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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...

2011-02-16 17:14:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Diana Mendley Rauner, President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund: "We applaud Gov. Quinn's proposal to restore funding to early childhood education. The governor rightly recognized in his budget announcement that early learning and child care programs, beginning at birth, provide the foundation Illinois children need to succeed in school and in life. "Restoring Early Childhood Block Grant funding to $380...

2011-02-14 11:10:00

NOVI, Mich., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning Care Group, Inc., the second largest early education and child care provider in the U.S., is excited to welcome families to its newly redesigned corporate website (www.learningcaregroup.com), as well as those for its five brands. These include www.childtime.com, www.childrenscourtyard.com, www.lapetite.com, www.montessori.com and www.tutortime.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110214/DE47650LOGO ) The all-new, improved...

2011-02-14 08:34:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children who come from disadvantaged homes and have lower-quality childcare may have more social and emotional problems, according to new research. However, high-quality childcare may make up for poorer home environments. Researchers analyzed data on children at ages 2, 3 and 4 ½ who came from more difficult home environments and had lower-quality childcare. Difficult family environments were defined by fewer resources, fewer learning opportunities,...

2011-02-09 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyFirst, the leading cable and satellite channel dedicated to providing innovative and inspiring content for babies, toddlers and their families, announces the launch of BabyU, the most comprehensive online learning destination for babies and toddlers under age three. BabyU can be found on www.babyfirsttv.com beginning February 9, 2011. Designed by child development and educational psychology experts, BabyU was created to instill the idea that...

2011-02-07 13:35:39

A study of NYU Child Study Center program, ParentCorps, shows that parents can play valuable role in helping young children succeed despite stressful circumstances Researchers at the NYU Child Study Center demonstrated that a brief program for families of Pre-Kindergarten students attending schools in disadvantaged urban communities improved children's behavior at school. The study, called "Promoting effective parenting practices and preventing child behavior problems in school among...

2011-02-07 08:33:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The Child-Parent Center (CPC) early education program is a large-scale, federally funded intervention providing services for disadvantaged 3- to 9-year-olds in Chicago. A new cost-benefit analysis of the program has found that benefits exceeded costs in a number of areas, including increased earnings and savings. "Our findings provide strong evidence that sustained high-quality early childhood programs can contribute to well-being for individuals and society," Arthur J....

2011-02-04 12:01:27

Nearly $11 return on $1 invested For every $1 invested in a Chicago early childhood education program, nearly $11 is projected to return to society over the children's lifetimes -- equivalent to an 18 percent annual return on program investment, according to a study led by University of Minnesota professor of child development Arthur Reynolds in the College of Education and Human Development. For the analysis, Reynolds and other researchers evaluated the effectiveness of the Chicago Public...

2011-02-04 11:49:11

The Child-Parent Center (CPC) early education program is a large-scale, federally funded intervention providing services for disadvantaged 3- to 9-year-olds in Chicago. A new cost-benefit analysis of the program has found that benefits exceeded costs in a number of areas, including increased earnings and savings. The longitudinal analysis appears in the January/February issue of Child Development, the journal of the Society for Research in Child Development. It was done by researchers at the...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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