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2014-08-19 23:06:41

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene meets the needs of local educators alongside Palm Beach Broadcasting and other local businesses in support of a School Supply Drive for the Teachers this time. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Amidst the litany of 'Back to School' supply drives for children's school supplies this time of year, there is a new awareness and consequent actions and partnerships being forged for the sake of teachers' back to school supply needs....

2014-08-19 23:05:39

Integrated solution fully automates transfer credit evaluation process and puts students on a fast track to graduation. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 OnBase by Hyland and Parchment, a leader in the exchange of electronic credentials, have partnered to simplify the manner in which schools send and receive student transcripts, accelerating the evaluation process, reducing paper costs and increasing security. The strategic end-to-end transcript solution helps any institution receive,...

2014-08-19 23:03:56

Symmetry Software, specialists in payroll withholding tax solutions for large employers and payroll providers, donated scientific graphing calculators to low-income schools during the 2013-2014 school year to boost math achievement. Calculators For Kids is an annual initiative that Symmetry Software supports by donating a calculator to a school in need for every 50,000 visits to its flagship website, PaycheckCity.com. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The program was originally...

2014-08-19 23:03:19

A wide range of affordable teaching tools is now available from education technology company, IPEVO, as students and educators gear up for back to school time. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 IPEVO, the Sunnyvale-based education technology company, promises to help create technology-rich classrooms on a budget in their Back to School 2014 initiative. With the traditional school year commencing once again, IPEVO products can help educators innovate without breaking the budget....

2014-08-19 23:02:57

Creative educators pilot projects with science and technology focus Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 With back to school shopping in full swing, moms and dads are working hard to fill the supply list even when money is tight. They are not the only ones feeling the pinch this fall; educators are also struggling to find resources for students, especially in low-income and minority-majority school districts. In some schools, this struggle is a crucible where creativity flourishes....

2014-08-19 23:02:18

Teachers and students are in for a treat, eReflect and Ultimate Typing™ software developers announced today. The cloud version of Ultimate Typing™ EDU for schools is officially available for subscription purchases and a free trial. New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Ultimate Typing™ EDU for schools is now officially available to schools worldwide for a free trial and/or immediate subscription purchase, eReflect announced. Ultimate Typing™ EDU is the best typing software for...

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 -...


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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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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