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2011-05-10 14:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has teamed up with "The Nestle Share the Joy of Reading Program" to raise awareness about the importance of children's literacy and to encourage continued reading over the summer. Today, she visited the Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library to read to children and share her love of reading. "The Nestle Share the Joy of Reading Program" is donating up to $250,000 to Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) -...

2011-04-27 01:52:39

An examination of health literacy (such as understanding basic health information) among managed care patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management, found that nearly one in five have low health literacy, which was associated with a higher all-cause risk of death, according to a study in the April 27 issue of JAMA. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate...

2011-04-26 00:00:26

School Specialty's Online Program Meets or Exceeds Criteria for a Reading Intervention Software Tool for Struggling Readers National Herbor, MD (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Today at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, School Specialty Literacy and Intervention announced that its Academy of READING® is now endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). This prestigious recognition signifies that the literacy intervention program meets or exceeds all of...

2011-04-05 19:00:00

LA HABRA, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its efforts to increase awareness of health literacy and share innovative solutions, the Institute for Healthcare Advancement's CEO Gloria Mayer, RN, EdD, and COO Michael Villaire, MSLM, have guest-edited a special issue of the journal Nursing Outlook. The March/April 2011 issue is dedicated to health literacy, which has been defined as "The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand...

2011-04-04 15:04:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) - the organization that pioneered the concept of raising the literacy level of parents and children simultaneously - celebrated 20 years of partnership with Toyota today that has impacted 1 million families across the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/toyota/49485/ (Photo:...

2011-03-07 11:57:00

Third annual literacy blog tour kicks off the today to build a community of readers WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Reading Is Fundamental joined a community of contributors to launch the third annual Share a Story - Shape a Future literacy blog tour. Share a Story - Shape a Future is a five-day event to share ideas, encourage others, and spread the word about children's literacy. This year's theme is Unwrapping the Gift of Literacy, and each day a blogger will...

2011-03-01 09:17:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of people of all ages from all 50 states and at least 40 countries will celebrate the power of words and stories during the annual World Read Aloud Day presented by LitWorld (litworld.org), the New York-based global literacy nonprofit organization, on Wednesday, March 9. World Read Aloud Day is an international event that motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and stories, by...

2011-02-16 13:00:36

Amid concerns about the lagging math and science performance of American children, American adults are actually scoring higher than they did 20 years ago on a widely used index of civic scientific literacy, according to a University of Michigan researcher. In 1988, just 10 percent of U.S. adults had sufficient understanding of basic scientific ideas to be able to read the Tuesday Science section of The New York Times, according to Jon Miller, a researcher at the U-M Institute for Social...

2011-02-15 00:02:50

More than 500 leading educators will attend the Third Annual Hawaii Users Conference hosted by Achieve3000®, Thursday, February 17, 2011. The Third Annual Hawaii Users Conference will be held at Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort in Honolulu to honor literacy achievement in Hawaii with keynote presentations by Dr. Mel Riddile and Dr. Michael Kamil. In addition, students who have made significant gains in literacy will be honored at a lunch time celebration. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) February 14,...

2010-12-08 00:00:42

Melanie West, America's leading authority on right-brain learning, has dedicated her life to discovering why millions of America's students are having trouble succeeding in school and she believes she may have the solution to what she calls an epidemic. West believes that how well you perform at school is highly dependent on whether you are left- or right-brain dominant and that America's school system uses archaic left-brain-centric methods of teaching incompatible with how today's children...