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2009-01-08 09:41:00

South Carolina High School to Serve Students Anytime and Anywhere NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers differentiating instruction in real-time based on students' performance during a lesson; and students connecting science lessons to the multimedia content on the Web; this is what EdisonLearning's first online charter school will look like when it begins operation in South Carolina at the start of the 2009 school year. As the nation's largest partner to public school districts and...

2008-12-01 15:47:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty percent of the more than 20,000 Pennsylvania students currently educated by online charter schools are using educational technology developed and provided by EdisonLearning through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Provost Systems. Nationwide, EdisonLearning is the largest partner to public school districts and communities, serving 350,000 students in 24 states during the 2008-09 school year. "As one of the original innovators in doing schooling...

2008-07-01 09:00:56

NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Company President and CEO Terry Stecz, announced the acquisition of the education software company Provost Systems(R), based in Santa Clara, Calif. With this action, the education management company, formally known as Edison Schools, extends its client base serving over 350,000 children in 21 states and the United Kingdom and inaugurates a new company approach to teaching and learning for all children. The technology purchase comes...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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