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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,...

2012-12-01 05:02:10

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is pleased to present a free program with literacy expert Sheryl Knapp, M.Ed.,A/AOGPE on Thursday, December 6 at the Villa Maria School, Stamford, CT from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ms. Knapp will discuss research-based reading instruction and how to get the best support for your child with reading difficulties. Westport, CT (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is pleased to present a free program with literacy expert Sheryl...

2012-10-21 04:00:10

As the demand for e-books in United States libraries continues to increase, 7 Speed Reading, a leader in reading improvement software, believes literacy rates will significantly increase as well. New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 In libraries all across America, the demand for e-books is on the rise. Even with an average wait of approximately 16 days for best sellers, patrons are more excited than ever about the opportunity to get a copy faster than they would the printed version....

2012-09-10 23:14:50

In Focus with Martin Sheen will highlight groups that are working to reverse alarming literacy rates in the United States. Only one in five Americans have the highest level of reading comprehension. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 The producers of In Focus Martin Sheen are pleased to announce a new effort to highlight programs around the country that are helping adults learn the essential skill of reading. In Focus with Martin Sheen is an independently produced television program...

2012-09-10 23:04:26

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library used an innovative approach to improving literacy among children and teens, resulting in a total of 22,167 individuals registered for its Summer Reading program, a 26% increase from the previous year; and 13.8 million minutes read. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 After winning a Top Innovator award earlier this year for its strategic approach to programming, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library brought that innovative approach to improving literacy...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'