Latest Literacy Stories

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...

2013-01-31 23:00:55

AWE's Early Literacy Station and AfterSchool Edge Computers Provide Technology Exposure, School Readiness, and Homework Assistance for Children Chester, PA (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 AWE announced today that the Laramie County Library System in Wyoming has acquired 13 of its all-in-one computer solutions–nine Early Literacy Station and four AfterSchool Edge units–for its library system. The Early Literacy Station is an all-in-one computer system designed for children ages 2-8. It...

2012-12-15 05:02:22

National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning, announced today a global initiative to provide 100% tuition scholarships to 5,000 individuals seeking to advance their 21st century job skills. The 5,000 Scholarships Program offers tuition-free, high quality web-based IT (includes 60 certifications), Business, and Management courses for students and adults. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 Dr. Appu Kuttan, Chairman of the National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning, announced...

2012-12-12 05:01:37

Wrinkled Pants Software, Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Are Dogs Smart, or What? — the fourth app in the My Word! Reader, Are Animals Smart, or What? series, available for the iPad on iTunes. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 My Word! Reader is a unique and innovative series of software applications designed to raise literacy levels of elementary and secondary school students who struggle with inadequate reading skills, thus affecting their work in every area of the...

2012-12-04 05:01:05

National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning, announced today an initiative to provide 100% tuition scholarships to a 5,000 low and middle income individuals seeking to advance their 21st century job skills. The CyberLearning Scholarship Program offers tuition-free, high quality Web-based IT and Business coursest to unemployed and underemployed individuals Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 Dr. Appu Kuttan, Chairman of the National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning,...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.