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2014-05-14 12:28:50

School Officials Admit To Banning The Bible During Accelerated Reader® Program, Even Though The Bible And Other Religious Books Are Approved In The Program. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute sent a new demand letter to Broward County Public Schools after district officials told the press and Liberty Institute that the district bans the Bible during times allotted for the Accelerated Reader® Program. (View demand letter here:...

2014-03-03 23:04:24

Residential rehab center helps fund Reseda school's literacy program. Reseda, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The Discovery House is pleased to announce that it has donated $5,000 to Bertrand Elementary School for the support of its literacy program. Principal Esta Herman of Bertrand Elementary accepted the donation on behalf of the school, and she and her staff are looking forward to seeing the results from the literacy program they will implement with the funds. The school will use the...

2014-03-03 12:28:34

More than 30,000 educators unite K-12 students in shared reading practice challenge WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If the Olympics had a challenge for reading practice, America's students would be gold medal winners! K-12 students read nearly 5 million books to set a new record during Renaissance Learning's "Read the Most Coast to Coast" event held February 28. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO The annual event challenges...

2014-02-19 23:03:02

7 Speed Reading™ blog readers get a chance to learn how speed reading can improve their lives with a guest post by Abby Marks Beal of revitupreading.com. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The ability to read faster is becoming more and more essential as the gap between available time and available information grows exponentially. To counteract this disproportionate relation between time and study volume, Abby Marks Beale tells 7 Speed Reading blog readers that the key is to...

2014-02-14 16:26:27

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will make reading a celebrated event on February 28. More than 30,000 K-12 educators have registered for their students to take part in Renaissance Learning's 3(rd) annual "Read the Most Coast to Coast" challenge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) The nationwide event calls for students to join in a collective effort to top last year's record of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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