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2011-05-27 00:00:27

PicoTurbine International is proud to announce STEM+ Curriculum, the latest development in its suite of green energy education offerings. The program is designed to deepen K-12 students' understanding of green technology across a multitude of disciplines using both hands-on and theoretical teachings. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 PicoTurbine International is proud to announce STEM+ Curriculum, the latest development in its suite of green energy education offerings. The program is...

2011-04-12 15:03:05

Weill Cornell researchers say that social context matters in the teaching of medicine and delivery of health care Medical educators need to be aware of the cultural context in which they teach because these outside forces can affect what is taught and how information is received by students. Drawing upon their experiences teaching medical students the same formal curriculum, researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and in Doha, Qatar, urge other educators to pay attention...

2011-03-14 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of growing concerns about failing schools and increased accountability, the U.S. Department of Education's Charter Schools Program (CSP) sought to increase national understanding of the charter school model and expand the number of high-quality charter schools available to students. In an effort to provide New York City school children with the best possible educational services, the Carl C. Icahn Charter School received a CSP...

2011-03-08 12:21:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced the results of two randomized studies evaluating the effectiveness of the SimCalc program, a technology-based approach to teaching advanced math concepts. SimCalc integrates software, paper curriculum, and professional development to enable a broad range of students to learn advanced concepts without jeopardizing progress on basic math skills....

2011-03-08 08:30:00

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the release of four new engineering titles through a partnership with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the largest non-profit provider of innovative and rigorous science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs. The four new titles developed through the partnership, Civil Engineering and...

2011-03-07 11:21:00

Education Reform Leader is first Member of Congress to sign "Call for Common Content" WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a leader in educational reform and competitiveness, today became the first Member of Congress to endorse the new bipartisan campaign for a common core curriculum for public schools nationwide. "Make no mistake, we are in a global competition for economic growth and innovation and it is our young people who will lead us...

2011-03-02 07:00:00

Lincoln Interactive develops engineering series for online learners MIDLAND, Pa., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even today with all of the attention that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education is receiving, it is still difficult to find a quality curriculum that introduces the wide world of engineering to high school students. Often, choices in technology education curricula are limited to mechanical and automotive engineering, leaving out important...

2011-02-12 00:00:46

New online courses help students master foreign languages easily and effectively Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 11, 2011 PLATO Learning, a leading provider of online learning solutions for elementary through adult learners, today announced a new portfolio of Global Languages courses for high school students. PLATO has partnered with the premier provider of online foreign language solutions, Middlebury Interactive, to provide a robust, engaging and comprehensive curriculum that will...

2011-01-29 00:01:50

Educators traveling to the FETC 2011 in Orlando next week will be exposed to some mind-boggling new technology"” education's first curriculum featuring "augmented reality" (AR). Pioneered by Logical Choice Technologies, Letters alive (TM) brings a kingdom of 26 "seemingly-alive" digital 3D animals into classrooms with the ultimate goal of teaching children to read at the kindergarten level. These animals are quite intelligent (a.i.), not simple animations. They not only move and make...

2011-01-13 14:10:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Mathematics, offered by McGraw-Hill Education, is one of the most effective and the most widespread elementary school programs in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic states, according to U.S. Department of Education sources including the U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) and the department-funded Mid-Atlantic Regional Education Lab. A survey by the regional education lab tabulated the usage of instructional materials and...