CDI Launches a Chromebook Trade-In Program for Schools

The Trade-In Program offers a free two-year warranty on new Chromebooks and removal and recycling of the old devices

 Chicago IL – Nov. 14, 2017 – CDI Computer Dealers has launched a Chromebook Trade-In Program that provides a hassle-free, environmentally-friendly way for schools to dispose of their aging Chromebooks and obtain a free two-year premium extended warranty on the new ones purchased from CDI (a value of $23 per device). To take advantage of this program, visit: https://cdicomputers.com/education/chromebook-trade-in-program/.

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50+ Houston Charter Schools Launch a Common Online Application through SchoolMint

An increasing number of cities partner with SchoolMint to meet demand for a more accessible and equitable application process for families

SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2017 – Houston’s Families Empowered is the latest organization to partner with SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based strategic enrollment management software for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, to launch a common online application for its city’s charter schools. In addition to Houston, SchoolMint’s common online application for charter schools has been implemented in cities with some of the highest percentages of charter enrollment nationwide, including Boston, Kansas City, New York City, Oakland, Rochester, St. Louis, and West Contra Costa. Growing parent demand for a more equitable and accessible application process is prompting multiple regions nationwide to provide a common application system, which improves and simplifies the enrollment experience for parents.

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Impero Software Named Finalist in 2018 Bett Awards

Impero is shortlisted for “Company of the Year” and “Classroom Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment” categories

Simi Valley, CA, Nov. 13, 2017 – Impero Software is a finalist in two categories for the 2018 Bett Awards: “Company of the Year” and “Classroom Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment.” The final judging takes place in December and the winners will be named at a prestigious ceremony in January, 2018 during the Bett Show in London.

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Aperture Education Seeks Help to Standardize its High School Social-Emotional Learning Assessment

Parents, teachers, staff and after-school providers will receive $5 for each student that they assess

Charlotte N.C. (Nov. 13, 2017) — Social and emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education is in the final stages of standardizing its high school SEL assessment – the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment-High School Edition (DESSA-HSE). It is asking for help from parents, teachers, school staff, and after-school organizations to help it complete the standardization process so it can start offering the assessment to schools and after school organizations nationwide. Participants complete a 10 to 15-minute online survey about the social and emotional strengths of a high-school aged student or child. 

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WittyWe Launches New Video-based Learning Environment to Help Students in Grades K-9 Develop and Practice Life Skills

Online platform features 60+ courses, 5,000+ minutes of animated video, and thousands of interactive lessons students can use in school or at home  

CORAL GABLES, Florida, November 8, 2017 — WittyWe, a learning environment covering school curriculum topics, life skills and college-level enrichment, has launched to help students in grades K-9 engage in deeper learning while developing and practicing important life skills. The platform, which can be used in school or at home, features more than 60 online courses, 5,000-plus minutes of animated video, and thousands of lessons and interactive resources.

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Curriculum Associates Acquires Motion Math to Enhance Engagement and Strengthen Conceptual Understanding for K–6 Students

Partnership will ensure more students benefit from Motion Math’s engaging learning games and develop healthy growth mindsets

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 8, 2017—Curriculum Associates has acquired Motion Math® to further help elementary students improve their math fluency and number sense in key conceptual areas. Both Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® program and Motion Math’s games are designed with a focus on nurturing healthy growth mindsets, and the alignment of these two offerings will enrich student experience in the development of critical math skills. As a result of this partnership, Motion Math’s award-winning games will be available as a supplement to i-Ready, which is currently used by over 5 million students and educators nationwide.

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Epson Now Shipping Laser Display Solutions for Corporate and Education

Epson Laser Displays Deliver Vivid, Larger-than-Life Images for Businesses and Students

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 7, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced it is now shipping the BrightLink® Pro 1470Ui, and BrightLink 710Ui – the world’s first laser interactive display solutions – and the PowerLite® 700U ultra short-throw 3LCD laser display. With breakthrough laser technology and virtually maintenance-free operation, Epson’s laser display technology is ideal for corporate spaces, educational institutions and digital signage applications.

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Moses Lake School District in Washington State Wins National Award for its Use of Online Therapy with Students with Special Needs

District is one of 12 winners of PresenceLearning’s annual Awards of Excellence recognizing outstanding leadership and student progress in special education

SAN FRANCISCO, November 7, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently named Moses Lake School District in Moses Lake, WA as a winner of its 4th annual Awards of Excellence. The awards recognized 12 educational organizations nationwide for their outstanding organizational leadership, teamwork, and improved outcomes in helping students with special needs succeed. 

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Impero Software Launches Video about the Dangers of Sexting and Bullying

Video highlights how schools can help prevent harmful situations from escalating

Simi Valley, CA, Nov. 2, 2017 – Impero Software has released a powerful new video showing the dangers of sexting and online bullying, and the important role online monitoring software plays in schools to keep students safe. Impero’s release of the video coincides with the 2017 Digital Citizenship Summit November 2nd and 3rd, which focuses on expanding conversations around young people and their use of technology. Impero’s goal is to draw attention to the issues of sexting and cyberbullying, and to the importance of teaching digital citizenship and intervening early to prevent tragedy.

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CDI Expands Chromebook Solutions with Google Learning Bundles

Apps and digital tools will improve learning outcomes and support teachers in K-12 schools transitioning to Chrome-based education 

 Chicago IL – Nov. 2, 2017 – CDI Computer Dealers announces the launch of Google Learning Bundles: four carefully-vetted product suites that enable K-12 institutions to maximize the benefits of Chrome-based learning. The Google Learning Bundles focus on the areas of creativity, media literacy, STEM, and active listening to help educators begin teaching with the devices from day one.

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