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2011-04-25 14:50:00

More than 600 law enforcement leaders sign letter supporting early care and education, proven way to reduce crime and lower prison costs WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and other law enforcement leaders in all 50 states delivered a letter to Congress, urging them to reject proposed cuts to early care and education programs as they continue intense negotiations over the federal budget. In the letter, the law...

2011-04-21 17:08:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gymboree Corporation today announced it will hold a conference call and webcast to review fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 financial results. The call will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific/4:00 p.m. Eastern. To listen live over the internet, please log on to www.gymboree.com, click on "Our Company" at the bottom of the page, go to "Investor and Media Relations" and then "Conference Calls, Webcasts &...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Valley Forge Educational Services (http://www.vfes.net), a leading expert in educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults, announced today improved research-based early learning programs and a new website for parents of children with developmental and learning challenges. The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning at Valley Forge Educational Services offers families resources and support in developing educational and therapeutic...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

Recent studies show that students who are not prepared for kindergarten can cost states millions of dollars. To lower these costs, many schools are turning to technologies like Imagine Learning English, a language and literacy software that uses media-rich curricula to help students develop essential pre-literacy skills. Provo, Utah (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 For many states in the U.S., preparing children to enter kindergarten with adequate literacy skills is a significant challenge with...

2011-03-17 06:50:00

MIAMI, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Manhattan mom is suing her 4-year-old daughter's New York preschool, claiming that the school didn't deliver on its promise to prepare her daughter for testing that would set the girl on a course for the Ivy League. Is this mom being ridiculous in her claims? Kindergarten testing expert Karen Quinn says that New Yorkers take their preschool test prep very seriously. How their kids score will mean the difference between getting a great education and a...

2011-03-16 08:33:00

WASHINGTON, and NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Hispanics comprising more than twenty percent of the public school population, the White House is focusing on Hispanics, declaring that, "to meet national goals for improving academic achievement, success of the Hispanic community is key." To explore the state of Hispanic education and bring this message to Spanish speaking America, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics is partnering with Spanish...

2011-03-08 09:59:00

Survey spotlights need for quality family services for military households with young children WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military parents with young children report that the need for early care and education services, including child care, parenting classes and high-quality pre-kindergarten, tops their list of day-to-day needs, according to a new study by Pre-K Now, a campaign of the Pew Center on the States. The study, entitled "On the Home Front: Early Care...

2011-03-04 12:36:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a country that has offered and supported free education to its entire population it seems criminal that such a huge number of citizens are functionally illiterate, with reports stating as many as 50 million adult Americans fit that category, costing businesses and taxpayers over two hundred billion dollars annually in both remedial education and losses due to crime. The National Reading Panel (NRP), following over two years of exhaustive...

2011-02-26 00:00:02

Education's first classroom curriculum based on "augmented reality" technology attracted huge crowds at just-completed educational technology conferences in Florida and Texas. Pioneered by Logical Choice Technologies, Letters alive (TM)"”a new phonics curriculum for children learning to read"”has seemingly-alive animals popping up in the hands of students and even responding to student questions and actions. Teachers and administrators in attendance were taken aback by the...

2011-02-24 08:57:00

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Education of the Federal District has entered into a partnership with IBM aimed at advancing education in the capital and offering Mexico City's children a better future. IBM will donate its "Reading Companion" software program to improve the English-language programs offered at Mexico City's high schools, as well as the company's "Little Explorer" learning modules, which will expand computer-based learning resources available to...


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