Swing Education Partners with Outschool to Provide Job Opportunities for its Substitute Teachers during School Closures

Outschool’s flexible work environment allows Swing subs to support students and teach live online classes during COVID-19 pandemic

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 8, 2020 – Swing Education, a staffing application for substitute teachers, has partnered with Outschool to help provide its substitute teachers, who are currently seeing a downturn in demand due to school closures, with flexible job opportunities that take advantage of their teaching skills. Through the partnership, substitute teachers can sign up to teach as self-employed, independent educators, and offer live online classes which parents register their children in for a small fee. Outschool is also making classes free for families with limited disposable income in the wake of COVID-19.

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Upcoming Webinar Provides Strategies and Techniques for Supporting Teacher Resiliency during Challenging Times

Paul LeBuffe, SEL thought leader and VP of research and development at Aperture Education, to lead free webinar on Friday, April 3, 2020 

Charlotte N.C. (April 1, 2020) — To support educators, and the people who manage them, as they navigate these challenging times, Aperture Education is hosting a free upcoming webinar highlighting the importance of teacher resiliency. “Promoting Teacher Resilience,” which will be led by SEL thought leader and Aperture’s vice president of research and development Paul LeBuffe, will help educators better understand resiliency and ways to promote it both with themselves and their colleagues. The webinar will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET and all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

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Dallas ISD Partners with PresenceLearning to Provide Students with Live Online Speech-Language Therapy Services

Texas’ second largest school district turns to teletherapy as innovative solution to address shortage of onsite speech-language pathologists

NEW YORK, March 11, 2020 – Dallas Independent School District (ISD), the second largest school district in Texas which serves approximately 153,000 students, recently partnered with PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, to provide online speech-language therapy services to its students. Using the company’s award-winning, proprietary platform and network of certified clinicians, the district will provide support services for 515 elementary and secondary students across 30 campuses in the district through teletherapy.

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Author Zaretta Hammond to Keynote PBL World 2020 in June

Hammond brings expertise in Culturally Responsive Teaching to premier conference on Project Based Learning

Novato, CA (March 3, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), is thrilled to announce Zaretta Hammond will keynote its annual PBL World conference this June. Hammond, a nationally-recognized consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain, will challenge and inspire the audience, and discuss PBL as a strategy for educational equity.

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Vernier Software & Technology Founders Make $4.5 Million Pledge to Support STEM Education at Portland State University

Pledge underscoring Dave and Christine Vernier’s commitment to the future of science education earmarked to renovate a campus facility for undergraduates in STEM fields 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 26, 2020 — As part of their continued support of the future of science education, Vernier Software & Technology founders Dave and Christine Vernier recently pledged $4.5 million to Portland State University (PSU). This latest philanthropic pledge to the university will be used to help renovate a key campus facility for undergraduate students in STEM fields.

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Aperture Education Enlists “Funding Doctor” Paula Love to Share Strategies to Fund Social-Emotional Learning Programs

Educators and administrators can find break-through ideas and strategies during March 4, 2020 webinar

Charlotte N.C. (Feb. 26, 2020) — Social-emotional learning programs can have a positive impact on students’ academics and lifelong success. However sometimes schools need help to overcome budgetary constraints to getting their programs off the ground. To help schools and districts find the funding they need Aperture Education has partnered with education funding expert Dr. Paula Love, also known as the “Funding Doctor,” for a webinar focused on creative ways to fund their SEL programs. The free webinar takes place on March 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2T3lH3A. The webinar will also be available on-demand.

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Archdiocese of Chicago Adopts Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for Grades K–2

Nation’s archdiocese with the most students will use online reading and mathematics assessment to support all of its K–2 students starting in the 2020–2021 school year 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 26, 2020—The Archdiocese of Chicago, which is the nation’s largest archdiocese in terms of student enrollment, has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for Grades K–2. The Archdiocese will implement the online program as a formative assessment for both reading and mathematics starting in the 2020–2021 school year to further support the teaching and learning process. Today, i-Ready serves eight million users nationwide and is currently being used by more than 20 percent of all K–8 students across all 50 states, including in other notable archdioceses such as the Archdiocese of Rochester in New York.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Wins a Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show 2020 Award

Online diagnostic and instructional program also recently recognized with a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence for its ability to improve teaching and learning

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 18, 2020—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready was recently named a winner of Tech & Learning’s TCEA 2020 Best of Show Award. The program, which also recently won an Award of Excellence from the same industry-leading publication, was chosen based in part on its uniqueness in the market and its ability to solve problems in classrooms and schools. Today, i-Ready serves more than seven million students nationwide and is currently being used by 20 percent of all K–8 students across all 50 states.

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Troxell-CDI Rebrands with New Name-Trox

Trox is the new name for one of the most established leaders in education technology

Phoenix, AZ – February 17, 2020 – Since uniting in July of 2019, CDI Technologies and Troxell Solutions have flourished as Troxell-CDI.  The two visionary EdTech leaders successfully combined to form a dynamic thought leader, devoted to helping educators improve learning outcomes, and are positioned to lead the industry with substantial growth in 2020 and beyond.  To celebrate the company’s broader national presence and deeper commitment to the EdTech community, it is renaming as Trox.

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Upcoming Webinar: The Rise in Behavioral and Mental Health Needs Among Students

Dr. Isaiah Pickens partners with PresenceLearning to share strategies schools can use to support students’ mental health and behavioral needs during free webinar on March 5th 

NEW YORK, February 11, 2020 – PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, relaunches its acclaimed webinar series with clinical psychologist and industry leader Dr. Isaiah Pickens who will provide practical advice and effective strategies for schools as they look to support the mental health and behavioral needs of students. The free webinar, “The Rise of Behavioral and Mental Health Needs Among Students,” takes place on Thursday, March 5 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. 

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