Latest Education Week Stories

2009-12-17 08:02:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Two-thirds of school districts responding to a new "School Energy and Environment Survey" from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Education Week Research have made spending cuts or modifications as a direct result of rising energy bills. Seventy-four percent of respondents also said their districts don't have the money to pursue energy retrofit or renewable energy projects. These budgetary constraints and cutbacks, primarily in building maintenance and...

2009-07-28 12:11:00

Americans called to log time spent reading with kids to raise awareness for children's literacy WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's oldest and largest children and families' literacy nonprofit organization, is proud to take part in United We Serve's Education Week (July 27-August 2) -- a week-long focus on the countless Americans who strengthen communities by rolling up their sleeves to have a positive impact on children through...

2009-01-28 06:00:00

Education Week recognizes Ohio's education system excellence; bumps up ranking for 2009 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A third-party report conducted by Education Week ranks Ohio's education opportunities and outcomes best in the Midwest and sixth overall compared with 50 states and the District of Columbia. Ohio moved from seventh place to sixth based in part on improvements to the transition from high school to college as part of the state's continuing investment in education...

2008-09-09 12:00:31

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Republican National Committee, +1-202-863-8614 While Obama Gives Major Speech On Education, We Take A Look At His Failing Record On Education Policy WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Republican National Committee: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/RNCLOGO) OBAMA HAS MADE NO MARK ON EDUCATION POLICY Obama Has Made No Significant Mark On Education Policy: "In His Eight Years In The...

2008-08-04 12:01:30

Twenty-six million Americans--more than the entire population of New York state--suffer from chronic kidney disease. And another 20 million are at increased risk - yet, many may not know it. In observation of Kidney Disease Awareness and Education Week, Aug. 11-15, 2008, Fresenius Medical Care North America reminds people to look for symptoms that might be an indication of kidney disease. "With so many people already diagnosed with conditions that can lead to kidney disease, such as...

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.