Texas Department of Information Resources Selects Impero Software as an Approved Vendor

Impero’s classroom management and student safety software is now available to districts in Texas and beyond at a discounted rate

Austin, TX, Feb. 4, 2020 – After a vigorous vetting process, the Texas Department of Information Resources (Texas DIR) has added Impero Software to its list of approved vendors for schools in Texas and beyond. This simplifies the purchasing process for schools because they no longer have to request proposals from multiple vendors when considering Impero’s classroom management and student safety software. It also allows them to purchase the products at a discounted rate.

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Epson Education Market Leadership Recognized with Six Distinguished Awards

Campus Technology, Spaces4Learning and Tech & Learning Grant Epson Education Solutions Top Honors in Award Programs

AUSTIN, Tex. (TCEA 2020, Epson Booth #1617) – Feb. 3, 2020 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world,1 today announced it won an impressive six high-profile education awards – a testament to the outstanding quality and performance its products offer to the K-12 and higher education markets. From laser displays to document cameras offering amazing image quality, the award-winning solutions, along with Epson’s extensive K-12 and higher education technology line-up, will be showcased at the TCEA Convention & Exposition Feb. 3-7, 2020 in Austin, Texas at the Epson booth #1617. 

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Marco Learning and The Graide Network Launch Revolutionary Test Prep Solution for AP Students

Two leading ed-tech organizations offer today’s AP® students a better path forward by waving goodbye to test prep books and overpriced private tutors 

CHICAGO, February 3, 2020 – Marco Learning, a company committed to providing the best, most complete AP® resources for students, parents, and teachers, is joining forces with The Graide Network, the leading provider of online grading and feedback services to K-12 schools, to launch a revolutionary test prep resource to address the widening gap in the current market’s efficacy and affordability.

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Impero Announces Further Investment to Accelerate Growth

Austin TX, Jan. 27, 2020 – Impero Software is delighted to announce further investment of almost 6 million pounds (or just over 7.8 million U.S. dollars) from existing shareholders after the company had a record year for sales. Following its acquisition in 2017, Impero reached a number of milestones -- announcing a series of product releases, opening a U.S. office in Austin, Texas, establishing a sales operation in the UAE and hiring a number of senior executives to bolster its management team. This funding will be used to accelerate projected growth in the UK, U.S. and international schools market, and to continue to develop Impero's product suite. 

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Science Experiments from Vernier Software & Technology Now Available in LabArchives Lab Builder

Higher education instructors can now use LabArchives’ library of course content to easily access and customize experiments using Vernier data-collection technology 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 27, 2020 — Vernier Software & Technology recently partnered with LabArchives to provide higher education science instructors with easy access to customized experiments that use Vernier data-collection technology. Instructors can now use the LabArchives Lab Builder platform to access Vernier experiments covering human physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and renewable energy.

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Vernier Software & Technology Announces Schedule of Spring 2020 Professional Development Workshops

All attendees will receive hands-on training using data-collection technology, as well as a Go Direct® Temperature Probe to use in their STEM classrooms  

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 21, 2020 — Kicking off this March, Vernier Software & Technology will host 12 hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators learn how to integrate Vernier data-collection technology into their curriculum. New for our spring 2020 workshops, educators will have the option to attend either an elementary and middle school workshop or a high school and college workshop. All attendees will additionally receive a Go Direct® Temperature Probe that they will use throughout the three-hour workshop.

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Vernier Software & Technology Partners with OpenSciEd to Engage Middle School Students in Three-Dimensional Learning

Free lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards help students establish a deep understanding of scientific concepts through data collection 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 15, 2020 — Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with OpenSciEd to make it easy for middle school teachers to integrate Vernier data-collection technology into OpenSciEd’s lessons, which align with the Next Generation Science Standards. The free, high-quality lessons engage students in hands-on investigations using Vernier technology to sharpen their critical thinking skills and participate in three-dimensional learning. 

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New Epson PowerLite Projectors Captivate the Classroom with Big, Bright, Immersive and Affordable Displays

Seven New Models Give Teachers Advanced Connectivity Options and Exceptional Image Quality to Engage their Students 

MIAMI (FETC, Epson Booth #2507) – Jan. 15, 2020 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide,1 today expanded its impressive classroom projector lineup with seven new PowerLite® projectors built specifically for the K-12 education environment to increase student engagement and collaboration. The PowerLite E20, X49 and W49 are powerful, budget-friendly classroom projectors; the PowerLite 118, 119W, 982W, and 992F are networkable classroom projectors with premium connectivity and audio. The PowerLite 992F also comes equipped with Miracast® and built-in wireless with enterprise-level security for enhanced connectivity and flexibility. Epson’s new PowerLite projectors will be on display at FETC 2020 in Miami, Fla. from Jan. 15-17, 2020 at Epson’s booth, #2507.

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Flinn Scientific Launches New DRONE Application for its WhiteBox Learning Standards-Based STEM Learning System

Middle and high school students participate in hands-on STEM learning as they create and analyze a three-dimensional drone model 

Batavia, Illinois, January 15, 2020 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, launched the new DRONE application for its WhiteBox Learning STEM learning system to teach middle and high school students about the principles of drone flight, vehicle control, and quadcopter flight as they utilize an extensive suite of virtual modeling and simulation tools to design a drone. Once their design is complete, students can move on to the build phase with hands-on materials supplied by Flinn Scientific. The new DRONE application will be on display at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) at Flinn Scientific’s Booth #4229 on January 14-17, 2020.

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Only 1 in 4 parents strongly agree their child has enough opportunities to write to be prepared for college

Most parents reveal they want more objective feedback on their child’s writing 

CHICAGO, January 14, 2020 – Writing is a foundational skill necessary for academic and professional success. To become confident, competent writers, students need ample opportunities for practice along with personalized, actionable feedback. A new/recent survey of U.S. parents conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by The Graide Network, a provider of online grading and feedback services to K-12 schools, reveals that a vast majority of parents are not completely satisfied with either of these two aspects of their child's education.

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