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2014-03-25 23:33:56

Predictability Study Finds Strong Correlation Between ISIP Reading, Texas Reading Assessment Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Student results on Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™) assessments provide a strong indicator of potential scores on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) Reading tests, according to a predictability study released in 2014. Using data from the Garland Independent School District (Garland ISD) in Garland, Texas, Istation's...

2014-03-24 12:26:06

SWARTHMORE, Pa., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has named: Nahoko Uehashi from Japan winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award Roger Mello from Brazil winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award. The Hans Christian Andersen Award #IBBYHCA, the most prestigious in international children's literature, has been awarded biennially to authors since 1956 and...

2014-03-19 23:04:45

“Literate Nation” Founder Cinthia Coletti-Haan to Speak About the Growing Importance of Teaching Literacy to Students in Minnesota and Across America Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Nationally renowned literacy advocate and founding team member of SPRINT Cinthia Coletti-Haan will be the keynote speaker at the Groves Academy Annual Scholarship Gala set for Saturday, April 12 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, located at 30 South 7th Street. The Gala is Groves Academy’s...

2014-03-18 23:34:38

A recently published ‘Current Biology’ study revealing that video games improve learning in dyslexia is consistent with what dyslexics have long known and reported to Dr. Harold Levinson. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 A recent study published by Current Biology indicates that video games improve learning skills in dyslexics. Although many explanations are possible, these important results appear highly consistent with the cerebellar theory of dyslexia first reported by Dr....

2014-03-17 23:23:40

ALOHA encourages families to make reading together daily a treat for 30 minutes for 30 days. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 ALOHA celebrates http://alohamindmath.com National Reading Month by encouraging parents and extended families to enrich their child’s reading and lives with books for 30 minutes for 30 days. Reading is a fundamental and critical life skills learned in school, which most take for granted because they are fluent readers. For thirty days set aside at least thirty...

2014-03-17 12:25:24

SWARTHMORE, Pa., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six authors and six illustrators have been selected from 58 candidates submitted by 33 national sections of IBBY for the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award. The award, launched in 1958, is considered the most prestigious in international children's literature. It is given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People to an author and illustrator whose complete works have made lasting contributions to children's literature....

2014-03-11 23:29:00

Reading books that have been challenged because of 'edgy' content may have some positive outcomes, according to one recent study. DeLand, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Reading for pleasure can positively affect a student’s GPA. Required reading for school? Not so much, according to a recent study by Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Psychology Department at Stetson University. Ferguson, who is probably best known for his ongoing research on the effects of...

2014-03-06 12:32:29

Additional categories added to the telecom industry's most prestigious awards program, now in its 10th year NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, has expanded its annual awards program, the 'Leading Lights,' with the addition of three new categories that recognize the importance of the communications networking industry's unsung sectors - Components, Test & Measurement and...

2014-03-06 12:23:37

Emerging, holistic systems to enable CEM-driven telcos that leverage customer experience analytics to improve customer service, increase customer satisfaction and enhance profitability NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customer experience management (CEM) is poised for significant growth this year in the telecom sector, as more operators look to deploy holistic CEM systems that use analytics to improve customer service, increase customer satisfaction and enhance profitability,...

2014-03-05 08:36:58

Understanding and Preventing Today's Targeted Threads Sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc. BOSTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech's Dark Reading (darkreading.com) and InformationWeek (informationweek.com), the leading technology media brands focused on serving both IT security and business leaders, along with Trend Micro (www.trendmicro.com), invite you to join us to discuss the important topic of cybersecurity with top industry experts in this half-day, information-packed event. Come away...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.