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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...

2013-12-04 23:03:04

80 children's books donated to the RSU 1 Adult Education Sail into Literacy program Bath, Maine (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 SAIL into Literacy was established with funds from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy 4 years ago. The program is unique due to the collaboration with Bath Regional Career and Technical Center (BRCTC). The secondary students who participate in the Early Childhood Occupations program at BRCTC, along with their instructor, run an Early Learning Center...

2013-12-03 23:23:00

Company’s proven web-based, differentiated literacy programs support acceleration in reading and writing skills for millions of students. Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Achieve3000 today announced a new partnership with Teach For America. The leader in online differentiated instruction will provide Teach For America corps members and their classrooms with free access to its award-winning web-based literacy solutions during their two-year teaching commitment. In addition,...

2013-11-18 21:05:01

An EU-27 survey of intermediary organizations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 organizations, or one e-Inclusion actor per every 2,000 inhabitants. One in two employs 10 staff or less and operates on a budget smaller than €100,000. Half of the e-Inclusion actors go further and offer employment–related training. And for two out...

2013-11-16 23:00:07

Cedar Crest College celebrated Media Literacy Week, an annual observance of media culture and its effect on consumers, through a week-long series of events that included an opportunity for young girls to learn about media messages and internet safety. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 The average person sees more than 3,000 marketing messages a day and the importance of teaching students to think critically about those messages is more important than ever. What images are out there?...

2013-11-15 23:00:29

Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, owner and dentist of Harlingen Family Dentistry, supports the USMC Toys for Tots program as a means of providing gifts—and books—to those would not otherwise be able to celebrate Christmas. Harlingen, TX (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, owner and dentist of Harlingen Family Dentistry, whose office is located in Harlingen, Texas, has long been a supporter of literacy and activities which encourage reading. One activity he has recently adopted...

2013-11-12 23:30:06

The State Library of Kansas made available a non-competitive grant for Kansas public libraries interested in AWE's Early Literacy Stations. Topeka, KS (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The State Library of Kansas (SLK) has awarded grants to 124 Kansas public libraries to help fund the purchase of one AWE Early Literacy Station (an all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8) in each recipient’s library. In September of 2013, SLK made available a non-competitive grant for...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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