Alabama Department of Education Gives Students Free Summer Access to Fuel Education Solutions

K-12 students across the state can engage with online reading and learning activities all summer long

Herndon, Virginia, May 22, 2018 — To keep students actively learning over the summer and to help prevent  summer learning loss, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), with the help of Fuel Educationâ (FuelEdâ), is launching its sixth annual Alabama Summer Learning Challenge. From May through July, students across the state have free access to two FuelEd online learning tools, Stride™, an award-winning digital learning solution that rewards student progress with games, and Big Universeâ, an online reading literacy platform featuring thousands of eBooks.

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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

Walters has more than 40 years of experience in the global education marketplace

Austin, TX, May 18, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, today announces Philip Walters as its new board chairman. Walters, of London, brings the wealth of knowledge and expertise he has acquired during his more than 40 years in the global education marketplace to Impero as it enters into a new phase of growth.

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National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced in Windy City

A total of 287 middle and high school students competed in nationwide wind turbine design competition held at WINDPOWER 2018 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago

(Chicago, IL) May 14, 2018 – To give students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of renewable energy concepts and engineering prowess, KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education, hosted the 2018 National KidWind Challenge at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2018 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago last week. A total of 21 high school and 40 middle school teams competed for the chance to win the grand prize of $750, the second place prize of $500, and the third place prize of $250. 

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New portal streamlines course enrollments and helps the district retain funding

New portal streamlines course enrollments and helps the district retain funding

Herndon, Virginia, May 14, 2018 — Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) has created a new way for students in Polk County Public Schools to enroll in FuelEd online courses offered by the district. FuelEd’s Student Enrollment Portal is mobile-friendly, easy for students and families to use, and helps schools retain valuable education funding. FuelEd partnered with Polk County Public Schools to develop the Portal and is now offering it to districts throughout Florida.

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Impero Software Partners with Mental Health America to Help Identify Mental Health Concerns in Schools

Partners launch a back-to-school awareness campaign and develop a keyword library to help schools identify mental health concerns

Austin, TX, May 10, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, has partnered with the national nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA) to help schools detect potential mental health concerns among students. 

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New Vernier Thermal Analysis® Plus for FLIR ONE® App Launched to Help Students Study Thermal Energy Concepts

New app available for iPad® and iPhone® supports next-generation versions of FLIR ONE thermal cameras

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 8, 2018 — The new Vernier Thermal Analysis® Plus for FLIR ONE® app from Vernier Software & Technology allows students to use the latest versions of FLIR ONE cameras—the FLIR ONE Pro Thermal Camera and FLIR ONE Gen 3 Thermal Camera—as they study thermal energy concepts. Using the app with a FLIR ONE camera, available for iPad and iPhone, students can observe temperature changes on the skin, illustrate convection, track heating due to friction, compare heat conduction in different materials, analyze the transparency of materials in infrared versus visible light, and much more.

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Workbench Education Launches New Blockly Programming Tool to Code Multiple Devices in a Single Canvas

With this launch, Workbench is offering incentives allowing teachers to earn tech gear for sharing projects on the platform.

 Baltimore, MD – May 1, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the launch of a multi-device application programming hub, which will enable students and teachers to code multiple Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) products within a single browser-based Blockly canvas. The programming interface works with drones, blocks and robots from Workbench partners Parrot Education, SAM Labs, and Sphero.

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Aperture Education and Esteem Therapeutics Partner to Support Social-Emotional Learning in Children with ADD and ADHD

Therapists and parents can use new Esteem Thrive app to measure children’s SEL skills

Charlotte N.C. (May 1, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Esteem Therapeutics have partnered to help parents and therapists measure the social and emotional competencies of children with ADD and ADHD.

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Vernier Kicks Off 2018 Summer Institutes to Provide Science Educators with Hands-On Training Using Data-Collection Technology

More than 20 full-day institutes provide valuable professional development for teachers across a wide variety of grade levels and science disciplines   

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 1, 2018 — This summer, Vernier Software & Technology will host 21 full-day, hands-on training institutes to help science educators learn how to integrate data-collection technology into their curricula. Working alongside knowledgeable training specialists, educators will have the opportunity to use Vernier data-collection technology—including the new family of Go Direct sensors—to explore classroom-ready experiments and activities.

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Final PublicSchoolWORKS School Safety Talks Webinar on Crisis Prevention and Response Features Safety & Security Coordinator

Al Gille used innovative practices and 33+ years of law enforcement experience to overhaul the crisis prevention and response program at one of the largest career and technical centers in the U.S.

Cincinnati, OH (April 30, 2018)PublicSchoolWORKS is hosting its third and final School Safety Talks webinar focused on crisis prevention, preparedness and response on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. Eastern. During the webinar, titled “A Practical and Effective School Safety Program,” Coordinator of Safety & Security for Great Oaks Career Campuses Al Gille will provide his first-hand experience creating and sustaining a successful crisis prevention and response program. To register for the free 60-minute webinar, click here.

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