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2014-09-23 16:30:54

DALLAS, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to promoting effective teaching and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation presented its Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards today to 14 teachers from the Dallas, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson Independent School Districts (ISDs) at a ceremony at TI's Dallas headquarters. Since 2007, the TI Foundation has invested $900,000 in the STEM Awards to recognize and...

2014-05-28 20:23:53

The Dallas Police Department's Blue in the School program aims to equip students with life skills to navigate difficult life decisions, with support from the Dallas Independent School District, Verizon and CONTACT. DALLAS, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Police Department, working with the Dallas Independent School District, Verizon and CONTACT, concluded the Blue in the School program with a closing celebration May 29 at Wilmer Hutchins Elementary School. The Blue in the...

Rockstar Consortium Sues Google Search Patent
2013-11-01 10:50:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple, Microsoft and others have banded together to sue Google for infringing on search patents. The group, also known as the 'Rockstar consortium,' claim Google and others are infringing on a total of seven patents, some of which cover the way advertising is matched with search results. The Rockstars formed in 2011 to bid against Google and others for a stack of 4,000 Nortel patents. In the end, the Rockstars outbid their...

2013-08-27 23:01:05

Dallas ISD and Laredo ISD have accepted NEF Cyberlearning grants that will see the opening of STEM academies beginning this fall. NEF Cyberlearning STEM Academies’ vision is to compliment the Texas Public schools educational goal of providing an academic experience that prepares them for success in the classroom and workforce. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Dallas ISD and Laredo ISD have accepted NEF Cyberlearning grants that will see the opening of STEM academies beginning this...

2011-04-05 16:06:00

DALLAS, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon its efforts to promote academic excellence, Beal Bank has donated approximately 200 personal computers to the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). DISD representatives picked up the computers from Beal Bank headquarters on Thursday, March 24, 2011, with the specification that the computers will be used in schools in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. "At Beal Bank, we understand that technology is important not only to...

2010-09-20 13:30:00

DALLAS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) and two long-time foundation partners celebrated a milestone today in the Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP) with the announcement of a new grant agreement. A three-year $1.5 million grant from the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation, along with continuing support from the O'Donnell Foundation and Dallas ISD, will expand the program to all 32 Dallas high schools starting this school year and...

2010-08-31 14:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation presented its Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teaching Awards today to 10 teachers from the Dallas, Plano and Richardson Independent School Districts (ISD). These educators were also inducted into the TI Foundation's STEM Academy as fellows. For the fourth year, the awards honored local secondary math and science teachers who consistently demonstrate quality instruction and enhance student...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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