Mightifier and Sunburst Digital Partner to Bring Innovative Finnish Education Technology Solution for Social and Emotional Learning to U.S. Schools

Minister of Education of Finland hosts U.S. roundtable to discuss key education topics, including anti-bullying and building positive school culture

Rosemont, IL – Oct. 18, 2018 – Finnish education technology company Mightifier is launching its positive school culture program to elementary schools across the U.S. through its partnership with Sunburst Digital. Mightifier is part of Sunburst’s SafeSchools brand, an initiative designed to support urgent priorities in social and emotional learning (SEL), mental health, and school safety. 

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New Book Helps Parents Better Understand and Support Their Children’s Learning Issues and Behaviors

‘The ABCs of Learning Issues’ by Dana Stahl, M.Ed. provides a practical guide and concrete strategies to help children reach their full potential at school

NEW YORK CITY (October 15, 2018) — Educational expert and learning specialist Dana Stahl, M.Ed. recently released a practical guide to help parents understand various learning disabilities and behaviors that they may observe at home and hear about from their children's teachers. Published by Palmiche Press, Inc., The ABCs of Learning Issues also offers effective teaching strategies that can be used in school and at home, and a list of professionals who can assist in treating specific learning issues.

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Curriculum Associates Sponsors ALAS Scholarship Awards to Help Latino Administrators Earn Advanced Degrees in Education

Maribel Taboada of Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89 receives $10,000 and Roberto Rios of Chualar Union School District receives $2,000 in scholarship funds

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 15, 2018—Curriculum Associates has partnered with the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for the fourth consecutive year to support the professional advancement of Latino administrators through the ALAS Scholarship Awards. Through Curriculum Associates’ sponsorship of these scholarships, Maribel Taboada of Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89 in Melrose, IL will receive $10,000, and Roberto Rios of Chualar Union School District in Chualar, CA will receive $2,000 toward earning advanced degrees in education.

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State Contract Win Brings Impero Software’s Multi-device Remote Monitoring and Management Solution to New York Schools

Impero, in conjunction with Education Networks of America (ENA), has been selected for a state software contract serving New York school districts 

Austin, TX, Oct. 10, 2018 – Impero Software, specialist providers of remote monitoring and management software for education, in conjunction with ENA, a provider of comprehensive technology solutions for education institutions and libraries, has been selected for a New York state contract covering classroom management, school safety and device management software. The contract offers exclusive pricing for New York school districts, enabling them to purchase Impero’s software to help manage cross-platform devices and support student safety. 

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Adams 12 Five Star Schools Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Provide Employees with Online Staff Safety Training

The district chose PublicSchoolWORKS for its increased offerings and outstanding customer service

Cincinnati, OH (October 10, 2018) — This school year, 2,000 Adams 12 Five Star Schools employees will complete their staff safety training online, thanks to the district’s new contract with PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools. Operational staff, including transportation, nutrition, maintenance, and security employees, as well as nurses, early childhood instructors, and more will be using the online courses from PublicSchoolWORKS. 

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Call for Applications Now Open for the 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

STEM educators to win $5,500 in prizes for their innovative uses of data-collection technology in the classroom 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 1, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This annual awards program recognizes seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative uses of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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YMCA of the USA Selects Aperture Education as a National Preferred Vendor for Social-Emotional Learning Assessments

Aperture Education’s DESSA Comprehensive SEL System helps after-school programs identify students’ SEL strengths and needs 

Charlotte N.C. (Sept. 25, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education was designated a National Preferred Vendor for YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) after applying through YMCA Shared Services Inc., an independent, non-profit arm of the Y-USA. YMCA Shared Services Inc. vets applicants and selects vendors “that have quality products and services, highly competitive pricing, good customer service and a sincere appreciation for the YMCA mission and communities we serve,” according to its website. Y-USA partner sites work with YMCA Shared Services Inc. to find vendors that fit their needs.

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New Book Published by ASCD and the Buck Institute for Education Outlines Essential Practices for Teaching Project Based Learning

“Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences” is authored by Suzie Boss with John Larmer

 Novato, California (Sept. 24, 2018) – Project Based Learning is a proven way to prepare students for the demands of college, career, and active citizenship. To help schools shift to a PBL model, ASCD in partnership with the Buck Institute for Education has published the new book “Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences.” It provides teachers with a roadmap for implementing high quality, effective PBL in their classrooms. 

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Buck Institute for Education is Seeking Applications through November 30, 2018 for the Out of the Gate Project

Grant-funded project for teacher education programs focuses on preparing new teachers to use PBL “out of the gate”

Novato, California (September 12, 2018) – The Buck Institute for Education is accepting applications from colleges and universities through November 30, 2018, for the Out of the Gate project, a grant-funded project to prepare preservice educators to teach using Project Based Learning (PBL). 

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PublicSchoolWORKS and Company Nurse Integrate to Provide Workplace Injury and Compliance Management Solution for Schools Across the Country

September 12, 2018 - PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools, and Company Nurse LLC, the premier nurse triage and injury reporting service for workplace injuries, announced today at CAJPA’s 35th Annual Conference a new partnership to provide a unique injury and risk management solution for schools across the country. 

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