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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...

2013-11-07 23:21:17

eReflect, developer of Ultimate Spelling™ software, revealed today that the games featured in the software not only improve spelling performance but also enrich the user’s vocabulary. New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 The Ultimate Spelling™ software program is designed to help people improve their spelling through a wide variety of exercises and games. What most people are not aware of is that the software is primarily designed to improve spelling accuracy, it also helps...

2013-10-31 23:34:46

AWE's all-in-one digital learning solutions credited with helping to increase book circulation, boost library visits, and improve educational progress for children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System in Mississippi has reported that its 2012-2013 fiscal year circulation numbers have increased significantly following the addition of AWE’s Early Literacy Station™ and AfterSchool Edge™ computers to its two branches. The library has three...

2013-10-31 23:22:58

Health Literacy Innovations today announces the REDA -- the ReadsEasy Document Assessment -- a new feature within its flagship product, the Health Literacy Advisor (HLA). Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 To add the final steps to the health literacy review process, Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a company that creates tools to help eliminate confusion from low health literacy, today announces the REDA -- the ReadsEasy Document Assessment -- a new feature within its flagship...

2013-10-22 23:31:18

AWE's Early Literacy Station computers provide technology exposure, early learning skills, and school readiness for young children. Chester, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Eastern Oklahoma District Library System (EODLS) has acquired 10 of AWE's Early Literacy Station™ touchscreen computers. The Early Literacy Station is a comprehensive educational solution loaded with over 60 educational software titles for kids ages two to eight. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe,...

2013-10-09 23:29:20

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and United Way of New York City host a Half-Day Literacy Conference featuring experts from the fields of child development and education. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Amid concern about New York students meeting Common Core standards, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and United Way of New York City are partnering to find ways for low-income families to prepare their children for school. On Oct. 15, the two organizations will host...

2013-10-09 23:19:31

October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month. As manager of Research and Development for The MotivAct Group and a certified copyright manager, Barbara Combes Ingrassia coaches academic and business organizations through the "gray, murky ooze" that is copyright in the Digital Age. Ingrassia views copyright literacy and management as an essential risk management skill for any professional organization. Holden, MA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 October is National Information...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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