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2014-08-19 23:12:39

Common Core Coach provides meaningful instruction and practice tools for math and English language arts. NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 New evaluations of Common Core Coach, an inclusive learning program that adds depth, understanding, and practice to Common Core standards and skills instruction, find the program creates a comprehensive instructional program for math and English language arts (ELA) classes, backed by research. Created by Triumph Learning, producer of critically...

2014-08-19 23:11:37

In first year of implementation, students see significant gains with students in blended learning reading classrooms on average exceeding their NWEA growth expectations by 50% (growing 1.5 years in a single year) and students in math blended classrooms on average exceeding the NWEA expected growth by 21% (growing 1.21 years in a single year). Students in blended classrooms also outperformed their peers in non-blended classrooms. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The Enlarged City...

2014-08-19 23:11:35

Education Elements is excited to announce that after an analysis of the Spring benchmark exams, Middletown students in blended learning classrooms performed better than both the expected NWEA growth as well as better than their peers. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Education Elements, which offers a comprehensive approach to designing and implementing personalized learning in districts, is excited to announce that students in the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, a...

2014-08-19 23:07:06

Florida's American Preparatory Academy and edtech startup BoomWriter are focused on providing students with personalized learning experiences and easy classroom technology integration for teachers. Milton, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Award-winning educational technology website BoomWriter Media announced today that Florida’s American Preparatory Academy (APA) is the newest school to participate in its unique Technology Heroes Program. APA, a private K-12 academy...

2014-08-19 23:02:57

Creative educators pilot projects with science and technology focus Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 With back to school shopping in full swing, moms and dads are working hard to fill the supply list even when money is tight. They are not the only ones feeling the pinch this fall; educators are also struggling to find resources for students, especially in low-income and minority-majority school districts. In some schools, this struggle is a crucible where creativity flourishes....

brain changes mathematics
2014-08-19 03:30:41

Erin Digitale, Stanford University School of Medicine As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why. Now, new brain-imaging research gives the first evidence drawn from a longitudinal study to explain how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn math facts. A precisely orchestrated group of brain changes, many...

getting by girls
2014-08-19 09:24:16

Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations, UC Berkeley Everyone notices the academic superstars and failures, but what about the tens of millions of American teens straddling these two extremes? A new UC Berkeley study has spotlighted a high school subculture that has made an art of slacking – even with ample educational resources – and may be destined to perpetuate the nation’s struggling lower-middle class. UC Berkeley sociologist Michele Rossi studied white teenage girls in their last year...

2014-08-18 23:05:13

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Fenway Park to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Fenway Park to promote the importance of children living a...

2014-08-18 16:30:24

Students show greater gains after spending more time with Istation curriculum DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prekindergarten and kindergarten students demonstrate greater gains in early literacy development learning with Istation curriculum than their peers who do not use Istation, according to a nationwide literacy growth study conducted by Southern Methodist University during the 2013-14 school year. The study collected data from more than 81,000 prekindergarten and...

2014-08-18 08:32:27

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Magic Lantern Media Inc. releases new enhancements for its AccessSTEM learning platform including a new leading-edge user interface as well as curriculum correlations for British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. Pilot programmes now running in 7 school boards across 4 provinces are responding to the needs of learners to help equip them with 21(st) Century skills. AccessSTEM responds to the need for 21(st) Century Learning through new...


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.'