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2014-03-13 12:35:30

Newseum Expands Online Offering With New Lessons on Women's Rights WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Newseum launched the latest component of its free Digital Classroom website, "Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less." The new learning module builds on the site's rich civil rights resources to include one of the largest online collections of primary sources and historic periodicals about the women's suffrage movement. The new module, made possible by the...

2014-01-08 08:34:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Million Women Mentors (MWM), a ground-breaking collaborative effort designed to engage one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors, launches today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The initiative aims to educate and empower girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. In conjunction with National Mentoring Month, MWM has constructed a vast network of 13 corporate sponsors, and more...

2008-12-16 10:28:00

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Critter Catchers and the American Association of University Women Birmingham Branch (AAUW) are exposing Detroit Metro Area students to exciting science presentations while promoting a better understanding of the importance of bats in the ecosystem. On April 1, 2009, the AAUW Birmingham branch is sponsoring a program entitled "Explorathon - Expanding Horizons for Girls in Science and Mathematics". A portion of the program includes presentations...

2008-09-16 21:00:11

By Maritza Velazquez During her week at the Tech Trek Science Camp, Andrea Trejo learned that science is much more than wordy lessons from her textbook. The eighth-grader found the value in science and that it may just be something she focuses her interests on in the future. "I've never considered science to be one of the most interesting subjects until I went to Tech Trek," said Trejo, who attends Lorbeer Middle School in Diamond Bar. "It's about experimenting and figuring more...

2008-08-22 03:00:37

By Young, Ellie L Heath, Melissa Allen; Ashbaker, Betty Y; Smith, Barbara This study investigated the perceptions of special education teachers about the prevalence and characteristics of sexual harassment among students identified with educational disabilities. Utah special education teachers (250) were randomly selected from the state's database. Fifty-two percent (n = 129) of the surveys were returned. Approximately 92% of respondents reported observing incidents of student-to-student...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.