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2013-08-28 23:31:14

AWE's Early Literacy Station™ computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 AWE has provided 137 Early Literacy Stations to 59 public libraries and 61 family childcare programs across the state of Tennessee as part of an initiative of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet of Tennessee. The initiative was funded by a federal grant. The recipients were chosen through a competitive process run...

2013-08-20 23:29:37

Volunteers read aloud to children and helped distribute 50,000 books in celebration of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York's Early Literacy Awareness Week. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Children across the Greater New York region visited their doctors last week - not for checkups, but to celebrate reading. Children's book readings in hospitals and health centers promoted reading aloud as one of the best ways families can help babies and young children develop the...

2013-08-06 08:41:07

State selects the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) for all children in grades preK-2 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CaseNEX, LLC is proud to announce that the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) has expanded to two additional grade levels in Wisconsin. This new statewide contract builds on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's decision last year to choose PALS as the state's reading screener for kindergarten students based...

2013-08-01 12:33:39

CHICAGO, August 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- E-learning company ThinkCERCA is expanding its online tools and lesson library to teach critical thinking and literacy to young readers, with the help of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $250,000 grant will help the Chicago-based organization build an online library of lessons for students in grades 4-8. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130801/CG57278LOGO) "In the 21st century, students must be able to apply...

2013-07-30 08:30:42

Applied Scholastics International, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating illiteracy, believes crime can be greatly reduced by raising literacy ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Literacy Act of 1991 defines literacy as "an individual's ability to read, write, and speak in English and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve one's goals, and to develop one's knowledge and potential." According...

2013-07-29 23:02:49

Ultimate Vocabulary™ developer eReflect released a statement today detailing the three main reasons why an advanced vocabulary increases literacy levels exponentially. eReflect stressed the significance of broadened vocabulary for people of all ages as a means to professional success. New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Building vocabulary is an important step in academic, personal, and professional success. With the 2013 release of Ultimate Vocabulary™ the noted e-learning...

2013-07-25 23:04:53

Ten-Year Partnership Has Raised Nearly $30 Million for Reading Is Fundamental and Kids in Need Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy’s Be Book Smart campaign achieved its biggest milestone to date – raising enough funds over the past decade to distribute 10 million books to children in underserved communities across America. This summer, the Be Book Smart campaign was held in Macy’s stores nationwide from June 21 through July 21 and raised more...

2013-07-22 23:16:16

The contest, a national competition to reward innovators in health literacy, seeks the nation's best health literacy practices in print, in practice, and in the media. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the Health Literacy Advisor, the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool (in English and Spanish), today launches the 4th annual National Health Literacy Innovators Award. The contest, a national competition to...

2013-07-12 23:24:14

ACAP & HLI Announce New Preferred Vendor Relationship Betheda, Maryland (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), http://www.HealthLiteracyInnovations.com, a company that creates tools to eliminate confusion from low health literacy and the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association , representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states, today announce a new preferred vendor relationship. As a preferred vendor, HLI,...

2013-07-09 23:29:06

AWE's Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish Edition Computers Provide Technology Exposure, Early Learning Skills, and School Readiness for Young Children Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 AWE announced today that Brooklyn Public Library will be adding eight of its Early Literacy Station™ Bilingual Spanish edition computers to its library system. The Early Literacy Station Bilingual Spanish edition is an all-in-one computer system designed for children ages 2-8. It features over...