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2014-08-01 23:01:01

Clark County, Nevada, joins an increasing number of school districts using Reading Horizons Elevate™ with English Language Learners. North Salt Lake, UT (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 What began as a one-off implementation of Reading Horizons Elevate™ at a high school in Clark County, Nevada, has grown to district-wide adoption of the results-driven reading program. This coming school year, Clark County School District will implement Reading Horizons Elevate™ in 117 middle and high...

2014-07-14 23:08:28

A popular kit for teaching reading to ESL and intervention students builds on success with new release. North Salt Lake, UT (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 On July 14, 2014, Reading Horizons is releasing its updated Reading Horizons Elevate™ Teacher’s Kit, enhancing what was already a popular literacy program for ESL and intervention students with a colorful format and new features designed to engage teachers and students alike. At the heart of the Reading Horizons Elevate™ Teacher’s Kit...

2014-07-01 23:11:07

Partnership extends research-based professional development for whole-school improvement focused on needs of ELL students, promising to close achievement gap and improve learning for all students under college and career readiness standards. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Learning Sciences International announces its new partnership with Dr. Margarita Calderón, an internationally respected authority on ELL education. Dr. Calderón, a Senior Research Scientist and...

2014-01-07 23:29:42

SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, and Imagine Learning announced completion of a first phase of a study of nearly 1000 English language learners in grades 2-5 in a large California school district. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Students Using Imagine Learning Show Greater Gains in Reading Skills Innovative literacy software shown to be effective for English language learners and struggling readers. SEG Measurement, an independent research firm, announced the...

2013-06-09 23:00:50

The urgency of identifying early English language learners with special needs was emphasized in an announcement today by eReflect, the developers of Ultimate Vocabulary. The team behind the vocabulary-improving software revealed how prompt diagnosis gives these students an equal opportunity to access knowledge. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 eReflect and the Ultimate Vocabulary team announced today how crucial it is for the educational system to identify English language learners...

2013-05-30 23:03:39

A new strategy has been announced by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of Massachusetts that aims at helping English language learners succeed academically. Ultimate Vocabulary and parent company eReflect embraced this initiative and called for other states to follow. New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 In an ongoing effort to promote English vocabulary improvement, software company eReflect recently shared information about a program called RETELL, Rethinking Equity...

2012-04-03 09:45:40

Swedish adolescents' desire to learn a foreign language besides English, which they start learning relatively early, has been declining for a long time. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that one factor behind this trend may be that English is used as a resource when students learn French, Spanish and German. Fewer and fewer adolescents study foreign languages in English-speaking countries such as the USA and the UK. They simply do not want to, since as...

2011-05-02 10:50:00

Free webinar is led by Stanford Professor Dr. Kenji Hakuta and Teachscape Founder Mark Atkinson SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Kenji Hakuta, professor of education at Stanford University and a leading researcher in the areas of bilingualism and second language acquisition, and Mark Atkinson, founder and chief strategist of Teachscape, will lead a webinar on improving the academic performance of English Language Learners (ELLs) through research-based strategies....


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'