Literacy

Cultural Dialect Expert Dr. Julie Washington Appointed to American Reading Company's Academic Advisory Board

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

BLUE BELL, Pa., October 05, 2022  /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American Reading Company (ARC) announced today the appointment of Julie Washington, Ph.D., Professor in the School of Education at the University of California – Irvine (UCI), to its Academic Advisory Board. She is a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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  • Dr. Washington accompanies 14 Academic Advisory Board members, who are the authority in their respective fields spanning the education, business, private, and non-profit sectors.
  • BLUE BELL, Pa., October 05, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- American Reading Company (ARC) announced today the appointment of Julie Washington, Ph.D., Professor in the School of Education at the University of California Irvine (UCI), to its Academic Advisory Board .
  • "Her guidance and leadership on our Academic Advisory Board will provide invaluable insight to partners in the field."
  • I look forward to working with ARC's Academic Advisory Board in their continued quest of ensuring that high-quality and culturally-relevant literature is accessible to all students.

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Teachers' Day

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 5, 2022 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Teachers' Day:

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  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 5, 2022 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Teachers' Day:
    "Today, on World Teachers' Day , we recognize and honour the crucial role teachers and educators play in building better communities.
  • "During my time as a teacher, I saw firsthand the important work Canadian teachers do, often under challenging conditions.
  • Today, I am launching the nomination period for the 2023 Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM and Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education .
  • These awardsare given to exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers and early childhood educators.

Fluent Launches Purpose to Empower Consumer Financial Decisions

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

NEW YORK, Oct. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fluent, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLNT), a leading data-driven performance marketing company, announced the launch of Purpose, a mobile app focused on enabling consumer financial decisions and wellness through content and brand discovery.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fluent, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLNT), a leading data-driven performance marketing company, announced the launch of Purpose, a mobile app focused on enabling consumer financial decisions and wellness through content and brand discovery.
  • Ari Kassman, an entrepreneur with deep experience building technology companies, will join Fluent to help grow Purpose and develop other community-driven products.
  • Creating quality, relevant experiences sits at the core of Fluents consumer-centric strategy, said Ryan Schulke, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Fluent.
  • With the launch of Purpose, we empower people to improve their financial wellness and grow their savings during a turbulent economic time.

Arizona Invests in Literacy Education by Granting More Than 3,000 Educators Access to Lexia Learning’s LETRS Professional Learning Courses

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Offered by Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning Group company, Lexia LETRS provides educators with the deep knowledge required to be literacy and language experts in the science of reading.

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  • Offered by Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning Group company, Lexia LETRS provides educators with the deep knowledge required to be literacy and language experts in the science of reading.
  • The Arizona Governors Office in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education are allocating nearly $3.5M to support the literacy-focused professional learning program for the next two-years.
  • With robust offerings for differentiated instruction, personalized learning, assessment, and professional learning, Lexia helps more learners read, write, and speak with confidence.
  • The Cambium family of companies includes: Cambium Assessment, Lexia Learning, Learning A-Z, Voyager Sopris Learning, ExploreLearning, Time4Learning, and Kurzweil Education
    View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221005005193/en/

Duolingo Acquires Gunner to Accelerate Product & Brand Development

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Duolingo uses animation in its learning apps to drive engagement, keep learners motivated, and build its globally recognized brand.

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  • Duolingo uses animation in its learning apps to drive engagement, keep learners motivated, and build its globally recognized brand.
  • Art and animation are foundational to the Duolingo brand, and we use them to help make Duolingo a beloved daily habit in millions of learners lives.
  • Gunner has been an integral animation and design partner for Duolingo since 2020 and produces art and animations that show up in Duolingos flagship language app and early childhood literacy app, Duolingo ABC.
  • Gunner is a world-class illustration and animation studio that weve worked with for years, and they know our brand well, said Bob Meese, Chief Business Officer of Duolingo.

