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2014-10-30 12:32:59

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Dakota Department of Education has chosen Questar Assessment Inc. to administer the online versions of its Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (DSTEP) and Alternate (DSTEP-A) science assessments for grades five, eight, and 11. The assessment contract encompasses three testing cycles -- 2015, 2016, and 2017 -- and will evaluate the progress of approximately 10,000 students per grade, or 30,000 total, each year....

2014-10-30 12:29:59

MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Shire Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the second edition of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program. The five deserving recipients were nominated following the review and evaluation of scholarship applications by an independent panel of judges comprised of six Canadian ADHD experts. The 2014 winners of the Shire Canada ADHD Scholarship Program are: -- Shelby Running Rabbit (Alberta); -- Jenna Vandal (Manitoba); --...

2014-10-30 12:29:23

Collaboration to Expand Pioneering Education Program NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) and the Edmond J. Safra Foundation announced today their collaboration on expanding and enhancing The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program to improve care for the nearly one million people in the United States living with Parkinson's disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155543LOGO It is estimated that the...

2014-10-30 12:27:17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pam Bondi, Florida's Attorney General, received the Champion for Child Safety Award from the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. at the Florida School Counselor Association Convention in Orlando on Oct. 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155572 Lynn Layton, executive director, Monique Burr Foundation for Children, presented the award on behalf of the Foundation. "Pam Bondi has been a true advocate for the Monique...

2014-10-30 12:22:47

MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The search is over for the "Most Spirited High School Marching Band" in Houston! Today the pride of The Woodlands College Park High School Marching Band earned the coveted title following a month-long competition sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines and KHOU 11. More than 40 local high schools competed in "The Battle of the High School Marching Bands" contest and the winner was crowned after nearly 9,000 votes were cast by friends, family and the...

2014-10-30 08:43:50

Undergraduate online degree to begin at $35,400, approximately a single year of traditional tuition BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of fall 2015, Lynn University will deliver its evening undergraduate degree programs via its award-winning iPad platform. Adult students will be able to pursue their undergraduate degrees online, on campus or through a combination of both for about the cost of a single year's tuition for a traditional degree program....

2014-10-30 08:32:43

Scholastic Literacy Events help schools and communities engage families and students in grades Pre K-5 by providing them with access to books and educational materials NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the release of Scholastic Literacy Events, comprehensive family engagement kits that educators can use to engage families in their children's literacy development....

2014-10-30 08:30:43

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Among 100 Million Students Now Learning Chinese Worldwide LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yoyo Chinese (www.yoyochinese.com), a video-based online Mandarin instructional program featuring television personality and University Chinese teacher Yangyang Cheng, announced today their students have taken over seven million lessons from the company's Mandarin instructional videos. Recent high-profile events, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg addressing a...

2014-10-30 04:20:50

LUGANO, Switzerland, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- December 1, 2014 is the final deadline to apply for the Global Alliance scholarships to the Executive Master of Science in Communications Management (EMScom) Mid-career communication professionals have time until December 1, 2014to apply for the scholarships [http://www.globalalliancepr.org/website/page/global-alliance-scholarships ] provided by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management...

2014-10-30 00:20:28

DUBAI, UAE, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AppyKids(TM) release their highly anticipated Arabic cartoon webisode series, The Adventures of Zee - Season 1. The first webisode premieres today on the AppyKids YouTube channel [http://www.youtube.com/WeAreAppyKids ] and each subsequent episode will be released on a weekly basis thereafter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140714/697043 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141030/713351 )...


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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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