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2014-07-17 12:25:58

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the appointment of Lee Peters as Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing for Scholastic Education. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO Based in New York and reporting to Margery Mayer, President of Scholastic Education, Peters will be responsible for helping shape the strategic direction of the division by...

2014-07-17 08:34:17

LANDOVER, Md., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education, announced today that it will report its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, following the close of the market. On that day, 2U Chief Executive Officer Chip Paucek, President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Cohen, and Chief...

2014-07-16 23:13:09

Atomic Learning showcases seamless education technology training integration for course management systems at BbWorld 2014 in Las Vegas. The company also offers Skills Assessments that accompany the training tutorials and measure technology competency. Little Falls, MN (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Atomic Learning showcases seamless education technology training integration for course management systems at BbWorld 2014 in Las Vegas. The company also offers Skills Assessments that accompany the...

2014-07-16 23:12:37

Intervise CEO Michael Priddy has been awarded the Educational Foundation Special Award of Merit from Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International. The merit award recognizes the exceptional commitment on the part of individuals who are dedicated to the mission of AFCEA education. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Intervise, a leading IT consulting company for the federal government, announced today that Intervise CEO Michael Priddy has been awarded the...

2014-07-16 23:12:18

“Design Thinking in the Core Classroom” will be offered on July 30 in Colfax, CA by Sierra College STEM with PUHSD to demonstrate how educators can apply this methodology in shops, labs and classrooms, as well as use multimedia to engage students and deliver material at multiple campuses using affordable equipment. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Teachers will learn how to connect with students in multiple locations using YouTube, digital portfolios and live broadcasting at a...

2014-07-16 23:11:50

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation sees its role in the community as assisting educators and parents in the education of children about their personal safety. Boston One, run by Travis Miller, has pledged its support by donating to the foundation-- “Most of the staff have young children and I believe in this day, education is the key to safety of our children.” Gold Coast, Australia (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Miller says, “and raising awareness is something that the Daniel Morcombe...

2014-07-16 23:11:20

Sophic Pursuits is looking for 10 families to pilot a home school High School Chemistry Laboratory Program. The course utilized materials that can be found in your kitchen or home, and focuses on developing basic laboratory skills that will be used in freshmen and sophomore general science courses. Ponca City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The home school or on-line learning high school is growing in popularity. Yet, for all the benefits of these approaches, there are some downsides. One...

2014-07-16 23:10:45

Cumberland Academy of Georgia was recently included in an article assembling the 50 best private schools for students with special needs across the United States. The article was published on the Masters in Special Education website. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a school for children with learning disabilities in Atlanta, was recently selected as one of the top 50 best private schools in the country for students with special needs. The list was...

2014-07-16 23:09:41

The League for Innovation in the Community College is proud to announce the fifth annual STEMtech conference. STEMtech is an international convening focused on increasing student access, success, and completion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The League for Innovation in the Community College is proud to announce the fifth annual STEMtech conference. STEMtech is an international convening focused on increasing student access,...

2014-07-16 23:08:19

peerTransfer and Nelnet, Inc. have enhanced their partnership to provide clients with real-time payment status updates via deeper platform integration. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 peerTransfer, the leading provider of innovative global payment solutions for the education industry, and Nelnet, Inc. a leading provider of campus commerce services for K-12 and higher educational institutions, have enhanced their partnership to provide clients with real-time payment status updates via...


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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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