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2014-10-28 23:13:58

Safeskoolz, a Palo Alto start-up has launched an indiegogo campaign to fight against school-based attacks. With the Safeskoolz Notifier system, they aim to modernize outdated methods currently in place in schools throughout the United States. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Schools around the nation are stepping up their efforts to prevent and respond to school-based attacks. Yet these attacks continue, with last Friday’s tragedy in Marysville, Washington being the most recent....

2014-10-28 23:13:25

Physician and author Dr. Sanjay Jain shares some information from his new book on how parents can help their children better prepare for future bullying. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Bullying is not an uncommon trend today in schools and even workplaces. Bullying in schools is quickly becoming an epidemic and more awareness needs to be directed at the issue as quickly as possible. In honor of Bullying Prevention Month, Dr. Sanjay Jain has provides some advice from his book on...

2014-10-28 23:13:23

Physician and author, Dr. Sanjay Jain shares some information about Bullying Prevention Month. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 For many years, bullying has been very common among adolescents. Only now with technology the way it is, parents and kids need to worry about different types of bullying spanning beyond just in schools. The following are some ideas on how to help your child become bully proof: Raise your children to be confident in themselves For younger children,...

2014-10-28 23:12:56

Groveton Elementary School in New Hampshire Purchases Exciting New Commercial Play Structure from APCPLAY© (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Creating fun and educational playgrounds for schools coast to coast is rewarding for the staff and management of APCPLAY — a specialist in commercial playground structures. Their team of playground experts assisted Groveton Elementary School in Groveton, New Hampshire with the selection, purchase, and installation of a new playground that will expand...

2014-10-28 23:12:45

Entwine’s eLearning video capture solution is a vital part of the solution to be integrated in over 350 lecture halls throughout the University of Manchester. Manchester, England and Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 The University of Manchester joins forces with Entwine, a leader in custom lecture capture solutions for higher education, to roll out the world’s largest implementation of integrated lecture capture based entirely on open source software solutions. Initially...

2014-10-28 23:12:38

Marlon G. Funez, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation scholarship. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, recently awarded a 2014 scholarship to Marlon Funez, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This new scholarship was made possible as part of the Foundation’s Colorado First campaign with a grant from The Colorado Trust. The scholarship was available to students who are...

2014-10-28 23:10:53

Girlstart, the nonprofit that inspires girls’ interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), has received a grant from the Freescale Foundation. The grant will help support Girlstart’s innovative, nationally recognized STEM education programs, such as Girlstart After School, and enable the organization to bring high-quality STEM education to thousands of fourth and fifth-grade girls in the Central Texas community. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 28, 2014...

2014-10-28 23:09:07

When Nardin Academy in Buffalo, NY, brought their school food operation in-house, they uncovered community partnerships, environmental commitments, and an alternative revenue stream in addition to delicious, made-from-scratch foods. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 During the 2013-2014 school year, Nardin Academy brought their foodservice operation in-house. The program was built using a sustainability strategy that the school created with the consultancy Beyond Green: Sustainable...

2014-10-28 23:04:54

Partnership enables administrators to streamline complex Identity Management Processes. Lynbrook, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Tools4ever, the market leader in Identity and Access Management (IDM/IAM) solutions and Schoology, the leading learning management system for global K-12 schools and universities, today announced their integration partner relationship. Under the agreement, Tools4ever will use its technology to automate functionality between Student Information Systems (SISs) and...

2014-10-28 23:04:43

FRISTERS stands for Friends and Sisters and is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse within the teen mom population by providing them and their children education, access to resources, roll models, and support. Irvine, California (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 FRISTERS (fristers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting teenage mothers and their children, just announced the opening of its sixth location in Orange County at The Crossing Church, 2115 Newport Boulevard...


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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