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2008-09-25 09:00:43

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Education Research recently released a report on the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) initiative that shows Wright Group/McGraw-Hill's DLM Early Childhood Express supplemented with SRA/McGraw-Hill's Open Court Reading Pre-K has positive effects on reading, phonological awareness, and language in Pre-K - Kindergarten. The report, "Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness," provides individual...

2008-09-22 12:00:31

By Barbara Hollingsworth By Barbara Hollingsworth THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Karen Larson sets one group of 5- and 6-year-olds loose with paint and glitter while students in four other centers get down to business. There is no way Larson could have run her classroom like this last year. For one thing, there simply wasn't space in the small, old kindergarten classrooms. And before Silver Lake Unified School District 372 moved to all-day kindergarten this fall, she didn't have as much time....

2008-09-19 15:00:00

By Nancy Hull Suzy Linebarger walked up the stairs with a 3-year-old girl. "One, two, three," Ms. Linebarger counted with each step. Ms. Linebarger, a parent educator with St. Joseph's Parents as Teachers, was walking with the girl during a preschool screening last month at the Keatley Center. Ms. Linebarger's face turned sad when she thought of all the parents who, in her 18 years of working with young children, don't do things like counting the stairs -- something that can help...

2008-09-18 03:00:20

By Katz, Stanley N GENERALIZATIONS about longitudinal collegiate assessment are difficult to make, and they are often problematic. For one thing, there is an incredible range of institutional types. Even if we were to stipulate a primary interest in fouryear liberal arts institutions, we would find that almost all colleges and universities lay claimhowever plausibly-to this designation. And apart from their differing educational structures and missions, institutions also differ in terms of...

2008-09-17 12:00:27

U.S. college enrollment rose by 17 percent to 17.1 million undergraduates and 3.4 million graduate students from 2000 to 2006, statistics show. The statistics, released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, includes two- and four-year colleges and universities and for the first time combines figures compiled from the bureau's Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey, census officials said in a release. Also revealed in the survey was that there were more students in...

2008-09-17 03:00:22

By Shanna Flowers shanna.flowers@roanoke.com 981-3220 In June, thousands of Roanoke-area high school seniors adorned themselves in colorful caps and gowns and reveled in the pageantry of pomp and circumstance. At commencements or other ceremonies for graduates, school administrators and principals saluted their students and waved many of them off to colleges and universities across the country. But as some of those high school students settle into college life, a disappointing reality...

2008-09-16 03:00:24

By Hickman, Gregory P Bartholomew, Mitchell; Mathwig, Jennifer; Heinrich, Randy S ABSTRACT. The authors examined the developmental pathways between high school graduates and dropouts. The authors obtained official school data via a random sample of 119 students enrolled across 4 cohorts. The authors postulated 2 research questions: (a) Do differences exist in the developmental pathways of high school graduates in comparison with high school dropouts? (b) If differences do exist in the...

2008-09-15 12:00:27

By Barbara Hollingsworth By Barbara Hollingsworth THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Jessica James' house looks every bit like a preschool. Her family room is painted bright yellow and filled with blocks and other toys, while her dining room is dark green with murals of prowling jungle animals. Seated in little chairs pulled up to short tables, the children under her care Friday carefully placed and sometimes piled beans onto lines of glue drawn on construction paper in the shapes of the letters...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Warash, Bobbie Curtis, Reagan; Hursh, Dan; Tucci, Vicci Abstract. We focus on integrating developmentally appropriate practices, the project approach of Reggio Emilia, and a behavior analytic model to support a quality preschool environment. While the above practices often are considered incompatible, we have found substantial overlap and room for integration of these perspectives in practical application. With the growing number of children with disabilities and challenging behaviors in...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Harlin, Rebecca P This issue features seven articles that consider children's learning in different contexts by presenting the attributes that support or interfere with their success. The authors of the first article highlight an early childhood development program's success in serving high-poverty infants and toddlers by fostering health, cognitive development, and parental participation in their children's learning and community. The second study investigated the value of peers'...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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