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2013-09-05 11:35:51

Textbooks give short shrift to big issues like evolution College biology textbooks cater to the needs of pre-med majors and not those of the majority of students who take introductory science classes, a new study reveals. A text analysis of eight commonly used biology textbooks found that all of them closely follow the curriculum suggested for pre-med students by the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). That means the texts put a heavy emphasis on molecular and cellular biology,...

2013-08-19 23:17:48

The PreK-12 publishing market is in the midst of a transition as schools invest more in a digital future and instructional software providers embrace new opportunities with the rising appeal in digital courseware. The PreK-12 market shows signs of strong growth for digital courseware, which generated sales of $1.2 billion, and captured market share of 17.1% in 2012, according to a recently published report by research firm Simba Information. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 The...

2013-08-13 23:16:52

EMR’s recent report, "Mathematics/STEM Market, K-12: Teaching Methods, Traditional Materials Used and Needed, and Market Size", strongly suggests there has been a dramatic shift to digital in K-12 schools which can be documented starting in earnest in 2009. Along with providing data on the movement towards digital, the report gives readers key insight from the educator’s perspective. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 The shift in K-12 schools to digital products and...

2013-07-30 23:16:54

Expanding Preferred Vendor Network Supports Clients’ Content Strategies That Go Beyond the Textbook Nelsonville, Ohio (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 ED MAP, the leading provider of course materials management services, and eScience Labs (eSL), a leading provider of comprehensive hands-on science kits that can be used outside of traditional laboratory settings, have partnered to expand ED MAP’s network of preferred vendors so that students can acquire all of their course materials simply and...

2013-07-22 23:17:41

Session Includes Success Strategies to Help Schools Save Money and Support Students Melville, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Ambassador Education Solutions, experts in powering course materials management and delivery for higher education institutions, is among an elite group of presenters at this week’s 2013 FAPSC Administrator Annual Conference. Ambassador has teamed up with Daytona College for an interactive session that will provide attendees with first-hand perspective on implementing...

2013-06-28 23:24:51

The Textbook buyback company SellUsedBooks.com announces the winner of the Spring 2013 scholarship essay contest has been selected The winner will receive $1,000 from the textbook buyback site which allows students to sell their used books back for cash. San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 SellUsedBooks.com announces the winner of the Spring 2013 Sell Used Books College Essay Contest scholarship is Paris Fallet. Mr. Fallet, who is studying to obtain a Biological Science degree at...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'