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2014-01-16 23:24:03

Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s comprehensive three-year literacy framework for schools and school districts, has been recognized for making a positive difference in education as a winner of District Administration magazine's "Readers' Choice Top 100 Products" for 2013. Camden, NJ (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Literacy First, Catapult Learning’s comprehensive three-year literacy framework for schools and school districts, has been recognized for making a positive...

2014-01-14 23:00:08

App for educators teaches online citizenship and tests students' readiness to learn and play in a digital world. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators harness the power of technology responsibly, today released Digital Passport for iOS and Android. The app is an expansion of the awarding-winning, Web-based game. Now, it's even easier for teachers and students in grades three...

2014-01-13 08:27:12

- Dept. of Education, Dept. of Health, Florida Blue and Community Volunteers Help Bring Celebration to Students - TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the Florida Department of Education's 6th annual Celebrate Literacy Week, volunteers and teachers from around the state will introduce the comic book "Iron Man and Habit Heroes" to Florida students. Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an annual event during which students, teachers, administrators, parents and...

2014-01-07 23:02:28

Sharing spelling teaching games, ideas, and activities should be a standard practice for educators. Tim Weibel shares his own techniques, resources, and spelling ideas with UltimateSpelling.com readers. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Teachers and parents are always in search of new, exciting ways to make learning less tedious and more fun for the children in their care. Tim Weibel of Super Teacher Ideas knows how important it is to have access to good information on teaching...

2014-01-02 23:29:48

In response to an article published by Triangle Business Journal, Dr. Michael Gabriel comments on the partnerships developing between reading advocates and pediatricians in order to increase literacy. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel, Founder of Gabriel Pediatrics, responds to a December 17th article published by Triangle Business Journal, that discusses how pediatricians and reading advocates are teaming together to increase literacy. According to the December...

2013-12-28 23:00:59

Literacy is a central skill for success. Carl Foster’s story of adult education exemplifies the importance of finding opportunities for learning and knowledge growth as indispensable tools in a successful life. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 29, 2013 Reading can change lives, as the story of Carl Foster illustrates. In a recent blog post, eReflect looked at the opportunities and strengths literacy offers to people, and focused on telling the story of Carl Foster to highlight this...

2013-12-23 23:02:11

Spelling bees are not reserved for young spellers. Adults can also improve their spelling skills through various spelling bee contests, says eReflect. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 eReflect, developer of Ultimate Spelling™ software, emphasized today that adults can and should improve their spelling skills, and that spelling bees are not just for young students. Lifelong education should focus first on ensuring that basic skills such as spelling and keyboarding are mastered...

2013-12-19 23:30:14

AWE's Early Literacy Station™ computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 AWE announced today that that Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has added 50 of AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ computers to its system that includes the Main Library and 18 branches. The 50 computers include 48 English edition Early Literacy Stations and two Bilingual Spanish editions. The Early Literacy...

2013-12-11 23:27:34

AWE's Early Literacy Station computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children Chester, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 AWE announced today that a total of 107 Early Literacy Station™ computers have been acquired by public libraries across Indiana as part of a funding-assistance plan administered by the Indiana State Library. The Indiana State Library offered a subsidy of $499 per Early Literacy Station to all public libraries in the...

2013-12-09 23:02:10

What's the Impact of PIAAC on health & health literacy? Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 “Adults with lower levels of skills in literacy are more likely to report having a fair to poor health than those with higher proficiency, even when account is taken of education attainment and other background characteristics,” reports Eugene Owen, PIAAC National Project Manager, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in discussing the new PIAAC report, a comprehensive look...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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