Latest Economics education Stories

2014-06-04 08:42:08

Study from The Research Group at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science BOSTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College biology students using Cengage Learning's Aplia online homework tool earned better grades than students who did not use the tool, according to a study by The Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. The study also found benefits for professors, with professors reporting that Aplia allows them more time to focus on actual...

2014-05-05 12:32:50

Independent Efficacy Study Shows Cengage Learning's Online Homework Tool Benefits Students and Instructors BOSTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College students using Cengage Learning's Aplia online homework tool were more engaged, received better grades and developed better workplace-ready skills than students who did not use the tool, according to an independent efficacy study conducted for Cengage Learning by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization. The study...

2010-10-05 13:46:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its launch in March 2009, BlueSwarm has rapidly become the largest online social fundraising platform in the U.S., having helped its customers raise over $180M to date. Although everything about BlueSwarm's beginnings was political -- from its customer base to its name to its East Coast location -- less well known has been its ascendancy in non-profit and educational fundraising. With dozens of major non-profit and educational institutions...

2009-12-09 08:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents and kids clashed when asked about the impact of the economy on their families, according to a new poll by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation's financial literacy Web site, Themint.org. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/themintorg-poll-reveals-reality-check-for-parents-78762002.html Visitors to the site were asked how their family was affected by the turbulent economy....

2009-03-23 10:32:00

Verizon Foundation Web Site Offers Free Teaching Resources and Student Activities About Credit Cards and Calculating Compound Interest and College Tuition Costs BASKING RIDGE, N.J., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers seeking educational resources to help students gain a strong knowledge of basic finances and economics can find a host of free lesson plans and student activities at Thinkfinity.org. In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, observed in April, free teaching resources and...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.