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2014-04-08 08:28:07

CINCINNATI, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's largest and longest-running educational program is collaborating with the world's largest software company. Today, the Scripps National Spelling Bee named Microsoft Corp. the Official Technology Champion of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee. "Like the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Microsoft is deeply committed to supporting educators and educational programs. In fact, since 2003, Microsoft has partnered with educators to impact...

2014-03-31 08:26:47

HOUSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After competing in 12 rounds with fifty-five total spellers from 42 Texas counties, co-champions, Shobha Dasari, a seventh grader at Pearland Junior High School West in Pearland ISD and Syamantak Payra an eighth grader at Westbrook Intermediate School in Clear Creek ISD, were awarded co-champion titles from the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, for the second year in a row. The two spellers will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May...

2014-03-03 23:03:40

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) sends green light for innovative partnership, ensuring a vibrant future for both nonprofit institutions. Chicago and San Francisco (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has approved a partnership between Chicago-based TCS Education System (TCS Ed) and San Francisco-based Saybrook University—a dynamic collaboration expected to enrich the future of both nonprofit institutions. “A revolution is...

2014-02-27 23:04:35

eReflect discusses word etymology in a recently-published blog post, and traces the origin of the English language by looking at worldwide word maps and linguistic history. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 In-depth vocabulary knowledge involves more than simply knowing a word’s meaning and being able to put it in a sentence correctly. eReflect explains how vocabulary knowledge is multifaceted, and includes learning many more nuances about words, such as synonyms, antonyms,...

2014-02-10 08:32:02

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a number of new and improved features, ETS has launched the latest version of its award winning Criterion® Online Writing Evaluation Service. The Criterion service is a web-based instructional tool that helps elementary, secondary and college-level students plan, write and revise essays. "The Criterion service is a valuable instructional tool that is used across the world by schools, universities and aspiring graduate...

2014-02-05 08:35:59

Badges can now be earned, added and shared through Mozilla® Backpack PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As more students seek new types of learning opportunities, Educational Testing Service (ETS) is now offering electronic badges for students who demonstrate specific learning outcomes on the ETS® Proficiency Profile and iSkills(TM) assessments--and these badges can be added to a Mozilla Backpack to help test takers manage and share their accomplishments...

2014-02-05 08:31:39

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to rising US Government and private industry requirements for proof that its textile products are made in America, Auburn Manufacturing Inc. has created its own "Country of Origin" certificate, which will be automatically issued with each price quotation as a service to its customers. The AMI certificate attests that the products are made in the USA -- from yarn to finished product -- at the company's manufacturing...

2014-01-27 08:33:04

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS), creator of the TOEFL® test, announces the launch of the TOEFL® Primary(TM) tests. Designed specifically for students ages 8 and up, the tests measure the English communication skills and progress of students in English classes. The TOEFL Primary tests, the newest addition to the growing TOEFL Family of Assessments, launched its first two successful administrations in Brazil and Korea in 2013. The...

2014-01-06 08:24:39

Live Uncensored Stand-Up Comedy Series Begins Thursday, January 9 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stand-up comedian and actor Jim Breuer has joined AXS TV's weekly uncensored comedy series GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE as the show's consulting producer. The former "Saturday Night Live" alum is joining the network as the series begins its third season on Jan. 9 after receiving a 24-episode order and he will host the season premiere. Breuer will work alongside the show's producers,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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