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2011-08-31 12:00:00

Robin Harris of the Kansas State Department of Education Spearheads Program to Help High School Students Earn Industry-Recognized Certifications American Fork, UT (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, presented a 2011 Champions of Digital Literacy Award to Robin Harris, Kansas State Department of Education Assistant Director of Career, Standards and Assessment Services. Ms....

2011-08-17 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology platform company, today announced that it has expanded to teach younger students the importance of financial literacy with the launch of Vault(TM) - Understanding Money. This new financial literacy platform, geared toward students in 4th through 6th grade, empowers children to start cultivating good financial habits early. With the addition of Vault(TM), EverFi now offers new-media financial literacy...

2011-08-11 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, more than 1 million Macy's customers sprung into action to support Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit. From June 24 - July 31, Macy's customers donated $3 through the Be Book Smart campaign to provide a book for a child, and Macy's donated 100 percent of every $3 to RIF for a total donation of $4.9 million. The organizations partnered with the goal of giving 1...

2011-08-10 00:00:29

President of the University of Mustansiriyah, Dr. Ihsan Al Qurashi, Honored for Achieving Digital Literacy Training for 12,000 Students in Iraq San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, presented a 2011 Champions of Digital Literacy Award to Dr. Ihsan Al Qurashi, President of the University of Mustansiriyah in Iraq. Dr. Ihsan has been a leader in advocating ICT...

2011-06-23 07:00:00

Be Book Smart Hits Macy's Stores Nationwide on June 24 to Benefit Children in RIF Programs WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy's have joined together to launch Be Book Smart, RIF's largest customer-supported campaign held at Macy's stores nationwide. Beginning June 24 - July 31, Macy's customers can give $3 to help provide a book for a child and get $10 off a purchase of $50. Macy's will donate 100 percent of every $3 to RIF....

2011-06-23 00:00:29

124 Teams from 25 Countries Compete and Pass More Than 67,000 IC³ Exams in Digital Literacy Competition American Fork, UT (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced the winners of the 2011 IC³ World Cup, a team competition developed to support foundational computer and Internet skills. Certiport named the Flying Camels from Oman as the winning team from a...

2011-06-08 16:06:55

Annika Lindskog, Economics researcher from the University of Gothenburg, studied data from the Amhara region in rural Ethiopia and found that the schooling of older siblings, especially older sisters, has a positive effect on the schooling of younger siblings. The level of education and literacy among adults in the poor Amhara region in Ethiopia is generally very low. In the last 15 years, however, great educational efforts have been made, resulting in for example increased schooling of...

2011-05-27 21:39:21

Specialised teaching for individuals with dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia, should be made widely available in mainstream education, according to a review of current research published today in the journal Science. Although just as common as dyslexia, with an estimated prevalence of up to 7% of the population, dyscalculia has been neglected as a disorder of cognitive development. However, a world-wide effort by scientists and educators has established the essential neural...

2011-05-22 00:02:21

The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Literacy Council, And Rasmussen College Will Partner To Raise Advocacy And Awareness For Literacy Needs In Twin Cities Area Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 20, 2011 Rasmussen College is proud to announce that it will partner with the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Literacy Council during the 2011 baseball season to promote advocacy and awareness for literacy needs in the Twin Cities area. According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, 6 percent of Minnesota's...

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) -...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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