Latest Curricula Stories

2014-02-11 08:37:03

Tools for Higher Ed Institutions and Employers Will Help Recruitment, Retention, Engagement PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven by a mission to help students and employees to get the most value possible from their education and training, Fidelis today launched its enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for student-centered learning. Informed by the latest in educational research on retention, engagement and learning, Fidelis' elegant set of tools delivers a...

2014-01-23 23:21:49

Let the games begin! Connections Academy’s Winter Olympics Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge offers educational challenge and friendly competition for families and friends to celebrate the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Educators at Connections Academy are offering families a fun online Olympics-themed trivia game that celebrates and helps build enthusiasm for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics that begin the first week in February. Students of all...

2014-01-22 23:03:31

California Connections Academy @ North Bay has been approved by the Middletown Unified School District to offer tuition-free K–12 online public education option for families in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Colusa, Glenn and Yolo Counties this fall. Middletown, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Families with children in grades K–12 residing in seven counties in the North Bay area will soon have a new, innovative public school option. California Connections Academy @ North Bay, a...

2014-01-22 16:28:13

PHOENIX, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Online students across Arizona will participate in special events to celebrate National School Choice Week, ranging from bowling to pizza parties. The events, held during the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, will be among more than 5,500 independently planned events across the country during National School Choice Week 2014. Arizona Virtual Academy and Insight Academy of Arizona, full-time, online public schools serving students in grades K-12, will be hosting...

2014-01-22 16:28:11

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online students across Texas will participate in special events to celebrate National School Choice Week, including whistle stop tour events across the state. The events, which will be held during the week of Jan. 25-Feb. 1, will be among more than 5,500 independently planned events across the country during National School Choice Week 2014. Texas Virtual Academy and Texas Online Preparatory School, full-time, online public charter...

2014-01-22 16:28:10

DENVER, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online students across Colorado will participate in a special event to celebrate National School Choice Week. It will be among more than 5,500 independently planned events across the country taking place during National School Choice Week 2014. Colorado Preparatory Academy and Insight School of Colorado will be hosting an in-person National School Choice Week open house in Westminster on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Both schools are part of...

2014-01-15 08:26:16

CompetencyWorks brief highlights analysis for more reliable indicators of student achievement WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by CompetencyWorks, titled Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education, helps education leaders think through how to design grading policies that communicate academic performance to students and parents. As more schools and districts begin to develop competency-based pathways that allow...

2014-01-07 12:29:58

Latest Release Creates an Integrated Learning Experience with Enhanced Usability and Engagement INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Courseload, an institutional solution for the delivery and use of eTextbooks and digital course materials in higher education, today announced the release of Courseload Engage (Engage), its next generation application designed to enhance engagement and collaboration between students and instructors. The Engage release is punctuated by a focus on usability,...

2013-12-18 23:23:06

Respondents cite reporting tools, engaging curriculum, and intervention as top requirements. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 School districts throughout the country report they are offering students significantly more online learning programs in 2013 compared to 2012 – especially blended learning and online courses for credit – according to an annual survey of district- and school-level leaders, announced today by K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of technology-powered...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'