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2011-07-18 16:02:34

Children who regularly participated in a Simon Says-type game designed to improve self-regulation "“ called the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task "“ may have better math and early literacy scores. The study found that the higher academic outcomes associated with the game, which emphasizes careful listening and following instructions, does not just benefit students in the United States, but also benefits children tested in Taiwan, China and South Korea. More than 800 preschool age...

2011-07-05 13:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you looking for a "marketing course" or "marketing degree" today on a search engine? What an adult student finds is links to many online education affiliate sites. It takes weeks to find an affordable education program of choice close to home, work or online. That changes with the launch of Fatminds.com, a free service that enables adult students to easily find and research adult continuing education courses, both online and classroom,...

2011-06-30 14:30:00

Year Up Founder and CEO Gerald Chertavian to Lead Discussion on Workforce Development and Disadvantaged Youth BOSTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Year Up outlined an economic empowerment Commitment to Action focused on the creation of a nationwide program called the Professional Training Corps (PTC) today at Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America. The conference, hosted by President Bill Clinton, is the first CGI meeting focused on driving job creation and growth in the...

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2011-06-20 09:45:00

Five-year study says quality home learning experiences help prepare children for kindergarten Previous research says on average, children living in poverty are less well prepared to start school than children from middle-income homes. Now, new research says home learning experiences may help low-income children's school readiness. "Our findings indicate that enriched learning experiences as early as the first year of life are important to children's vocabulary growth, which in turn provides a...

2011-05-24 00:00:28

Grant Funds the Museum's STEM Kit for Teachers Program Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Boston Children's Museum today announced that it has received a $40,000 grant from National Grid. The Museum will use these funds to create a new teaching kit designed to improve teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) among young children and their educators and childcare providers. Kits are interdisciplinary teaching units, packed with artifacts, hands-on activities,...

2011-05-13 19:32:00

FORT LEE, N.J., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association's - http://inflation.us - eagerly anticipated must see hour-long documentary being released on Sunday, May 15th, 'College Conspiracy', will expose college education as the largest scam in U.S. history. NIA's latest special video 'The Day the Dollar Died' has now surpassed 1,750,000 views in less than six months, averaging over 10,000 views per day. NIA considers 'College Conspiracy' to be its most important and...

2011-05-10 13:30:00

Retired PA generals cite poor educational achievement as a threat to national security, say cuts to pre-k programs in Pittsburgh could worsen problem PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military service is out of reach for the vast majority of young adults in Pittsburgh, according to a new report released today by MISSION: READINESS, a national security nonprofit group composed of more than 200 retired generals and admirals, including ten from Pennsylvania. Called Unable...

2011-05-09 10:16:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser is proud to announce that eight students from across the country earned top honors by displaying excellent handwriting skills to become the "Grand National Champion" winners in its 20th annual National Handwriting Contest. Judges selected one student from each grade level, ranging from first to eighth grade, to represent the finest penmanship from across the country. This year, more than 220,000 students participated in the annual...

2011-05-05 04:30:00

DULUTH, Ga., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited, IACET CEU granting, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers students access to the CCEI Professional Development Library to complete up to six courses at no cost on Friday, May 6, in honor of Provider Appreciation Day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101207/MM13548LOGO ) Provider Appreciation Day was first introduced in New...

2011-04-29 10:31:00

DULUTH, Ga., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited and IACET approved distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce an agreement with the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) to offer online training and certificate programs of study. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101207/MM13548LOGO ) The partnership with ACEI recognizes CCEI as the preferred...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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