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2014-06-11 12:24:42

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian provinces should be concerned about slipping high-school students' scores - in reading, science and mathematics - as assessed by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), according a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Warning Signs for Canadian Educators: The Bad News in Canada's PISA Results," author John Richards addresses some concerning trends in provincial PISA results, in particular declining PISA math scores over the...

2014-03-27 08:33:09

MUMBAI, India, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL) ("PEL", NSE: PEL, BSE: 500302) announces that its Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) Department at Research & Development (R&D) facility in Goregaon, Mumbai has received the GLP Compliance Certification from the National Good Laboratory Practice Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA), Government of India. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/629310 )...

2014-03-19 08:22:20

ALDERLEY EDGE, England, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentronix Limited, the leading specialist genotoxicity company, has announced its strategic intention to offer regulatory genotox assays, and is currently working towards 'Good Laboratory Practice' (GLP) compliance. GLP is a quality system of management controls for research laboratories to ensure the quality and reliability of test data from non-clinical safety studies. Specifically, these are studies to examine...

2014-02-14 08:24:02

LONDON, February 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The UK National Contact Point ("NCP") has issued an initial assessment explaining the context in which it will examine certain issues raised in a complaint made by WWF last October. It is made very clear that the initial assessment does not mean that the NCP considers SOCO has acted inconsistently with the voluntary Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises or that the NCP has reached any negative conclusion about the Company's...

2014-02-13 08:24:54

LONDON, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOCO International plc is expecting the imminent publication of the Initial Assessment of the case under consideration by the OECD for potential breach of the voluntary Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises brought by WWF. SOCO has been advised that, with the exception of fundamental errors within the complaint, it is usual for the NCP to set aside certain elements of a complaint for further examination. The NCP has made it...

2014-01-23 23:25:40

The National Financial Educators Councils' SavingsFund program new feature allows friends and family members to crowd fund for their child’s college education. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 SavingsFund is a gift-giving platform developed by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) that allows friends and family members to contribute to a child’s college education. The newly released college savings feature provides families a flexible college planning solution by...

2013-11-13 23:03:11

“The release of the PISA data is the start to an ongoing initiative that will look beyond international rankings to learn how to improve education in the United States,” says Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 On December 3, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test of reading literacy,...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.