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2014-07-24 23:09:04

Today’s K-12 Mandarin educators have a new challenge: to engage a new wave of Chinese language learners with the latest technology while ensuring standards such as ACTFL and the Common Core are met. To address this problem, Better Chinese, a thought leader in linking technology to best practices pedagogy for Mandarin educators, is launching the first series of self-paced, asynchronous webinars, with blended learning options that provide professional development specifically for Chinese...

2014-07-23 23:31:41

Two recent studies reveal that child abuse is much more common in ADHD and dyslexia. In Dr. Harold Levinson’s clinical experience, early and effective medical treatment rapidly “normalizes” overall functioning and so may minimize or prevent child abuse and many other impairments from arising. Great Neck, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Two recent studies indicate that previously untreated adults with dyslexia and ADHD were significantly more abused as children than those without these...

2014-07-23 23:17:18

Board’s Demonstrated Ability to Drive Educational Innovation Will Help Company Transform Learning Outcomes For Students All Over the World Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Enlearn (enlearn.org) – a not-for-profit K-12 company that is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science (CGS) to harness real-time classroom data to automatically optimize learning for each unique student, teacher and classroom – today announced that it is adding two distinguished...

2014-07-22 08:40:03

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College students who used Cengage Learning's MindTap personal learning experience earned better test scores than students who did not use the platform, according to a study conducted by independent research groups MarketingWorks and SEG Measurement, commissioned by the company. The study also found that nearly two-thirds of students felt MindTap helped them achieve higher levels of learning, such as how to apply what is learned to real-world...

2014-07-17 23:12:05

Global training provider Training for Excellence introduces their new website along with the introduction of their innovative On-the-Job Training and Coaching workshop. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Training for Excellence, a training organization based in Florida, announced that they have a new website, which describes their latest training program called “How To Provide On-The-Job Training and Coaching”. All senior employees, managers and supervisors who are responsible for...

2014-07-17 23:05:32

Personal memoir shares trials and triumphs of growing up blind. St. Louis (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Blind since birth, author Homer Page’s new book “It’s My World Too: Accepting Challenges, Embracing Life” is a testament to not letting circumstances become limitations. This personal memoir shares Page’s path to a meaningful personal and professional life, while shedding light on what it’s like growing up in mainstream America with a disability. Rather than make excuses for...

2014-07-16 23:12:18

“Design Thinking in the Core Classroom” will be offered on July 30 in Colfax, CA by Sierra College STEM with PUHSD to demonstrate how educators can apply this methodology in shops, labs and classrooms, as well as use multimedia to engage students and deliver material at multiple campuses using affordable equipment. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Teachers will learn how to connect with students in multiple locations using YouTube, digital portfolios and live broadcasting at a...

2014-07-16 23:10:45

Cumberland Academy of Georgia was recently included in an article assembling the 50 best private schools for students with special needs across the United States. The article was published on the Masters in Special Education website. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a school for children with learning disabilities in Atlanta, was recently selected as one of the top 50 best private schools in the country for students with special needs. The list was...

2014-07-16 23:09:38

World T.E.A.M. Sports’ third Adventure Team Challenge in suburban Washington, D.C. on July 19 features 16 teens with disabilities and 20 able-bodied athletes. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 On July 19, 16 teenagers with developmental and emotional disabilities will join 20 able-bodied athletes in World T.E.A.M. Sports’ third Adventure Team Challenge in suburban Washington, D.C. Hosted at the scenic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park by the national non-profit,...

2014-07-16 20:24:21

OAKLAND, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Renaissance International School, an independent Montessori school in Oakland, California for children from two years old through middle school, is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for its middle school program. "Our Montessori middle school is designed around students' needs and curiosity, encouraging them to find their own place in the community and to learn skills that aid them to thrive now and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'