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2014-02-25 08:27:04

Scouts completed more than 17 million hours of service to local communities in 2013 IRVING, Texas, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, nine youth delegates from across the United States are representing the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., to present the organization's annual Report to the Nation to top U.S. officials. The report is designated in the BSA's congressional charter and highlights the organization's achievements in 2013. The delegates were selected from among...

2012-10-24 15:26:48

New Healthgrades Study Finds Patients Treated at Hospitals Receiving 5 Stars Have a 75% Lower Risk of Dying HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hackensack University Medical Center today announced that it is among America's top 100 hospitals in 10 different areas - more than any other hospital in the nation. Healthgrades is the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. This recognition is part of...

2012-10-23 11:22:28

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiology Services at Naperville's Edward Hospital is in the top 10% in the nation according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for...

2012-08-31 02:26:33

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The national results of The Nation's Report Card: Writing 2011, Grades 8 and 12 will be released Sept. 14 via a live webinar. This groundbreaking, state-of-the-art assessment measures how well students write in on-demand situations for specific purposes and audiences using a laptop computer and word-processing software. Webinar participants will gain insight into the percentage of students that performed at the Basic, Proficient, and Advanced...

2012-06-19 06:23:54

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is leading the way by measuring how well students apply their understanding of science in real-life contexts. The Nation's Report Card Science in Action: Hands-On and Interactive Computer Tasks from the 2009 Science Assessment marks the first time that both tasks were included as part of the NAEP science assessment. Today's results reveal that America's fourth, eighth, and 12th graders can...

2012-06-12 02:24:01

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 19, the National Assessment Governing Board will host an event at which results from a new kind of assessment targeting computer and hands-on science skills will be released. The Nation's Report Card's Science in Action: Hands-On and Interactive Computer Tasks from the 2009 Science Assessment presents fourth, eighth, and twelfth graders with scenarios that require planning, analysis, and synthesis--and the national results help us...

2012-05-10 06:22:37

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's eighth-graders have improved their performance in science and narrowed some racial/ethnic achievement gaps since 2009, according to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation's Report Card. Scores reported in NAEP Science 2011 were higher than in 2009 for students across reported percentiles except those at the 90th percentile, which showed no significant change. The average...

2012-05-07 06:23:43

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of The Nation's Report Card: Science 2011, Grade 8, which details students' knowledge and abilities in the areas of physical science, life science and Earth and space sciences, will be released May 10 via a live webinar. Join us to compare results from the 2009 science assessment and find out how students in grade 8 are doing in science. Have overall scores improved? Have the percentages of students performing at or above the Basic,...

2012-03-28 10:23:10

Special feature highlights cancers associated with excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity ATLANTA, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008. The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses, also known as incidence, among men decreased by an average of 0.6 percent per...

2012-02-10 09:25:00

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of nine young people from across the country will represent the Boy Scouts of America® in Washington, D.C., February 11-15, to present the organization's annual Report to the Nation to top U.S. officials. The report is designated in the BSA's congressional charter and will highlight the organization's achievements in 2011, the first year in Scouting's second century. The BSA's new national theme, Prepared. For...