to NQF...

2014-05-20 23:16:25

One hundred forty four students and over thirty educators met in collaboration with leaders from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), Jobs for the Future and Bard Early College in an effort to gain Congressional support for Early College and Dual Enrollment programs nationwide. Students, ages 15-18, from seventeen MCNC affiliated schools encompassing nine states met with their congressional representatives and their legislative staffs to lobby for funding of...

Your High School Grade Point Average Could Affect Your Income
2014-05-19 03:08:44

University of Miami A team of researchers led by Michael T. French, professor of health economics at the University of Miami (UM), finds that high school grade point average (GPA) is a strong predictor of future earnings. The findings, published recently in the Eastern Economic Journal, show that a one-point increase in high school GPA raises annual earnings in adulthood by around 12 percent for men and 14 percent for women. Although previous studies have found a relationship between...

2014-05-06 08:38:08

Significant jump in inquiries for new work; slight decline in billings; more firms plan to hire. WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landscape architecture firms are reporting overall stability, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects' first quarter 2014 Business Quarterly survey. The survey indicated a quarter-to-quarter surge in inquiries from potential clients for new work, with a slight dip in billable hours. Hiring plans grew slightly from the last...

2014-04-29 23:16:50

Middle College National Consortium high school students from across the country will be lobbying Congress on May 1st in support of increased funding for Dual Enrollment Programs and Middle/Early College High Schools. In conjunction with this lobbying effort, Senator Christopher Coons, (Dem) from Delaware, has agreed to host an open Congressional briefing session on the need for increased funding for Dual Enrollment Programs and Middle Early College High Schools. New York, NY (PRWEB) April...

2014-03-12 04:22:46

Educators share rubrics and lesson plans designed to help improve classroom instruction and evaluate student assignments OAKLAND, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced Teaching Tools, an online resource for instructors at all levels to share rubrics and lesson plans with their colleagues. Teaching Tools already has more than 40 items, including rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and...

2014-02-20 12:31:31

District-wide license supported by custom training program helps instructors improve student evaluation across diverse population OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced that Phoenix Union High School District has licensed Turnitin for its sixteen high schools, allowing teachers in every discipline to check the work of more than 27,000 students for originality, as well as grade assignments and...

2013-09-18 23:20:37

Online Class Help brings new language course options, Graduate-level class-taking, last-minute homework help and essay specials for a worry-free Fall 2013 Semester. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Online Class Help, the class-taking service for successful adult students, proudly announced new class coverage for the Fall 2013 semester. Online Class Help is a US-based company that gets students a 3.0 or higher in any class, by either helping or taking any assignment for them. The...

2013-07-25 13:56:34

Attribution errors in candidates' performance seen in college, job applications Professionals evaluating graduate school or job applicants frequently attribute applicants' credentials to their personal qualities rather than their circumstances, according to research published July 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Samuel Swift from the University of California, Berkeley and colleagues from other institutions. Higher grading schools and work environments that make it easier to...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'