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2014-10-21 23:14:58

Character education and a positive school climate are the underpinnings for success of all students — including students with special needs. The Glenholme School has made a steadfast effort for two decades to instill in their students the important ethical, civic and core values such as honesty, respect, fairness, kindness, responsibility and community service. Washington, Connecticut (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Each year, the U.S. President and other officials around the world proclaim...

2014-10-21 23:14:56

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP), Board Certified Coach (BCC) tuition assistance program and CCE professional development award scholarship recipients. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, recently selected the recipients of the 2014 CCE scholarships, including the Global Career...

2014-10-21 23:14:37

Jigsaw Academy adds one more advanced course to it's list of offerings. The course titled 'Dimension Reduction Techniques' teaches dimension reduction techniques like Factor Analysis, Principal Component Analysis and Discriminant Analysis. Bangalore, India (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Jigsaw Academy, the premium online school of analytics has launched a course that teaches Dimension Reduction techniques. Students of this course will learn to identify latent factors as well as to...

2014-10-21 23:14:13

As working parents continue to seek greater insights into the health and welfare of their children in daycare, today O.H.H. Technology unveiled a new platform that provides real-time visibility into daycare, allowing ongoing communication and transparency with parents through an easily downloaded smartphone and tablet application Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 O.H.H. Technology’s new Parents Connect App (http://www.ParentsConnectApp.com) allows childcare providers to use a...

2014-10-21 23:13:54

New App from Netop Makes Teaching in iPad Classrooms Easier, More Effective Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Today Netop announced that the Vision ME iPad® classroom workflow app, designed to make teaching in iPad classrooms easier and more effective, is now available in the App Store. "Teachers are hungry for a simple, engaging way to teach in paperless classrooms,” said Kurt Bager, CEO of Netop. “Our commitment is to create solutions that help teachers use...

2014-10-21 23:13:38

The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families at Through the Looking Glass announced the winners of its 2014 College Scholarships for Students of Parents with Disabilities. Scholarships have been awarded to the following students: Raven Bronson (hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL; attending University of Central Florida); Katherine Clark (Newtown, CT; University of New England); Rachel Ferguson (Pineland, TX; East Texas Baptist University); Maria Granados (Grand Prairie,...

2014-10-21 23:11:40

Katie Johnson has revised her provocative book, Red Flags for Primary Teachers (Tendril Press 2013), to include new material about the vision problems of intermediate public-school students. She includes studies of children in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, where she finds as many as twenty-five percent of children have undetected vision issues that interfere with their success in reading and math. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Children's vision is the one most important...

2014-10-21 23:11:28

There’s Nothing Wrong With You!: A Special Class For Highly Sensitive People is a new program that helps the creative highly sensitive person embrace their special gifts and take their place in the world. The class is suitable for all highly sensitive people who are in business and creative fields, employed or self-employed. Laurel, MD (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Highly sensitive people are wonderful innovators, creative problem solvers, designers, coaches and leaders. They are among the...

2014-10-21 23:09:40

Scenario Learning’s higher education training program recognized as industry’s best Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Scenario Learning, LLC, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools, colleges and workplaces, earned an Education Software Review (EDDIE) Award for its higher education online staff training program, SafeColleges Training. The company took home top prize in the “postsecondary online safety training” category. The SafeColleges...

2014-10-21 23:08:19

Company guarantees audio equipment shipment in time for spring assessments San Fernando, Calif. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The clock is ticking, and school districts are running out of time to acquire the audio equipment required to administer Common Core assessments this spring. Many districts have not ordered the tech resources needed for the new tests, and the longer they procrastinate, the more difficult it will be to procure the equipment. To make the process less stressful for...


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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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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