Zaner-Bloser in the News


May 6, 2016 | CNN

Virginia First-Grader With No Hands Wins National Handwriting Contest

Anaya Ellick inspires her parents and school community every day. With this story on the CNN website, her 2016 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest win is impressing people everywhere.

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May 26, 2016 | CNN

What Makes a Good Speller (or a Bad One)?

New brain research suggests that both orthographic long-term memory and orthographic working memory need to be fully developed and interacting properly to achieve spelling proficiency. J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D., author of Zaner-Bloser's Spelling Connections program, also weighs in on what type of instruction and practice students need to learn to spell.

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May 22, 2016 | Chicago Sun Times

Chicago-area Students Win National Handwriting Competition

Donald Yu, a first-grader at Elmwood Elementary School, and William Markevich, a second-grader at St. Constance School, are featured for their wins in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

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Press Releases

May 11, 2016

Elementary and Middle School Students Advance to Represent the Nation’s Best in 2016 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest

Zaner-Bloser announces the nine Grand National Grade-Level Champions and nine National Grade-Level Semifinalists from across the country.

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April 11, 2016

Maryland and Virginia Special Needs Students Earn Top Honors in 2016 National Handwriting Contest

First- and eighth-grade students win Nicholas Maxim Award for mastery of manuscript and cursive handwriting.

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February 24, 2015

Highlights for Children, Inc. Welcomes Former President of Heinemann as President of Education Group

Lesa Scott will oversee the Highlights for Children education companies.

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January 14, 2015

Zaner-Bloser Acquires Superkids K–2 Core Reading Program From Rowland Reading Foundation

The Superkids Reading Program is set to become the flagship literacy curriculum for Zaner-Bloser.

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