Leaving home for college is an exciting and monumental event in a young adult’s life. And though it may seem overwhelming at times, the transition from homebody high school student to independent college freshman needn’t be a stressful one.
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.