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2011-07-22 18:34:00

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a workshop held at the California Latino Superintendent's Association, Summer Institute, Business Management Consultant, and Publisher of Family Literacy Journal, Cyndi Fischer, addressed school administrators on the impact of the digital divide on California's Latino students. Fischer said, "California, is home to Silicon Valley, and the world's largest technology corporations, like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, and yet millions of...

2011-06-22 06:00:00

AVID successfully prepares underserved students - predominantly minority and economically disadvantaged - for college SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite severe economic challenges for public schools, AVID* will welcome more than 20,000 teachers and administrators to one of eight AVID Summer Institutes, held in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Sacramento, and San Diego during this school summer vacation period. "Never has our work at AVID been more critical,"...

2011-05-27 13:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of nine disparate Minnesota schools, including The West Metro Education Program's FAIR School Crystal, found that certain practices implemented by principals and teachers allowed these schools to outperform their students' demographics on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). This important finding demonstrates that school leadership and culture are among the most crucial factors in determining how to improve academic success of...

2011-03-24 14:55:00

A gap in reading and math scores still exists in lower grades, with boys continuing to outpace girls in math, and girls ahead of boys in reading, two University of Illinois education professors say. Using national longitudinal data to perform their analysis, Joseph P. Robinson and Sarah Lubienski investigated male and female achievement in math and reading, looking for when gender gaps first appeared and where in the distribution the gaps were most prevalent. Except for kindergarteners in the...

2011-03-17 21:05:20

Along with the excitement and anticipation that come with heading off to college, freshmen often find questions of belonging lurking in the background: Am I going to make friends? Are people going to respect me? Will I fit in? Those concerns are trickier for black students and others who are often stereotyped or outnumbered on college campuses. They have good reason to wonder whether they will belong "“ worries that can result in lower grades and a sense of alienation. But when black...

2011-03-09 10:45:00

By Ellen Ferrante, NSF Writing exercises that reflect upon personal values lead to improvement in minority middle school students' grades and long-term academic performance Can writing about one's personal values enhance academic performance? How does such an exercise create a sense of belonging within the classroom and what impact does this have on students' grades and test scores? Geoffrey Cohen of Stanford University, Valerie Purdie-Vaughns of Columbia University and their collaborators,...

2010-11-30 07:55:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A short writing exercise could help college women in physics classes improve their academic performance and reduce some of the well-documented differences between male and female science students. The writing exercise appears to be particularly beneficial to female students who tend to subscribe to the negative stereotype that males perform better in physics, according to this study. Awareness of this so-called gender gap can negatively affect women's performance...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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