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2014-08-19 23:00:42

The nonprofit organization will be distributing free backpacks and uniforms to children in need at the Bronx CAN Health Fair at Crotona Park. Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Kars4Kids, a national nonprofit organization that funds educational and youth programs, announced today its partnership with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera to distribute 1,000 backpacks to needy students in the Bronx. The giveaway will take place in conjunction with Rivera’s annual Bronx CAN Health Fair...

2014-08-19 20:25:56

SANBORN, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fischertechnik Division of Studica recently partnered with Minnick Schools to bring some of the fischertechnik learning kits to students with learning disabilities, special needs, behavioral issues and autism. Together they aim to develop STEM pathways and practices for various student groups. Minnick Schools, the education division of Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, provides educational services to 149 students with...

2014-08-19 16:32:14

BEIJING, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced its participation in the following investor conferences in August and September 2014: -- Credit Suisse North Asia Internet C-Level Conference, August 27-28 in Hong Kong at the Credit Suisse Office in International Commerce Center, and August 29 at The...

2014-08-19 16:31:36

The Center for Promise examines the reasons why students leave high school before graduation SEATTLE, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, applauds the latest report from America's Promise Alliance, "Don't Call them Dropouts." The report seeks to understand why 20 percent of young people don't graduate from high school in the United States. Logo -...

2014-08-19 16:31:35

Commonwealth Launches Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U GLEN MILLS, Pa., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today was joined by lawmakers, superintendents, teachers, higher education representatives and education partners at Garnet Valley School District, Delaware County, to launch Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U - a collection of free, online, educational resources. Pennsylvania Learns on iTunes U brings state standards-aligned resources to the world's...

2014-08-19 16:31:33

County-wide online public charter schools continue to grow in popularity as Florida families recognize advantages offered by individualized online learning LARGO, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students attending Florida Virtual Academy public charter schools in eight counties across the state began the 2014-2015 school year on August 18, 2014. Each of the Florida Virtual Academy charter schools use the award-winning K¹² curriculum and provide support from Florida-certified...

2014-08-19 16:29:04

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with asthma and food allergies are vulnerable to bullying at school and online, often by classmates who tease or harass them because they're "different." It may be an age-old problem, but it must be addressed if we expect kids to be able to focus on their studies. Stopping confrontations before they start creates an environment where all children feel protected. "The keys to preventing bullying are self-confidence and...

2014-08-19 16:26:37

The Custom Writing Services Website Includes Several Cool New Features and Security Measures to Enhance the User's Experience WALTON, W.Va., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Essay Thinker, a company dedicated to offering custom writing services to students all around the world, recently announced the launch of its website. To celebrate its launch, the site has added several interesting new features to the site, such as easy ordering and extra security features. According to a...

2014-08-19 16:24:40

"DIY"-Enabled Survey Gives Higher Education Insights that Could Affect Future Efforts to Woo High School Seniors CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennials who grew up as unwitting subjects of niche marketing and narrow-casting are taking the lessons they've learned since childhood to the college selection process. A new national survey of college students presents some surprising results. African-American males were less influenced by financial aid/scholarship awards than...

2014-08-19 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 30, 2013 the FAA suddenly, and without warning, terminated its proven program for educating potential new air traffic controllers. Military veterans, students and graduates from the 36 FAA-authorized Air Traffic - Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) colleges and universities were wiped from the FAA's list of eligible applicants. In the FAA's words, "the list was purged." Despite very high demand for controllers the...


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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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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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