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2011-09-22 12:00:00

The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning (http://www.lumacenter.org) today announced that this fall it will begin offering Nemours BrightStart!, an innovative pre-reading program for young children who show early signs of dyslexia or may be at risk for reading challenges. Nemours BrightStart!, developed by Nemours Childrenâs Health System, is a specialized program for âœliteracy successâ in at-risk...

2011-08-31 07:00:00

College Choices for Adults releases new data to track how learners are retained and complete at partner institutions. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 College Choices for Adults (http://www.collegechoicesforadults.org), an information-rich online resource that helps adult learners make informed choices about distance education options, has added a new data item, learner progress. âœAs institutions who serve adult students, we recognized that the IPEDS measures...

2011-08-10 04:45:00

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of a new course, PROF101: Adult Learning Theories and Strategies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101207/MM13548LOGO ) In the early care industry, many professional development instructors evolve from administrative positions and have little or...

2011-08-07 00:02:28

Nation's leading mobile sports and fitness program for kids expands its service area in Southern DuPage county. Lombard, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2011 JumpBunch, the nation's leading mobile provider of sports and fitness programs for children, is now bringing its services to our area. Ali Anjum, the owner of JumpBunch of Southern DuPage county, is already hard at work bringing JumpBunch to preschools, daycares, camps and your next birthday party. That's because JumpBunch is mobile "“ it...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

DETROIT, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Way for Southeastern Michigan today announced it has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service under its Social Innovation Fund (SIF) to accelerate and bolster its work in early childhood education. United Way is one of five 2011 Social Innovation Fund grant recipients. The Social Innovation Fund grant will provide $4 million in federal funding over two years and will be used to advance...

2011-08-02 15:27:00

Committed to Serving Military, Veterans, and their Families CHESAPEAKE, Va., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College in Chesapeake, a private non-profit college serving a diverse population of adult learners, has been accepted as a Yellow Ribbon participant school for 2012 by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'