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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

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Nuclear Industry Veterans: American Fuel at Soviet Nuclear Power Plants Could Cause Second Chernobyl                                      
                                                      
MOSCOW, April 25, 2014 
International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry (IUVNEI) issued the following statement on Friday:
"Nuclear fuel produced by the US firm Westinghouse does not meet the technical requirements of Soviet-era reactors, and using it could cause an accident on the scale of the Chernobyl disaster, which took place on the 26th April 1986.




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OKMULGEE, Okla., April 25, 2014 Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin praised OSU Institute of Technology and its 197th graduating class Friday afternoon when she took the stage as commencement speaker at the spring graduation ceremony.






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SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 25, 2014 /-- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR, "Sabre") announced today that all 5,880,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 (the "Common Stock"), subject to the option granted to the underwriters to purchase additional shares in connection with Sabre's initial public offering, have been issued. The closing of the initial public offering occurred on April 23, 2014






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