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2014-03-03 08:28:33

Celebration Focused on Promoting Literacy Around the World NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 5th, LitWorld, a global 501(c)3 literacy organization, in partnership with Scholastic, The New York Public Library, NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton, Skype in the classroom, Broadway's Matilda the Musical and Gray Line New York, will celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) in New York City. LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day is an annual day of celebration focused on closing...

2014-02-26 23:29:10

Library trades in older units for 16 new AWE Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Station™ computers that provide early learning skills and school readiness for young children in a bilingual format Chester, PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Pierce County Library, headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., acquired 16 new Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Station™ computers from AWE for its 18-branch library system. The library traded in older Early Literacy Stations as part of AWE’s Trade-In Program for...

2014-02-26 23:00:14

Interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks include student workbooks and teacher editions for grade bands K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators harness the power of technology responsibly, today released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available on iBooks. These iBooks Textbooks...

2014-02-20 23:23:44

Through systematic instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and sight words, Colorado K-12 students attain reading fluency and comprehension. Evergreen, Colorado (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Recently approved as a reading intervention program by the Colorado Department of Education READ Act, Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS) offers struggling K-12 readers an effective learning program. To help students attain reading fluency and...

2014-02-20 12:31:38

- Free Canvas Program, myPLACE Online, Will Help Adult Learners in Philadelphia Improve Basic Literacy and Work-Readiness Skills as Part of Mayoral Initiative SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure today announced that it has partnered with the Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy to curb the city's poverty rate through an adult literacy program offered on the Canvas learning management system. The program, myPLACE Online, seeks to reduce...

2014-02-19 23:31:40

AWE's Early Literacy Station™ Computers Provide Early Learning Skills and School Readiness for Young Children Chester, PA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 AWE has announced that the Cleveland Public Library has added 54 of AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ computers across its 27 branches. The Early Literacy Station is an all-in-one touchscreen computer system designed for children approximately 2-8 years old. It features over 60 pre-loaded educational software programs that include...

2014-02-12 23:30:05

AffiliateHelp.info creator Jon Rhodes got together with eReflect to discuss how people can get more out of the electronic deluge of the Internet without feeling overwhelmed by its volume. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Learning new skills, acquiring relevant knowledge, and honing existing capacities are all essential skills in modern times. People strive for self-growth both as a lifestyle philosophy and as a necessity required by today's information-driven society. John...

2014-01-29 23:31:25

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York children’s literacy program expands to 200 health centers throughout New York. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 While Mayor DeBlasio and Governor Cuomo make access to preschool a priority for their administrations, hundreds of pediatricians across the region are already doing their part to prepare children for school. Through the organization Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, pediatricians empower parents to prep for kindergarten by...

2014-01-25 23:01:24

Reading Horizons celebrates thirty years of teaching students to read using a proven phonics based methodology. North Salt Lake, UT (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 2014 marks the 30th year that Reading Horizons, an innovative and growing literacy development company, has been improving the lives of children and adults with a time-tested method for teaching reading. In its first year in business, Reading Horizons partnered with educator Charlotte Lockhart to develop educational software based on...

2014-01-21 23:28:40

AWE's early literacy station computers provide early learning skills, technology exposure, and school readiness for young children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 AWE has announced that the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., has implemented 20 of AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ computers within its library system of 14 locations. The Early Literacy Station is an all-in-one computer system designed for children approximately 2-8 years old....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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