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2014-08-27 12:34:08

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21(st) Century consortium (ELPA21) has chosen Questar Assessment, Inc. to produce a field test to collect information that will be used to guide the development of its first English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment. ELPA21, a consortium of 11 states -- Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia -- is...

2014-08-13 08:28:50

CINCINNATI, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It is never too early to start talking with and listening to your child about the upcoming school year," says Dr. Amie Duncan, Ph.D., Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO Dr. Duncan advises that parents begin talking to their child about school a couple weeks before it starts, and that they listen closely for their...

2014-05-22 23:05:16

Razaghi Healthcare Enlists Major General Lynn H. Stevens to Serve as Razaghi Representative on the Blue Mountain Hospital Board of Directors Blanding, Utah (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Razaghi Healthcare recently enlisted Major General Lynn H. Stevens as one of its Executive Vice Presidents. Ahmad R. Razaghi, President and CEO of Razaghi Healthcare, has appointed him to the Board of Directors at Blue Mountain Hospital in Blanding, Utah (BMH). Stevens, a lifelong Blanding resident, comes to the...

2014-05-06 08:44:21

From Modest Beginnings to Global Leader in Science Education ROSEVILLE, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inching toward its 50(th) anniversary this year, PASCO scientific continues its zest for innovation--the company's hallmark since founder and president Paul Stokstad began developing products for teaching science from the garage of his parents' Lafayette, California home in the summer of 1964. Today, PASCO technologies are central to 21(st) century science education programs...

2014-02-20 23:31:00

NCEE Labs, Nebraska’s premier compliance testing center, announces internship program funded by InternNE Grant. Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Every phone, tablet, computer, television, car, even microwave in the kitchen emit radio waves. Organizations and companies that manufacture and use electronics, such as police and fire departments, need to make sure that their equipment meets guidelines so the radio transmissions don't interfere with one another. NCEE Labs, Nebraska...

2014-02-20 23:26:24

ALOHA Mind Math’s top 5 warning signs indicate a child’s learning could be suffering. It is important for parents to act quickly upon these signs. EDISON, NJ (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 According to ALOHA Mind Math, report cards are not the only signs a child is struggling in school and needs help. Throughout the school year look for subtle and obvious signals that can indicate their learning is suffering. 1. Is the child’s morning routine draining for parents and/or the family? If...

2014-01-31 20:21:00

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diné Community Advocacy Alliance (DCAA) today celebrated the historic passage by the Navajo Nation Council of two DCAA legislative initiatives that the young grassroots organization had championed as a way to begin to improve the health and nutrition of citizens on the Navajo Nation, who suffer high rates of diabetes, heart disease and other diet-related illnesses. The legislation is believed to be the very first of its...

2013-12-18 13:21:08

New types of assessments will be needed to measure student learning once the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are implemented, says a new report from the National Research Council.  The tests that states currently use emphasize factual knowledge and were not designed to assess the type of understanding envisioned by the standards, which emphasize depth of knowledge based on the ability to integrate core content with science and engineering practices. The report describes a new...

2013-12-02 23:25:45

The battle between parents and children over the need to do homework has raged since the days of one-room schoolhouses. And with all the distractions of cell phones, social media, and the pace of modern life, many of today’s parents are finding it harder than ever to get youngsters to hunker down and complete their homework assignments. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The battle between parents and children over the need to do homework has raged since the days of one-room...


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