Latest Summer Stories

2014-04-09 23:22:14

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is collaborating with TenMarks, an Amazon company, to reverse the summer learning loss in math. Today, AASA announced that TenMarks is making available the TenMarks Summer Math Program, at no cost, to students across the country. Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is collaborating with TenMarks, an Amazon company, to reverse the summer learning loss in math. Today, AASA announced that TenMarks...

2014-03-18 16:24:01

"The dance kingpin hits hard with a new solo single." -TIME NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records -- Grammy-award winning international DJ, producer and hit songwriter Calvin Harris has just released his new single "Summer," available in the U.S. today: http://smarturl.it/CHSummer. Written and produced by Calvin, "Summer" features Calvin himself on vocals for the first time since his multi-million-selling global smash, "Feel So Close." "Summer" highlights the...

2014-03-18 08:26:15

New digital experience to address nation's growing achievement gap VANCOUVER, Canada, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EverFi, Inc., the leading critical skills education company, announced today at the TED2014 Conference a major new initiative to use innovative technology to help counter the massive challenge of summer learning loss. EverFi's new digital learning experience, Verano - Summer Learning(TM), will actively drive consistent educational engagement for K-12 students in key...

2013-07-26 23:22:09

In the absence of formalized schooling during the summer months, students across the country experience a lapse in academic knowledge and ability in a variety of subjects. While researchers point to a number of reasons why some students aren’t exposed to intellectually engaging activities over the summer, all agree that those who continue their studies—either through clever and fun activities, or carefully designed services like those provided by Launch Education Group—develop...

2013-06-24 23:01:24

For the end of summer, Crystal Travel is now offering new special deals, which is helping more members visit Australia. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Crystal Travel, located on the border of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village is now offering specials deals for travel to Australia for members of their private travel club. According to Crystal Travel Agent Andrew Fiksi, "Australia is what we consider a dream vacation. Most people only get out there once in a lifetime, if...

2013-04-02 23:02:18

Survey finds teachers spend first month of school re-teaching lost skills. Greensboro, N.C. (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 The mention of summer break elicits squeals of delight from school children, teachers and many parents who are looking for relief from endless amounts of homework, tests and projects. However, a recent study of over 900 teachers and parents by Carson-Dellosa Publishing finds it is imperative that learning not take a break completely. “Students quickly get out of the...

Summer Solstice 2012: What You Need To Know
2012-06-20 09:13:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Wednesday June 20, 2012 is the longest day of the year; the one day with more sunlight hours than any other day in the calendar year; it is also the first day of summer and is known as the Summer Solstice. The longest daylight day of the year occurs when the Sun appears at its highest point in the sky. At that point, the Sun appears to stand still just briefly before it begins its long journey toward the Winter Solstice -- the shortest daylight day,...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'