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2014-06-28 14:41:10

AERA First-grade teachers in the United States may need to change their instructional practices if they are to raise the mathematics achievement of students with mathematics difficulties (MD), according to new research published online today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. VIDEO: Co-author Paul L. Morgan discusses key findings “Which Instructional Practices Most Help First-Grade Students with...

2014-05-20 12:39:53

PROGRAM RESULTS IN 70 PERCENT IMPROVEMENT IN STUDENT SCORES LEADING TO ADOPTION BY TWO ADDITIONAL DISTRICT SCHOOLS KENDALL PARK, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tabtor Math, an iPad-based learning program, announced today that students participating in the pilot program at Greenbrook Elementary School, part of South Brunswick school District, improved their math test scores by an average of 70 percent. As a result of the success, two additional South Brunswick School District...

2014-05-05 16:30:00

Grammy Award Winner Brandy to Perform LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs (The Alliance) will honor outstanding members of the Los Angeles community at its annual Impact Awards dinner on May 6, 2014 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Loretha Jones, President of Original Programming for BET Networks, will receive the Impact Award; Michael J. Richter, Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, will be honored...

2014-04-29 08:37:03

Dr. Patricia Wright will serve as Vice President of Professional Services NEW YORK, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink, an education technology company that puts cutting-edge tools to support students with special needs in the hands of educators and parents, announced that Dr. Patricia Wright, former national director of autism services at Easter Seals, will join the organization as Vice President of Professional Services this week. "Dr. Wright has unparalleled passion for,...

2014-04-23 23:11:16

Company To Host “The Right Stuff – A Conversation with Astronaut Sandy Magnus” Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 On April 23 - 27, Sally Ride Science will be presenting new products and meeting STEM leaders at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference, April 23-25, and the USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 25-27, in Washington D.C. Both events will be at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In addition to exhibiting and presenting new products designed to...

2014-04-23 08:28:06

- New Index Shows America's STEM Talent Pool Too Shallow to Meet Demand - WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite multiple initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, America is still not producing enough workers to fill current and future STEM jobs, according to the new U.S. News/ Raytheon STEM Index, unveiled today at www.usnews.com/news/stem-index. The new index was developed exclusively by U.S. News & World...

2014-04-09 23:21:59

Predictability Study Provides ISIP Cut Scores that Reflect Strong Probability of Passing Texas Reading Assessment Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Student results on Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP) assessments can determine a high probability of passing the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Reading tests, according to a predictability study released in March 2014. The study identified the cut score of the ISIP Overall Reading Ability Score that can be...

2014-03-31 23:23:00

techJOYnT Academy will be in DC, with an interactive booth showcasing Robotics and Game Design on the last week of April. Washington DC will be host to back to back conventions for STEM education awareness. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Since the introduction of the white house initiative “educate to innovate,” STEM education has been a hot topic for the press. Dismal scores in science and math around the country has prompted gatherings like the US News STEM Solutions...

2014-03-24 23:23:25

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, IBM’s Florence Hudson, Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green, and UCF's Pamela McCauley Bush are among the 42 members of this year’s Connected World magazine Women of M2M. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 "There are few lists that celebrate successful women and only one that recognizes women of the M2M and technology space. Call it the Internet of Things or M2M, our industry and these women have enabled the world of people and machines to collide...

2014-03-14 23:24:55

Global contest promises to rewrite the future of play. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 DevelopHer Toy & Game Challenge (DevelopHer), the first annual, global challenge to design toys and games that engage girls ages 3-12, is proud to announce its launch on May 20, 2014, at The National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit, held in Newport Beach, Calif. “With the goal of DevelopHer being to spur girls’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology,...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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