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2011-03-17 06:50:00

MIAMI, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Manhattan mom is suing her 4-year-old daughter's New York preschool, claiming that the school didn't deliver on its promise to prepare her daughter for testing that would set the girl on a course for the Ivy League. Is this mom being ridiculous in her claims? Kindergarten testing expert Karen Quinn says that New Yorkers take their preschool test prep very seriously. How their kids score will mean the difference between getting a great education and a...

2011-03-08 09:59:00

Survey spotlights need for quality family services for military households with young children WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military parents with young children report that the need for early care and education services, including child care, parenting classes and high-quality pre-kindergarten, tops their list of day-to-day needs, according to a new study by Pre-K Now, a campaign of the Pew Center on the States. The study, entitled "On the Home Front: Early Care...

2011-03-07 09:20:00

HERNDON, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from colleges and universities are currently preparing to compete in the nation's only collegiate horticulture "games" to be held outside Chicago, at Joliet Junior College, March 17-20, 2011. The event, in its 35th year, is organized by the nation's lawn and landscape association, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Student Career Days (SCD) is an annual three-day event designed to help build careers for college horticultural...

2011-03-04 00:00:28

The Tambellini Group (TTG) has just published a new research report: "2010 Student Information Systems: U.S. Higher Education Market Share, Insights and Trends." In the paper, TTG analyzes and reveals data on SIS purchases made by U.S. higher education institutions in 2008 and 2009. The report focuses on top vendors Campus Management, Datatel, Jenzabar, Oracle and SunGard Higher Education. SunGard Higher Education remains the overall market share leader, and new comer TopSchool was added to...

2011-02-24 08:57:00

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Education of the Federal District has entered into a partnership with IBM aimed at advancing education in the capital and offering Mexico City's children a better future. IBM will donate its "Reading Companion" software program to improve the English-language programs offered at Mexico City's high schools, as well as the company's "Little Explorer" learning modules, which will expand computer-based learning resources available to...

2011-02-14 08:34:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Children who come from disadvantaged homes and have lower-quality childcare may have more social and emotional problems, according to new research. However, high-quality childcare may make up for poorer home environments. Researchers analyzed data on children at ages 2, 3 and 4 ½ who came from more difficult home environments and had lower-quality childcare. Difficult family environments were defined by fewer resources, fewer learning opportunities,...

2011-02-08 06:00:00

BEIJING, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ChinaCast Education ("ChinaCast" or the "Company"), (Nasdaq: CAST), a leading for-profit, post-secondary education and e-learning services provider in China, today announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ron Chan, has issued a letter to Company shareholders regarding the large trading volume of the Company's shares last week. For the complete letter, please refer to the following link at the Company's website:...

2011-02-07 13:35:39

A study of NYU Child Study Center program, ParentCorps, shows that parents can play valuable role in helping young children succeed despite stressful circumstances Researchers at the NYU Child Study Center demonstrated that a brief program for families of Pre-Kindergarten students attending schools in disadvantaged urban communities improved children's behavior at school. The study, called "Promoting effective parenting practices and preventing child behavior problems in school among...

2011-02-04 07:43:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The UPSTART program, a computer-based preschool program funded by the state of Utah, is completing its second successful year, and is poised for success as it moves into its third. Each child participating in UPSTART experiences an individualized reading, math, and science curriculum designed by Waterford Institute(TM) with a specific focus on reading instruction. Originally started in 2008, the UPSTART program was organized to help Utah...

2011-02-01 11:17:00

MARLTON, N.J., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While some college students and recent grads ponder their next move about where to work or serve as an intern, Xtel Communications Inc. (www.xtel.net) says they are offering a great landing spot for those who want a taste of the real working world. Xtel has created a unique opportunity for real job experience for college students and recent grads at a time when business downsizing and job losses are the norm. "Xtel is always searching for...


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