EdReports.org Evaluates Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Mathematics as the Highest-Rated K–8 Mathematics Program

Ready Mathematics meets expectations for all evaluation criteria during an independent evidence-based review

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 30, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ Ready Mathematics is now EdReports.org’s highest-rated K–8 program for mathematics. Expert educators from EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials, found that Ready Mathematics met expectations for all evaluation criteria across all grade levels after concluding its recent review of the program.

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REcharge Labs Announces 26 Educator Scholarships for its Summer Renewable Energy Training Academy

Educators interested in bringing STEM and renewable energy concepts to the classroom are invited to attend the REcharge Academy 

(Minneapolis, MN) April 27, 2018 – REcharge Labs®, the creators of hands-on renewable energy activities, kits and comprehensive teaching training, is hosting its 11th annual Recharge Academy from July 23-27, 2018 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. The week-long renewable energy academy helps educators interested in renewable energy learn how to incorporate hands-on, engaging lessons into their classrooms. 

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Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

Award recognizes solutions that provide teachers with technology to foster educational excellence 

Herndon, Virginia, April 25, 2018 — Summit™ Math, a curriculum of adaptive online math courses from Fuel Education® (FuelEd®), and Stride™, FuelEd’s supplemental learning solution for skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade, were both selected as winners in The ComputED Gazette’s 24th Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES). Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category. 

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North Carolina School District Expands Access to Books with Online Literacy Platform from Fuel Education

Big Universe is currently in use at all 114 Wake County Public School System elementary schools

Herndon, Virginia, April 23, 2018 — Although every elementary school has different student needs its teachers must support, each needs an extensive library of books for its students. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in Cary, NC, the 15th largest school district in the United States, has 114 elementary schools. Curating a vast library to address different reading levels, interests, and languages at each school was expensive, and students could only check out books when school is in session. To give students access to a vast library of books they can access anywhere and at any time, WCPSS turned to the online literacy platform Big Universe® from Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) for its elementary schools.

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Aperture Education Announces Micro-grant Recipients

Micro-grant program provides up to $20,000 to schools and organizations for social-emotional learning assessments

Charlotte N.C. (April 20, 2018) — Social-emotional learning company Aperture Education today announced the recipients of its 2018 micro-grant program for schools and out-of-school-time organizations. The micro-grant program provides up to $20,000 to help the winners get started in assessing students’ social and emotional competencies. 

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Second PublicSchoolWORKS School Safety Talks Webinar with Physical Security Expert Paul Timm

Timm is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP®) and Vice President of Physical Security Services at Facilities Engineering Associates

Cincinnati, OH (April 17, 2018) — PublicSchoolWORKS is hosting its second School Safety Talks webinar focused on crisis prevention, preparedness and response on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. Eastern. During the webinar, titled “A Collaborative Approach to School Safety,” board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Vice President of Physical Security Services at Facilities Engineering Associates Paul Timm will focus on how a top-down commitment to school safety can help make schools safer. To register for the free 60-minute webinar, click here.

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Cal Poly Pomona Uses Video Coaching to Train More Special Education Teachers in High-Needs Regions

U.S. DOE grant to provide scholarships and technology to teacher candidates at Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Education & Integrative Studies 

POMONA, Calif. (April 17, 2018) – The country is facing a critical shortage of special education teachers. According to the National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education, 49 states currently report a having more demand than available supply of certified teachers. 

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Rutgers University SEL Expert Discusses How to Promote Positive School Climate during April 26, 2018 Webinar

Webinar, hosted by Aperture Education, features Danielle Hatchimonji, associate director of Rutgers’ Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

Charlotte N.C. (April 16, 2018) — Positive school climate supports academic success and can reduce discipline rates, yet districts may not know the best way to achieve this. Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education will host a free webinar at 1 p.m. EDT April 26, 2018 with Danielle Hatchimonji, an SEL expert at Rutgers University, who will discuss the role of social-emotional and character development in creating a positive school climate. To register for the webinar, Promoting Positive School Climate: A Social-Emotional & Character Development Approach visit: https://bit.ly/2qv8NOx

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Aperture Education Becomes an Approved Vendor for Social-Emotional Learning for Chicago Public Schools

Charlotte N.C. (April 12, 2018) — Chicago Public Schools has added Aperture Education to its list of vendors approved to provide social-emotional learning (SEL) products to its schools. All vendors were selected after they applied and had their products vetted by the district. Following this period, products were approved by the board of education.

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The 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Winning Educators for Their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology

Elementary through college-level science educators awarded prizes valued at $5,500 each

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 12, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the seven winners of the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. A panel of NSTA-appointed experts chose the winning educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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