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2008-09-25 09:00:43

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Education Research recently released a report on the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) initiative that shows Wright Group/McGraw-Hill's DLM Early Childhood Express supplemented with SRA/McGraw-Hill's Open Court Reading Pre-K has positive effects on reading, phonological awareness, and language in Pre-K - Kindergarten. The report, "Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness," provides individual...

2008-09-22 12:00:31

By Barbara Hollingsworth By Barbara Hollingsworth THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Karen Larson sets one group of 5- and 6-year-olds loose with paint and glitter while students in four other centers get down to business. There is no way Larson could have run her classroom like this last year. For one thing, there simply wasn't space in the small, old kindergarten classrooms. And before Silver Lake Unified School District 372 moved to all-day kindergarten this fall, she didn't have as much time....

2008-09-19 15:00:00

By Nancy Hull Suzy Linebarger walked up the stairs with a 3-year-old girl. "One, two, three," Ms. Linebarger counted with each step. Ms. Linebarger, a parent educator with St. Joseph's Parents as Teachers, was walking with the girl during a preschool screening last month at the Keatley Center. Ms. Linebarger's face turned sad when she thought of all the parents who, in her 18 years of working with young children, don't do things like counting the stairs -- something that can help...

2008-09-17 21:00:21

By Karen Robinson The Frontier School District's prekindergarten classes are earning high praise, but some are wondering about the equity of it all. Not all 4-year-olds in the district can be accepted into the program because of funding restrictions. "We don't have enough money to include them all," School Board member Paul Pellicano said Tuesday after hearing an update on the program. "I think it's a great program, but very unfair. It should be for all the kids." Pellicano wasn't the...

2008-09-17 12:00:27

U.S. college enrollment rose by 17 percent to 17.1 million undergraduates and 3.4 million graduate students from 2000 to 2006, statistics show. The statistics, released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, includes two- and four-year colleges and universities and for the first time combines figures compiled from the bureau's Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey, census officials said in a release. Also revealed in the survey was that there were more students in...

2008-09-17 09:00:47

Enrollment in two- and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. reached 20.5 million in 2006, up 3 million since 2000. This included 17.1 million undergraduates and 3.4 million students in graduate or professional schools. These statistics are from the U.S. Census Bureau's School Enrollment in the United States: 2006, a report that describes the characteristics of the nation's 79 million students in 2006. This is the first school enrollment report from the Census Bureau to...

2008-09-16 21:00:25

By Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@@dailyherald.com Arrive at school. Take off your mittens, hat, jacket, boots and snow pants and put them away. Listen to the teacher read a story. Practice your phonics. Learn how to hold your pencil. Learn to write a story with the rest of your group. Tell the teacher what you did at your Grandma's house over the weekend. Visit the potty. Work on sorting shaped objects and grouping them by kind. Maybe be pulled aside for a little one- on-one speech...

2008-09-16 03:00:24

By Hickman, Gregory P Bartholomew, Mitchell; Mathwig, Jennifer; Heinrich, Randy S ABSTRACT. The authors examined the developmental pathways between high school graduates and dropouts. The authors obtained official school data via a random sample of 119 students enrolled across 4 cohorts. The authors postulated 2 research questions: (a) Do differences exist in the developmental pathways of high school graduates in comparison with high school dropouts? (b) If differences do exist in the...

2008-09-15 15:00:28

By TOM KERTSCHER Germantown -- The School Board has taken the rare step of eliminating full-day kindergarten -- which is offered at all but a handful of school districts in Wisconsin -- as it prepares for the second time this year to present voters with a referendum for a new elementary school. School Board Vice President Mike Schultz said he did not propose eliminating full-day kindergarten as a way of persuading voters to vote for the new school, which could provide enough space to...

2008-09-15 12:00:27

By Barbara Hollingsworth By Barbara Hollingsworth THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Jessica James' house looks every bit like a preschool. Her family room is painted bright yellow and filled with blocks and other toys, while her dining room is dark green with murals of prowling jungle animals. Seated in little chairs pulled up to short tables, the children under her care Friday carefully placed and sometimes piled beans onto lines of glue drawn on construction paper in the shapes of the letters...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.