Archive for October, 2012

Ultimate Vocabulary Calls for a Versatile Curriculum for English… 

October 31, 2012

New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2012 Drawing from a systematic review of previously published studies done by the American Institute for Research and other organizations, Ultimate Vocabulary has verified the fact that the more versatile the core curriculum, the better the chances that English language learners will succeed in their mastery of English. It’s important that instructors take into consideration the needs and limitations of English language learners …click to read more…

MWAA’s Weak Policies and Procedures Have Led to Questionable Procurement Practices, Mismanagement, and a Lack of Overall Accountability

October 31, 2012

On November 1, we issued a report on the management policies and processes of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).  Established through the Metropolitan Washington Airports Act of 1982, MWAA operates the federally owned Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports under a lease agreement with the Department of Transportation (DOT).  It is also responsible for designing, constructing, and partially financing the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.  We conducted …click to read more…

FRA’s Requirements For High Speed Rail Stakeholder Agreements Mitigated Risk, But Delayed Some Projects’ Benefits

October 31, 2012

On November 1, we issued a report on the Stakeholder Agreement Requirements for the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) grant program.  While FRA has awarded and obligated over $10.1 billion in grant funds in the three years since it established HSIPR, our report focuses on the $8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds appropriated pursuant to ARRA in 2009 and awarded in January …click to read more…

UPDATED: ALL Offices are Open

October 31, 2012

All applicants appointments will be rescheduled to the next available appointment date; applicants do not need to do anything to request a rescheduled date.  However walk-ins will be processed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants that were scheduled to appear at an ASC that was closed on October 29, October 30, October 31, November 1,  November 2, November 5, November 6, November 7, November 8, November 9 or November 13 will be rescheduled. If you are an applicant that was processed …click to read more…

Ace the GMAT with Latest Mobile App from GMAC – The Official Guide for… 

October 31, 2012

Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) October 31, 2012 Life is busy. Finding the time to study for tests is not always easy, and preparing for the GMAT exam — the first step to a better career —is no exception. Our newly released educational app, a mobile version of the best-selling The Official Guide for GMAT® Review – 13th edition book, is designed to optimize your test prep schedule, allowing for studying on …click to read more…

New Tablet PC Comparison Service Launched at Cheap Laptops Centre 

October 31, 2012

(PRWEB) October 31, 2012 With the exponential growth of the Tablet PC marketplace comes a huge range of feature rich tablet PCs with a range of prices and operating systems. Even companies not traditionally associated with hardware or laptop manufactures are recognising the trend and driving to carve out a slice of the market by releasing an own brand tablet. This growth in turn introduces more complexity for the consumer …click to read more…

SmartTutor.com Releases New Website 

October 31, 2012

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2012 Learning Today, Inc., a South Florida-based reading and math software publisher (http://www.LearningToday.com and http://www.SmartTutor.com) announced today that the company’s Smart TutorTM program is being re-released with a brand new look and feel to offer an improved user experience for both parents and children. After several years of an existing design, the company invested in and released a new interface design to eliminate user …click to read more…

USDA Mobilizes to Assist Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012–The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to working with FEMA and other departments, agencies, state and local governments, USDA is also reaching out to farmers and ranchers in states affected by recent extreme weather. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, USDA personnel are working in the …click to read more…

Farmers and Ranchers Urged to Record Losses from Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012–Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today urged farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Sandy to keep thorough records of all losses, including livestock death losses, as well as expenses for such things as feed purchases and extraordinary costs because of lost supplies and or increased transportation costs. FSA recommends that owners and producers record all pertinent information of natural disaster consequences, including: Documentation of …click to read more…

Position Paper on Teacher Evaluation Released by Kappa Delta Pi 

October 31, 2012

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) October 31, 2012 The Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Public Policy Committee, formed in 2010 to foster inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues, has launched KDP Reasoned VOICE, a series of research-based position papers for educators and stakeholders to reference when advocating an educational stance. The inaugural edition of KDP Reasoned VOICE, written by Teacher Education Professors Nathan Bond and Raymond J. Dagenais, addresses the topic of …click to read more…