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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...

2008-10-10 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...

2008-10-06 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...

2008-10-03 18:00:26

The Clay County Education Foundation, which provides curriculum support for the school district, has launched a new Web site. The site - www.clayschools foundation.org - has information about the programs and services offered by the foundation, as well as valuable resources for teachers and school administrators and potential donors. Among other things, the site offers information for parents, information and grant application forms for teachers, awards and events and how individuals can...

2008-09-30 18:00:46

By JANESE HEAVIN Columbia Public Schools administrators plan to adopt a traditional approach to teaching elementary math next year, but details of that transition have yet to be hashed out. What curriculum, for instance, will satisfy the community's desire to teach kids standard algorithms and still allow students to conceptually understand numbers? And will older elementary students be able to adjust to traditional math after having had an investigative curriculum, or will the district...

2008-09-29 12:00:16

By ANDREW DENHOLM EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT AN internationally renowned academic has accused Scottish universities of failing to contribute to the development of the country's new school curriculum. Professor Richard Teese, who wrote a key report on the current state of Scottish education for the Organisation for Economic Co- operation and Development, believes universities should be playing a greater role in the so-called Curriculum for Excellence. Professor Teese, head of...

2008-09-24 00:00:23

By Richard Garner Teachers should address personal development in curriculum, says report PRIMARY SCHOOLS should place just as much emphasis on children's wellbeing and lifestyle as maths and English, says a report being studied by the Government's primary curriculum review team. The report says that teachers should assess pupils on their personal development - looking at issues such as a healthy lifestyle, sex and relationships education and assessing their own self-esteem. The...

2008-09-08 18:00:10

By TOPHER SANDERS Middle school students at three Duval County schools are getting a chance to learn science in a new way thanks to a three-year trial of a program that primarily kicks textbooks to the side. Sixth- and seventh-graders at Ribault, Paxon and Kirby-Smith middle schools are participating in the experimental curriculum, called Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology. Developed at the University of Michigan, IQWST focuses on students learning...

2008-08-28 15:00:57

By LISA SINK Brookfield -- The Elmbrook School Board has changed its policies so that the board will approve any new lessons and materials used to teach the district's K-12 human growth and development curriculum, including sexual education topics that drew some parental objections. A long-delayed, revised human growth and development curriculum will start to be taught in January, if the School Board approves the lessons and materials that the staff will develop this fall. Still...

2008-08-26 09:00:32

Curriculum Advantage(TM), Inc. today announced that SEDL, a private, nonprofit education research, development, and dissemination organization, has reviewed Classworks Math and Reading for their newly released math and literacy Consumers' Guide. The Consumers Guide to Afterschool Math and Literacy Resources is an initiative of the Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR) at Harvard University and the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning at SEDL, a program...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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