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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...

2013-11-21 08:25:52

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Joins Public-Private Partners in Encouraging Today's Students to Become Tomorrow's Teachers NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of our nation's teachers will be eligible to retire over the next decade, creating an urgent need to recruit talented individuals into the teaching profession who will lead the transformation of our education system. That's why TEACH and the Ad Council have partnered to launch Make More, a new public awareness...

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,...

2013-10-15 12:26:37

Campaign partners also include the Adobe Foundation, AOL, Arcus Foundation, Carat, Cartoon Network's Stop Bullying: Speak Up Facebook, the Free to Be Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, HLN, filmmaker Lee Hirsch and The BULLY Project, MLB Network, NBA Network and the U.S. Department of Education NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate and empower parents to speak to their children about bullying, a new series of television public service advertisements (PSAs) are...

2013-07-30 23:18:36

The University of Western States (UWS) has been granted initial programmatic accreditation for its massage therapy program by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). COMTA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting agency to ensure quality education in massage therapy programs. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health care professionals, has been granted initial...

2013-07-15 16:26:44

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has been awarded a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant to conduct a study of a new elementary school mathematics curriculum in 52 West Virginia schools. The digital curriculum, created by Reasoning Mind, uses technology to increase student engagement and gives students and teachers instant feedback. Researchers will test Reasoning Mind's fifth grade math curriculum for a full school year beginning August...

2013-05-03 23:23:00

NEF launches a new website I3match.org in response to the U.S. Department of Education´s 2013 I3 competition announcement. This site provides LEA´s and organizations all the necessary resources in reference to the 50% required match contribution. (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 NEF launches a new website I3match.org in response to the U.S. Department of Education´s 2013 I3 competition announcement,...