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2011-07-05 08:00:00

NAEP Report Reveals Students' Achievement in Geography WASHINGTON, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 19, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will release the results of a 2010 assessment that focuses on what students should know to be competent and productive 21st century citizens. Students responded to questions designed to measure their knowledge of geography in the context of space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections....

2011-06-09 05:00:00

MCKINNEY, Texas, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blockbuster L.L.C. is giving students another reason to work hard in the classroom by offering the "Good Grades, Free Rental" program. Children in kindergarten through 12th grade who earn a B average or better on their report cards can head to participating BLOCKBUSTER® stores nationwide to receive a free, one-day, non-new release movie rental. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110527/LA10254LOGO) "Blockbuster...

2010-11-12 12:32:53

Urgent action needed in the 15 countries responsible for three-quarters of child pneumonia deaths A Pneumonia Report Card released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) on behalf of the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia reveals where urgent efforts are needed to reach target levels of coverage for the life-saving interventions that can prevent, protect against and treat pneumonia in children. Pneumonia is the world's leading infectious killer of young children, taking...

2008-10-01 06:00:43

By Neil Gonzales FOSTER CITY -- A group of parents is giving failing marks to a new report card system that has been introduced in the middle schools this academic year. Instead of the traditional letter-grade system, middle schools in the San Mateo-Foster City district are now using standards-based report cards that rank a student's grasp of a particular skill. Parents are complaining that the standards-based system is confusing and has been brought in too quickly. At today's...

2008-07-08 18:00:34

By Marilyn Brown, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 8--UPDATED: 11:39 AM TAMPA -- Florida's school report card was released today. Hillsborough County ended up with two failing schools -- Broward and Sulphur Springs elementaries -- compared with five in 2007. Ten Hillsborough high schools made A grades -- Alonso, Hillsborough, Newsome, Riverview, Plant, Bloomingdale, Sickles, Tampa Bay Tech, Freedom and Gaither -- compared with three in 2007. Overall, 143 Hillsborough schools earned an A...

2007-11-13 06:01:01

By Jung, Lee Ann Guskey, Thomas R One of the most important functions of report cards and grades is to give families information on their children's progress in school. Families need to know their children's strengths and deficiencies, and interventions that can be undertaken at home to promote success. Recognizing the need for meaningful progress reporting, many schools have begun implementing "standards-based" grading and reporting practices (Guskey, 2001). Rather than reduce information...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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