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MathAbacus.com Launches New Look and New Book
Another book from the critically acclaimed "Learning Mathematics with the Abacus" series is launched together with a newly designed web site. - MathAbacus.com, March 28, 2006Public Education Has Never Looked So Bad
This March, Whitaker House anticipates the year's most provocative exposé, Public Education Against America: The Hidden Agenda, by radio talk show legend Marlin Maddoux. - Whitaker House, March 06, 2006WESTED WINS WEB MARKETING ASSOCIATION HONORS
WestEd, a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, garnered a prestigious Standard of Excellence award for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development in the 2005 WebAward Competition. The annual competition, hosted by the Web Marketing Association, recognizes the standards of excellence for which all corporate websites should strive. - WestEd, October 17, 2005Online tutoring services: a new learning tool that boosts academic performance
Today, the students don't need to step away from their computers to get help with homework or get prepared for an exam. They may get all the answers to their questions by sending an e-mail to an expert or talking to a tutor online. These services are especially valuable for students who take online courses and don't have live tutorials to work all their questions through, as well as homeschoolers who may have questions to clarify. - HomeworkExpert, October 17, 2005Robert Welch University Appoints New Executive Director and Full Professor
Robert Welch University (www.robertwelchuniversity.org), a new online university headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, appointed Dr. Lisa St. Louis Executive Director and Full Professor. The appointment, which is subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of Robert Welch University, is effective immediately. Dr. St. Louis, a native of Toronto, Canada, graduated with a PhD in Latin literature from the University of Ottawa in 2001, a Master of Studies degree in Latin from Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1993 and an Honours B.A. in Classics from Trinity College, University of Toronto in 1992. Dr. St. Louis has previously held teaching positions at the University of Ottawa, Acadia University, Nipissing University and Wilfrid Laurier University.
A school serving San Francisco's "toughest" housing project became a shining example of academic achievement -- for low-income and African American kids. - WestEd, October 06, 2005Self Defense Programs Friend or Enemy?
This press release educates the public on the dangers of most self defense programs on the market today. - TACT Self Defense, September 21, 2005North American Educators to Teach English in Cuba
Three groups of Canadian and American volunteers are preparing to fly to Havana to teach English to the Cubans. - Cuba-Pictures.com, September 21, 2005Pearl Buck and China: Once Rejected, Now Revered
Once Censured, Pearl S. Buck is now being embraced by the Chinese government. This story highlights a recent symposium held in Zhenjiang, China that focuses on education and multi-cultural understanding. Also featured in the story is the collaborative efforts between China and pearl S. Buck International. - Pearl S. Buck International, July 28, 2005New Multimedia Software for English Language Learning
A private language school based in Winterthur, Switzerland has just launched a suite of multimedia programs entitled pass-english-exams, for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) examinations.
U.S. citizens are teaching oral English in Zhenjiang China in a collaborative effort involving Pearl S. Buck International - Pearl S. Buck International, June 05, 2005Simple Solution May Greatly Improve Student Test Scores
Scholastic Instructor magazine has named the “My Office” desktop study carrel from ClassroomProducts.com as one of its Best Bests under $5.00, for 2004. “My Office” is a low cost, low tech solution to an ever increasing problem . . . classroom distractions. - Classroom Products, LLC, February 08, 2005
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