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2014-03-28 23:01:15

Confident, engaging and often humorous, three young men and one young woman talked about what it's like to be working on movies like American Hustle, and what others on the spectrum can do to beat the statistical odds of unemployment at last week's conference. Sherman Oaks, California (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Autism, so often viewed as just a number in a study, seemed to grow a body and walk into Friday’s Profectum conference in Pasadena when three young men and one young woman...

2013-12-11 13:01:28

A new study contradicts the popular theory that students perform better when surrounded by higher-achieving classmates. Michigan State University’s Scott Imberman and colleagues found that marginal students in a middle school gifted and talented program – despite learning alongside the “best and brightest” – performed no better on national tests than a similar group of students who didn’t qualify for the program. “This paper is part of a growing body of literature...

2013-11-18 23:30:11

New Jersey’s only school exclusively for gifted and talented children started accepting new student applications for the 2014-15 school year on November 15, 2013. Westwood, NJ (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Last week, Primoris Academy officially started accepting new student applications for the 2014-15 school year. There is no cost to apply to Primoris Academy; however, it only accepts very smart 5 through 12 year-olds and has created an admissions process to identify which children will do...

2013-11-12 23:00:58

Academic Support Combined with Mental Health Treatment Provides Balance for Students Malibu, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 According to figures from the academic sector, approximately 3 million gifted students are currently enrolled in schools throughout the United States. While all teens and adolescents face an increasing number of social and internal emotional challenges, those with greater than average intelligence and abilities are often confronted with their own unique set of...

2013-11-05 23:27:13

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2014 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a nationwide recognition for students 19 or younger with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD. Westport, CT (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2014 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a nationwide recognition for students 19 or younger with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD. The $1,000 award will be made to a student...

2013-10-26 23:02:26

Academic Support Combined With Mental Health Treatment Provides Balance For Students Malibu, California (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 According to figures from the academic sector, approximately 3 million gifted students are currently enrolled in schools throughout the United States. While all teens and adolescents face an increasing number of social and internal emotional challenges, those with greater than average intelligence and abilities are often confronted with their own unique set of...

2013-10-01 23:31:43

New Jersey's only school exclusively for gifted and talented children opens up their after-school science enrichment program to gifted children outside the academy's current enrollment. Westwood, NJ (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Primoris Academy, a school exclusively for gifted children ages 5 through 12 located in Westwood, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the availability of a unique science after-school program. As of September 26th, 2013, an after-school program called the...


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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