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2014-08-14 23:09:03

Library adds a total of 11 Early Literacy Station™ and 8 AfterSchool Edge™ touchscreen computers, which provide hundreds of early learning activities, school-readiness support, homework help, and self-guided learning for young children Chester, PA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System in Elko, Nev., has announced the acquisition of 19 all-in-one touchscreen computers for children from AWE. The new AWE computers, which include 11 Early Literacy Station™...

2014-08-11 23:06:55

Debt Consolidation USA highlights in a recent article published last August 6, 2014 how America’s youth are having problems learning financial literacy. The article shares some data that supports the lack of financial literacy among the youth discusses how important financial knowledge is for young people. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Debt Consolidation USA highlights in a recent article published last August 6, 2014 how America’s youth are having problems...

2014-07-30 23:12:41

The 2014-15 competitive grant from the OSDE will fund the expansion of the Literacy First Framework to more than 25 Oklahoma school districts. Camden, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 In recognition of many years of documented improvement in academic achievement in Oklahoma schools, Catapult Learning has been awarded a $1.29 million grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) for the 2014-15 school year. The grant awarded to Catapult Learning, the nation’s leading provider of...

2014-07-23 23:22:51

Local Dentist and staff from Dental 2000 gathered with other leading colleagues for the semi-annual MGE Benefit Dinner where funds were raised to provide hundreds of thousands of books to youth in a frontal assault on one of the major sources of economic destruction in America. Totowa, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Dr. Larry Kaplan and concerned leading dentists from across the nation gathered at the MGE Management Experts Benefit Dinner May 30, in St. Petersburg, FL. Government officials and...

2014-07-09 12:20:32

National Mobile Literacy Program Provides Free Books to Children in the Community BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile literacy program and CITGO Fueling Good winner Bess the Book Bus continued its national tour with stops across Indiana in May. Bess, with support from local CITGO Marketers Freedom Oil Company and C&S Inc., delivered free books and promoted childhood literacy by reading aloud to pre-K and kindergarten students in Bloomington and Warsaw. More...

2014-07-01 23:13:05

This year, the number of winning libraries is expanded to three. Libraries from Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas each win an Early Literacy Station™ computer from AWE. Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 AWE, Inc. announced the winners of its 2014 Video Contest for Public Libraries at its annual breakfast event for customers at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 28, 2014. Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas; Marian Sutherland Kirby...

2014-06-17 08:38:19

Shape The Future program provides digital devices at a reduced cost to public school boards across Canada TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Microsoft Canada announced today the launch of Shape the Future, a program which provides access to leading-edge digital devices, software and applications to public school boards (with students from Kindergarten to secondary school) across Canada at a reduced cost. The program will help Canadian schools bridge the digital divide for all of their...

2014-06-04 08:42:06

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Literacy is proud to announce Version 16 of its flagship suite of Accessibility Software, now including the launch of Premier Cloud Connect(©). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140603/94037 Premier Literacy is once again expanding the horizons of innovation for accessible learning. Increasingly, the future of student success requires access to resources in "the Cloud" and now Premier Literacy takes you there. The latest...

2014-06-03 12:30:30

Ways to encourage optional reading while still having fun in the sun NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the final bell of the school year gets ready to ring, millions of children across the country are eagerly awaiting a break from homework, assignments and textbooks. Unfortunately, many of them will also stop reading while enjoying their three months of freedom from the classroom. Experts stress the importance of keeping kids reading and using the summer as the perfect time to instill...

2014-05-28 12:27:27

Indigo Love of Reading Foundation announces 2014 Literacy Fund recipients, donating $1.5 Million to 20 high-needs Canadian elementary schools TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - During the past 10 years, more than 1.5 million books have made their way into the hands of children through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation. If the amount of books supplied were stacked on top of each other they would equal the height of 20 CN Towers, or laid end-to-end, they would span the length of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.