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2014-09-08 12:34:28

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2,500 reports from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Research Report Series, some dating back to the founding of the organization, are now available through the Wiley Online Library, the world's broadest multidisciplinary collection of online resources, company officials announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO "This is the first time that the vast majority of reports in the ETS Research...

2014-09-04 23:02:25

An extended vocabulary doesn’t necessarily mean better communication, as the Ultimate Vocabulary™ writers assert in their latest blog post. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 Improving vocabulary helps people to express themselves more confidently and accurately. In a new blog post, eReflect reveals that the Ultimate Vocabulary writers have clearly explained to readers that good vocabulary is not always enough to make a person a competent communicator. Deciding to improve...

2014-09-02 23:04:27

MeCC, Inc. - Harpswell, Maine, Can a small Maine fishing village of less than 4,000 people keep a federally abandoned surplus Maine lighthouse ownership within the town? Maybe it can by using Kickstarter and with everyone's help. Bidding now exceeds $240,000. Harpswell, Maine USA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 This little fishing village in Maine has a BIG lighthouse challenge! Can a small town of less than 4,000 people in Maine help keep a federally abandoned surplus Maine lighthouse...

Flapping Baby Birds Provide Clues To Origin Of Flight
2014-09-02 03:34:43

By Robert Sanders, University of California, Berkeley How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they run along the ground and pump their “arms” to get aloft? The answer is buried 150 million years in the past, but a new University of California, Berkeley, study provides a new piece of evidence – birds have an innate ability to maneuver in midair, a talent that could have helped their ancestors learn...

2014-08-30 23:04:40

Barton Associates, a leading national locum tenens physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner staffing agency, announces a new office location in Austin, TX, set to open September 1, 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Barton Associates, an industry leading national physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner locum tenens company, announces a new office location in Austin, TX, scheduled to open September 1, 2014. Barton Associates is headquartered in Peabody,...

2014-08-14 16:24:50

Second annual report highlights widespread use of TOEIC® test to measure English proficiency in the workplace PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS) is releasing the second annual report on TOEIC(®) test takers worldwide for the TOEIC(®) Listening and Reading (L&R) assessment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO The TOEIC(®) Listening and Reading Report on Test Takers Worldwide is based on the information...

2014-08-05 12:25:59

Over 900 raters scored 60,000 hours of video footage from classroom observations PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research scientists from Educational Testing Service (ETS) co-authored six of the 16 chapters in a new book from the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, which was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Much of their work centered on developing systems for training raters to evaluate teacher performances in order to avoid subjectivity...

2014-08-04 23:01:22

Logophiles will enjoy eReflect’s latest blog post that discusses bizarrely created social media jargon. eReflect makes a point that contrary to popular belief, learning new words can lead to lots of fun. New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 A new blog post on social media jargon has just been published by eReflect on the Ultimate Vocabulary blog. The blog post titled "10 All-Time Classic Social Media Jargon Words That Were Bizarrely Created" covers words that everyone...

2014-07-17 23:11:12

Bedford Award Program Honors the Achievements of FCNE Bedford, NH (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 The Fertility Centers of New England has been selected for the 2014 Best of Bedford Award in the Doctors category by the Bedford Award Program. The Fertility Centers of New England-Bedford Center has a location at 169 S. River Road and this represents the second year in row that the Fertility Centers of New England-Bedford has been recognized. Each year, the Bedford Award Program identifies companies...

2014-07-10 08:32:01

PRINCETON, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Videos of interviews and presentations from some of the world's leading experts in large-scale international assessment and research are now available online from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The featured videos were recorded during the PIAAC Invitational Research Conference. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO The conference took place in Washington, D.C., last November, and attracted over 200...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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