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2009-09-30 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va. and BOSTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 16, just in time for the indulgent holiday season, PBS KIDS GO! and Boston creative group CloudKid, invite early elementary school kids to join the hilarious animated adventures of Professor Fizzy and friends in FIZZY'S LUNCH LAB (PBSKIDSGO.org/lunchlab) as they prepare tasty snacks, investigate the difference between good and bad food, and learn what happens once the food you eat goes into your body. Funded by the...

2009-09-08 13:25:33

Whether they're found in a museum or a textbook, historical narratives about traumatic events such as war and genocide are better left to older students, who have typically developed a more refined historical consciousness, says a University of Illinois professor who studies and teaches historical instruction. According to Brenda M. Trofanenko, a professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education at Illinois, the "difficult knowledge" of such events as the Holocaust, the...

2009-08-04 09:30:00

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- When South Carolina public schools reconvene for the 2009-2010 academic year later this month, thousands of students will gain a new source of support, courtesy of employees at Michelin North America. The company today announced Michelin Challenge Education, a program that provides assistance to public elementary schools in Michelin facility communities. Every major Michelin facility in South Carolina, as well as some outlying facilities, is adopting...

2009-05-13 10:55:00

-- Connor Gordon, 11, of Savage, Minnesota and his Character "Lydia Fox" to Be Featured in a Live Action Segment of the ARTHUR Show -- WOONSOCKET, R.I. and BOSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ARTHUR, the award-winning PBS KIDS GO! television series, and CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program dedicated to making life easier for kids with disabilities, are thrilled to announce the grand prize winner of the "ARTHUR/All Kids Can Character Search." Connor Gordon, 11, of Savage, Minn., was selected for...

2009-03-18 13:00:00

Kids Streaming More than One Million Video Clips Per Week on pbskidsgo.org ARLINGTON, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a media leader exploiting new technology for educational enrichment, PBS KIDS GO! announced today the expansion of its video player capabilities to include new in-video gaming on pbskidsgo.org (www.pbskids.org/go/video). Embedded in PBS KIDS GO! popular curriculum-based series, the new games foster greater learning comprehension and enhance the digital experience...

2009-02-13 08:26:00

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan supports physical activity and nutrition programs for students and their parents DETROIT, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 16,600 Michigan children and their local communities will get an opportunity to participate in walking, climbing and other physical activities and to learn to eat healthily, through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. They'll join youngsters like those at Detroit's Maybury Elementary School who now have more options...

2009-01-13 07:00:00

With its February 2009 issue, Parenting magazine becomes two separate, more targeted editions: Parenting School Years, for moms with children in elementary school; Parenting Early Years, for moms of infants, toddlers and preschoolers NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Bonnier Corp.'s Parenting Group, publisher of Parenting and Babytalk magazines, today announced the launch of Parenting Early Years and Parenting School Years, two new monthly editions of Parenting magazine focused on the issues...

2008-10-08 18:00:28

By Rory McClannahan Mountain View Telegraph When Crystal McCoin was getting ready for work Tuesday morning, receiving a $25,000 award was the last thing on her mind. An assembly was on the schedule at Route 66 Elementary School, where McCoin is a sixth-grade teacher. But the assembly was a ruse to get the school's students and teachers collected in the multipurpose room. T he real reason for the assembly was so state Department of Education Secretary Veronica Garcia, with the help of...

2008-10-06 21:00:15

By Jessica Yadegaran It was the first message Marlee Wallingford ever received on Facebook. And it was a simple one: "Did you go to Salisbury Central School in 1968?" She did, in fact, attend that elementary school in Lakeville, Conn. The message was from Mark Jackson, an admirer of Wallingford's when she was in fifth grade. He was a third-grader who liked to imagine they "had a moment" when she ran into him playing tag 40 years ago. "I never forgot her name," Jackson says via e-mail...

2008-10-03 03:00:25

By Schmid, Richard F Miodrag, Nancy; Di Francesco, Nathalie Abstract This study involved the analysis of the complex interactions that take place between tutors and preschool children using a computer during early literacy tutoring sessions. Eight five- year-old pre- and early-readers attending a childcare centre participated in daily 20-minute tutoring sessions for two weeks. The literacy software (a beta version) was especially designed to guide tutors while working one-on-one with...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.