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2014-08-05 23:01:36

More than 300,000 members can download and read over a quarter million ebooks for education, research, vocation, news, and recreation. Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Bookshare, the world’s largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for individuals with print disabilities, has reached two major milestones in its work to bring reading equality to disadvantaged populations. First, Bookshare’s collection now surpasses a quarter of a million titles, thanks to...

Students With Low IQ Learn To Read At 1st-grade Level After Persistent, Intensive Instruction
2014-05-22 03:46:36

Watch The Video: Never Give Up! Low IQ Students Learn To Read ] Margaret Allen, Southern Methodist University Study offers hope for all struggling readers after large sample of special education students and students with low IQ significantly improved their reading ability over several academic years The findings of a pioneering four-year educational study offer hope for thousands of children identified with intellectual disability or low IQ who have very little, if any,...

2014-05-20 12:29:41

After a Successful Two-Year Pilot, Turnaround Arts will Expand into an Additional 19 School Districts in 11 States WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative, a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts, announced the committee's co-chairs, George Stevens Jr. and...

2014-02-24 12:27:16

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, together with its research collaborators, has been awarded a $12 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement to expand and validate an innovative middle school digital mathematics program in Florida schools. SRI Education researchers developed the SunBay Digital Math program to help teach challenging middle school math concepts by integrating...

2014-01-31 16:22:53

Fattah is architect of GEAR UP, the nation's most successful college readiness program that has served more than 12 million students since being signed into law in 1998 WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will deliver the welcoming address to more 1,100 education practitioners from around the country at the 2014 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop this Monday, February 3. Fattah, architect of GEAR UP--Gaining Early Awareness and...

2014-01-15 08:34:58

White House Event Showcases Technology and Innovation in Education WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. CEO, Chip Paucek, will be a featured speaker today at the "Education Datapalooza" event hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Education. The full-day event is focused on the presentation of technology products, tools, innovations and developments designed to drive success in post-secondary education. "2U fully...

Building Tomorrow's STEM Workforce
2014-01-15 07:11:51

NASA On January 13, NASA and the U.S. Department of Education marked the successful completion of a pilot program designed to engage more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Attendees at the half-day event, held at NASA Headquarters in Washington, included senior officials from both agencies as well as invited guests. The group reviewed the pilot activity and associated evaluation approach, identified best practices, and discussed potential follow-on...

2013-11-13 23:03:11

“The release of the PISA data is the start to an ongoing initiative that will look beyond international rankings to learn how to improve education in the United States,” says Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 On December 3, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test of reading literacy,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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