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2013-07-09 12:32:34

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media today announced the names of 16 middle school and high school students as the winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge. The competition aims to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among students in grades 5-12 by tapping into their enthusiasm for playing and making video games. The top original video games and game design...

2013-07-09 08:27:13

Schools across the country join Scholastic Inc. and Reach Out and Read to combine reading and family fun ATLANTA, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Primrose Schools, The Leader in Educational Child Care(®), is celebrating summer with a unique National Open House Event, taking place at all 260-plus Primrose schools across the country on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110525/NY08237LOGO ) The early literacy celebration is part of a...

2013-07-03 12:22:50

BALTIMORE, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clapp Communications, an award-winning marketing and public relations firm headquartered in Baltimore, is pleased to announce Literate Nation as its newest client. Literate Nation is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower our nation's citizens with the literacy skills needed to thrive in the dynamic, global environment of the 21(st) century. "We are so excited to be working with Literate Nation. Our experience and commitment to...

2013-07-01 23:19:22

Nationwide trailer wraps manufacturer, JMR Graphics, comments on The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) ‘Wall of Hands’ campaign that is utilizing outdoor and digital advertising to spread awareness. Central Islip, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 On July 1, nationwide trailer wraps manufacturer, JMR Graphics, comments on The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation’s ‘Wall of Hands’ campaign that is incorporating outdoor and digital advertising into their strategy to...

2013-06-29 23:01:26

eReflect software company, developer of Ultimate Vocabulary™ e-learning software, revealed today that the purpose for the software’s creation was not just improving vocabulary, but also enhancing literacy. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Ultimate Vocabulary™ was developed by software company eReflect, and with their release of the 2013 upgraded version, the company's representative revealed today their ultimate purpose for developing this vocabulary improving software....

2013-06-28 23:24:53

The Floating Hospital opens two new Reach Out and Read children's literacy programs in Long Island City Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Floating Hospital, which provides health services to the homeless shelter population as well as the local communities of Long Island City and Queensbridge Public Housing, is making children's literacy a priority for the families it serves. Currently, the Hospital offers the Reach Out and Read children's literacy program to the...

2013-06-21 23:03:19

When millions of Americans go to purchase health insurance from the new state exchanges in the next few months, they will not only find many options - from seasoned health insurers to new start-ups - but information from and about these new health exchanges written at varying levels of clarity. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 With no federal mandate for a specific reading level for consumer health information, health exchanges and contracting providers will be able to market and...

2013-06-17 16:29:48

Sen. Laffen Lauds Efforts to Boost Literacy GRAND FORKS, N.D., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T today announced a $5,000 grant to Altru Health Foundation to support the Reach Out and Read® Program, an early literacy program developed by pediatricians and educators to encourage literacy development. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/DA23287LOGO) Altru Health Foundation will use the funds to purchase age-appropriate and culturally-sensitive books for...

2013-06-15 12:22:18

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To celebrate Father's Day weekend, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy proudly announces the winners of the first annual Devotedly, Dad Letter contest. The foundation asked fathers and grandfathers to write letters to their children and grandchildren about the importance of literacy in their lives. The foundation received hundreds of letters from across the country and selected two winners from almost...

2013-06-13 23:19:36

eReflect, parent company of 7 Speed Reading software, encourages people to embrace literacy as both a need and a source of pleasure. Upcoming literacy conferences to be held across the world are a great way to get familiar with literacy issues, the company announced. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 In a statement focused on the importance of literacy, speed reading software company eReflect, the parent company of 7 Speed Reading software, announced today that there is an need to...