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2009-12-14 17:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toys for Tots Literacy Program is helping raise awareness of the issue of children's literacy and the importance of families reading together. See video from The UPS Store at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/UPS_37213 A year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, the program offers our nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to books and...

2009-11-16 08:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Issue Brief by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) titled, "Career and Technical Education's Role in Adolescent Literacy," explains how career and technical education (CTE) can increase adolescent literacy engagement and achievement. CTE teachers are integrating content-area reading and writing strategies and a number of enrichment activities to help students gain and apply higher-level literacy skills, which...

2009-11-10 06:45:00

BOSTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionsgate, makers of the new movie "Precious," will be supporting a week of TwitCause, the largest social cause portal on Twitter, to help raise awareness and donations for Everybody Wins! USA, a children's literacy organization whose mission is to foster the skills and love of reading among low-income elementary students. Developed by ExperienceProject.com, TwitCause is designed to raise awareness and drive donations for various social issues by urging...

2009-11-04 07:30:00

SALVADOR, Brazil, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, at its fifth annual Worldwide Innovative Education Forum (IEF), Microsoft Corp. is celebrating the impressive work that teachers and school leaders from around the world are doing to help every student realize his or her full potential. In addition, Microsoft is announcing the launch one of the world's largest networks for educators at http://www.partnersinlearningnetwork.com. (Logo:...

2009-11-02 11:24:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Washtenaw Literacy, a non-profit organization devoted to eradicating adult illiteracy, has the daily privilege of seeing real-life case studies that showcase the impact of literacy needs on everyday life. The demand for the free one-on-one tutoring programs that Washtenaw Literacy's volunteer tutors provide is high. More tutors are needed. Please read the story of Esther and Veronica below and consider volunteering. Esther Brunssen has been a...

2009-10-14 14:28:02

A unique study of former guerrillas in Colombia has helped scientists redefine their understanding of the key regions of the brain involved in literacy. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, has enabled the researchers to see how brain structure changed after learning to read. Language is a uniquely human ability that evolved at some point in the six million years since humans and chimpanzees diverged. Even without being taught or having...

2009-09-23 11:15:00

Record-breaking back-to-school campaign benefits children who lack adequate access to books WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2009 Book A Brighter Future campaign, a national partnership between Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy's to raise awareness and support of children's literacy, has raised $6.5 million for RIF thanks to the generosity of more than 2 million Macy's customers and employees. Since 2006, this campaign has taken place at Macy's stores during the...

2009-09-11 08:11:00

Efforts create partnerships with some of America's leading education organizations WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is taking part in the first official Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, a day established by President Obama and Congress to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 through acts of community service. In honor of September 11, RIF will sign a partnership agreement with the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) at...

2009-09-03 12:42:00

September 8th is International Literacy Day VANCOUVER, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Buy a word and support international literacy efforts. Web entrepreneur Jeremy Burghall has created the Web site www.EveryWordIsForSale.com with the goal of raising $2.4 million. Burghall is donating 25% of the total raised to ProLiteracy, the world's largest organization of adult literacy programs. The www.EveryWordIsForSale.com Web site consists of the entire text of the book "The Science of Getting Rich," by...

2009-08-26 17:55:00

Literacy organization multiplies its impact by leveraging technology and social networks LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Centro Latino for Literacy kicks off its ambitious 10x10 campaign to enroll 10,000 Latino adults in its web-based literacy program Leamos by the end of 2010. As part of this campaign, Centro Latino also aims to sign up 100 new partner sites throughout Los Angeles County to provide access to the Internet and a helping hand to new students. The U.S....


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.