Federal study of supplemental programs are intended to improve students’ reading comprehension has found that only one of the three programs examined actually did so. The report, released May 5, focuses on the second & final yr of research into the reading programs. It concludes that ReadAbout, a computer-based program by Scholastic Inc., improved students’ comprehension of social studies texts when the teacher had a previous year’s experience with the program.
First lady Michelle Obama told middle and high school science teams Monday that the nation will need their skills and enthusiasm to prosper.
Mrs. Obama visited the Energy Department's National Science Bowl and read bonus questions during the middle school championship match.
The second panel of the day focused on the importance of not just work or jobs, but actual careers, to achieve the American Dream.The title of the panel was "Creating Opportunities to Achieve the American Dream," and began with an opening address by Michael Peevey, President of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Former Clinton administration staffer Alejandra Castillo has been appointed to serve as National Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency.
Her appointment drew praise this week from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
On the heels of a controversial illegal immigration bill in Arizona, a Pew Hispanic Center report released this week sheds some new light on the effectiveness of immigration efforts, as well as the Hispanic experience in America.
As they try to kick start one-person companies, a small group of student-entrepreneurs got a behind-the-scenes look at how the world's largest retailer does business.
A dozen students from Miami's Jackson Senior High School toured the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Hialeah Gardens Tuesday, getting business tips from the store's high-level managers.
Entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates received the Bower Award for Business Leadership on Thursday from the Franklin Institute. Earlier in the day, he spent 30 minutes answering questions from a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter on such diverse issues as global health, nuclear energy and electronic privacy.
Having health insurance does not mean workers will take advantage of immunizations, cancer screenings and other preventive health services, a new study finds.
“Employment and insurance do not guarantee better health outcomes,” said lead study author M. Courtney Hughes, Ph.D., who led a team of researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health, in Seattle.
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