Indiana Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Student Learning

Company selected in part based on its evidence of success and capacity to deliver effective specialized assistance to meet the unique needs of schools across the state  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 22, 2021—The Indiana Department of Education recently named Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Student Learning. The company, which was selected in part based on its evidence of success and capacity to deliver effective specialized assistance to meet the unique needs of schools across the state, will help educators in Grades K–8 address learning loss or unfinished learning using the award-winning i-Ready® program. Today, i-Ready serves more than nine million students and 25 percent of all Grades K–8 students in the United States, including more than 130,000 students in Indiana.

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Hosts Small School Symposium July 15-16, 2021

School districts can apply to attend the in-person event, which includes networking, workshops and a meeting with legislative staff and the U.S. Department of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is hosting “Small School Symposium: Your Voice in DC” July 15-16, 2021 to provide selected school districts with the opportunity to network and discuss challenges and creative solutions specific to districts of their size. The event includes keynotes, interactive workshops and a meeting with legislative staff, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Education. School districts must apply to attend or be invited by ALAS. The event takes place in-person in Washington D.C. To apply, visit https://www.alasedu.org/event/small-school-symposium/.

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KidWind Awards Top Student Teams in 2021 National KidWind Challenge

Winners were best of 58 teams to prove their renewable energy skills 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) June 17, 2021 – A passion for exploring and learning about wind energy brought 58 teams and more than 200 students to the 2021 National KidWind Challenge. Over the course of the four-day virtual event, these students, who had previously won regional events, were tested on their knowledge of renewable energy and demonstrated their wind turbine’s performance to a panel of judges using a variety of virtual tools. The highest performing teams are: 

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Flinn Scientific Updates Science2Go to Further Engage High School Students in Science Exploration

New videos, labs, assessments, and more to support biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics teaching and learning 

Batavia, Illinois, June 14, 2021 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, is enhancing its award-winning Science2Go to further support high school biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics teaching and learning. Available for the 2021-22 school year, these updates include a number of new videos, labs, assessments, and more to provide a robust and engaging experience for students in any learning environment. 

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Aperture Education Wins 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Award

Aperture Student Portal, which supports social and emotional learning in high school, is named “Best Competency-based Education Solution” 

Charlotte N.C. (June 9, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, was named a winner in the EdTech Breakthrough Awards for its high school SEL solution. The Aperture Student Portal was named “Best Competency-based Education Solution” in the awards, which recognize the top technology companies, solutions and products in the education industry. In all, more than 2,000 nominations were submitted. The full list of winners can be viewed at https://edtechbreakthrough.com/2021-winners

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Vernier Software & Technology Enhances Physics App and Publishes New E-book to Engage Students in Video Analysis

Vernier Video Analysis® app and new e-book help students learn important physics concepts in both in-person and remote learning environments

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 8, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology has enhanced its Vernier Video Analysis app with new features and now offers the accompanying Vernier Video Analysis: Motion and Sports e-book for high school and college-level introductory physics. Students can now learn key physics concepts and engage in video analysis in both in-person and remote learning environments.

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Four Creative Ways to Elevate In-Person Experiences with Digital Signage

Epson Laser Projection Solutions Help Businesses and Educators Make Customers and Students Feel Welcome and Safe

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – May 27, 2021 – Digital signage plays a key role as brands search for new ways to create safe, engaging experiences as businesses open up. From eye-catching, dynamic displays to social distance and safety cues, digital signage projectors are a useful tool to deliver helpful, larger-than-life content while optimizing existing spaces. Leveraging Epson’s powerful laser display solutions, businesses and educators alike can push the boundaries of space and digital content to deliver inspiring, memorable experiences while keeping public safety in mind. 

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National KidWind Challenge goes Virtual This Year

Students to compete in nationwide wind turbine design competition during the Virtual Collegiate Wind Competition

(Saint Paul, Minn.) May 25, 2021 – More than 50 teams of students across the country will come together virtually this year to celebrate the KidWind Challenge season at the 2021 National KidWind Challenge. Hosted by KidWind, the international leader in clean energy education, the virtual competition will be held from June 7-10, 2021 in partnership with the Collegiate Wind Competition and American Clean Power Virtual Conference.

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North Carolina State Board of Education Names i-Ready® as the Recommended Competency-Based Assessment for Summer Learning Programs

Award-winning Diagnostic, which is already widely used across the state, provides educators with actionable criterion-referenced and normative data to deliver impactful student instruction

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 24, 2021— The North Carolina State Board of Education recently recommended Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready to be used as the competency-based assessment for schools’ extension learning recovery programs. These programs will provide in-person instruction on specific subjects, as well as offer additional enrichment activities, to students in Grades K–12 to address learning losses and negative impacts students have experienced due to COVID-19 during the 2020–2021 school year. Today, the award-winning i-Ready program serves more than nine million students and 25 percent of all K–8 students in the United States, including 70 percent of North Carolina’s local education agencies (LEAs) and charter schools.

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In an Extremely Challenging Year, Innovative STEM Educators Shine to Win 2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Each winning high school and college-level educator awarded cash and technology prizes valued at $5,500 for their creative use of data-collection technology

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 18, 2021 — In what has been an extremely challenging year for educators nationwide, many educators have worked hard to engage students in hands-on science activities under unusual circumstances. Four of these educators are being honored with the 2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards from Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). Chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts, this year’s winning educators—three high school teachers and one college professor—demonstrated how they innovatively use data-collection technology to engage students in science and STEM learning.

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