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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.

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...

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...


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