Impero Creates Cloud-based Solution to Help Schools Record Student Health and Safety Concerns

Impero back:drop provides free, secure, central recordkeeping of student concerns, including COVID-19 outbreaks, for districts

Austin, TX, Sept. 15, 2020 – Student safety leader Impero has created Impero back:drop, a new free cloud-based solution to help schools manage and record student safety and health information, from first aid to COVID-19 symptom tracking, to more complex mental health issues.

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New York State Education Department Approves Curriculum Associates as a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor

Educators can receive state-approved CTLE credits by completing personalized professional development from Curriculum Associates

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 14, 2020—The New York State Education Department has approved Curriculum Associates as a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor. With this approval, educators across New York can now receive state-approved CTLE credits by completing Curriculum Associates’ active, personalized, and research-based professional development courses which can be delivered online or in-person.

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Curriculum Associates’ New Blog Provides Solution-Focused Content to Support Teachers and Building-Level Leaders as They Navigate Today’s Educational Environment

Blog features original, informative, and actionable resources, best practices, expert insights, and educator stories

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 9, 2020—Curriculum Associates has launched a blog to help support teachers and building-level leaders navigate today’s educational environment. The blog, which can be found at CurriculumAssociates.com/Blog, features original, informative, and actionable resources, best practices, research, and educator stories. New content, written by educators and industry experts, will be added multiple times per week. 

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PBLWorks Introduces New Online Course for Teachers to Adapt Gold Standard PBL Projects for In-Person or Remote Learning

Course includes interactive PBL Project Designer and 72 Gold Standard projects

Novato, CA (Sept. 8, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leader in professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a new facilitated online course “Adapting Your First Project” to help teachers seeking a shortcut to implementing high-quality projects with students for either in-person or remote learning.

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New Packages from Vernier and SAM Labs Help Middle School Teachers Incorporate Science and Coding into Their Instruction

Students can engage in hands-on learning in hybrid environments using Vernier Go Direct® sensors, SAM Labs output blocks, and Google Workbench 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 3, 2020 — Middle school teachers can now integrate science lessons with data collection and coding using new packages from Vernier Software & Technology and SAM Labs. Each new topic-based package—comprised of a Go Direct sensor, SAM Labs output blocks, and ready-to-go activities within the Google Workbench programming platform—engages students in scientific discovery and introductory block-based coding.

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The Character Tree Expands its Offering to Kindergarten

Short videos featuring puppet students and “gray squirrel” teach classroom citizenship and character development to young learners

Renton, WA. (Sept. 1, 2020) — The Character Tree, an online resource that teaches character development though engaging videos and downloadable activities, has expanded to  offer videos and content specifically for kindergarten-aged students. The videos are short and feature puppet characters sure to appeal to the youngest learners while they teach lessons on classroom citizenship such as hand-raising, full-body listening and other skills that are important for children who are just starting school.

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Columbus City Schools Adopts Curriculum Associates’ Ready Classroom Mathematics to Drive Student Achievement in Math

Ohio District to implement standards-aligned curriculum with all of its Grades K–5 students this coming 2020–2021 school year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 1, 2020—Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio has adopted Curriculum Associates’ Ready Classroom Mathematics to support students’ growth and achievement in mathematics. The rigorous, standards-aligned core curriculum, which emphasizes modeling and discourse, will be implemented with all of the District’s 25,000-plus students in Grades K–5 starting in fall 2020. The District will additionally continue its use of Curriculum Associates’ online i-Ready program to support both mathematics and reading instruction across all of K–8.  

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Super Duper Publications is Now Selling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE equipment helps schools, child care centers and families protect children and adults from exposure to COVID-19

Greenville, S.C. (August 31, 2020) – This year presents unprecedented challenges for child care centers and schools that are resuming in-person instruction as they prepare to educate and care for children while also limiting exposure to COVID-19. 

To help them meet this challenge, Super Duper Publications, a leader in providing educational materials for classrooms and homes, is now selling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The equipment, which includes adult and child window face masks, is being made available to help schools and individuals involved in education meet the need for protection during in-person instruction. 

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Idaho State Board of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Adaptive Technology Literacy Intervention Tool

Educators across the state can use the award-winning online program to support literacy achievement for students in Grades K–3 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 26, 2020—The Idaho State Board of Education recently approved Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready for its Adaptive Technology Literacy Intervention Tool list for students in Grades K–3. After a comprehensive review, the award-winning program was chosen to help educators in school districts and public charter schools across the state differentiate their instruction and support students’ literacy growth. Today, the i-Ready program serves more than eight million students and approximately 25 percent of all K–8 students in the United States.

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