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2014-08-15 12:27:40

FreshGrade facilitates better parent/teacher collaboration and student assessment by integrating how people use technology and communicate today KELOWNA, British Columbia, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FreshGrade announced today it has secured $4.3 million in seed funding from leading education and venture capital firms: NewSchools Venture Fund, Emerson Collective, Accel Partners and Social Capital. Designed by world-class developers in collaboration with teachers and parents,...

Facebook Builds Self-Esteem And Confidence For First-Generation College Students
2013-06-07 08:02:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Facebook connections can be a confidence booster for first-generation college applicants, helping them believe in their abilities to apply to school and excel once they have enrolled, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. "We are very excited by these findings, because they suggest that the kinds of interactions supported by Facebook and other social media can play a role in...

2013-04-15 13:16:14

Study measures how urban sprawl impedes social interactions Long commute times and urban areas that leapfrog over open space make it harder for people to socialize, but cities that are decentralized are even worse, University of Utah researchers say in a study published online today in the Journal of Transport Geography. "We found that decentralization has 10 times the negative impact of fragmentation, and 20 times that of longer commute times," says Steven Farber, assistant professor...

2013-02-04 23:03:33

New Social Media Company Launches its 2013 College Greek and Student Club Challenge Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 04, 2013 YouMeThink.com, a new global content exchange service, today announced its first “College Greek and Student Club Challenge.” The contest challenges student clubs and Greek organizations to compete for a $1000.00 prize to be used for their club needs, or to donate to the charity organization or community initiative of their choice. Winners are determined by...

Generation Xers Socialize As Much Online As They Do Offline
2013-01-31 13:33:05

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Generation X refers to a group of individuals who are currently celebrating life in their mid 30s to late 40s. Born between 1965 and 1979, the significance for this generation is that they were the first to make the leap from a pre-technological existence to the nearly ubiquitous nature of technology today. A new study, out of the University of Michigan (UMich), claims that Gen Xers have been able to make the transition fairly...

Parents Play Crucial Role In Preventing Substance Use By Kids
2012-12-05 07:21:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from Brigham Young University, North Carolina State University, and Pennsylvania State University recently discovered that parents play a crucial role in terms of helping to prevent and limit alcohol or marijuana use by their children. In particular, the team of investigators found that parents have more of an impact than a child´s school environment. “Parents play an important role in shaping the...

2012-10-10 13:06:32

New research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California, Irvine finds that parental involvement is a more significant factor in a child´s academic performance than the qualities of the school itself. “Our study shows that parents need to be aware of how important they are, and invest time in their children — checking homework, attending school events and letting  kids know school is important,” says Dr. Toby...

2011-09-19 20:34:12

Current policy pressures on universities to focus on improving their research excellence and to widen participation make it hard for them to engage meaningfully with excluded communities, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). University-community engagement remains marginal to the organisation, funding, management and strategic control of universities. This reduces their benefits for excluded communities. "Traditionally, universities have regarded...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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