Tennessee Amends Legislation to Make Schools “Qualified Sites” that can Receive Medicaid Reimbursement for Telepractice

Amended legislation opens the door for schools to use online therapy services like those provided by PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2017 – Effective April 17, 2017, the Tennessee General Assembly passed Senate Bill 195 to allow elementary and secondary schools to collect Medicaid reimbursement funds for telepractice services. This applies to online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and behavioral and mental health services like those provided by PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers.

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Pass Christian School District Wins National Award for Helping Students with Special Needs Succeed

PresenceLearning names six winners for its annual Awards of Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently named Pass Christian School District in Pass Christian, MS, as a winner in its 3rd annual Awards of Excellence. The awards program recognizes six educational organizations from across the country for their leadership, teamwork, and outstanding progress in helping students with special needs succeed.

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Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Mathematics for Grades K–5 Receives Near-Perfect Rating by EdReports.org

Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 is one of only three products in its category to meet all evaluation criteria during independent review

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 16, 2017—Curriculum Associates’ Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 received a near-perfect rating by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials. After an extensive review by expert educators, Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 was one of only three programs in its category to meet all evaluation criteria and was the overall highest scoring program of the three.

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Epson Announces PowerLite 680 for SMART – Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Compatible with SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards

New Presentation Display Specially Designed to Work with SMART Board M680 and 880 Interactive Whiteboards to Deliver Best-in-Class Learning Technology to K-12 Classrooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 16, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced its continued collaboration with SMART Technologies Inc. to bring Epson’s amazing image quality to classrooms using the SMART Board® M680 and 880 interactive whiteboards with the launch of the Epson PowerLite® 680 Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display for SMART. This presentation display offers seamless integration with SMART Extended Control Panel (ECP)1.

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New Resource Kit from PresenceLearning Provides Educators with Brain-Aligned Strategies to Help All Students Succeed

Kit includes collection of Dr. Lori Desautels’ research and writings addressing the emotional, social, and academic health of students 

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, has released a free resource kit to help educators address the emotional, social, and academic health of all students. The kit includes an expansive collection of research and writings by scholar, author, and speaker Dr. Lori Desautels on neuroanatomy and the science behind strategies that help students — and those who work with them — to better understand themselves and their needs, and to prime the brain for learning.

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Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and One of the Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 15, 2017:  The Boston Business Journal announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to their 2017 “FAST 50” list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts for the third consecutive year. The publication also recognized Curriculum Associates as one of the state’s Largest Private Companies for the second year in a row.

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More than 1,000 English Learners in Utah Using Supplemental Online and Blended Learning Solution from Fuel Education

Students in grades 6-10 can access the online content anytime, anywhere, allowing them to learn the fundamentals of academic English, complete projects, and help accelerate their English language learning

Herndon, Virginia, May 11, 2017 — As part of its 5 Million Voices reporting project, NPR analyzed U.S. Department of Education data to determine the achievement of English Learners (ELs) across the country. In Utah, the average high school graduation rate for ELs is 62 percent, while the average for their native English-speaking peers is 83.9 percent. 

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PresenceLearning Wins 2017 REVERE Award for Integrated Marketing

“Success for Every Learner” webinar series provided critical information about school climate and behavior issues to nearly 20,000 individuals

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2017 – PresenceLearning’s “Success for Every Learner: From At-Risk to Successful” webinar series campaign won a 2017 REVERE Award for Integrated Marketing in the “Under 30K Campaign Budget” category. Given by the Association of American Publishers (AAP), this industry-leading award honors educational marketing campaigns using multiple media channels.

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Students Travel to Anaheim for National KidWind Challenge

Teams will test the performance of their hand-crafted wind turbines and vie for the national title at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition 

(Anaheim, CA) May 9, 2017 – KidWind, the international leader of wind energy education, is hosting the National KidWind Challenge on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Approximately 5,000 students in grades 4-12 participated in local and regional KidWind Challenge events around the country to qualify for the national challenge, which is held in partnership with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition. The team to win the national challenge in both the middle and high school divisions will win a grand prize of $1,000 cash. The teams placing 2nd and 3rd will win $500 cash and $250 cash respectively.

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SchoolMint Wins 2017 Bronze Stevie® Award

Enrollment and school choice management system for PreK-12 school systems recognized for second consecutive year by premier business awards program

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017 – SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice software for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, was named a Bronze Stevie® Awards winner in the 2017 American Business AwardsSM. SchoolMint was recognized in the Apps and Mobile Websites – School/University category. Last year, SchoolMint also won a Silver Stevie Award in the New Product or Service of the Year – Education – K-12 Enterprise Solution category.

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