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2014-08-18 23:10:06

Team(You)’s digital incentive system launches for school year 2014. Team(You), tested in six schools and after school programs, showed improved outcomes. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Digital incentive tool Team(You) launched in June. Attendance improved in all pilots, with one moving from 89% to 100% present. http://www.teamyou.co The web application allows teachers and staff to administer incentive programs online. Through the system, students are immersed in a token...

2014-08-13 08:28:50

CINCINNATI, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It is never too early to start talking with and listening to your child about the upcoming school year," says Dr. Amie Duncan, Ph.D., Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO Dr. Duncan advises that parents begin talking to their child about school a couple weeks before it starts, and that they listen closely for their...

2014-07-24 12:31:42

Pilot study shares lessons learned for educators and policymakers about assessment design WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative pilot study administered as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has demonstrated that fourth-grade students can meaningfully participate in a computer-based writing assessment. The study, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), presents lessons learned that can inform educators' and...

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...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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