KidWind Challenge Hosts First International Event in Mexico

During the event, students demonstrated their understanding of wind power and showcased and tested the design of their handcrafted wind turbines 

(Tecate, Mexico) January 10, 2022 – KidWind, an international leader in clean energy education, partnered with Diurna Energy to host the first Mexico KidWind Challenge. KidWind brought the challenge to Mexico by hosting a KidWind workshop with 15 teachers from Baja California. These teachers then worked with 18 teams of students to craft wind turbines, and the teams then competed in the first ever KidWind Challenge in Mexico which was held on December 10, 2021, from 9 am to 3 pm PT at the State Arts Center in Tecate, Mexico. The three highest performing teams were all from CETIS-25, and each team had four high school students. 

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Curriculum Associates Selects 35 Standout Teachers for Its 2022 Class of Extraordinary Educators

Grades K–8 educators chosen for their exemplar teaching practices and best-in-class use of i-Ready®, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, and/or Ready® 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 10, 2022— Curriculum Associates recently named 35 teachers to the 2022 class of Extraordinary Educators, an annual program that celebrates and connects exemplar teachers from around the country. Chosen from hundreds of nominations and representing 19 states, this year’s class of Grades K–8 educators exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, and/or Ready, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and have been teaching for at least two years.

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Vector Solutions’ LiveSafe Wins a Platinum New Product Award from Campus Technology

Product wins in the Anonymous Reporting Tool category

Tampa, FL – December 29, 2021 - Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, was awarded Platinum in Campus Technology’s New Product Awards for its Vector LiveSafe platform. Vector LiveSafe earned the award – the highest available – in the Anonymous Reporting Tool category.

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Vector Solutions’ Student Safety & Wellness Courses Wins Platinum Award in THE Journal’s New Product Awards

Courses selected in the Social and Emotional Learning Program Management category

Tampa, FL – December 29, 2021 - Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, was named a winner in THE Journal’s New Product Awards for its Student Safety & Wellness Courses. The courses earned a Platinum award – the highest available – in the Social Emotional Learning Program Management category.

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ALAS Congratulates Alberto M. Carvalho on being named the Next Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District

Carvalho was superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has served as ALAS president, and is recipient of this year’s ALAS National Humanitarian Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 13, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) congratulates Alberto M. Carvalho on being named the next Superintendent of Schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

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Vernier Software & Technology Names the Winners of Its 40th Anniversary Educator Grants

Forty science educators from across the country have been selected to receive $1,000 in Vernier technology, a Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro one-year subscription, and professional development

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 13, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology has named the 40 recipients of its 40th anniversary educator grants. The grantees—who represent a range of grade levels and geographic regions—will each receive $1,000 in Vernier technology of their choosing, a one-year subscription to Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro, and three hours of virtual professional development to further support their teaching. 

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National Alliance of Black School Educators Names Audrey Muhammad as Inaugural Recipient of the 2021 NABSE $10,000 Scholarship Award

New award sponsored by Curriculum Associates was created to support aspiring Black school district leaders with their continuing education   

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 13, 2021—The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) recently named Audrey Muhammad, college success instructor at Durham Technical Community College in Durham, NC, as the recipient of the 2021 NABSE $10,000 Scholarship Award, which is sponsored by Curriculum Associates. This inaugural award, The Dr. Charles Mitchell, Jr. Leadership Scholarship, will help support Muhammad as she pursues an advanced degree in educational leadership at Wilmington University.

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Award-winning Author Dr. Bettina Love to be Featured Guest for ALAS’ Linking Latina Leaders Event

Virtual event for ALAS will focus on “The Pursuit of Educational Equity for All”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 9, 2021) – Award-winning author Dr. Bettina Love will join the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for its December networking event, Linking Latina Leaders [L3]. The event takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, and focuses on the theme “The Pursuit of Educational Equity for All.” To register, visit https://bit.ly/3IzzAPY.

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Flinn Scientific’s New PAVO Platform Provides Comprehensive Instructional Solution to District-Level Science Programs

More than 10,000 digital resources – including labs, videos, and assessments – available for middle school, high school, and Advanced Placement levels

Batavia, Illinois, December 7, 2021 — To support school district science programs in delivering comprehensive content and customizable labs across science subject areas, Flinn Scientific recently launched the PAVO platform. This all-in-one solution for middle school, high school, and advanced science levels helps educators support digital and hands-on learning, facilitate inquiry-based exploration, and differentiate instruction using labs, embedded safety resources, test prep, formative and summative assessments, and multi-level reporting tools. 

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Announces New Regional Directors

Pedro Rivera and Dr. Frank Rodriguez bring a wealth of experience to their new roles as part of the ALAS board

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has elected Pedro Rivera and Dr. Frank Rodriguez to its Board of Directors. Rivera, who is the former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education and currently serves as president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Pennsylvania, was named the Director of Region 6 Northeast. Rodriguez, who is superintendent of the Beaufort County School District in South Carolina, was named director of Region 7 Southeast.

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