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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...

2013-09-26 13:03:22

Special themed issue of Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Limited health literacy can lead to difficulties in patients' self-care activities such as taking prescribed medications. Since a considerable amount of health information changes hands in the pharmacy setting, research by pharmacists into evaluating which tools are effective in practice can make a valuable contribution to goals set by the 2010 US National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy and lead to improvements...

2013-09-24 23:38:50

National pediatric literacy nonprofit Reach Out and Read wins the first-time David M. Rubenstein Prize from the Library of Congress for its groundbreaking work. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 In recognition of its groundbreaking advancement of literacy, Reach Out and Read has won the prestigious new David M. Rubenstein Prize, the top honor among the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. The award, which comes with a $150,000 prize, was presented yesterday in Washington, D.C....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'