Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Prioritizes School Safety and Implements PublicSchoolWORKS EmployeeSafe Suite

The district upgraded from the Staff Training System to the EmployeeSafe Suite this year to further spread awareness about school safety and reduce risk districtwide  

Cincinnati, OH (May 31, 2017) — Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation (PHM) in Mishawaka, IN is no stranger to the benefits of moving processes from a paper format to an electronic one. The district had been using online staff training from PublicSchoolWORKS for five years. This year, however, the district chose to move to online reporting, investigation and resolution of school safety concerns, staff accidents, hazards, and more using the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite from PublicSchoolWORKS. Integrating these processes with the online staff training system has increased safety awareness across PHM schools, reduced risk, and helped to put more money into the classroom.

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National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced in Anaheim

A total of 267 middle and high school students competed in this year’s National KidWind Challenge during the AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition

(Anaheim, CA) May 30, 2017 – To inspire students in grades 4-12 to explore their passion for renewable energy and engineering, KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education, hosted the National KidWind Challenge at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim last week. A total of 23 high school and 33 middle school teams competed for the chance to win the grand prize of $1,000, the second place prize of $500, and the third place prize of $250. 

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Impero Software Releases Handbook Offering Best Practices for Deploying Internet Monitoring in Schools

Additional resources in handbook help schools deal with issues such as cyberbullying, radicalization and self-harm

Simi Valley, CA, May 31, 2017 – Impero Software, provider of network administration, classroom management and internet safety software has released an Online Safety Handbook for its U.S. customers. The handbook serves as a deployment and resource guide for schools using Impero Education Pro monitoring software and keyword libraries to keep students safe. To view the handbook, click here: https://www.imperosoftware.com/us/resources/eduresources/online-safety-handbook/

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Tennessee Amends Legislation to Make Schools “Qualified Sites” that can Receive Medicaid Reimbursement for Telepractice

Amended legislation opens the door for schools to use online therapy services like those provided by PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2017 – Effective April 17, 2017, the Tennessee General Assembly passed Senate Bill 195 to allow elementary and secondary schools to collect Medicaid reimbursement funds for telepractice services. This applies to online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and behavioral and mental health services like those provided by PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers.

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Pass Christian School District Wins National Award for Helping Students with Special Needs Succeed

PresenceLearning names six winners for its annual Awards of Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently named Pass Christian School District in Pass Christian, MS, as a winner in its 3rd annual Awards of Excellence. The awards program recognizes six educational organizations from across the country for their leadership, teamwork, and outstanding progress in helping students with special needs succeed.

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Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Mathematics for Grades K–5 Receives Near-Perfect Rating by EdReports.org

Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 is one of only three products in its category to meet all evaluation criteria during independent review

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 16, 2017—Curriculum Associates’ Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 received a near-perfect rating by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that delivers evidence-based reviews of instructional materials. After an extensive review by expert educators, Ready Mathematics for grades K–5 was one of only three programs in its category to meet all evaluation criteria and was the overall highest scoring program of the three.

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Epson Announces PowerLite 680 for SMART – Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Compatible with SMART Board Interactive Whiteboards

New Presentation Display Specially Designed to Work with SMART Board M680 and 880 Interactive Whiteboards to Deliver Best-in-Class Learning Technology to K-12 Classrooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 16, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced its continued collaboration with SMART Technologies Inc. to bring Epson’s amazing image quality to classrooms using the SMART Board® M680 and 880 interactive whiteboards with the launch of the Epson PowerLite® 680 Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display for SMART. This presentation display offers seamless integration with SMART Extended Control Panel (ECP)1.

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New Resource Kit from PresenceLearning Provides Educators with Brain-Aligned Strategies to Help All Students Succeed

Kit includes collection of Dr. Lori Desautels’ research and writings addressing the emotional, social, and academic health of students 

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, has released a free resource kit to help educators address the emotional, social, and academic health of all students. The kit includes an expansive collection of research and writings by scholar, author, and speaker Dr. Lori Desautels on neuroanatomy and the science behind strategies that help students — and those who work with them — to better understand themselves and their needs, and to prime the brain for learning.

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Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and One of the Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 15, 2017:  The Boston Business Journal announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to their 2017 “FAST 50” list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts for the third consecutive year. The publication also recognized Curriculum Associates as one of the state’s Largest Private Companies for the second year in a row.

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More than 1,000 English Learners in Utah Using Supplemental Online and Blended Learning Solution from Fuel Education

Students in grades 6-10 can access the online content anytime, anywhere, allowing them to learn the fundamentals of academic English, complete projects, and help accelerate their English language learning

Herndon, Virginia, May 11, 2017 — As part of its 5 Million Voices reporting project, NPR analyzed U.S. Department of Education data to determine the achievement of English Learners (ELs) across the country. In Utah, the average high school graduation rate for ELs is 62 percent, while the average for their native English-speaking peers is 83.9 percent. 

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