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2014-03-18 08:26:15

New digital experience to address nation's growing achievement gap VANCOUVER, Canada, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EverFi, Inc., the leading critical skills education company, announced today at the TED2014 Conference a major new initiative to use innovative technology to help counter the massive challenge of summer learning loss. EverFi's new digital learning experience, Verano - Summer Learning(TM), will actively drive consistent educational engagement for K-12 students in key...

2014-03-06 04:23:05

Leading Companies Make Commitments to Help Reskill Workers CHICAGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that, on average, a company loses more than $14,000 for every job that stays vacant for three months or longer? That one in six companies loses $25,000 or more?* Considering the fact that more than half (54 percent) of employers currently have open positions for which they can't find qualified candidates - and 35 percent of all employers have positions that stay open for 12 weeks or...

2014-02-18 23:26:38

District officials say the use of neuroscience-based software from Scientific Learning Corp. helped students build cognitive and reading skills for improved learning. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 After struggling for years to raise low student performance, the St. Mary Parish School System (SMPSS) in Centerville, La. has earned its second consecutive “B” letter grade rating from the Louisiana Department of Education. Thanks to its continued, consistent growth in academic...

2014-01-29 23:31:25

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York children’s literacy program expands to 200 health centers throughout New York. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 While Mayor DeBlasio and Governor Cuomo make access to preschool a priority for their administrations, hundreds of pediatricians across the region are already doing their part to prepare children for school. Through the organization Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, pediatricians empower parents to prep for kindergarten by...

2013-12-02 12:23:57

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Connie Tamaddon, author of "Surprising Silhouettes" (ISBN: 978-0977801831) announces release of "Surprising Silhouettes 2" for Apple iPad. Tamaddon, a respected photographer, has a repeat performance with her unique use of light properties and shadows to create a clever read-out-loud guessing game that illustrates that not everything is as it first seems. Using unusual materials to fashion seemingly familiar shapes, Tamaddon creates an...

2013-11-23 23:00:45

“Engaged students are motivated students, and motivated students succeed, every time,” says Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education. WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education examines how implementing rigorous and engaging curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards fosters positive school climates in which students are motivated to succeed, achievement gaps narrow, and learning and outcomes...

2013-11-18 16:29:19

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, one of the nation's largest biopharmaceutical companies, and the North Chicago public schools announce a $350,000 grant for math education. The grant will enable educators to strengthen and reinforce the math curriculum for students (K-8) in the district and assist in the implementation of an engaging, common core aligned curriculum designed to increase both the educator and student understanding of and proficiency in...

2013-10-23 16:26:25

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective classroom arts integration can reduce or eliminate educational achievement gaps for economically disadvantaged students, according to a Mississippi State University research report. In other words, when teachers reinforce academic concepts with the arts, students learn more and score higher on standardized tests. MSU's John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development generated the report,...

2013-10-16 23:27:06

Online program for K-5 learners built on common core learning progressions. Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Today at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference, EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, and CSL Associates, Inc., unveiled content and learning management updates to MathCoach® Interactive, an online math program designed to help students in grades K-5 master the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Built on the...

2013-10-09 23:29:20

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and United Way of New York City host a Half-Day Literacy Conference featuring experts from the fields of child development and education. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Amid concern about New York students meeting Common Core standards, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and United Way of New York City are partnering to find ways for low-income families to prepare their children for school. On Oct. 15, the two organizations will host...