Vector Solutions Launches Environmental Health and Safety Incident Management System for K-12 Schools

Vector EHS Management helps districts track incidents and hazards, comply with federal regulations, and identify trends such as COVID-19 outbreaks

Tampa, FL – November 9, 2021 - Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has launched an incident management system to help K-12 schools and districts track health and safety incidents, hazards and trends.

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Curriculum Associates’ Complete i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics Program for Grades K–8 Now Rated as Tier 1 by the Louisiana Department of Education

The instructional math program meets the Department’s focus, coherence, rigor, alignment, and quality requirements

NORTH BILLERICA, MA, November 8, 2021—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program for Grades 6–8 recently received a Tier 1 rating by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). With the prior Tier 1 rating of i-Ready Classroom Mathematics for Grades K–5, the complete program for Grades K–8 has now received the highest rating from the Department. Louisiana educators can use i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, which “exemplifies quality” and “meets all non-negotiable criteria and scored the best possible on all indicators of superior quality” according to the LDOE, to deliver discourse-based instruction that empowers students to think mathematically and discuss mathematical ideas.

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KidWind Supports New Children’s Book Featuring Women in Energy

Authors run successful Kickstarter campaign and partner with several energy companies to distribute copies of the book via KidWind Challenges

(Saint Paul, Minn.) November 8, 2021 – Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the authors of the upcoming book Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy have partnered with several energy companies. EDP Renewables North America, Enel North America, Orsted, and Pattern Energy are sponsoring copies of the book to be distributed via KidWind’s network of schools and through other national science initiatives for children.   

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Curriculum Associates’ Regional Vice President of Government Relations Amy Riker Elected to Second Term on Association of Test Publishers Board

Riker will help the association continue to advocate for increased equity, integrity, and learning in the assessment industry

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 2, 2021—The Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs, has named Amy Riker, regional vice president of government relations at Curriculum Associates, to its 2022 Board of Directors. Riker, who is now in her second two-year term on the board, will continue to focus on expanding ATP’s influence and relevance aligned with the association’s mission of promoting and developing testing and assessment best practices. 

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As Schools Look to Tackle the Stressors Educators Face this School Year they are Turning to Aperture Education’s EdSERT Program

Memphis Teacher Residency, and Green County Schools are among those using program to help educators improve their SEL skills

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 29, 2021) — Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a significant focus for schools this year, yet too often teachers don’t have enough opportunities for SEL training or to reflect on their own SEL skills. To address this, more and more schools are turning to the SEL professional development program, EdSERT, by Aperture Education.

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Vernier and ADInstruments Launch Complete Lab-Based Solution for College-Level General Chemistry

This collection of 19 experiments in the Lt online learning platform uses Vernier Go Direct® sensors and Vernier example data to introduce fundamental chemistry concepts

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 27, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology and ADInstruments recently launched the Lt Chemistry Collection, which features 19 interactive, college-level experiments hosted on the Lt online learning platform. These ready-to-use chemistry experiments are available for a free 90-day trial, and they use Vernier Go Direct® sensors, as well as example data from Vernier. The labs are designed to engage students in hands-on learning as they explore various fundamental chemistry concepts, including acid-base titration, states of matter, heat of reaction, synthesis, buffers, and equilibria principles. 

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Educator Patricia Trejo Receives the 2021 ALAS Scholarship Sponsored by Curriculum Associates

Trejo, administrative program planner for Hispanic/Latino studies at the School District of Palm Beach County, FL, receives $10,000 to support her continuing education  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 26, 2021—The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), in partnership with Curriculum Associates, recently named Patricia Trejo, administrative program planner for Hispanic/Latino studies at the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida, as the 2021 ALAS Scholarship recipient. Trejo will receive $10,000 toward her doctoral degree in educational leadership through the scholarship, which helps support the professional advancement of Latino administrators.

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ALAS Outlines Priorities Following its 18th Annual National Summit Legislative Day

Areas of focus for 2021-2022 are migrant education, the Latino educator and administrator pipeline, and improving access to inclusive educational materials

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) highlights three main areas of focus for 2021-2022: improving education for migrant students, strengthening the Latino educator and administrators pipeline through a focus on loan forgiveness, and making more inclusive educational materials available to students. The organization selected these three issues based on conversations among states during the last year and reiterated during the organization’s legislative day held prior to its ALAS 18th Annual National Summit, which took place Oct. 7-9, 2021.

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PresenceLearning Therapy Essentials Wins Two Top Education Awards

Therapy Essentials wins both the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence and the Tech Edvocate Awards 

NEW YORK, October 25, 2021 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of comprehensive online therapy solutions for schools and beyond, has earned two education awards for Therapy Essentials, its complete solution to support school-based special education and counseling teams in delivering services to students in-person or remotely. 

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Council of the Great City Schools Names High School Graduate Londyn Edwards as Inaugural Recipient of $10,000 Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice Scholarship

The college scholarship, sponsored by Curriculum Associates, will support Edwards as she pursues studies at Drexel University 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 25, 2021—The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) recently announced the inaugural recipient of its Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice Scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates. The $10,000 college scholarship was awarded to recent high school graduate Londyn Edwards of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is using the scholarship to attend Drexel University as she looks to ultimately pursue a career in urban education.

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