ISS National Lab-Sponsored Research to Accompany SpaceX Crew-5 Astronauts to Orbiting Laboratory

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

During their mission, the Crew-5 astronauts will support hundreds of research and technology development investigations, many of which are sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory.

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  • During their mission, the Crew-5 astronauts will support hundreds of research and technology development investigations, many of which are sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory.
  • A scientific study from Los Alamos National Lab in collaboration with ISS National Lab Commercial Service Provider Rhodium Scientific will evaluate gut microbiomes.
  • ISS National Lab-sponsored projects set to launch on upcoming missions will leverage the orbiting laboratory for research in life and physical sciences, advanced materials, and technology development.
  • Through this orbiting national laboratory, research resources on the ISS are available to support non-NASA science, technology and education initiatives from U.S. government agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector.

ProLiteracy Releases New Issue of Adult Literacy Education Research Journal

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the United States, announces the release of Volume 4, Issue 3, of its research journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy.

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  • ProLiteracy announces the release of Volume 4, Issue 3 of its peer-reviewed research journal, Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy.
  • Through the journal, ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the United States, provides practitioners with information and evidence-based practices related to the needs of the field.
  • SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the United States, announces the release of Volume 4, Issue 3, of its research journal Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy.
  • Each issue of Adult Literacy Education includes thought-provoking and peer-reviewed research articles written by leaders in the field.

Storypod Announces Licensing Agreement with Highlights to Expand Its Children's Library with Read-Along Audio Board Books and Card Sets

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Monday, October 3, 2022

MIAMI, Oct. 3, 2022   /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Storypod announces the latest addition to its audio library, partnering with the iconic, award-winning children's magazine, Highlights, to create interactive, activity-based card sets and engaging board books for children ages two to five.

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  • MIAMI, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Storypod announces the latest addition to its audio library, partnering with the iconic, award-winning children's magazine, Highlights, to create interactive, activity-based card sets and engaging board books for children ages two to five.
  • The licensing agreement includes nearly 100 Highlights titles incorporated into five read-along audio board books and six audio card sets.
  • The partnership opens up doors for product development for both parties, with card sets a new category developed by Storypod and audio learning a first-time format for Highlights.
  • Each Highlights Card Set features "Read with Highlights" material focusing on a theme or central message and triggers a different audio experience once tapped on the Storypod.

Google Canada commits $2.7 million to online safety & digital skills training for Indigenous communities

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Monday, October 3, 2022

ComIT's Recoding Futures program was created in 2020 with the support of Google.org to provide IT training to Indigenous learners across Canada.

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  • ComIT's Recoding Futures program was created in 2020 with the support of Google.org to provide IT training to Indigenous learners across Canada.
  • Google is also announcing new grants from Google.org to support online safety and efforts to combat disinformation among underserved communities.
  • "As the digital economy expands, we're also continuing to commit to Canada's future, including digital skills development, supporting online safety, and combatting disinformation."
  • Their vision is that all Canadians have the critical thinking skills to engage with digital media as active and informed digital citizens.

Banesco USA Deploys Emergency Capital Investment Program Funds to Businesses and Borrowers in Puerto Rico and South Florida

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Monday, October 3, 2022

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Banesco USA is now deploying its recently received $250 million investment funds from Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP), particularly to minority borrowers, minority-owned businesses, small businesses, and borrowers located in underserved or minority communities in South Florida and Puerto Rico.

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  • CORAL GABLES, Fla., Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Banesco USA is now deploying its recently received $250 million investment funds from Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP), particularly to minority borrowers, minority-owned businesses, small businesses, and borrowers located in underserved or minority communities in South Florida and Puerto Rico.
  • Banesco USA closed on the greatest amount of funds for the state, as identified in the Florida Fact Sheet .
  • Examples of recent Banesco USA transactions include:
    Closed a $30 million loan to finance the construction of a new veterans recovery center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • If you would like additional information about Banesco USA or its participation in the ECIP program, please visit www.BanescoUSA.com or www.BanescoUSA.com/ECIP .