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2014-08-25 12:29:39

Online private school continues to grow in popularity as families recognize advantages offered by individualized online learning ASHBURN, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS), an independent online private school for students in grades 6-12, will begin the 2014-2015 academic year on September 3, 2014. The program marks its 4th year of operation and continues to expand rapidly. GWUOHS is a partnership between the...

math and science dropouts
2014-08-03 05:04:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online US high schools are tightening up their graduation requirements in math and science, which sounds like it should be a good thing. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis has found, however, that enforcing more rigorous academics drives some students to drop out. The study findings, published in Educational Researchers, reveal that policies increasing the number of required high school math and science courses are associated...

2014-07-16 00:20:34

High School Stars Share Stage on Sports' Biggest Awards Week LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The biggest names in high school and professional sports convened in Los Angeles tonight as Gatorade honored the top prep male and female athletes with the 12(th) annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards. Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year Karl Towns Jr. (St. Joseph High School/Metuchen, N.J.) was named the 2014 Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year...

2014-06-16 12:33:07

HERNDON, Va., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- K(12) International Academy, an accredited, online private school open to students in grades K-12 worldwide, is now enrolling students for its summer school program. K(12) International Academy's summer school program gives high school students the opportunity to keep learning even when school is not in session. It offers them a chance to catch up on missed credits, get ahead for next year, prepare for the transition from middle...

2014-06-10 12:36:52

Graduating High School Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement and Community Service BOSTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, today announced the 2014 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic...

2014-05-22 12:20:33

STUDENTS RECEIVED OVER $21,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS TROY, Mich., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) hosted the annual Courageous Persuaders Awards Celebration, at which high school students who took a stand against underage drinking won $21,250 in scholarships and awards. The event, which took place on Wednesday, May 21 at the Troy Marriott in Troy, Mich. was hosted by renowned Detroit television personality Huel Perkins, anchor at WJBK FOX2. The...

Your High School Grade Point Average Could Affect Your Income
2014-05-19 03:08:44

University of Miami A team of researchers led by Michael T. French, professor of health economics at the University of Miami (UM), finds that high school grade point average (GPA) is a strong predictor of future earnings. The findings, published recently in the Eastern Economic Journal, show that a one-point increase in high school GPA raises annual earnings in adulthood by around 12 percent for men and 14 percent for women. Although previous studies have found a relationship between...

2014-05-14 23:06:18

Fifty high school students from Los Angeles County schools have been awarded an Ignite LA Student Science Award, a fellowship program sponsored by the LA-based Durfee Foundation, in partnership with Earthwatch. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Fifty high school students from Los Angeles County schools have been awarded an Ignite LA Student Science Award, a fellowship program sponsored by the LA-based Durfee Foundation, in partnership with Earthwatch. Earthwatch is an international...

2014-05-09 12:24:56

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 7(th), TEAM Enterprises won Best Cause Sponsorship Tie-In for U.S. Cellular "Better High School Sports" in the 2014 Ex Awards, the world's largest recognition program for experiential marketing and the only marketing program judged entirely by client-side marketers. The 2014 Ex Awards brought together more than 600 of the industry's leading brand marketers and agencies to recognize the work that is helping drive the global...

the advantage for female students didn't become apparent until junior or middle school
2014-04-30 05:07:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most disturbing topics in education today is the seeming disparity between grades in math and science for boys and girls. A new study from the University of New Brunswick, however, reveals that girls have made higher grades than boys throughout their school careers for nearly a century, despite stereotypes. "Although gender differences follow essentially stereotypical patterns on achievement tests in which boys typically...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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