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2010-02-04 05:45:00

BEIJING, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (the "Company" or "New Oriental") (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced it has entered an exclusive agreement with Kinderdance, the US-based provider of dance, motor development, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, to offer Kinderdance content in New Oriental's early childhood learning centers in China. Founded in 1979,...

2010-01-26 13:34:00

WEST COVINA, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatch® (http://www.hatchearlychildhood.com) has awarded a TeachSmart® Learning System (http://www.teachsmartlearningsystem.com) to Sue Weiner, a special education teacher employed by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) at Vincent Children's Center in West Covina, CA. Weiner registered with Hatch to win during the 2009 NAEYC National Conference. Members of the press are cordially invited to a...

2010-01-15 14:41:52

A landmark study from the University of British Columbia finds that the neighborhoods in which children reside at kindergarten predict their reading comprehension skills seven years later. The study, published this week in the journal Health & Place, finds children who live in neighborhoods with higher rates of poverty show reduced scores on standardized tests seven years later "“ regardless of the child's place of residence in Grade 7. The study is the first of its kind to compare...

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2010-01-15 09:20:00

Reasons for requiring a child to repeat the first grade may go far beyond the basic "three R's," reveals a study by two Texas A&M University education psychologists. They say parents must often shoulder at least part of the blame or credit. Victor Willson and Jan Hughes, professors in the College of Education and Human Development, studied a sample of 784 children to see how psychological and social variables contribute to grade retention. Their research was published in the Elementary...

2009-10-20 05:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatch® (http://www.hatchearlychildhood.com) announces that the TeachSmart® Learning System (http://www.teachsmartlearningsystem.com), the only pre-kindergarten educational software accredited by SMART(TM) Technologies, has been elevated to Select Level status, the highest level of accreditation granted by the SMART Software Accreditation Program (SAP). Select Level accreditation designates that a product is...

2009-10-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK and MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Low-income children were better prepared for success in kindergarten when their preschool teachers incorporated educational video and games from public media, according to a new study. The study, conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, was commissioned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to evaluate video and interactive games from the Ready to Learn initiative, which creates...

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2009-10-10 07:45:00

Providing small classes for at least several consecutive grades starting in early elementary school gives students the best chance to succeed in later grades, according to groundbreaking new research from a Michigan State University scholar. The research by Spyros Konstantopoulos, associate professor of education, is the first to examine the effects of class size over a sustained period and for all levels of students "“ from low- to high-achievers. The study appears in the American...

2009-08-19 11:41:58

As a child progresses from one grade level to the next, there are certain behaviors parents and teachers can watch for to help recognize and rehabilitate subtle learning disabilities that could hinder the child's long-term academic career, said a developmental pediatrician at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu). "When a child enters kindergarten, third grade, junior high and high school, the new learning environments add more stressors than the levels before," said Dr. Sherry Vinson, an...

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2009-07-10 15:47:15

A new study by researchers at the University of Missouri found that overweight children as young as 5 years old begin to have more feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness than children of normal weight. These feelings grow progressively worse over time for both boys and girls who are persistently overweight, the researchers reported. "I think there's a tendency to believe that boys don't experience those consequences until later," Dr. Sara Gable of the University of Missouri in...

2009-07-06 18:32:57

Overweight children, especially girls, show signs of the negative consequences of being overweight as early as kindergarten, U.S. researchers said. Sara Gable of the University of Missouri said researchers used the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort to examine the social and behavioral development of 8,000 school-age children from kindergarten entry through third grade. The researchers evaluated factors that have not been studied previously: age at becoming overweight...


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