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New Study Confirms Instructional Media Can't Teach Babies To Read
2014-02-26 07:29:57

[ Watch the Video: Can Babies Really Learn To Read? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the availability of DVDs and other media products claiming to help babies learn to read, these goods don’t actually instill reading skills in infants, according to new research appearing in the Journal of Educational Psychology. “While we cannot say with full assurance that infants at this age cannot learn printed words, our results make clear they did not learn...

2011-04-13 00:00:27

Valley Forge Educational Services (http://www.vfes.net), a leading expert in educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults, announced today improved research-based early learning programs and a new website for parents of children with developmental and learning challenges. The Luma Centerâ“ž¢ for Development and Learning at Valley Forge Educational Services offers families resources and support in developing educational and therapeutic...

2009-10-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK and MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Low-income children were better prepared for success in kindergarten when their preschool teachers incorporated educational video and games from public media, according to a new study. The study, conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, was commissioned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to evaluate video and interactive games from the Ready to Learn initiative, which creates...

2009-03-10 11:33:00

East Orange Community Charter School Reading Party Celebrates the First of 15,000 Donated Books WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book today announces that East Orange Community Charter School will receive the first of 15,000 books to be donated to students through a nationwide initiative in partnership with Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. First Book, a nonprofit providing new books to children in need, and Barclays Capital...

2008-12-03 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In her new book, "Changing the Odds for Children at Risk," Dr. Susan Neuman, professor at the University of Michigan School of Education writes, "We need to recast our priorities, to fund programs that have solid evidence of results-programs that stake their reputation on their abilities to exponentially improve the performance of at-risk children." Neuman brings a unique perspective to this effort as her life's work has taken her from...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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