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2011-05-09 10:16:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser is proud to announce that eight students from across the country earned top honors by displaying excellent handwriting skills to become the "Grand National Champion" winners in its 20th annual National Handwriting Contest. Judges selected one student from each grade level, ranging from first to eighth grade, to represent the finest penmanship from across the country. This year, more than 220,000 students participated in the annual...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser's three newest Handwriting Apps for iPhone® and iPad®, including apps for Cursive writing and for both Print and Cursive writing in Spanish, are available now at the iTunes® store, rounding out the company's introductory series of apps for handwriting. The inexpensive apps help parents and teachers to support young children as they learn to print and write in cursive....

2011-04-05 12:09:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While more than 200,000 students are awaiting the results of Zaner-Bloser's 20th annual National Handwriting Contest, a 5th-grader in Readfield, Maine received a special award for his participation in this year's competition. During a school assembly on April 4th, Readfield Elementary School principal, Cheryl Hasenfus, presented a trophy to Nicholas Maxim on behalf of Zaner-Bloser for his excellent penmanship, an even more significant...

2011-03-24 07:54:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Zaner-Bloser Handwriting App for iPhone® and iPad® is now available at the iTunes® store. The app, which covers Print or Manuscript handwriting, has been listed in the "What's Hot" section of the iTunes store. The inexpensive app allows parents and teachers to prepare young children for handwriting instruction and support them as they learn. It is the latest development from...

2011-03-14 11:36:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser has updated its popular spelling program, Spelling Connections, with expanded technology tools to provide today's students with critical foundational literacy skills. The exciting technology featured in the new ©2012 edition of Spelling Connections improves the delivery of spelling instruction and engages and challenges students in spelling practice. Unlike integrated spelling instruction delivered through core...

2011-02-21 08:56:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers College, Columbia University, has appointed Dr. Ernest Morrell director of its Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME). Morrell, who is currently on the faculty in the Urban Schooling Division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), will assume a tenured full professorship at Teachers College and the directorship of IUME offices in September. Morrell is a...

2011-02-17 10:06:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser is proud to announce that more than 200,000 students have participated in this year's 20th annual National Handwriting Contest. The company estimates that more than 2.5 million students have participated in the contest during its 20-year history. Winners in the contest will be announced at the International Reading Association Annual Convention on May 10 in Orlando. The annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest encourages...

2011-01-20 09:06:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate National Handwriting Day, Zaner-Bloser is announcing new digital tools to engage children in handwriting through technology. The tools range from multimedia instruction, online resources and handwriting apps that are coming to iTunes® soon. As the nation's leader in research-based handwriting instruction for more than 120 years, Zaner-Bloser has developed Digital Resources for Handwriting. These rich multimedia...

2010-11-22 06:45:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas State Board of Education has adopted the latest handwriting and spelling programs from Zaner-Bloser, the nation's no. 1 handwriting and spelling publisher, under Proclamation 2011. "As a former reading specialist for children with Dyslexia and related disorders, I understand the vital role that spelling and handwriting instruction plays in developing essential literacy skills," said State Board of Education Member Geraldine...

2010-11-19 12:55:00

CABIN JOHN, Md., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas State Board of Education voted today to adopt Handwriting Without Tears® as an approved curriculum under Proclamation 2011. The adoption means that the state will fund handwriting workbooks for public school children in grades 1-3 for six years, starting with the 2011 school year. "Overall student confidence and early academic success are often directly related to handwriting. As college entrance exams and...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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