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2014-10-16 23:00:29

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Georgia State University College of Education $7.5 million for its Collaboration and Resources for Encouraging and Supporting Transformations in Education (CREST-Ed) program, which is designed to increase the number of teachers committed to high-need schools in urban and rural settings. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Georgia State University College of Education $7.5 million for its Collaboration...

2014-09-29 08:39:16

Largest Grant in College's History to Enhance Its Innovative and Collaborative Program to Support Student Success NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of New Rochelle (CNR) today announced a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a comprehensive program to enhance student success through innovative, collaborative learning strategies. It is the largest grant in the College's history. "This grant will enable The College of New...

2014-09-23 16:30:27

AT&T Aspire contribution is part of more than $12.5M Distributed Across U.S. HAYWARD, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California State University, East Bay Foundation will receive $276,548.61 from AT&T to expand the Hayward Promise Neighborhood initiative. The program, which serves over 10,000 residents and over 3,000 students in the Jackson Triangle neighborhood, was one of the first five communities in the country selected to pilot the U.S. Department of Education's...

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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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