Upcoming PresenceLearning Webinar Helps Special Educators Plan and Design Reading Interventions for Struggling Elementary Students

Multi-Tiered System of Supports expert Dr. Jeanne Wanzek to lead the second webinar in the “Blueprints for Success” series on Tuesday, October 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, September 20, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is hosting its second “Blueprints for Success: Interventions That Really Work” webinar to provide special educators with research-based guidance about planning and designing interventions for elementary students struggling with reading. The webinar, titled “Making it Real: RTI and MTSS for Reading and Reading Interventions,” will be led by Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) expert Dr. Jeanne Wanzek on Tuesday, October 26, 2017 at 10 am Pacific time (1 pm Eastern time).

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New Hands-On Power Grid Kits from REcharge Labs Provide Exciting Opportunity to Improve Energy Literacy

The kits help meet the demands of educators, utility companies, and museums seeking to increase public understanding of electricity generation and related systems

(Minneapolis, MN) September 14, 2017 – REcharge Labs®, the creators of hands-on renewable energy activities, kits, and comprehensive teacher training, has launched two Power Grid Kits, modular platforms for K-12 students to explore how the electrical grid functions. The Town Power Grid Kit and the City Power Grid Kit demonstrate traditional power generation resources and can allow students to explore the impact of solar and wind power along with electric vehicle charging, smart grid technology and energy efficiency. The accessible wooden block design makes it easy to demonstrate how the grid and its components work together to bring electricity to our homes and businesses, while also exploring core science standards and the challenges of new technologies. 

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Growing Number of California Districts Deliver Improved, Transparent Parent Enrollment Experience with SchoolMint

California school districts using SchoolMint nearly triples this school year

SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2017 – School systems across California are increasingly partnering with SchoolMint to transform the student enrollment process to improve the parent experience, make the process more equitable, accessible, and transparent, and streamline overall operations and administrative workflow for staff. SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice software for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, is serving a growing number of school districts in California, along with approximately 20 percent of the state’s charter school market.

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New Jersey Updates its Medicaid Reimbursement Policy to Include Speech-Language Therapy Services Provided via Telehealth

Schools can now collect reimbursement funds for implementing online speech-language therapy services, like those provided by PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, 2017 – Just in time for the 2017-18 school year, New Jersey has decided to allow schools and districts across New Jersey to request Medicaid reimbursement for their use of online speech-language therapy services like those provided by PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers. These reimbursed funds are crucial to schools and districts who can apply the funds to a variety of programming, including afterschool programs, early education initiatives, school climate and behavior initiatives and more.

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Portland Public Schools Renews Partnership with Edthena to Deliver Video Coaching to Dual Language Teachers

Video coaching to help teachers continuously improve targeted instructional skills during the 2017-18 school year

PORTLAND, Ore. (September 12, 2017) – Through its renewed partnership with Edthena, Portland Public Schools in Oregon will provide video coaching to its dual language teachers throughout the 2017-18 school year. Video coaching will be an integral part of the professional learning process to help Portland teachers develop concrete instructional skills to use in their classrooms.

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Vernier Software & Technology Partners with the Association for Multicultural Science Education

With Vernier support, AMSE members will share the importance of diversity and equity in science classrooms during regional NSTA conferences

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 12, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with the Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE), an affiliate association of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), to support AMSE as it discusses diversity and equity in science classrooms during NSTA’s three regional conferences this fall.

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Curriculum Associates Launches New i-Ready® Lessons for Grades K–2

Early learners among more than 4.5 million students nationwide using the online program to improve outcomes in Reading and Mathematics 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 11, 2017—Kicking off the 2017–18 school year, Curriculum Associates has recently added new i-Ready® lessons and user features to support early learners in Grades K–2. The online Reading and Mathematics program, which is being used by more than 4.5 million students across the country, now includes 75+ brand new phonological awareness and high-frequency word lessons for Grades K–2 as well as new login functionality for students in Grades K–1.  

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Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates a 2017 Top Charitable Contributor for the Second Consecutive Year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 8, 2017—The Boston Business Journal today announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to its 2017 top charitable contributors list for the second consecutive year. In 2016, Curriculum Associates made a historic in-kind donation of the majority of its shares, valued at $129.8 million, to charitable organizations.

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SchoolMint Partners with WSIPC to Help Schools Streamline Student

WSIPC members in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Oregon will benefit from SchoolMint’s school choice and enrollment platform 

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2017 – SchoolMint has been named an awarded vendor for Online Registration Solutions by WSIPC. Through this partnership, WSIPC will offer SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice software for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, to its members in more than 280 school districts and 1,500 schools through its purchasing program.

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CDI Partners With EdTechTeam to Offer Professional Development Opportunities to Teachers

Google for Education workshops will give teachers skills to fully leverage the power of education-ready Chromebooks in K-12 classrooms 

Chicago, IL – Sept.  6, 2017 – CDI Computer Dealers, a leading provider of education technology solutions to U.S. K-12 institutions, announces a new partnership with EdTechTeam, a California-based company specializing in professional development for teachers. The partnership will provide teachers with access to professional development workshops focused on using Chromebooks in the classroom. Both organizations are established Google for Education partners. EdTechTeam’s staff of Google Innovators and Certified Trainers will lead the workshops.

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