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2014-05-21 12:21:33

2014 National Science Experiment challenges youth to use aerospace engineering to solve a global crisis CHEVY CHASE, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, youth all over the country, and some globally, will build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims. The activity, called "Rockets to the Rescue," was designed by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and selected as the winning experiment for the seventh annual...

2014-05-20 23:17:47

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced that over 10,000 children ages 2 and 3 are taking amphetamine medications for ADD or ADHD. Should a rational parent, pediatrician, child psychiatrist or psychologist be alarmed by this statistic? Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 In his May 16, 2014 article from the New York Times Alan Schwarz cited a recent government announcement that over 10,000 children ages 2 and 3 are being prescribed amphetamines for attention deficit...

2014-05-20 23:03:44

Alliance will leverage breakthrough research, harness real-time classroom data and deploy generative adaptation to transform school outcomes around the world. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Engaged Learning (http://www.enlearn.org) – a new not-for-profit K-12 company – announced today that it is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science (CGS), whose research is focused on the optimization of the interactive experience and how that impacts the best...

2014-05-19 16:25:01

CLEVELAND, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) today announced that Vincent K. Petrella, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, will speak at the KeyBanc Industrial, Automotive and Transportation Conference being held in Boston on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed on our Investor Relations web site at http://ir.lincolnelectric.com. About Lincoln Electric Lincoln Electric is the...

2014-05-19 08:31:56

Youth can upload a 15-second video for a chance to win $1,000 and a trip to 4-H National Youth Science Day in Washington, D.C. CHEVY CHASE, Md., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to introduce more American youth to the excitement of science, National 4-H Council and HughesNet(®), the nation's #1 satellite Internet service from Hughes, launched the "Inspire a Future Scientist" nationwide video contest today, inviting young people to answer the question, "Why do...

2014-05-17 23:03:30

The Thinking Skills Club website for teachers and homeschoolers has had an overhaul to focus more on its main mission: helping kids think better. Toronto ON (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 All kids learn differently, but they all have to know how to think. The Thinking Skills Club after school computer club has revamped its website to reflect its core mission: to help kids think more efficiently to support them in school. The Thinking Skills Club offers a curriculum of online games that kids can...

2014-05-16 16:27:41

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF), the leader in educational entertainment for children, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors approved a fiscal year-end change from December 31 to March 31 in order to simplify business processes. LeapFrog's next annual report on Form 10-K will be for the twelve-month period ending March 31, 2015. The change of fiscal year-end will result in a transition period for the three months...

2014-05-15 23:15:25

Mohave Community College has selected Regent Education’s verification solution, Regent Review, to automate and streamline the entire student verification process. Mohave selected Regent Review after a request for proposal process that focused on reducing processing times, compliance control and efficiency to reduce administrative costs. Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Regent Review allows Mohave’s Student Services staff to focus on advising, personal outreach and the...

2014-05-15 23:11:37

CD2 Learning, a cloud-based learning architecture, was named a Finalist in three of New Product or Service of the Year categories. Overland Park, Kansas (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 CD2 Learning is proud to announce that we have been nationally recognized for quality and innovation in 3 categories by the American Business Awards in 2014. Finalist in Human Capital Management Solution for our CD2 Leadership sustainability tool kit: The CD2 Toolkit provides users with the ability to set up meetings...

2014-05-15 16:32:22

Delivers enhanced learning and teaching standards across Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 1BestariNet, a virtual leaning environment (VLE) initiative rolled out by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in partnership with Xchanging Malaysia and YTL Communications, has successfully connected a total of 5.5 million students, 500,000 teachers, 10,000 schools and 4.5 million parents. This has made Malaysia the first country in the world to deliver a single,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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