The Buck Institute for Education Announces its 2018 PBL Champions

Program recognizes a school, district and an individual for their work to bring high quality Project Based Learning to students 

Napa Valley, California (June 22, 2018) – The Buck Institute for Education has named its 2018 PBL Champions – a designation that honors a school, a school district, and an individual for their commitment to high quality Project Based Learning.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners

Third-party review of the online reading and mathematics program identifies how i-Ready represents the components of the English Language Development Standards and WIDA Standards Framework for EL students in Grades K–8

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 13, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). The PRIME V2 offers educators a methodology to determine how instructional materials are correlated to the WIDA Standards Framework, connected to English and Spanish Language Development Standards, and relevant for both US domestic and international audiences to meet the academic needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). 

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New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

Schools can use Title I funding to implement evidence-based curriculum to support student achievement  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 12, 2018—A new research study titled “Ready Efficacy: Research on Ready Program Impact” demonstrates that Curriculum Associates’ Ready  Mathematics and Ready  Reading instruction for Grades 3–8 meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Given this research, Ready qualifies as a Level 3 program demonstrating “Promising Evidence,” and schools nationwide can use Title I or school improvement funding to implement the curriculum as an evidence-based program as defined by ESSA. Most importantly, research confirms that students who have access to Ready instruction outperform their peers on state summative English language arts and mathematics assessments.

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Missouri Online Summer Institute Provides Students with Online Courses at No Cost

Online summer program now open for enrollment; new Business and IT Boot Camp available this year

 Herndon, Virginia, June 4, 2018 — Middle and high school students across Missouri are taking advantage of the unique opportunity to earn original credit or recovery credits online by enrolling in the Missouri Online Summer Institute (MOSI). The virtual summer school, hosted by Grandview R-2 School District, gives students free access to a diverse catalog of rigorous online courses from Fuel Education® (FuelEd®). Students can enroll in the program until July 2, 2018 and can access the courses between May 18, 2018 and July 20, 2018.

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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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