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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...

2013-11-19 08:34:12

ETS Publishes the First Piece in a Series of White Papers Discussing the Future of K-12 English Language Assessment Systems PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS) is releasing the first in a series of white papers presenting research-based ideas, principles and recommendations for those who will be designing, developing and implementing the next-generation of English language proficiency (ELP) assessment systems. (Logo:...

2013-11-13 23:36:34

The new Performance Matters and Measured Progress partnership supports effective formative assessment practices and offers K-12 educators deeper insight into student understanding of the Common Core to inform instructional decisions. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 With the rollout of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in classrooms across the country, high-quality, Common Core-based assessments are quickly becoming an indispensable tool for educators who are eager to see...

2013-11-07 12:30:40

Educational version of SimCity improves teaching and learning PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Educational Testing Service's (ETS) Research & Development (R&D) division led the assessment research behind GlassLab's new educational game SimCity(TM)EDU: Pollution Challenge! This new game brings elements of computer gaming to the world of education -- providing assessment and learning in an environment that is engaging and exciting. ETS...

2013-11-07 04:26:09

Students are empowered to own their education with support from other students through Slader NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Slader, an online platform and student network for homework collaboration, today announced a new free mobile app available in the Apple App store: www.slader.com/app. Slader's mobile app includes several innovative features that enable students to solve homework problems, interact directly with peers and make money. To date, Slader has helped over two million...

2013-10-24 23:02:58

CPO Science Crazy Traits and Fast Food Value Pack Honored as Among the Best in Classroom-Tested, Teacher-Recommended Products Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Today at the National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) Conference, School Specialty announced that two of its supplemental educational resources are winners of the 2014 Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom from “Learning” magazine. CPO Science Crazy Traits and Fast Food Value Pack were both honored as among...