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2014-07-15 08:32:34

Edulastic saves time and boosts classroom efficiency by enabling teachers to continuously track student mastery and provide differentiated instruction. FREMONT, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Snapwiz, an innovator of education technology, announced the release of a free solution that directly addresses the Common Core implementation challenges looming ahead for K-12 schools and districts around the country. Edulastic is a web-based formative assessment platform that helps...

2014-07-15 08:29:08

AUSTIN, Texas, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Development Center at The University of Texas at Austin (UT PDC) is pleased to announce the fall launch of their new offering - the Medical Interpreter Certificate Program (MICP). This 40-hour program will be conducted on The University of Texas at Austin campus in a bootcamp-style week of classes. This MICP is taught in a small class format by an industry-experienced instructor and designed to allow students to receive...

2014-07-15 08:28:32

JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey City University (NJCU), Passaic County Community College (PCCC), Essex County College (ECC), and the Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) have partnered to create an innovative, one-year RN-BSN program with a concurrent 900-hour, nursing residency component. The unique program will expand an ethnically-diverse, competent nursing workforce, increase access to quality health care, and transition ethnically-diverse nurses into...

2014-07-15 08:25:34

Nominees announced for top college football honor recognizing outstanding community service achievements NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For 23 years the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team(®) has served as one of the most coveted and prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport. Today, Allstate...

2014-07-15 08:25:09

Project Allows H.R. Walker Elementary School to Increase Use of Technology in the Classroom and Prepare for Online Testing SAN JOSE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leading provider of high performance network solutions, in conjunction with the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF), today announced a significant equipment grant to H.R. Walker Elementary School of the Canton Local Schools in Canton, Ohio. Extreme Networks and the PFHOF together are...

2014-07-15 08:21:13

Female awardees who excel in and out of classroom get more than half of funds DETROIT, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced new scholarships totaling up to $2.5 million to 100 recipients pursuing careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields related to the automotive industry. Of these funds, more than...

2014-07-15 00:20:42

Named to Prestigious Lists in all 12 Methodology-Ranked Specialties CLEVELAND, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation's top hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals rankings. UH Case Medical Center was ranked in all 12 methodology-ranked specialties for the third year in a row and in the Top 20 in four specialties - Cancer, Gastroenterology, Ear, Nose & Throat, and...

2014-07-14 23:09:32

New Listening Device Connects Multiple Users to Support Common Core Goals San Fernando, Calif. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Listening devices that help students achieve the goals outlined in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a critical component of today’s classrooms. To meet this need, Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, announces the release of its 901...

2014-07-14 23:08:28

A popular kit for teaching reading to ESL and intervention students builds on success with new release. North Salt Lake, UT (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 On July 14, 2014, Reading Horizons is releasing its updated Reading Horizons Elevate™ Teacher’s Kit, enhancing what was already a popular literacy program for ESL and intervention students with a colorful format and new features designed to engage teachers and students alike. At the heart of the Reading Horizons Elevate™ Teacher’s Kit...

2014-07-14 23:08:24

July 2014 Event Gives Administrators Valuable Insight into Integrating iOS Devices Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 SimpleK12 (powered by InfoSource, Inc.) announces a free online event for administrators on how to launch a successful school iPad program. SimpleK12 provides hundreds of professional development webinars for educators each year. Past webinar attendees note that the convenient online format allows for the delivery of more information in less time. "One half hour...


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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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