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2011-06-20 08:20:00

NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser congratulates author Dr. Ernest Morrell for his election as a future president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Morrell will lead this professional organization devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Morrell is making a four-year commitment to NCTE, beginning in November, and will serve as vice president and president-elect before becoming NCTE...

2011-05-09 10:16:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser is proud to announce that eight students from across the country earned top honors by displaying excellent handwriting skills to become the "Grand National Champion" winners in its 20th annual National Handwriting Contest. Judges selected one student from each grade level, ranging from first to eighth grade, to represent the finest penmanship from across the country. This year, more than 220,000 students participated in the annual...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser's three newest Handwriting Apps for iPhone® and iPad®, including apps for Cursive writing and for both Print and Cursive writing in Spanish, are available now at the iTunes® store, rounding out the company's introductory series of apps for handwriting. The inexpensive apps help parents and teachers to support young children as they learn to print and write in cursive....

2011-04-05 12:09:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While more than 200,000 students are awaiting the results of Zaner-Bloser's 20th annual National Handwriting Contest, a 5th-grader in Readfield, Maine received a special award for his participation in this year's competition. During a school assembly on April 4th, Readfield Elementary School principal, Cheryl Hasenfus, presented a trophy to Nicholas Maxim on behalf of Zaner-Bloser for his excellent penmanship, an even more significant...

2011-03-24 07:54:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Zaner-Bloser Handwriting App for iPhone® and iPad® is now available at the iTunes® store. The app, which covers Print or Manuscript handwriting, has been listed in the "What's Hot" section of the iTunes store. The inexpensive app allows parents and teachers to prepare young children for handwriting instruction and support them as they learn. It is the latest development from...

2011-03-14 11:36:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser has updated its popular spelling program, Spelling Connections, with expanded technology tools to provide today's students with critical foundational literacy skills. The exciting technology featured in the new ©2012 edition of Spelling Connections improves the delivery of spelling instruction and engages and challenges students in spelling practice. Unlike integrated spelling instruction delivered through core...

2011-02-21 08:56:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers College, Columbia University, has appointed Dr. Ernest Morrell director of its Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME). Morrell, who is currently on the faculty in the Urban Schooling Division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), will assume a tenured full professorship at Teachers College and the directorship of IUME offices in September. Morrell is a...

2011-02-17 10:06:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser is proud to announce that more than 200,000 students have participated in this year's 20th annual National Handwriting Contest. The company estimates that more than 2.5 million students have participated in the contest during its 20-year history. Winners in the contest will be announced at the International Reading Association Annual Convention on May 10 in Orlando. The annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest encourages...


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