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May 02, 2006, 01:00 ET

Shape of the Nation Report; Most States Receive a Failing Grade on Physical Education Requirements

RESTON, Va., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite skyrocketing childhood obesity rates and calls from Congress, the Surgeon General and Centers for...

Apr 05, 2006, 01:00 ET

School Wellness Policies Topic of National Education Conference

CHICAGO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ - A national symposium on student wellness policies is being hosted by the National Association of State Boards of...

Mar 13, 2006, 00:00 ET

NASBE Awarded Grant to Replicate Successful Early Childhood Learning Strategies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has been awarded a $400,000 grant by the...

Mar 02, 2006, 00:00 ET

Millions Celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day

CHALMETTE, La., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The ninth annual National Education Association's Read Across America Day was more than the nation's...

Feb 21, 2006, 00:00 ET

NEA Launches New Program to Bring New Books to Public Schools in Need

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Education Association and its partners, The NEA Foundation, First Book, and The Heart of...

Feb 02, 2006, 00:00 ET

Nation's Report Card Shows That Private Schools Continue to Outperform Public Schools

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows that students in private...

Dec 14, 2005, 00:00 ET

School Sports and Athletics-Academics Link are Focus of New National Research Project

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The kick-off for a national research project on student participation in high school athletics, and the link...

Dec 07, 2005, 00:00 ET

U.S. Catholic School and Religious Education Students Collect One Million Dollars to Assist Hurricane Victims

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Children in Catholic schools and religious education programs nationwide joined with students around the...

Dec 05, 2005, 00:00 ET

New National Research on Link Between Athletics and Academics

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national research project on student participation in high school athletics and the link between...

Nov 18, 2005, 00:00 ET

Brenda Welburn Statement on New Growth Model Policy to Meet No Child Left Behind Requirements

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- "The nation's state boards of education and the National Association of State Boards of Education...

Nov 09, 2005, 00:00 ET

Putting Feet First to Prevent Amputations is the Focus of World Diabetes Day 2005

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 30 seconds a lower limb is amputated as a result of diabetes somewhere in the world, according to...

Oct 14, 2005, 01:00 ET

Rep. Ralph Regula Named National Policy Leader Of The Year

PHOENIX, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Congressman Ralph Regula has been named the national Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association...

Oct 14, 2005, 01:00 ET

Value-Added Tests Can Improve Instruction, But Aren't Ready for High-Stakes Use, Says National Education Group

PHOENIX, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing use of value-added assessments in schools requires clear guidelines on how such tests should be...

Oct 14, 2005, 01:00 ET

Chad Wick and KnowledgeWorks Foundation Recognized with National Education Award

PHOENIX, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- - Chad Wick, founding president and CEO of KnowledgeWorks Foundation is being recognized with the national...

Oct 13, 2005, 01:00 ET

State Leaders Urge Schoolwide Reforms to Improve Reading Skills and Address National Literacy Crisis

PHOENIX, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- State education policymakers are calling for a new approach and redoubled efforts to teach adolescents how to...

Oct 13, 2005, 01:00 ET

Clair Orr, Colorado State Board Member, Receives National Education Award

PHOENIX, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Clair Orr, a member of the Colorado State Board of Education, is being awarded the Distinguished Service Award...

Oct 13, 2005, 01:00 ET

Herb Moyer, Michigan State Board Member, Receives National Education Award

PHOENIX, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Herb Moyer, a member of the Michigan State Board of Education until earlier this year, is being awarded the...

Oct 13, 2005, 01:00 ET

Rosetta Richard, Mississippi State Board Chairman, Receives National Education Award

PHOENIX, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosetta Richard, chairwoman of the Mississippi State Board of Education, is being awarded the Distinguished...

Oct 13, 2005, 01:00 ET

Virginia Jacobs, Ohio State Board Member, Receives National Education Award

PHOENIX, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Jacobs, a member of the Ohio Board of Education, is being awarded the Distinguished Service Award by...

Sep 27, 2005, 01:00 ET

Policies to Promote Student Leaders in Education Recommended by NASBE

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of the first national survey of student leadership in education show that students on boards of...