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2013-03-25 10:34:06

Environmental education programs that took middle school students outdoors to learn helped minority students close a gap in environmental literacy, according to research from North Carolina State University. The study, published March 22 in PLOS ONE, showed that time outdoors seemed to impact African-American and Hispanic students more than Caucasian students, improving minority students' ecological knowledge and cognitive skills, two measures of environmental literacy. The statewide study...

2013-03-05 23:01:45

AWE's Early Literacy Station and AfterSchool Edge Computers Provide Technology Exposure, School Readiness, and Homework Assistance for Children Chester, PA (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 AWE announced today that the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado will be implementing 18 of its all-in-one computer solutions–15 Early Literacy Station (Bilingual Spanish edition) and 3 AfterSchool Edge units–into its library system. The Early Literacy Station (Bilingual Spanish edition) is an...

2013-02-28 23:03:33

Social business pioneer to fund projects addressing literacy needs of communities across the country. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Better World Books, the socially responsible online bookseller, today announces their third-annual Literacy and Education in Action Program (LEAP) Grants for Libraries and Non-Profits, an initiative designed to turn company revenue into literacy support. Widely recognized for its triple bottom line business model, which focuses on people and the planet...

First Graders Who Lack Math Skills Still Lag As Adults
2013-02-28 13:32:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that by seventh grade, students who failed to acquire basic math skills in the first grade scored far behind their peers when taking a test on basic mathematical abilities that are required for daily adult life. The relevant basic math skill is known as ℠number system knowledge,´ which is defined as the ability to relate a quantity to the numerical...

2013-02-22 23:00:58

A cool literacy activity idea and fun learning pronouns games have been published on Kids Activities Blog together with a resourceful list of Mom approved and kid tested websites. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 A literacy activity can solidify a child's understanding of a concept while they are having fun. Learning pronouns games are not only lots of fun for the child, they provide a great learning environment as well. The fun pronoun game will provide some preparation, but the...


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.