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2013-08-07 23:03:29

New platform only one of its kind to integrate with student assessment data. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Teachers and students can now access curriculum uploaded by educators in high-performing schools – resources that can be linked with any school system’s assessment data – thanks to a free technology platform called Activate Instruction, the Girard Education Foundation announced today. Activate Instruction is an open platform where teachers can browse, search, rate,...

2013-04-09 23:00:09

Tablet-Ready Platform Available This Summer Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today introduced its powerful new student experience, designed to drive deeper student engagement and improve student achievement. Available this summer, the new platform was developed to help schools and districts realize the full potential of their online and blended learning models. Edgenuity courses are also now tablet compatible for...

2012-03-28 23:03:38

A survey conducted by Lexia Learning polled nearly 150 education professionals at the ASCD Conference about their school or district´s ability to provide individualized instruction to students of all levels. Only one-third (36 percent) of educators polled indicated that teachers at their schools had the time and resources to effectively deliver individualized instruction for on-level students, while less than half (47 percent) believed they had the appropriate resources available to...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

Video interview showcases Rebecca Byers, a veteran teacher of children with autism. Ms. Byers uses TeachTown Basics, computer-aided instruction with rigorous curriculum and fun, animated characters to teach children early fundamental skills. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 TeachTown, Inc., an innovative software developer of early learning curriculum and social skills for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), kicks off World Autism Awareness Month featuring a video interview with...

2010-12-07 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of a global amphibian extinction crisis, it is more important than ever for classroom teachers, home school educators, naturalists, and camp leaders to incorporate effective environmental education into their K-4 agenda. Hop Into Action was created to serve as an interdisciplinary curriculum guide for the classroom and field. Twenty standards-based, cross-curricular investigations introduce children to the joy of...

2010-05-19 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education announced today that the School District of Philadelphia has adopted two of its core literacy programs - Imagine It! and Glencoe Literature - for use by thousands of students in the city's Empowerment Schools. The agreement makes McGraw-Hill the primary provider of literacy content to the thousands of K-8 students in the city's under-performing schools for the next six years. District Superintendent Arlene Ackerman designated the...

2010-04-14 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science teachers of all grades, curriculum specialists, administrators - anyone tasked with improving science instruction - will benefit from Designing Effective Science Instruction: What Works in Science Classrooms. This research-based text helps educators to analyze the success of current approaches and provides recommendations for improvement by exploring the characteristics of high-quality science lessons. This title offers practical...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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