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2011-06-23 20:07:08

To raise science education to same level of importance as math and reading State, national, and local policymakers should elevate science education in grades K-12 to the same level of importance as reading and mathematics, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report recommends ways that leaders at all levels can improve K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The report responds to a request from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) for the National...

2011-06-22 13:15:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800s. Their use skyrocketed after 2002's No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated annual testing in all 50 states. U.S. students slipped from 18th in the world in math in 2000 to 31st place in 2009, with a similar decline in science and no change in reading. Failures in the education system have been blamed on rising poverty levels, teacher quality, tenure...

2011-03-09 10:08:00

MONTEREY, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the release of several new technology enhancements to the company's award-winning Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. These enhancements provide educators with a deeper understanding of student achievement and progress in order to provide more personalized, targeted instruction. Developed in close collaboration with...

2011-03-08 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) commends President Obama for calling for education innovation through learning technologies, and for recognizing the important role played by technology and content companies in meeting these education needs. SIIA also called on Congress to support related investments, including both the Obama Administration's ARPA-ED research proposal as well as funding for the Enhancing...

2010-12-22 17:30:00

Chicago International Charter School proves its campuses are among the best of non-selective enrollment schools in Chicago CHICAGO, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several facts were misinterpreted in the Chicago Tribune article from December 15, 2010 entitled "Critics force CPS to table charter vote". Chicago International Charter School (CICS) wishes to clarify several points about how its academic performance was portrayed. When Ahmed-Ullah refers to CICS being on the "Federal...

2010-11-16 00:00:43

Archipelago Learning Selects Atkinson Academy School in Jefferson County, Kentucky as a Study Island School of Excellence Recipient Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 Archipelago Learning, (NASDAQ:ARCL) a leading subscription-based online education company and developer of Study Island, has selected Kentucky's Atkinson Academy in Jefferson County as the recipient of the Study Island School of Excellence award. Principal of Atkinson Academy Dr. Dewey Hensley and faculty will receive the...

2010-08-03 11:15:00

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School is pleased to announce that it has met the state's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) designation. PA Leadership is a state-wide, tuition-free cyber charter school. Students receive books and computers, then complete their work, interact with teachers and meet with their classmates via the Internet. PA Leadership is one of Pennsylvania's four cyber charter schools to make AYP. To achieve AYP,...

2010-03-02 15:21:00

MOBILE, Ala., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Partnering with STI, a leader in K-12 education data management solutions, the Alabama Department of Education has successfully met all the Data Quality Campaign criteria for improving the collection, availability and use of high-quality education data to ensure student success. Alabama is one of only 12 states that have achieved this goal. The Data Quality Campaign was launched in 2005 by 10 founding organizations, including the National Center for...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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