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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...

Bad Health Linked To Poor Reading Skills
2013-10-08 14:04:10

[ Watch the Video: Reading For Your Health ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Stavanger say people with poor reading skills tend to be less healthy than those who can read easily. Researchers used data from the international Adult Literacy and Life skills (ALL) survey to find that a relationship exists between self-perceived health and literacy. Self-perceived health can mean feeling pains, physical condition hampering everyday...

2013-10-02 23:03:24

Picture Books Educate Zoo’s Local and Global Communities on Conservation While Fostering a Love of Reading Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 To support its mission of securing a better world for animals through human understanding, the Denver Zoo announced it is publishing a series of free online, culturally relevant picture books for children with Unite for Literacy, a Fort Collins-based social enterprise that unites people to support global literacy. The books will further educate...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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