New Jersey Updates its Medicaid Reimbursement Policy to Include Speech-Language Therapy Services Provided via Telehealth

Schools can now collect reimbursement funds for implementing online speech-language therapy services, like those provided by PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, 2017 – Just in time for the 2017-18 school year, New Jersey has decided to allow schools and districts across New Jersey to request Medicaid reimbursement for their use of online speech-language therapy services like those provided by PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers. These reimbursed funds are crucial to schools and districts who can apply the funds to a variety of programming, including afterschool programs, early education initiatives, school climate and behavior initiatives and more.

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Portland Public Schools Renews Partnership with Edthena to Deliver Video Coaching to Dual Language Teachers

Video coaching to help teachers continuously improve targeted instructional skills during the 2017-18 school year

PORTLAND, Ore. (September 12, 2017) – Through its renewed partnership with Edthena, Portland Public Schools in Oregon will provide video coaching to its dual language teachers throughout the 2017-18 school year. Video coaching will be an integral part of the professional learning process to help Portland teachers develop concrete instructional skills to use in their classrooms.

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Vernier Software & Technology Partners with the Association for Multicultural Science Education

With Vernier support, AMSE members will share the importance of diversity and equity in science classrooms during regional NSTA conferences

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 12, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with the Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE), an affiliate association of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), to support AMSE as it discusses diversity and equity in science classrooms during NSTA’s three regional conferences this fall.

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Curriculum Associates Launches New i-Ready® Lessons for Grades K–2

Early learners among more than 4.5 million students nationwide using the online program to improve outcomes in Reading and Mathematics 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 11, 2017—Kicking off the 2017–18 school year, Curriculum Associates has recently added new i-Ready® lessons and user features to support early learners in Grades K–2. The online Reading and Mathematics program, which is being used by more than 4.5 million students across the country, now includes 75+ brand new phonological awareness and high-frequency word lessons for Grades K–2 as well as new login functionality for students in Grades K–1.  

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Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates a 2017 Top Charitable Contributor for the Second Consecutive Year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 8, 2017—The Boston Business Journal today announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to its 2017 top charitable contributors list for the second consecutive year. In 2016, Curriculum Associates made a historic in-kind donation of the majority of its shares, valued at $129.8 million, to charitable organizations.

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SchoolMint Partners with WSIPC to Help Schools Streamline Student

WSIPC members in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Oregon will benefit from SchoolMint’s school choice and enrollment platform 

SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2017 – SchoolMint has been named an awarded vendor for Online Registration Solutions by WSIPC. Through this partnership, WSIPC will offer SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice software for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, to its members in more than 280 school districts and 1,500 schools through its purchasing program.

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CDI Partners With EdTechTeam to Offer Professional Development Opportunities to Teachers

Google for Education workshops will give teachers skills to fully leverage the power of education-ready Chromebooks in K-12 classrooms 

Chicago, IL – Sept.  6, 2017 – CDI Computer Dealers, a leading provider of education technology solutions to U.S. K-12 institutions, announces a new partnership with EdTechTeam, a California-based company specializing in professional development for teachers. The partnership will provide teachers with access to professional development workshops focused on using Chromebooks in the classroom. Both organizations are established Google for Education partners. EdTechTeam’s staff of Google Innovators and Certified Trainers will lead the workshops.

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IDEA Public Schools Makes Multi-Year Commitment to Video Coaching by Partnering with Edthena

Edthena helps aspiring IDEA leaders receive targeted coaching and support as part of the Principal in Residence (PIR) professional learning experience 

WESLACO, Texas (September 6, 2017) – IDEA Public Schools in the San Antonio, Austin, and Rio Grande Valley regions of Texas is renewing its commitment to high-quality, video-powered professional learning for principals through its ongoing partnership with Edthena. During the 2017-18 school year and beyond, IDEA will use the Edthena video coaching platform as part of its Principal in Residence (PIR) program. This multi-year professional learning experience helps aspiring leaders learn critical knowledge and skills from experienced principals before becoming a transformational leader at an IDEA school.

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Primary Concepts Launches Student Art Contest

Contest winners’ art will become the front covers of Primary Concepts’ catalogs

Berkeley, CA – September 5, 2017 – Primary Concepts, producer of PreK-3 products and curriculum, is promoting its annual student art contest.  Each year the company features student art on the front of its catalogs that are seen by thousands of educators around the country. Educators or parents who submit winning entries will receive a gift card redeemable for up to $500 of Primary Concepts materials, while winning students receive $50.

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Aperture Education Releases “Back-to-School Guide” for Teachers

Downloadable guide provides tips and activities to help teachers incorporate social-emotional learning into their daily routines

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 23, 2017) — Planning for the new school year can be stressful for teachers. That’s why social-emotional learning company Aperture Education has published a free “Back-to-School Guide” which offers resources, teacher hacks, activities and inspiring articles to help teachers – and their students – get a strong start to the new school year.

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