Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Approved to Support Reading and Mathematics Intervention for The School District of Philadelphia

Schools throughout the district can now implement the award-winning program as well as Curriculum Associates’ accompanying Teacher Toolbox and professional development

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 25, 2021—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction was recently approved by The School District of Philadelphia for Reading and Mathematics intervention for the 2021–2022 school year. Now, all schools in the district that serve Grades K–8 students will have access to the award-winning online program as well as Curriculum Associates’ accompanying Teacher Toolbox and professional development to support educators as they work to improve student achievement. Today, i-Ready serves more than nine million students and 25 percent of all Grades K–8 students in the United States, including students in more than 130 schools in The School District of Philadelphia. 

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New Epson BrightLink GoBoard Brings Advanced Connection and Collaboration to Classrooms as Breakthrough Software Solution

Epson BrightLink GoBoard Enhances Student Engagement with Dynamic Whiteboard Sharing

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – June 24, 2021 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide,1 today announced a breakthrough software solution for enhanced lesson plans and student engagement – the BrightLink® GoBoard™ Wireless Collaboration and Integrated Whiteboard Solution. As a dynamic whiteboard solution, BrightLink GoBoard is equipped with a suite of collaborative features and included AirServer technology, allowing both students and teachers to share, annotate and stream mirrored content in real time. At the ISTELive 21 virtual event next week, Epson’s product manager Tom Piche will discuss the BrightLink GoBoard solution in more detail during Epson’s Solutions Snapshot sessions on June 27 and June 30.  

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The Council of State Science Supervisors and Flinn Scientific Collaborate to Support Safe Practices in Science Classrooms

Newly updated Council of State Science Supervisors safety documents for elementary, middle, and high school educators are now available as free digital downloads

Batavia, Illinois, June 23, 2021 — The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) and Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, collaborated to support science safety by updating three safety manuals – Elementary Science Safety K-8; Elementary STEM & Tool Safety K-8; and High School Science Safety. These resources are available online and as free digital downloads.

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Epson to Present and Showcase Education Technology Solutions at ISTE Live 2021 Virtual Conference

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – June 22, 2021 – Epson America, Inc., a worldwide leader in inkjet printing and display solutions, today announced it will participate in the ISTELive 21 virtual event from June 26-30, 2021. Epson will showcase its inkjet printers for education and display solutions for laser-focused learning in the ISTE Solutions Hub, as well as host eight Solution Snapshot sessions: 30-minute live sessions presented from 10:30 a.m. to Noon PDT each day of the show. 

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Indiana Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Student Learning

Company selected in part based on its evidence of success and capacity to deliver effective specialized assistance to meet the unique needs of schools across the state  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 22, 2021—The Indiana Department of Education recently named Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Student Learning. The company, which was selected in part based on its evidence of success and capacity to deliver effective specialized assistance to meet the unique needs of schools across the state, will help educators in Grades K–8 address learning loss or unfinished learning using the award-winning i-Ready® program. Today, i-Ready serves more than nine million students and 25 percent of all Grades K–8 students in the United States, including more than 130,000 students in Indiana.

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Hosts Small School Symposium July 15-16, 2021

School districts can apply to attend the in-person event, which includes networking, workshops and a meeting with legislative staff and the U.S. Department of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is hosting “Small School Symposium: Your Voice in DC” July 15-16, 2021 to provide selected school districts with the opportunity to network and discuss challenges and creative solutions specific to districts of their size. The event includes keynotes, interactive workshops and a meeting with legislative staff, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Education. School districts must apply to attend or be invited by ALAS. The event takes place in-person in Washington D.C. To apply, visit https://www.alasedu.org/event/small-school-symposium/.

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KidWind Awards Top Student Teams in 2021 National KidWind Challenge

Winners were best of 58 teams to prove their renewable energy skills 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) June 17, 2021 – A passion for exploring and learning about wind energy brought 58 teams and more than 200 students to the 2021 National KidWind Challenge. Over the course of the four-day virtual event, these students, who had previously won regional events, were tested on their knowledge of renewable energy and demonstrated their wind turbine’s performance to a panel of judges using a variety of virtual tools. The highest performing teams are: 

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Flinn Scientific Updates Science2Go to Further Engage High School Students in Science Exploration

New videos, labs, assessments, and more to support biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics teaching and learning 

Batavia, Illinois, June 14, 2021 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, is enhancing its award-winning Science2Go to further support high school biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics teaching and learning. Available for the 2021-22 school year, these updates include a number of new videos, labs, assessments, and more to provide a robust and engaging experience for students in any learning environment. 

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Aperture Education Wins 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Award

Aperture Student Portal, which supports social and emotional learning in high school, is named “Best Competency-based Education Solution” 

Charlotte N.C. (June 9, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, was named a winner in the EdTech Breakthrough Awards for its high school SEL solution. The Aperture Student Portal was named “Best Competency-based Education Solution” in the awards, which recognize the top technology companies, solutions and products in the education industry. In all, more than 2,000 nominations were submitted. The full list of winners can be viewed at https://edtechbreakthrough.com/2021-winners

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Vernier Software & Technology Enhances Physics App and Publishes New E-book to Engage Students in Video Analysis

Vernier Video Analysis® app and new e-book help students learn important physics concepts in both in-person and remote learning environments

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 8, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology has enhanced its Vernier Video Analysis app with new features and now offers the accompanying Vernier Video Analysis: Motion and Sports e-book for high school and college-level introductory physics. Students can now learn key physics concepts and engage in video analysis in both in-person and remote learning environments.

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