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2013-09-14 23:02:34

The National Education Foundation (NEF) is offering 100 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) grants. This opportunity is open to any school district/school with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced cost lunch and is in direct correlation with the President’s priority if improving STEM Education for all across the country. (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 Governor Sandoval recently announced a plan to spotlight STEM Education across Nevada’s public education system. This...

2013-09-13 23:17:55

Identify a science-related object based on its close-up picture in the new Mystery Image Contest. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 Think you’re clever at noticing details? Are you able to piece together the whole picture from just the barest fragment? Then Science NetLinks invites you to participate in its new Mystery Image Contest, a recently added feature on its site. The Mystery Image Contest (http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/mystery-image/mystery-image-contest-sept-2013-1/...

2013-09-12 23:18:09

Washington D.C. Event to Encourage Investment in STEM Education Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Leesa Hubbard, a Sally Ride Science Teacher-in-Residence, will be a keynote speaker at the 13th Annual STEM Education Conference hosted by the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education in Washington D.C., September 11-13. A teacher in Wilson County, Tennessee, Ms. Hubbard provides an educator’s perspective on the varied STEM education products, programs, and services designed by Sally...

2013-09-12 23:04:22

Scientific Minds, LLC has released online professional development that trains science educators to engage students in the core ideas that support project-based science learning. Orange, TX (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Scientific Minds, LLC has released online professional development training for educators called “Chunk the Science Standards.” The new training is bundled with the purchase of any Science Starter product: Elementary Science Starters, Middle School Science Starters,...

2013-09-12 23:01:07

As the new school year begins, California’s Department of Education has emphasized the importance of planning for the future by providing 21st century skills for its students. In order to improve the critical STEM education in the nation’s K-12 schools, National Education Foundation (NEF), the national non-profit leader in bridging the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) divides, has launched a multi-million dollar grant program in partnership with TEKSystems and Pearson....

2013-09-11 23:22:26

In order to improve the critical STEM education in the nation’s K-12 schools, National Education Foundation (NEF), the national non-profit leader in bridging the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) divides, has launched a multimillion dollar grant initiative. Any school district/school with 35% or more students on Free/Reduced cost lunch is eligible and can apply at http://www.cyberlearning.org/adoptgrant. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 In order to improve the...

2013-09-09 23:02:14

Sheryle Bolton urges State Board of Education to adopt new standards, offering “more explicit connections between learning in a classroom and what lies beyond school.” Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, the California State Board of Education unanimously approved adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, as recommended by the California Department of Education. Presenting at the meeting was Sally Ride...

2013-09-05 23:21:06

A new version of Pathways: Science, the online program that helps middle-school students overcome their misconceptions about science, has just been released by Britannica Digital Learning. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 A new version of Pathways: Science, the online program that helps middle-school students overcome their misconceptions about science, has just been released by Britannica Digital Learning. Designed for classrooms in grades six, seven and eight, the program covers...

2013-09-05 23:00:36

California Becomes Sixth State to Adopt New Science Standards; Signals Transformation of Science Education for All Students San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 At is meeting yesterday, the California State Board of Education (SBE) voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), making it the largest and one of the earliest states to adopt newly developed science standards. The NGSS promises a transformation of science education for the state’s...

2013-09-04 23:02:46

Mesick Consolidated Schools and Center Line Public Schools are recipients of NEF Cyberlearning’s STEM grant. This innovative program will launch on the first day of school at both locations this fall. (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Mesick Consolidated Schools and Center Line Public Schools are recipients of NEF Cyberlearning’s STEM grant. This innovative program will launch on the first day of school at both locations this fall. NEF Cyberlearning STEM Academies’ vision is to compliment...


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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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