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2014-04-10 23:03:46

Bright Minds LLC’s two new apps -- Common Core State Standards Grade 3 Math Practice Test, and Common Core State Standards Grade 4 Math Practice Test -- help kids improve their math proficiency in: Operations & Algebraic Thinking; Number & Operations in Base Ten; Number & Operations-Fractions; Measurement & Data; and Geometry. Both apps are designed with rich graphics and word problems that take advantage of the iPad’s enhanced display area and native interactive...

2014-04-08 08:34:36

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is one of the four national programs nominated for the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council's Talented Workforce Initiative. The Talented Workforce Initiative was created to identify the most imaginative and effective solutions for building the region's pool of manufacturing talent. "We are honored to have received a Talented Workforce Initiative nomination. The U.S. has begun to...

2014-04-07 15:58:22

Boston College researchers find barriers to use of science teaching method A survey of science teachers finds they support a new approach to science education, but they struggle to believe that all students are capable of exploring science using a method called argumentation, according to researchers from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Furthermore, teachers in low-income schools said the pressure to meet testing requirements curbs the use of argumentation in their...

2014-03-27 23:30:53

The Marzano Center Essentials for Achieving Rigor model and an accompanying monograph, Teaching for Rigor, focus on critical pedagogical strategies to help students meet rigorous college and career readiness standards. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 As a response to national reports indicating that students and teachers are not well-prepared to succeed with assessments aligned to new college and career readiness standards, Learning Sciences Marzano Center has developed a...

2014-03-17 23:01:00

New My Voice report finds that student voice aids school communities in identifying and supporting students’ goals and aspirations. My Voice is a Pearson Foundation initiative that aims to measure the perceptions of everyone at school, elevate the impact of student voice and foster the changes that are vital for students to realize academic, social and personal success. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 A new report reveals what happens when schools focus on student motivation and...

2014-03-12 04:22:46

Educators share rubrics and lesson plans designed to help improve classroom instruction and evaluate student assignments OAKLAND, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced Teaching Tools, an online resource for instructors at all levels to share rubrics and lesson plans with their colleagues. Teaching Tools already has more than 40 items, including rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and...

2014-03-10 23:22:39

Eighth-grade students from West Philadelphia will be experimenting with making and recycling bio-plastics. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Middle school students will gain real-life lab experience in materials science by playing and building with polymers as part of the University City Science Center STEAM Initiatives’ newest program, Polymer Play. Beginning in March, 15 students from KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School will go to the Science Center once a week to...

2014-02-28 23:30:21

To prepare teachers to meet the new Common Core mathematics requirements, the Sierra College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Collaborative is offering a series of three workshops on how to use hands-on activities to engage students and facilitate critical thinking while implementing the Common Core standards of mathematical practice. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Middle and high school mathematics teachers in the Sacramento region can participate in a series of...

2014-02-27 12:24:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Department of Education (SDE), in partnership with LearnZillion, a Common Core digital curriculum and professional development provider founded by two former teachers, is seeking 100 teachers from across the state to join the Connecticut Dream Team. This opportunity is one initiative of the State's overall training and coaching program designed to provide support to school districts in the implementation of the Common Core State...

2014-02-20 23:31:00

NCEE Labs, Nebraska’s premier compliance testing center, announces internship program funded by InternNE Grant. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Every phone, tablet, computer, television, car, even microwave in the kitchen emit radio waves. Organizations and companies that manufacture and use electronics, such as police and fire departments, need to make sure that their equipment meets guidelines so the radio transmissions don't interfere with one another. NCEE Labs, Nebraska...