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2011-03-18 09:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Council of Great City Schools and USA TODAY Unite to Make a Difference Forum, Virginia Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson highlighted the work of four Loudoun County High School students who won top honors in a nationally-recognized, socially-networked, problem-solving game called InterroBang. The event, in which Secretary Robinson will be participating, will bring together the country's largest urban school districts,...

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2011-03-10 13:50:00

Children who are taught how to think and act like scientists develop a clearer understanding of the subject, a study has shown. The research project led by The University of Nottingham and The Open University has shown that school children who took the lead in investigating science topics of interest to them gained an understanding of good scientific practice. The study shows that this method of "Ëœpersonal inquiry' could be used to help children develop the skills needed to weigh...

2011-01-12 13:11:00

Americans view foreign languages and global knowledge as important to future careers WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite deep concerns about jobs and the state of the economy, Americans consider international education to be essential to the educational experience of today's students, and they connect foreign-language learning and study abroad with improved prospects for success in the global marketplace, according to a public opinion poll recently commissioned by...

2011-01-10 08:48:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ExploreLearning, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced the renewal and expansion of its partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Education providing access to the company's flagship simulation library, Gizmos, to teachers and students province-wide. Over the past three years, the demand for Gizmos from Ontario's school boards has been strong and usage has grown consistently. Gizmos are now being...

2010-11-15 00:00:39

Week-long, world-wide event features 387 sessions and 60 keynote addresses focused on education technology and global classroom initiatives Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 14, 2010 The inaugural Global Education Conference, a week-long event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Monday, November 15 through Friday, November 19. The entire conference will be broadcast online for free using the Elluminate platform. The Global Education Conference, a...

2010-09-29 06:28:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinch (www.zinch.com) and US Educational Group (USEG) (www.usegtours.com) today announced a new set of services designed to help North American and European undergraduate and graduate programs identify best-fit candidates in the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and Turkey. The announcement was made at the National Conference of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). According to the latest "Open Doors" report...

2010-08-31 10:26:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of print and digital teaching, learning and research solutions, is offering CourseMate, an integrated, web-based solution that includes an interactive eTextbook, multimedia resources, flashcards and quizzes for use in higher education courses across all disciplines. CourseMate also includes Engagement Tracker, a first-of-a-kind tool that monitors engagement and allows instructors to assess students'...

2010-08-10 16:02:00

COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Xplana, a division of MBS Service Company, Inc., launched a new student learning platform that bridges social networking and the traditional elements of education to transform the way students manage their academic lives. Unique in the marketplace, Xplana.com begins the student experience with a focus on the individual and his or her personal study needs. The platform aggregates resources and connections from all over the Web and organizes...

2010-08-04 09:36:00

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --President and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Susan Patrick, will speak about education policies that need to change in the United States to allow for a shift to personalized, student-centered learning. This convening of education leaders on August 5th in Boston, MA will focus on the policy, practices and technologies needed to help shift our education system to one built around meeting the personal...

2010-04-29 08:19:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recently released report, the American Association for Advancing Science (AAAS) recommends that today's college biology instruction emphasize assessment, collaborative and active learning, and communication between teachers and students. McGraw-Hill ConnectPlus(TM) Biology presents an undergraduate program that fully embodies this direction. As the premiere online teaching and learning tool for higher education, ConnectPlus Biology addresses the AAAS...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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