PBLWorks Partners with the Bezos Family Foundation to Launch “Hunger Challenge” Project Based Learning Unit

Foundation to donate $3 for each piece of art created by students to help address hunger and malnutrition globally

Novato, CA (Sept. 17, 2019) – PBLWorks, the leader in Project Based Learning (PBL) professional development, has partnered with Students Rebuild, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, to create a high quality PBL unit for the upcoming Hunger Challenge. K-12 educators and students are invited to participate in the challenge to explore solutions for hunger and malnutrition around the world, and raise funds for youth-focused nutrition programs. 

The Hunger Project PBL unit – designed for English, math, and science – is available for teachers starting today and the challenge runs through June 5, 2020. Students participating in the challenge research hunger and malnutrition, then work together to develop potential solutions to these issues, and create a work of art to showcase their results. 

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Calling All Science Teachers: Applications Now Open for the 2020 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Educators are encouraged to submit their innovative uses of data-collection technology for a chance to win $5,500 in prizes

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 17, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2020 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. A total of seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—will be recognized for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom or laboratory.

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PresenceLearning Named Winner in 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards

Leading provider of live online special education-related services recognized in the Best Assistive Technology App or Tool category

NEW YORK, September 12, 2019 – PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, won the Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assistive Technology App or Tool. The company’s proprietary therapy platform was recognized for its integration of traditional therapy materials, such as assessments, class assignments, games, and more, with a unique video conferencing experience that enables clinicians to work with students in any location.

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Aperture Education Announces Partnership with Dovetail Learning

Aperture’s social-emotional learning assessments and Dovetail’s training and consulting services together support social-emotional learning in schools

 Charlotte N.C. (Sept. 11, 2019) — To help Dovetail Learning’s customers determine students’ SEL needs and target instruction, the company is recommending Aperture Education’s DESSA SEL assessment to its customers. The DESSA will also help Dovetail Learning’s customers measure the effectiveness of their SEL implementation.

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Impero Software Introduces New App to help Schools Report Student Safety Concerns Immediately from Mobile Devices

Launch of EdAware app coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day

Austin, TX, Sept. 10, 2019 – Impero Software, a specialist provider of student safety and device monitoring and management solutions, today announced the launch of its EdAware app to help school staff quickly record and report concerns about student safety – no matter where or when these concerns arise. This includes concerns about bullying, self-harm, suicide and more. The announcement coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, and is the latest example of how Impero supports schools in keeping students safe. The app is available to download on both Android (http://bit.ly/2lJ410t) and iOS (https://apple.co/2k9uuUl) devices.

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Impero Software Named Finalist for its Classroom Management Software in Tech Edvocate Awards

Austin, TX, Aug. 28, 2019 – Impero Software, a specialist provider of student safety and device monitoring and management solutions, was named a finalist in the Tech Edvocate Awards for its flagship product, Impero Education Pro.  The Tech Edvocate Awards annually recognizes top edtech companies, people and products. Winners will be announced on Aug. 30, 2019.

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The Graide Network’s Online Teaching Assistants Provide High-Quality Feedback on Student Writing

Fullerton School District and Richmond County Public Schools become latest districts to partner for on-demand essay feedback and grading services 

CHICAGO, August 29, 2019 — The Graide Network, a provider of online grading support to K-12 schools, helps educators increase the quality of writing instruction and meet new standards for student writing. By providing a resource for more frequent feedback, districts can offer more opportunities for students to engage in meaningful writing, more time for teachers to focus on instruction and planning, and have access to better data to know how students’ writing skills are progressing during the year.

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Curriculum Associates Adds Learning Games to i-Ready® and Ready® Classroom Mathematics to Help Students Practice and Master Mathematical Concepts

New interactive games for Grades K–5 help develop students’ internal motivation while encouraging productive struggle 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 28, 2019—To help students in Grades K–5 strengthen their understanding of key mathematical concepts, Curriculum Associates has added Learning Games to its i-Ready and Ready Classroom Mathematics programs, which are used by more than 7 million students nationwide. The new interactive games provide engaging mathematics practice that strengthens students’ understanding of mathematical concepts—including fluency and number sense—and fosters a positive relationship with the challenging skills found in today’s elementary standards.

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Swing Education Reaches Milestone in Helping New Jersey Schools Address the Substitute Teacher Shortage

Company has filled more than 10,000 teacher absence days for its 200+ school partners

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2019 – Swing Education, an on-demand marketplace for substitute teachers, now serves 200-plus New Jersey school customers and has filled more than 10,000 teacher absence days through its online platform. In addition, the company was recently named a sponsor for substitute teacher candidates by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), allowing it to help support those who want to substitute teach in the state. 

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