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2014-02-27 23:28:45

Cisco volunteers contributed to enhancing STEM education through building the nonprofit's 500,000th learning kit. This milestone, which comes during a time of increasing demand for the kits, signifies their popularity and the effectiveness of hands-on learning for math, science, and other STEM courses. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 RAFT, (Resource Area For Teaching) the San Jose-based nonprofit organization committed to teaching the next generation of thinkers and innovators...

2013-07-12 23:18:17

Danmar’s Sectional Raft is the perfect swimming aid for those who are insecure in the water, or for non-swimmers of any ability. Unlike conventional rafts that hold the body on top of the water, this raft allows water to flow around the body, enhancing interaction with the environment and reducing anxiety. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution alliance with Danmar...

2012-12-01 05:01:54

MyBookBuyer continues with their ongoing commitment to supporting worthy causes with donations to Goodwill Industries of San Francisco and Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) during the holiday season. San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Online textbook buyback company, MyBookbuyer, remains committed to supporting special charitable causes through their donations to Goodwill Industries of San Francisco and Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT). In October, MyBookBuyer donated three...

2012-03-20 23:01:52

Affordable and accessible RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching) materials help Stanford University student make educational hands on Activity Kits to effectively engage children with special needs. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Krystal Le, a sophomore at Stanford University recently worked with RAFT to develop new hands-on educational activity kits for kids with autism. The project - ℠Spin a Story´, targeted building RAFT Activity Kits to help stimulate the student´s...

2012-02-22 18:30:00

Flextronics Foundation supports RAFT´s work on hands on education. Singapore (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) and Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced today that the Flextronics Foundation has donated $10,000 to support the core component of RAFT´s Education program — creatively repurposing materials donated by local businesses into pre-packaged Activity Kits that facilitate hands-on learning of Math and Science. Award funds were presented to RAFT...

Melting Ice On Danube Wrecks Hundreds Of Boats, Sinks Landmark Nightclub
2012-02-21 05:43:01

Warming temperatures sent icebergs up to three feet thick crashing into hundreds of boats on the River Danube near Belgrade, whisking away several barges and sinking one of Belgrade's trademark floating restaurants, Alexander, according to witness accounts on Monday. The ice floes, which had closed large parts of the 1,800-mile-long waterway as the region fell under a record-setting two-week cold spell, began shifting Sunday afternoon due to rising temperatures. There were no reports of...

2012-01-17 11:00:00

RAFT participates in growing the next generation of science innovators with NYSCi. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT), a non-profit organization that has been promoting hands-on interactive learning for 18 years, shared it´s expertise on hands-on teaching methods at the "Design, Make, Play: Growing the next generation of science innovators" workshop held at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCi) January 13-14. NYSCi in collaboration with...

2011-12-06 11:00:00

RAFT and Citizen Schools partners on a pilot project to evaluate effectiveness of RAFT Activity Kits San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) and Citizen Schools are collaborating on a ten-week pilot project to evaluate the effectiveness of âHands-Onâ activities in after school STEM education through December 13th, 2011. The students from Kennedy Middle School and Mc Kinley Institute of Technology in Redwood City will use a variety...

2011-01-20 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quilting, like jazz, is an American art form that flows from a tradition of innovation, experimentation, and rhythmic syncopation. This month the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) brings together the two creative forces in an exhibit that showcases their synergistic relationship in a powerful way. The exhibition is scheduled to open on January 27, 2011, and will run through April 24. The traveling exhibition, "Textural Rhythms: Constructing...

2010-08-06 12:02:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- News Facts: Ravenswood School District and RAFT have joined forces to celebrate great teaching and bring hands-on STEM teaching skills, workshops and programs to Ravenswood School District teachers. 2009 marked the first year of the HP-funded initiative with a successful pilot program that RAFT conducted to define and tackle the most difficult math teaching challenges among a select group of K-8 Ravenswood educators, including special...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'