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2014-04-18 23:07:57

Students Who Would Like to Try Out the Top-Notch Online Tutoring Service May Purchase Their First Lesson for Just $9 Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Tutorsville.net, a reputable online tutoring website, has just launched a trial lesson for new customers. Students who have not used the tutoring service before but would like to give it a try may purchase a one-hour trial lesson for just $9, which is a savings of $9.99. The founders of Tutorsville understand that while many students...

2014-04-07 15:58:22

Boston College researchers find barriers to use of science teaching method A survey of science teachers finds they support a new approach to science education, but they struggle to believe that all students are capable of exploring science using a method called argumentation, according to researchers from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Furthermore, teachers in low-income schools said the pressure to meet testing requirements curbs the use of argumentation in their...

2014-03-20 04:22:40

BEIJING, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xueda Education Group (NYSE: XUE) ("Xueda" or the "Company"), a leading national provider of personalized tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China, today announced the launch of its proprietary Smart Tutoring System and rollout to all of its nationwide network of learning centers. The Smart Tutoring System is a cloud-based personalized tutoring support system encompassing diagnostic assessment, comprehensive...

2014-03-12 04:22:46

Educators share rubrics and lesson plans designed to help improve classroom instruction and evaluate student assignments OAKLAND, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced Teaching Tools, an online resource for instructors at all levels to share rubrics and lesson plans with their colleagues. Teaching Tools already has more than 40 items, including rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and...

2014-03-05 23:30:12

There have been plenty of snowmen built this winter, even in areas where it seems one may have a better chance of spotting Halley’s Comet than an actual snowflake. But even for educators working in regions where snowfall is commonplace, many have at one time observed that at the very moment just one of these white, crystalline flakes is spotted, a wire seems to short circuit as if it is the first time the class has ever seen this phenomenon called “snow.” Mahwah, NJ (PRWEB) March...

2014-03-03 12:28:34

More than 30,000 educators unite K-12 students in shared reading practice challenge WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If the Olympics had a challenge for reading practice, America's students would be gold medal winners! K-12 students read nearly 5 million books to set a new record during Renaissance Learning's "Read the Most Coast to Coast" event held February 28. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO The annual event challenges...

2014-02-27 23:35:49

Calvin Cool Joins the Crew at Istation Reading Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Istation’s hip new character, Calvin Cool, joins the program’s engaging, animated cast to lead students through interactive, step-by-step lessons that teach the characteristics of good writing. Students and educators with Istation Reading subscriptions can automatically access the newly released “Writing Rules! with Calvin Cool” interactive online writing program. Perfect for flipped classrooms,...

2014-02-26 16:25:58

Cool New Character Coaches Student Writers DALLAS, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Istation's hip new character, Calvin Cool, joins the program's engaging, animated cast to lead students through interactive, step-by-step lessons that teach the characteristics of good writing. Students and educators with Istation Reading subscriptions can automatically access the newly released "Writing Rules! with Calvin Cool" interactive online writing program. (Logo:...

2014-02-25 23:34:17

Fort Lauderdale guitar teacher Dyce Kimura is now offering new guitar students 25% off their first Skype lesson this year. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Fort Lauderdale guitar teacher Dyce Kimura knows learning to play guitar is a popular New Year’s resolution, and he is offering a new deal to incentivize people to follow through with their goal. For a limited time, students can receive 25% off their first Skype lesson with mention of the deal, which means now is the...

2014-02-25 12:24:02

Mobile Access to Istation Available for the 2014 School Year DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile access to Istation's computer-adaptive reading instruction is coming to the iPad just in time for the 2014 school year, perfect for transformational educators who embrace mobile learning strategies and innovative schools that adopt 1-to-1 technology, "bring your own device" (BYOD) approaches and mobile computer labs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120709/DA36825LOGO)...