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2009-03-19 07:00:00

Adaptive Curriculum Now Available through PASCO Online Academy for Science and Math SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Research shows that students learn much better when they're actively engaged, as opposed to when they're just passively absorbing information. Sebit, LLC, and PASCO(R) scientific have partnered to make active learning possible for middle school students through the new PASCO Online Academy for Science and Math. Activity Objects from Adaptive Curriculum, developed...

2009-02-10 12:02:00

Web version of the award-winning software is expected to give K-12 schools a more advanced technology approach, expanded flexibility and enhanced management functionality DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Curriculum Advantage(TM) Inc. today announces the launch of beta testing for the latest version of the award-winning Classworks(TM) instructional software for grades K-12 -- Classworks Web Edition. Classworks provides individualized instruction in math, reading, language arts and...

2008-11-12 15:00:21

Carnegie Learning, Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula for middle schools, high schools, and the higher education market, announced today that the Kentucky State Textbook Commission has approved Carnegie Learning(TM) Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry textbooks for use in middle schools and high schools from 2009 through 2015. "The adoption of Carnegie Learning(TM) Curricula is an important step toward improving math performance in the Commonwealth of...

2008-10-30 12:00:55

Every year, more than half a million students drop out of high school -- one student every 26 seconds. To address this critical challenge, Curriculum Advantage(TM) Inc. today introduces a new, research-based instructional model to help school districts reduce dropout rates; thereby increasing graduation rates. Developed for middle and high schools, the Preparing All Students for Success (PASS) Model is designed to identify struggling students and help every student reach graduation using...

2008-10-14 18:00:09

Ignite! Learning, a leading middle school classroom curriculum provider to more than 250 school districts, announced today that it is releasing a media and print curriculum to support the School Walk for Diabetes program. The curriculum was developed in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The curriculum consists of: -- A custom-made video that teaches students...

2008-10-10 21:00:25

By Marco Santana msantana@@dailyherald.com School District 303 Superintendent Don Schlomann's idea "School Choice" was met with plenty of passion Thursday night - from those both for and against the program. He was not surprised. "I received more e-mails on this topic than any other topic," he told an audience of more than 200 parents, teachers and administrators. "Nobody's in the middle on this issue." The program gives district parents more input into what their children are...

2008-10-08 18:00:00

By JANESE HEAVIN Columbia Public Schools' recent decision to revert to a more traditional math curriculum won't affect a grant-funded partnership between the district and a math education center at the University of Missouri. The Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum - which includes MU and four other universities that partner with K-12 districts - was awarded a nearly $11 million grant in 2004 from the National Science Foundation. MU's specific emphasis is on researching math...

2008-10-08 03:00:22

By Delbanco, Andrew Can the Humanities Survive? Reading Anthony Kronman's Education's End: Why Our Coueges and Uni' versities Have Given Vp on the Meaning of Life (Yale University Press, $17, 320 pp.) reminded me of some advice I once got from a colleague. We were discussing a candidate for a position in the English Department who touted his own work as "revisionist.""Keep in mind," my colleague said, "if it's new, it's probably wrong." Kronman, too, is skeptical of the new, and convinced...

2008-10-07 00:00:30

By Jayaraj K.G.S. COME 2010, the Education Ministry will embark on yet another ambitious project by introducing a new curriculum for primary schools where the emphasis will be on school-based assessment. It has been argued that too much importance has been placed on examinations and that pupils - and parents - were only concerned about scoring As in public examinations, thus ignoring the holistic development of a child. It has also been noted that many people have little interest in...

2008-10-06 18:00:28

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF), a national provider of financial literacy education and scholarships, announced today its Financial Literacy for Texas Teens Workshop, a one-day course for high school economics teachers and educators. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 8 AM - 4 PM at First Command Financial Services, 1 FirstComm Plaza, Fort Worth, Texas 76109, and is FREE for all teachers. The workshop will provide...


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