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2013-11-23 23:00:45

“Engaged students are motivated students, and motivated students succeed, every time,” says Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education. WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education examines how implementing rigorous and engaging curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards fosters positive school climates in which students are motivated to succeed, achievement gaps narrow, and learning and outcomes...

2013-11-19 08:34:12

ETS Publishes the First Piece in a Series of White Papers Discussing the Future of K-12 English Language Assessment Systems PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS) is releasing the first in a series of white papers presenting research-based ideas, principles and recommendations for those who will be designing, developing and implementing the next-generation of English language proficiency (ELP) assessment systems. (Logo:...

2013-11-05 08:41:19

"Smart Shoppers: The End of the 'College for All' Debate" Unveiled at Panel Discussion in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- College Summit, a national nonprofit organization seeking to increase college enrollment rates from low-income communities, today released a position paper entitled "Smart Shoppers: The End of the 'College for All' Debate," detailing the need for educators, colleges, nonprofits, and the business community to better equip high school...

2013-10-24 23:00:52

NEF provides grants to school districts for the development of STEM Academies and integrating technology into the core curriculum. This a win-win opportunity for schools with NEF's ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM that provides IT, Business and Management Training. (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 NEF opens the "doors" of its newest STEM Academy in Chicago Public Schools. Annually, NEF provides grants to school district for the development of STEM Academies. This program is in conjunction...

2013-08-23 23:22:20

New Organization Aims to Further American STEM Learning and Performance by Bringing the Science Research Process to Every High School across the Country Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 For many years, international rankings have shown US high school students lagging significantly behind students in other countries – even less industrialized nations. The figures have US students trailing their foreign counterparts especially in the areas of science and math. iResearchScience, a...

2013-08-19 12:27:36

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Union County Public Schools announced today that its online public school, Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA), showed academic growth improvements in the school's second year based on data from the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS). TNVA is an online public school program offered by Union County Public Schools that serves students across the state in kindergarten through eighth grade. TNVA demonstrated improvements in the...

2013-07-17 23:20:06

During a public presentation made in conjunction with a leading industry conference, Joel Hames, senior product manager and Leadership Team member of SunGard K-12 Education, said political, cultural, and funding trends threaten the realization of a 21st-century education. Hames challenged key stakeholders to communicate, involve, and challenge each other to build something better. Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Political, cultural, and funding trends threaten the realization of a...

2013-07-04 23:02:14

Funding under the No Child Left Behind program and greater competition among high school students for college admission have boosted demand for tutoring and test preparation services, while colleges’ move away from mandatory tests (e.g. SAT and ACT) have slowed demand in the test preparation segment. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Tutoring and Driving Schools industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July...

Spatial Reasoning Linked With Math Skills
2013-06-25 15:36:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With educators constantly on the lookout for new ways to inspire and educate children, any technique or tool that helps students to learn can be invaluable. According to a new report from a pair of Michigan State University researchers, simple spatial reasoning exercises could help young children with their math skills. The MSU researchers held training sessions with 6 to 8 year olds on mentally rotating objects, a spatial ability, and...

2013-04-18 23:34:37

America's K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to handle the Next Generation Science Standards. The voluntary guidelines, unveiled this month by the advocacy group Achieve in collaboration with 26 states, call for more hands-on learning and analysis and cover fewer...