Adams 12 Five Star Schools Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Provide Employees with Online Staff Safety Training

The district chose PublicSchoolWORKS for its increased offerings and outstanding customer service

Cincinnati, OH (October 10, 2018) — This school year, 2,000 Adams 12 Five Star Schools employees will complete their staff safety training online, thanks to the district’s new contract with PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools. Operational staff, including transportation, nutrition, maintenance, and security employees, as well as nurses, early childhood instructors, and more will be using the online courses from PublicSchoolWORKS. 

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Call for Applications Now Open for the 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

STEM educators to win $5,500 in prizes for their innovative uses of data-collection technology in the classroom 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 1, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This annual awards program recognizes seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative uses of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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YMCA of the USA Selects Aperture Education as a National Preferred Vendor for Social-Emotional Learning Assessments

Aperture Education’s DESSA Comprehensive SEL System helps after-school programs identify students’ SEL strengths and needs 

Charlotte N.C. (Sept. 25, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education was designated a National Preferred Vendor for YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) after applying through YMCA Shared Services Inc., an independent, non-profit arm of the Y-USA. YMCA Shared Services Inc. vets applicants and selects vendors “that have quality products and services, highly competitive pricing, good customer service and a sincere appreciation for the YMCA mission and communities we serve,” according to its website. Y-USA partner sites work with YMCA Shared Services Inc. to find vendors that fit their needs.

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New Book Published by ASCD and the Buck Institute for Education Outlines Essential Practices for Teaching Project Based Learning

“Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences” is authored by Suzie Boss with John Larmer

 Novato, California (Sept. 24, 2018) – Project Based Learning is a proven way to prepare students for the demands of college, career, and active citizenship. To help schools shift to a PBL model, ASCD in partnership with the Buck Institute for Education has published the new book “Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences.” It provides teachers with a roadmap for implementing high quality, effective PBL in their classrooms. 

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Buck Institute for Education is Seeking Applications through November 30, 2018 for the Out of the Gate Project

Grant-funded project for teacher education programs focuses on preparing new teachers to use PBL “out of the gate”

Novato, California (September 12, 2018) – The Buck Institute for Education is accepting applications from colleges and universities through November 30, 2018, for the Out of the Gate project, a grant-funded project to prepare preservice educators to teach using Project Based Learning (PBL). 

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PublicSchoolWORKS and Company Nurse Integrate to Provide Workplace Injury and Compliance Management Solution for Schools Across the Country

September 12, 2018 - PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools, and Company Nurse LLC, the premier nurse triage and injury reporting service for workplace injuries, announced today at CAJPA’s 35th Annual Conference a new partnership to provide a unique injury and risk management solution for schools across the country. 

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How Much does Suicide Impact the World? Take the World Suicide Prevention Day Quiz to Find Out

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Impero Software creates quiz to address impact of suicide

Austin, TX, Sept. 11, 2018 – Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally. To help raise awareness of this important issue, Impero Software, a global specialist in remote monitoring and management software for education, created an online quiz to highlight the true impact of suicide. 

Ageless Innovation Partners with Immersion Active to Build Awareness of Joy for All Companion Pets to the 50+ Market

Ageless Innovation’s line of life-like Companion Pets, Joy for All, brings companionship, happiness and fun to older adults 

(Frederick, MD) September 10, 2018 – Ageless Innovation LLC is partnering with Immersion Active to market the company’s innovative product line of companion pets, Joy for All, which was designed to address the unique needs of the older adult market. Immersion Active is the leading digital marketing and solutions company focused on reaching the mature consumer. 

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New Curriculum Associates Website Weaves Customer Narrative into Product and Company Story

The new website features customer successes in the areas of data-driven instruction, differentiated learning, blended learning, and creating a culture of data districtwide

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 10, 2018— As administrators and educators start the new school year, they can turn to the new Curriculum Associates website to see how the company’s products and services have helped schools and districts like theirs improve student outcomes. The solutions-focused design features success stories from educators, administrators, and most importantly, students, which bring the company’s tools and service offerings to life. 

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Ohio Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic an Approved Assessment Provider

Award-winning assessment approved for use in four categories starting in the 2018–2019 school year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 10, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ award-winning online program, i-Ready® Diagnostic, was named an approved assessment in four categories by the Ohio Department of Education. i-Ready Diagnostic is part of the i-Ready online diagnostic and instructional program, which has over 5.5 million users nationwide.

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