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The nonprofit Applied Scholastics International is a trusted authority on the subject of teaching strategies and learning styles and provides timely and useful information so as to improve the lives of all students affected by learning difficulties and the social, economic and emotional issues associated with these difficulties. For more information, go to www.appliedscholastics.org.

News from Applied Scholastics:

Are Schools Failing Our Kids By Not Teaching Critical Thinking and Problem Solving?

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — American 15-year-olds perform around 26th in the world in a critical thinking test in math, 17th in science and 12th in reading, according to the Program for International Student Assessment, or the PISA test. Unlike exams that quantify students' ab…

Could Illiteracy and the Lack of Effective Reading Strategies Be The Hidden Cause of Crime?

Applied Scholastics International, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating illiteracy, believes crime can be greatly reduced by raising literacy

ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The National Literacy Act of 1991 defines literacy as "an individual's ability to read, write…

New Study Finds Most Teacher Training Is Doomed to Increase U.S. Achievement Gap

ST. LOUIS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – A recent study which assessed more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers and their admission standards, training and value found most teacher training lacking in proficiency based teaching strategies whi…

Can Teaching Strategies That Use Proficiency Based Learning Be the Answer to Country's Education Woes?

ST. LOUIS, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The mass production, assembly line, time clock system of manufacturing may have worked for building cars but has proven a dismal failure when it comes to the education of our children.
According to Mark Siegel, member of the New Oregon Diploma Implementati…

Teaching Strategies That Work – Can They Lower High School Drop Out Rates?

ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – According to a study from the Alliance for Excellent Education, close to 7000 students are dropping out of school each day, with a predicted 12 million more students dropping out in the next decade.1
Cathy Viney, Executive Director and teaching strategie…