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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) -...

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:...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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