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2014-10-30 23:11:20

Common Core Coach recommended for statewide use in literature and composition. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The New Mexico Public Education Department has approved Common Core Coach, an inclusive curriculum that adds depth, understanding, and practice to Common Core standards and skills training, for high school instruction in American literature, world literature and composition throughout the state. Developed by Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and...

2014-10-28 16:30:42

NCTM uses TI-Nspire(TM) technology to develop Common Core-aligned classroom activities DALLAS, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI), the most trusted brand in graphing technology, is excited to announce a collaboration with The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the public voice of mathematics education. TI and NCTM have joined forces to develop practical ideas and classroom activities to help teachers respond to the changing educational landscape and...

2014-10-20 16:25:16

Luncheon featuring former Seattle School Board President Don Nielsen, Oct. 23rd at Discovery Institute SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After decades of testing hundreds of public school reforms and spending trillions of dollars: -- We have 7000 students a day dropping out of school. -- We rank 23rd in the world in math achievement and 17th in the world in reading. Poverty is at an all-time high, our prison population continues to grow (particularly...

2014-10-03 08:23:18

Primary Sources Update Shows More Teachers Are Prepared to Teach to the Common Core and Many Are Seeing Positive Changes in Their Classrooms, While Acknowledging Challenges and a Need for Resources NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released results from a survey of more than 1,600 of America's pre-K-12 public school teachers who are in the more than 40 states where the Common Core State Standards are being...

2014-10-03 08:20:38

Students tour Madison-Kipp as part of National Manufacturing Day MADISON, Wis., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of National Manufacturing Day activities, Madison-Kipp Corporation will offer nearly 120 students from Madison area High Schools an opportunity to see first hand the tremendous career opportunities offered by manufacturing. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141002/150024 "Today's manufacturing facility is a high-tech, dynamic workplace that provides...

2014-09-16 23:11:10

The Academy of Learning College Toronto has received an online makeover to better serve students and individuals interested in pursuing post-secondary education and training in Toronto. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Toronto’s Academy of Learning College is a pioneer in career training and education in Toronto, providing students with job-ready knowledge, skills and abilities that are required in today’s competitive job market. Now, Academy of Learning College Toronto...

2014-09-15 23:11:15

Middle School Uses Common Core Coach To Achieve Learning Goals New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Lee County Middle School in Beattyville, Kent. improved student math proficiency after implementing Common Core Coach from Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools. Lee County Middle School used the program to help students master Common Core math skills. “With Common Core Coach, we were able to prepare our teachers and students for...

2014-09-05 12:20:27

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridj, the world's first smart mass transportation system, announced today that it has closed a $4 million dollar seed round from Atlas Ventures, NextView Ventures, and others. Additionally, Gabe Klein will be joining the founding team in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Most recently Gabe was Commissioner of the DOT in Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and prior to that was Director of the Washington D.C. DOT under Mayor Adrian...

2014-08-26 23:15:29

Common Core Coach assists elementary school teachers and students implement English Language Arts assessments. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Eminence Elementary School in Eminence, Kent. improved student English language arts (ELA) scores in its third and fourth grade classes after using Common Core Coach from producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, Triumph Learning. The school district selected the program as their primary teaching tool to assist...

2014-08-26 23:03:48

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Citizens Bank Park to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Citizens Bank Park to promote the importance of...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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