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2014-08-22 08:26:19

SANDY, Utah, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterford Institute is pleased to announce that its cloud-based, early learning program Waterford Reading has been honored with a 2014 Academics' Choice Smart Media Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/LA12431LOGO The independent Academics' Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers...

2014-08-04 08:32:13

Waterford Institute Releases Its Award-Winning Math and Science Program in New Web Model SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterford Institute released its math and science curriculum today in a new, web-based format meant to help schools reduce costs and more easily access and use research-proven, age-appropriate software to teach STEM concepts to early learners. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/LA12431LOGO STEM - or science, technology, engineering and...

2014-06-12 08:33:20

Waterford Institute's Reading Program Passes Colorado State Review to Become Approved Reading Intervention Tool SALT LAKE CITY, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado State Board of Education recently approved nonprofit research center Waterford Institute's Reading Program for its advisory list of reading intervention programs as part of Colorado's READ Act, a statewide effort to improve early learners' literacy and close learning gaps....

2014-05-01 08:41:44

New School Computer Lab Helps English Language Learners, Supports Girls' Education KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at a school in Kathmandu, Nepal started their school year this week with a new computer lab and technology literacy program thanks to a multi-group nonprofit partnership. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/LA12431LOGO Hands in Outreach, a nonprofit educational sponsorship program for impoverished children in Nepal, is working with...

2014-04-02 16:36:22

Waterford Institute Releases its Award-Winning Reading Program in New Web Model SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterford Institute recently launched its reading curriculum in a new, web-based format designed to help schools reduce their hardware costs and more easily access and use its standards-aligned, research-proven software. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/LA12431LOGO Waterford Reading is a complete language arts curriculum for young learners,...

2014-03-12 08:34:32

Waterford Institute-Sponsored Community Presentation is Free, Open to the Public SALT LAKE CITY, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a few months after President Barack Obama reaffirmed his major initiative to expand preschool in his State of the Union address, Utahns have the chance to hear from the U.S. Education Department's top early education official at a free town hall event. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/LA12431LOGO Dr. Libby Doggett, deputy assistant...

2014-03-05 16:28:35

$11.5 million federal i3 grant brings UPSTART to Utah's rural areas SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen rural Utah school districts have signed on to participate in an $11.5 million federal grant award to expand UPSTART, Waterford Institute's free, in-home preschool program, to their regions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131107/LA12431LOGO Waterford Institute, a Sandy, Utah-based research and education technology nonprofit, has signed a memorandum of...

2014-01-15 12:28:24

Waterford Awarded $11.5 Million Grant from the i3 Investing in Innovation 2013 Competition SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterford Institute was recently awarded $11.5 million from the Investing in Innovation (i3) 2013 federal grant competition for its early education curriculum and in-home preschool program UPSTART. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131107/LA12431LOGO) The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $134 million in 2013 for i3, its...

2014-01-09 08:31:38

Non-Profit Takes on Sales and Service to Improve Customer Experience SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterford Institute ended its partnership with education publisher and software distributor NCS Pearson, Inc. on Jan. 1, 2014. Waterford is now directly distributing its award-winning, adaptive learning software curricula and assessments to students, teachers, districts, schools and parents nationwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131107/LA12431LOGO)...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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