Savvas Learning Company Launches New Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum with Innovative Digital Tools

prnewswire | September 09, 2020

Savvas Learning Company, a next-generation learning solutions provider for K-12 education, announced today the national launch of Three Cheers for Pre-K, a ready-to-go pre-kindergarten curriculum that provides a balance of academics and purposeful play to successfully pave the way for kindergarten readiness. Three Cheers for Pre-K, which has been recommended for adoption in Texas, has been thoughtfully designed to support social-emotional and culturally responsive learning through instruction tied to nine developmentally appropriate themes. The program fosters the development of key skills and concepts in the core disciplines of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as in other subjects, such as health, technology and the arts — all of which are integrated into weekly instruction.

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Australia puts too much emphasis on students’ achievement at different points of time in their schooling, and not enough on students’ progress over the course of their schooling. This report provides a systematic state-by-state comparison of student progress in NAPLAN. The results are surprising and should help policy makers identify the teaching and school policies and practices that produce the best results for students.

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Australia puts too much emphasis on students’ achievement at different points of time in their schooling, and not enough on students’ progress over the course of their schooling. This report provides a systematic state-by-state comparison of student progress in NAPLAN. The results are surprising and should help policy makers identify the teaching and school policies and practices that produce the best results for students.

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PPG Launches Virtual PPG Aerospace Academy Education Program

PPG | September 07, 2021

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Ambow Education for International Career Education , Training and Certification Enters Strategic Partnership with Cisco

prnewswire | November 03, 2020

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