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2014-09-11 23:06:30

Art McCoy Brings Background of School Systems Change and Award-Winning Innovation Initiatives to Social Benefit Nonprofit Organization Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The education nonprofit MIND Research Institute is bringing aboard Art McCoy, Ph.D., to serve in a new position of Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent-in-Residence. McCoy is an educator, school administrator, author and consultant who most recently served as the first African-American superintendent of...

2014-08-27 23:08:27

October 3 is dedicated to helping Men of Color succeed in school and career through mentorship with a focus on education, eliminating unconscious bias in school, the workplace, and leadership roles. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Rice University will host a day-long Men of Color Leadership Symposium (“Men of Color”) on October 3, 2014 dedicated to helping male students of color succeed in school and career through mentorship. Seventeen men of color, or 3.4 percent, are chief...

math and science dropouts
2014-08-03 05:04:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US high schools are tightening up their graduation requirements in math and science, which sounds like it should be a good thing. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has found, however, that enforcing more rigorous academics drives some students to drop out. The study findings, published in Educational Researchers, reveal that policies increasing the number of required high school math and science courses are associated...

2014-07-01 23:11:07

Partnership extends research-based professional development for whole-school improvement focused on needs of ELL students, promising to close achievement gap and improve learning for all students under college and career readiness standards. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Learning Sciences International announces its new partnership with Dr. Margarita Calderón, an internationally respected authority on ELL education. Dr. Calderón, a Senior Research Scientist and...

2014-05-11 23:00:11

Report highlights how the nature of reading is changing; addresses a critical need for more research to understand new media platforms' impact on reading. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 Common Sense Media today announced the release of "Children, Teens, and Reading," a research brief that offers a unique, big-picture perspective on children's reading habits in the United States and how they may have changed during the technological revolution of recent decades....

the advantage for female students didn't become apparent until junior or middle school
2014-04-30 05:07:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most disturbing topics in education today is the seeming disparity between grades in math and science for boys and girls. A new study from the University of New Brunswick, however, reveals that girls have made higher grades than boys throughout their school careers for nearly a century, despite stereotypes. "Although gender differences follow essentially stereotypical patterns on achievement tests in which boys typically...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.