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2013-05-02 23:02:55

Online K-12 schools expand, but fail kids -- lagging academic performance, high dropout rates, limited oversight, and excessive costs. New virtual education data, broken down by state and school. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Contact: Jamie Horwitz, 202/549-4921; jhdcpr(at)starpower(dot)net or Alex Molnar, 480/797-7261; nepc.molnar(at)gmail(dot)com A national study, released today by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC), offers a comprehensive review of 311 virtual...

2013-03-22 23:03:26

Students with print disabilities who have access to audiobooks significantly outperform their peers in math tests, according to a recent study conducted by the national nonprofit Learning Ally. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Students with print disabilities who have access to audiobooks significantly outperform their peers in math tests, according to a recent study conducted by the national nonprofit Learning Ally, the nation´s leading provider of accessible audiobook learning...

2010-08-03 11:15:00

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School is pleased to announce that it has met the state's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) designation. PA Leadership is a state-wide, tuition-free cyber charter school. Students receive books and computers, then complete their work, interact with teachers and meet with their classmates via the Internet. PA Leadership is one of Pennsylvania's four cyber charter schools to make AYP. To achieve AYP,...

2008-10-13 18:00:22

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Education and individual state departments of education have recognized achievement gains at three EdisonLearning schools, all part of EdisonLearning's national network of more than 100 schools in 23 states. In addition, two principals in EdisonLearning's Hawaii partnership schools were honored by their statewide peers. Northmoor-Edison Primary School in Peoria, Ill., a school with at least 40 percent of its students coming from...

2008-10-11 21:00:23

By Phyllis Coulter NORMAL Economically disadvantaged students in three of Unit 5 elementary schools didn't reach the state's required adequate yearly progress goals in reading this year, school board members learned Wednesday. Our (test) scores continue to increase, but the bar is moving up a little more quickly than our scores, said Jim Braksick, the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. In the two previous years, all 15 elementary schools in the Normal-based...

2008-10-09 18:00:30

By ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer Great cheers and sighs of relief went up at Annapolis High yesterday when teachers and students learned that after six long years and enduring some tough changes, their school finally has met state targets on standardized tests. "It was pretty exciting," said Christine Koffman, 17, president of the senior class. "At first we were that school where people get shot at and we can't make AYP, but now we made AYP and we're doing really well." Adequate...

2008-10-03 12:00:20

By Shawn Cetrone / scetrone@heraldonline.com Fewer elementary and middle schools than ever before in York County and across the state reached federal student achievement goals this year, according to results released Wednesday. Educators statewide said they saw the drops coming and blame the dismal ratings on what they call the government's "unreasonable expectations." Meanwhile, parents tried to sort through the noise and discern what it all means. High school, district and state...

2008-10-03 09:00:30

By RHONDA BODFIELD After No Child Left Behind got its wheels in 2002, Arizona had a choice: Hurt now or hurt later. It chose later. And it was in good company. When states sat down to draw up benchmarks on how to get 100 percent of students to meet reading and math standards by 2014, some did the equivalent of drawing a straight line from where they were to where they needed to be, requiring gains in roughly equal increments. About half - including Arizona - chose what's known as a...

2008-10-01 09:00:36

By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News PROVO -- School's been out for two hours, but Provo's Sunset View Elementary is still buzzing with activity. In one room, kindergartners are making caterpillars out of construction paper. In another, second-graders are practicing their reading skills. "I don't mind staying after school," said one 8-year-old, who gets reading tutoring after hours. "It's fun to learn." School administrators give the robust after-school program a good share of the credit for...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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