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2012-03-01 16:44:00

GLENDALE, Calif., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To help kick-off National Reading Month, actress Kate Beckinsale has teamed up with "The Nestle Share the Joy of Reading Program" to raise awareness about the importance of children's literacy. Today, she visited Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles to read to young children and their families, and to talk about her love of reading. "The Nestle Share the Joy of Reading Program" is donating up to $250,000 to Reading Is Fundamental...

2012-02-15 09:00:00

Educational technology company Imagine Learning has released a new version of Bookster, the company´s free interactive reading app for kids. Bookster 3.0 has two new books for early readers as well as other new features like the ability to save and share recordings. The app is currently available for iOS devices and is coming soon for Android devices. Provo, UT (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Imagine Learning has released a new version of Bookster, the free reading app that reads out loud to...

2012-02-12 13:00:00

New Partnership Unites Renowned, Web-Based Literacy Programs with Premium Virtual Entertainment Platform Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 ClickN KIDS®, Inc., the leader in interactive online literacy programs for children, announced today the expansion of its online presence through a partnership with SecretBuilders, a virtual game world for children with an emphasis on exploration, creativity and historical adventure. The synergy between these two world-class providers of...

2012-01-23 11:01:00

Facebook Campaign Aims to Raise $10,000 for Literacy Programs Nationwide WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gerber Life Insurance Company recently debuted Project Open Book, a Facebook campaign benefiting Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). To participate, Gerber Life Facebook fans across the country can upload a photo of their child into a mosaic on the Gerber Life Facebook page, and enter to win a $1,000 VISA gift card. For every photo uploaded, Gerber Life will...

2012-01-09 09:55:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation calls for a more comprehensive approach to help adults make sound personal finance decisions. "Maximizing the effectiveness of financial training is not just a matter of better use of classrooms and better development of training materials, but also of re-envisioning what financial literacy education can be," the authors found. They concluded a series of steps by institutions, as well as...

2011-11-03 07:00:00

Unveils New Look and Calls on All Americans to Unite as Book People WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit, celebrates 45 years of igniting a love of reading in children nationwide with a bold commitment to building a literate America, including the unveiling of a new look and awareness campaign, and a special anniversary event to honor readers of all ages. (Logo:...

2011-10-25 19:57:38

Many teachers teach literacy without having tools to reflect on how their approach affects pupils' reading and writing development. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals that many teachers have insufficient knowledge of how the spoken language is converted into written language, and that they lack basic knowledge about the general processes involved in learning to read and write. Tarja Alatalo's study is based on teachers' own testimonies and responses to interview...

2011-10-23 07:00:00

Education's first curriculum based on augmented reality technology, which has wowed teachers and administrators across the country, was just released in version 2.0. Letters alive (R) is a supplemental reading curriculum that holds the promise to make learning literacy more fun and engaging than ever before. LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (PRWEB) October 23, 2011 Logical Choice Technologies, an industry leader in educational technology, announced today the release of Letters alive (R) 2.0. Letters alive...

2011-10-12 08:25:00

Certiport Shares Global Experience for Economic Development through Clear ICT Education and Digital Skills Strategies with Irish Prime Minister and Former U.S. President Bill Clinton Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) October 12, 2011 Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, is pleased to announce the Companyâs participation in the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin, Ireland. Ray Kelly,...

2011-10-11 07:00:00

Boston Area Computer Teacher Offers Free Computer Training and Proves You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 Do you feel like an âœold dogâ when it comes to your computer skills? In this rough economy, many companies have cut back on technology training for their employees, and the unemployed often canât afford the training they need to gain the computer skills necessary to compete in the job market....