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2013-05-16 23:26:44

Program delivers adaptive learning format and data-driven instruction to drive student gains higher. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 A growing number of Minnesota public charter schools are using technology-based reading skills program Lexia Reading® as an essential part of their reading curriculum. Lexia today announced that Beacon Academy in Maple Grove and Yinghua Academy in Minneapolis are the latest charters schools to select the program, which is scientifically proven to advance...

2013-05-14 23:26:35

According to Neil Druker, there are a few factors that can boost the likelihood of a child developing into a good reader. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 All children are different, and there is no guaranteed way to transform a young kid into an excellent reader–but according to long-time literacy advocate Neil Druker, there are several factors that boost the likelihood of a kid turning into a good reader. Druker is not the only one who thinks so. He points to a recent...

2013-05-06 23:21:13

Britannica Digital Learning today announced that its new online information solution for preK-12 classrooms has been named a finalist for the Golden Lamp Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the educational-resources industry. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Britannica Digital Learning today announced that its new online information solution for pre K-12 classrooms has been named a finalist for the Golden Lamp Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the educational-resources...

2013-03-25 10:34:06

Environmental education programs that took middle school students outdoors to learn helped minority students close a gap in environmental literacy, according to research from North Carolina State University. The study, published March 22 in PLOS ONE, showed that time outdoors seemed to impact African-American and Hispanic students more than Caucasian students, improving minority students' ecological knowledge and cognitive skills, two measures of environmental literacy. The statewide study...

2013-03-05 23:01:45

AWE's Early Literacy Station and AfterSchool Edge Computers Provide Technology Exposure, School Readiness, and Homework Assistance for Children Chester, PA (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 AWE announced today that the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado will be implementing 18 of its all-in-one computer solutions–15 Early Literacy Station (Bilingual Spanish edition) and 3 AfterSchool Edge units–into its library system. The Early Literacy Station (Bilingual Spanish edition) is an...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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