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2014-10-30 23:05:41

Local teacher launches new tutoring service with affordable small group approach Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 As Minnesota marks the highest average composite ACT scores* in the country, one of the state’s top teachers today unveiled Access Great Teachers--a powerful two-pronged approach in tutoring to help more students succeed. Owner Tom Connell, an Advanced Placement teacher at Edina High School, says the idea behind his company is simple: “Access Great Teachers is...

2014-10-20 12:28:13

Interactive program for Grades 2-5 that focuses on writing from sources to provide a new approach to teaching writing NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates has expanded its family of Ready(®) programs with the launch of Ready Writing for grades 2-5. Built from scratch to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this new research-based program provides educators with rigorous instructional materials as well as easy-to-use...

2014-10-03 08:23:18

Primary Sources Update Shows More Teachers Are Prepared to Teach to the Common Core and Many Are Seeing Positive Changes in Their Classrooms, While Acknowledging Challenges and a Need for Resources NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released results from a survey of more than 1,600 of America's pre-K-12 public school teachers who are in the more than 40 states where the Common Core State Standards are being...

“Brain Breaks” Increase Educational Performance And Activity In Elementary Schools
2014-09-26 03:23:57

Oregon State University A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly sedentary educational programs. Called “Brain Breaks,” the DVD was developed and produced by the Healthy Youth Program of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, and is available nationally....

2014-09-23 16:30:54

DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to promoting effective teaching and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation presented its Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards today to 14 teachers from the Dallas, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson Independent School Districts (ISDs) at a ceremony at TI's Dallas headquarters. Since 2007, the TI Foundation has invested $900,000 in the STEM Awards to recognize and...

2014-09-23 08:25:52

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Educating Through Music, a collaboration between Magic Lantern Media Inc. (MLM) and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) to bring cross-curricular lesson plans to teachers using Canadian music, was launched today at www.EducatingThroughMusic.com. Music is a powerful educational tool that students readily embrace, and Canadian music often tells the story of our nation, its regions and its people. With a focus on students from grades seven to...

Teachers Quitting Due To High-stakes Testing, Declining Pay And Benefits, Lack Of Voice
2014-09-12 03:39:35

Michigan State University Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing, declining pay and benefits and lack of voice in what they teach. So finds a Michigan State University education scholar – and former high school teacher – in her latest research on teacher turnover, which costs the nation an estimated $2.2 billion a year....

2014-09-11 23:12:24

SimpleK12's September 2014 event showcases how to deliver a more personalized learning experience to students. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 SimpleK12 (powered by InfoSource, Inc.) announces a complimentary online event for teachers on how to differentiate classroom instruction. This is one of four no-cost events SimpleK12 is hosting in September. Event attendance has grown significantly over the past two years, in part because past attendees note the abundance of information...

2014-09-11 08:31:59

LONDON, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over six million registered teachers - has announced a significant investment in Barton Woodhead Education Ltd. - developers of Diagnostic Questions (http://www.DiagnosticQuestions.com), a website that allows teachers to create and share 'hinge' questions that instantly identify student misconceptions in maths. Company Quotes and Insights "Diagnostic...

2014-09-08 12:22:22

Best Value Schools has published a new feature article about 30 great public-friendly lecture series on environmental issues that are available at universities across North America PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to make it easier for students to find which universities are providing lecture series on their topics of interest in environmental issues, Best Value Schools has released a helpful guide to ì30 Great Public-Friendly Lecture Series on Environmental...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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