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2014-09-16 16:21:01

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-two middle school teachers from across the Greater Chicago area took advantage of the unique opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, listen to best-practice demonstrations and talk to industry experts during Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) annual Teachers and Engineers for Academic Achievement (TEAACH) program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this...

2014-09-16 12:35:50

Graduate Degree Opportunities Available for UC Irvine Extension Students IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension recently announced an articulation agreement with University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to help security systems professionals attain a master's degree from the Cybersecurity program at the UMBC Graduate School and College of Engineering and Information Technology. This agreement will allow graduates of UC Irvine...

2014-09-16 12:35:29

LONDON, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EF Education First [http://www.ef.co.uk ] announced that the EF Standard English Test [http://www.efset.com ] (EFSET), the world's first free standardized English test, will be released on September 30, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/706088 ) Millions of people around the world are required to show proof of their English skills for career, university and personal advancement. Traditional tests...

2014-09-16 12:34:48

Offered through Canvas Network, New Massive Open Online Course Marks a Milestone for HBCUs Adopting 21st Century Educational Innovation MARSHALL, Texas and SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been shaking up higher education since 2012 by offering free courses to students anywhere in the world, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been notably absent from MOOC platforms, until now. Today Canvas Network...

2014-09-16 12:34:37

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACT Aspire, LLC launches Periodic Assessments, the second major component of the ACT Aspire Assessment System. ACT Aspire is the first digital, longitudinal assessment system to fully connect student performance with readiness benchmarks from elementary grades through high school. It now extends the understanding of student progress through optional Periodic Assessments. These are short-duration, revealing assessments that produce...

2014-09-16 12:32:43

MANCHESTER, N.H., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Summer 2011, the Rochester, New Hampshire School District partnered with Lavallee Brensinger Architects to complete a study of its eight elementary schools, seeking to identify conditions affecting the education and experience of the students it serves. After reviewing the existing conditions of each school, Lavallee Brensinger was asked to provide a district-wide master plan. This plan mapped out improvements to each of the schools...

2014-09-16 12:28:29

Babson's Undergraduate School ranked No. 1 and Graduate School ranked No. 2 for Entrepreneurship WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College has been recognized by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as the No. 1 undergraduate school in the nation for Entrepreneurship Education and the No. 2 graduate school in the nation for Entrepreneurship Education. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146489 Based on surveys sent to school administrators...

2014-09-16 12:25:48

RDA and the Reader's Digest Foundation to Support Proven Programs and Raise Awareness of Critical "Make or Break" Third Grade Reading Marker NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reader's Digest Association today announced the launch of the R.E.A.D. Together campaign in partnership with the Reader's Digest Foundation, a four-year commitment to provide a combination of financial and marketing assistance to promote parent involvement in childhood literacy. Research has shown that a...

2014-09-16 08:40:05

Customized Education Activities, Once-In-A-Lifetime Teacher Professional Development Program in Poland and Exclusive Virtual Field Trip will be Part of Auschwitz: The Past is Present Initiative LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is partnering with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on education components of Auschwitz: The Past...

2014-09-16 08:40:04

Online learning tool from leading IT industry association offers accessible, effective way to master IT skills DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association, today announced a new addition to CompTIA CertMaster, the online learning tool that makes learning IT skills accessible, effective and fun. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130107/DC38135LOGO A CompTIA CertMaster learning course is now available worldwide for 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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