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2014-06-03 23:02:28

A majority of America’s superintendents are optimistic about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to a survey released today by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Superintendents, however, urge a slow down in the implemention. Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 A majority of America’s superintendents are optimistic about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to a survey released today by AASA, The School Superintendents Association. However, time...

2014-06-03 08:43:29

VANCOUVER, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - China Education Resources, Inc. ("CER") (TSXV: CHN) (OTCQX: CHNUF), a leading technology provider of online learning, training courses and social media for teachers, students and education professionals, announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. All figures are expressed in U.S. dollars. China Education Resources generated gross revenues of $2,457,304 in the first quarter of 2014. This is compared to gross revenue of...

2014-05-29 23:11:44

Knowledge Delivery Systems Launches Suite of Online Common Core Courses New York (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Building on its extensive library of 80 online PD courses, Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) is poised to address the nation-wide need to deepen educator understanding of the Common Core State Standards by adding 25 new Common Core courses to its catalog. “Effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards may be the greatest challenge that the U.S. has faced in K-12 education....

2014-05-20 12:29:41

After a Successful Two-Year Pilot, Turnaround Arts will Expand into an Additional 19 School Districts in 11 States WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative, a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts, announced the committee's co-chairs, George Stevens Jr. and...

Your High School Grade Point Average Could Affect Your Income
2014-05-19 03:08:44

University of Miami A team of researchers led by Michael T. French, professor of health economics at the University of Miami (UM), finds that high school grade point average (GPA) is a strong predictor of future earnings. The findings, published recently in the Eastern Economic Journal, show that a one-point increase in high school GPA raises annual earnings in adulthood by around 12 percent for men and 14 percent for women. Although previous studies have found a relationship between...

2014-05-15 16:32:24

School system embraces innovative classroom technology; advances opportunities for more than 25,000 students PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following nearly 10 years of successfully utilizing Compass Learning personalized learning software in K-8 classrooms, the Pittsburgh Public School District is now rolling out Compass Learning software for use by students in all 11 area high schools. The move will bring tailored educational tools to more than 25,000 area students and...

2014-05-14 12:27:42

Tech Tools Help Educators Turn the Page at Mercersburg Academy MERCERSBURG, Pa., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a boarding school surrounded by mountains, where teachers of ancient prophecy, history, potions, and calculation provide magical textbooks that they create themselves. Not Hogwarts, but Mercersburg Academy, an independent college preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania where teachers are harnessing the power of 21(st)-century tools to create the textbooks they...

2014-05-12 12:36:36

Applauds 200 Organizations and Implores Them To "Keep Working Together:" "Our Kids and Our Future Depend on It" NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama, in a pre-recorded video for 100Kin10's third annual Summit, applauded 100Kin10, its partner organizations, and their collective success in their commitment to "train and recruit more than 40,000 STEM teachers by 2016 and to encourage more of these talented educators to stay in the classroom longer." The...

2014-05-09 12:24:11

Jim Cunningham, Maureen McLaughlin, Brenda Overturf, and D. Ray Reutzel bring wealth of knowledge and expertise to further enhance highly successful reading program NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates has enlisted leading industry experts to further develop its comprehensive Ready® Common Core Reading program, which is designed to improve teaching and learning outcomes on the new, more rigorous standards. The authors will help ensure...

2014-05-09 08:24:41

Trusted brand provides teachers with a literacy solution to help K-3 students achieve reading mastery and meet state standards for college and career readiness NEW ORLEANS, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the International Reading Association's 2014 Annual Convention, McGraw-Hill Education announced that it will begin rolling out the next generation of SRA Open Court Reading, one of the company's most trusted reading programs. Launching now are Foundational Skills Kits for Grades K-3, a...


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