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2013-09-04 23:19:50

Partnership advances shared mission of providing educational tools that inspire and inform the next generation of readers. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 To mark International Literacy Day (September 8), The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program and Room to Read announce a partnership that will expand access to compelling and culturally relevant early reading material to children in underserved communities throughout developing Asia. The partnership brings Room to...

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...

2013-07-29 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,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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