Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the 3rd Time, Curriculum Associates Appears on the Inc. 5000 list with Three-Year Sales Growth of 150%

NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked Curriculum Associates NO. 2,413 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

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Impero Software Announces $2.5 Million “Back-to-School Tech Grant” Program to Support Schools’ Tech Initiatives

Grants will help schools implement or consolidate classroom management, online safety and network management tools

Simi Valley, CA, Aug. 14, 2017 – As the use of technology in the classroom continues to rise, so does the need for software to help schools manage that technology and keep students safe online. As schools reconvene this fall, Impero, a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software, is offering a $2.5 million “Back to School Tech Grant,” program  which provides access to Impero Education Pro and Impero EdLink at a subsidized rate to help schools overcome the challenges associated with technology initiatives.

Schools can apply for the grants through September 30, 2017. 

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Social-Emotional Learning Expert Paul LeBuffe Leads Webinar on the Appropriate Use of the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment

Webinar hosted by Aperture Education Aug. 29, 2017 offers insight into what the DESSA is – and what it is not 

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 10, 2017) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) assessments can provide valuable information to help school districts improve their SEL programs and address the social-emotional strengths and needs of individual students. However, in order to be effective, these assessments must be used appropriately. SEL assessment expert Paul LeBuffe will lead a free webinar at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Aug. 29, 2017 to share insight into the widely-used Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), which he authored, and how to use it to support the social-emotional development of children.

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Texas Education Commissioner Approves the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment Screener for use in Kindergarten

The DESSA-mini is one of two approved health and wellness assessments

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 9, 2017) — The Texas Education Commissioner has selected the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment mini (the DESSA-mini) as one of two kindergarten Health and Wellness assessments approved for schools to use in that state.

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PresenceLearning Named an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Occupational therapists and therapy assistants can receive credit by attending PresenceLearning’s live SPED Ahead webinars 

SAN FRANCISCO, August 8, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, has recently been named an approved provider of continuing education by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA). As such, occupational therapists and therapy assistants who attend one of PresenceLearning’s free, live SPED Ahead webinars, and complete a post-webinar feedback survey, can receive AOTA continuing education units (CEUs).

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Vernier Software & Technology to Host 31 Free Data-Collection Workshops this Fall

Hands-on workshops help science educators integrate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 2, 2017 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 31 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will be led by a knowledgeable training specialist who will work alongside educators as they explore classroom-ready labs that incorporate the award-winning line of data-collection technology from Vernier. 

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Colorado Education Association Partners with Edthena to Provide Teachers with Video-Powered Professional Development

Edthena’s video coaching tools are now an embedded part of the COpilot learning platform allowing teachers to receive valuable peer-to-peer feedback 

DENVER (August 2, 2017) – The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is partnering with Edthena to embed video observation and feedback into courses offered on COpilot, the state’s online professional learning platform.  Now, with COpilot, educators across the state can experience video feedback as part of their professional development. 

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PresenceLearning Manager Named a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language

ASHA and ABCLLD recognize Dara Rogoff for her advanced knowledge and skills in the area of typical and atypical development of speech and language

SAN FRANCISCO, August 1, 2017 – Dara Rogoff, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD). Rogoff, the product line manager for speech-language and occupational therapy services at PresenceLearning, is one of only 76 speech-language pathologists (SLPs) nationwide to currently hold this certification as a specialist in child language.

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