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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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