Latest Literacy Stories

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...

2012-07-10 23:00:40

Cackleberries Entertainment Inc. emerges as online leader in early second language acquisition and education for developing multiple literacies. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Cackleberries Entertainment Inc. is fast emerging as a major player in the world of language acquisition and special needs education. Last summer, the Canadian company launched Cackleberries English Language School where children around the world take 100 animated English immersion lessons per year for three...

2012-06-19 23:02:32

Independent game and educational software developer, Pyxwise Software today is pleased to announce that their entire series of Simplex Spelling apps have been featured on the App Store as New & Noteworthy. The Simplex Spelling series has been acclaimed by Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, and parents, including those that homeschool their children. Edmonton, AB Canada (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Pyxwise Software's most recent app, “Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables - Spell to...

2012-05-31 23:01:57

Independent educational software developer, Pyxwise Software today is pleased to announce the launch of Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables, their newest educational app for iOS devices. By using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, a unique “reverse phonics” approach and contextually relevant spelling rules, the Simplex Spelling series of apps have already helped thousands of children improve their literacy skills. Edmonton, AB Canada (PRWEB) May...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.