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2014-02-26 23:00:14

Interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks include student workbooks and teacher editions for grade bands K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators harness the power of technology responsibly, today released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available on iBooks. These iBooks Textbooks...

2013-10-23 08:27:31

Nonfiction and Literature Book Lists and Expert Videos Among the Additions to the Scholastic Common Core Website NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the upgrade and redesign of its popular Common Core State Standards website for teachers, school leaders and parents, called "Common Sense for Common Core." The enhanced site offers expert videos focusing on Common Core themes, an easy-to-use product...

2013-07-02 12:23:09

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think Washington has learned its lesson after Solyndra? Think again. The nonpartisan budget watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) pointed out today that another deadline has passed for the U.S. government, Southern Company, and other entities involved in the controversial Vogtle nuclear reactor project to reach agreement on loan guarantee terms. Even as the end of June deadline for reaching agreement on loan guarantee...

2013-06-13 12:25:22

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced today that it is publishing on its Web site a new booklet that shares the agency's perspective on the best practices that distinguish high-performing community banks. The booklet, "A Common Sense Approach to Community Banking," was previously distributed to national banks and federally chartered thrifts. It is now available on the OCC's Web site, www.occ.gov. "There are a lot of...

2013-04-10 16:22:55

Even Before Administration's Budget: $100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Today's Announcement Continues Commitment to Half Billion Dollars in Subsidies WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than six weeks after the nonpartisan group Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) handed out its latest "Golden Fleece Award" to the Department of Energy for committing more than half a billion dollars in corporate welfare for the development and licensing...

2013-03-26 08:25:02

LeapFrog game honored by Common Sense Media for its engaging and educational content for kids EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced its LeapFrog learning game Jake and the Never Land Pirates received a 2013 ON for Learning Award from Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping parents and teachers manage the media and technology in kids' lives. This...

2013-02-27 16:21:30

$100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Another Half Billion Dollars Or More in the Pipeline for Major Corporations that Could Pay for Own R&D, Licensing WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government is in the process of wasting more than half a billion dollars to pay large, profitable companies for what should be their own expenses for research & development (R&D) and licensing related to "small modular reactors"...

2013-01-16 12:30:43

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards foremost on educators' minds in 46 states, Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the launch of a new "Common Sense for the Common Core" website which gives teachers, school leaders and parents help in understanding and unpacking the new standards, as well as instructional and professional development programs to implement the CCSS. (Logo:...

2012-12-29 05:00:30

In a comparison made between the actual progress of evolution and how it would have progressed if the mechanism had been genetic mutation and natural selection, the two progress in opposite directions. According to website http://www.takeondarwin.com, claims made for the Modern Synthesis are contradicted by what is known of the actual progress of evolution. ROSENDALE, NY (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 In Evolution Issue of the Month 8 published on the website http://www.takeondarwin.com...

2012-12-10 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last month, Representative Ralph Hall (R-TX) introduced a bill (H.R. 6603) to create $50 million in new taxpayer-funded handouts for oil shale speculation. Hall's bill arrived just as a new report, Subsidizing Oil Shale, from Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan budget watchdog, revealed that billions of taxpayer dollars have been risked on failed oil shale experiments over the last century. According to the report, nearly $7...