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2014-08-27 12:34:08

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21(st) Century consortium (ELPA21) has chosen Questar Assessment, Inc. to produce a field test to collect information that will be used to guide the development of its first English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment. ELPA21, a consortium of 11 states -- Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia -- is...

2014-05-12 12:36:36

Applauds 200 Organizations and Implores Them To "Keep Working Together:" "Our Kids and Our Future Depend on It" NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama, in a pre-recorded video for 100Kin10's third annual Summit, applauded 100Kin10, its partner organizations, and their collective success in their commitment to "train and recruit more than 40,000 STEM teachers by 2016 and to encourage more of these talented educators to stay in the classroom longer." The...

2014-05-09 23:08:45

The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers has announced the 2014 finalists of the Beacon Awards. The Beacons recognize outstanding marketing campaigns that promote educational products. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers is pleased to announce the 2014 finalists of the Beacon Awards, which are given to the leading companies and organizations for their exceptional marketing campaigns that...

2013-09-11 23:20:37

NYLearns, a Featured PLS 3rd Learning Portal, Announces Update That Allows NYS Teachers to Build Custom Assessments Consistent with Common Core Tests Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 NYLearns, an advanced curriculum management system used by school districts across New York State, has added all 184 of the released New York State Common Core Assessment questions, including answer keys and scoring guides. Recently released by the New York State Department of Education, this addition...

2013-05-21 23:17:24

Partners with Schools and Districts across the Country to Drive Better Student Outcomes Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Edgenuity announced today the debut of its enhanced Professional Development (PD) services. Now available for the 2013-2014 school year, the new PD offering builds on Edgenuity´s consultative approach toward creating online and blended learning programs tailored to meet the unique academic goals of schools and districts. By empowering educators with the skills,...

2013-05-06 23:22:23

Analysis Finds MIND Research Institute´s Program Improves Student Math Performance Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 With the acceleration of blended learning amid ongoing debate about the real-world effectiveness of digital content, a new study shows Los Angeles Unified School District is getting results. An independent study by WestEd released today shows that the non-profit MIND Research Institute´s ST Math® instructional software has made a statistically significant...

2011-08-02 12:10:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "You are doing some of the toughest, most controversial work in education in this country today, and I thank you for your courage," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the group of principals, state and school district leaders who were gathered for a weeklong event at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100916/DC66431LOGO) The state, district and school...

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'