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2009-10-20 05:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatch® (http://www.hatchearlychildhood.com) announces that the TeachSmart® Learning System (http://www.teachsmartlearningsystem.com), the only pre-kindergarten educational software accredited by SMART(TM) Technologies, has been elevated to Select Level status, the highest level of accreditation granted by the SMART Software Accreditation Program (SAP). Select Level accreditation designates that a product is...

2009-10-16 09:36:00

RUGBY, England, October 16 /PRNewswire/ -- - Daisykins Day Nursery Rugby Childcare Comments Reviews Recommendation Feedback Marie-France - I was very keen to find a nursery close to the town centre and close to schools, and Daisykins fits this bill for me perfectly, but when I visited I was sold on the structure of the beautifully restored Victorian Houses and the friendliness of the staff. I also appreciated how the bright rooms have been designed with the children in mind....

2009-10-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK and MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Low-income children were better prepared for success in kindergarten when their preschool teachers incorporated educational video and games from public media, according to a new study. The study, conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, was commissioned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to evaluate video and interactive games from the Ready to Learn initiative, which creates...

2009-08-10 05:45:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services, today announced that its academic institutions -- Ashford University and University of the Rockies - have joined Transparency by Design, a consortium of accredited colleges and universities aimed at providing adult learners with better information in choosing a degree-granting, distance education institution. Last week (August 4, 2009) Transparency by...

2009-08-04 07:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A consortium of adult-serving colleges and universities has launched a new initiative aimed at adult learners seeking better information in choosing an institution offering degrees through distance education. The initiative, called Transparency by Design, launches a website that gives adult learners new information to accelerate and better inform their decision making process. The website www.collegechoicesforadults.org will offer adult learners...

2009-07-24 07:38:12

Dr Geoff Hayward from Oxford University funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, who led the research points out, a high proportion of those with combined academic and vocational qualifications gained their qualifications in state-school sixth forms and have importantly similar backgrounds to the traditional academic applicants. Therefore, the increasing proportion of students applying to higher education with combined academic and vocational qualifications may be widening...

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2009-07-02 10:15:00

To ensure that all children enter elementary school with the foundation they need for success, a major national initiative is needed to improve early childhood mathematics education, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Opportunities for preschoolers to learn mathematics are currently inadequate, particularly for those in low-income groups, says the report, which is intended to inform the efforts of Head Start, state-funded preschool programs, curriculum developers, and...

2009-06-16 07:10:00

KILLEEN, Texas, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Four-year-old Daniel is starting his first day of school, or "escuela," as Daniel's mother translates from Spanish. "Daniel Goes to Preschool" (published by AuthorHouse), the new children's book by Gayle Hardgrave, takes the preschool readers through their first day of school. As Daniel prepares for his first day of preschool, he is excited and ready to go. "Daniel Goes to Preschool" helps parents, teachers and students understand what children might...

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2009-06-02 07:30:00

Many children who are retained in kindergarten, first or third grade for academic reasons do not subsequently receive a document outlining the individualized special education services they should receive, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Each year, 5 percent to 10 percent of American students are retained at the same grade level, according to background information in the article. One in 10...

2009-05-15 09:49:32

Young children learn how to speak and understand language from the words parents speak at home and teachers speak in preschool. A new longitudinal study has found that their preschool classmates also play a part.The study, by researchers at the University of Virginia and Ohio State University, is published in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Child Development.The researchers took a look at more than 1,800 preschoolers in over 450 pre-kindergarten classrooms in 11 U.S. states. They...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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