Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

A Comprehensive Approach to Early Education

Focusing on the youngest students, from preschool to third grade, readies them for long-term success. By Gail Zellman and  M. Rebecca Kilburn for US News and World Report For many children, kindergarten is an exciting time that marks the beginning of their path to educational success. But too many begin school with deficits – in language, social and pre-math skills – that…

Say What? Words you probably don’t know

Building an awesome vocabulary is a life-long pursuit. Here are 3 words that you can add to your arsenal. (Source: http://lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/words-you-probably-dont-know) Impavid (im-PAV-id): adj. from Latin impravidus, from in- (not) and pavidus (fearful): not afraid; fearless. It’s natural to have some fear, like the type of fear that protects you from touching a hot stove or playing in traffic. But if…

12 Librarians Who Made or Saved Los Angeles History

Learn about the librarians that helped influence the landscape of Los Angeles History from kcet.org. In the librarian history of Los Angeles, Charles Lummis and Mary Foy are two of Los Angeles’ better known librarians, though their tenures as librarians were brief compared to their larger roles in Los Angeles. Known as Miss Los Angeles, Mary Foy was the first…

Build Vocabulary with Weird and Wonderful Word Wisdom!

We love vocabulary building activities like leafing through a dictionary.  It’s always fun to find interesting words that make your head spin.  Try to guess the word’s meaning from the picture before reading the definition for extra fun! Gardyloo used in Edinburgh as a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets Example:…

100 Most Common SAT Words

Do you know someone one getting ready to take the SATs? Check out these common words and help make sure they are ready to take their big test from YourDictionary. Studying for the SATs can be a trying experience. One easy way to raise your score is to memorize SAT vocabulary words. Since the sentence completion questions in the Critical…

The College of Lost Arts

There has been a shift in what people are choosing to study, read this article from CityLab, about a return to a “simpler” times. When Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston, South Carolina, in 1989, its Category 4 winds carried off nearly every roof in town, leaving homes and businesses to be flooded by torrential rain. Not since the earthquake of 1886…