Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Ideas Community Supports and Connects Teachers Using i-Ready

New forum allows teachers to access–and share their own–best practices and resources for engaging students with i-Ready

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 13, 2017—Curriculum Associates recently launched i-Ready® Ideas to provide teachers with an online, community-driven forum where they can view and share best-practice tips and resources for using i-Ready, the award-winning online assessment and instruction program. This new forum will include images, videos, and downloadable resources to help teachers engage students, explore the use of data, and use i-Ready with greater fidelity in their Reading and Mathematics classrooms.

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Impero Software and SafeBAE Partner to Help Schools Detect Issues Related to Sexting and Cyberbullying

Partners will create keyword libraries to help schools detect both sexting issues and bullying after sexual assault

Simi Valley, CA, Feb 10, 2017 – Both malicious acts related to sexting and the cyberbullying of sexual assault victims are all-too-common occurrences among students. To help schools detect these issues, Impero Software, provider of network administration, classroom management and internet safety software, has partnered with SafeBAE (Safe Before Anyone Else), which raises awareness of sexual assault and dating violence among high school and middle school students. 

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California’s Antelope Valley Adult School Creates Personalized Blended Learning Program with Fuel Education™

Students use combination of FuelEd Online Courses and one-on-one counseling services to resume their education where they left off

Herndon, Virginia, February 8, 2017 —With approximately 36 million U.S. adults lacking the “basic math, language, and digital literacy skills necessary to find well-paying jobs and navigate public and social systems,” according to Digital Promise, adult education programs are critical in helping adults from diverse backgrounds learn these important skills so they can progress toward educational achievement and life-long success. 

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Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program Expands its Use of Video Coaching with Edthena

Video-based classroom observation platform helps teacher residents easily upload and share videos to receive feedback on their teaching practices 

SAN FRANCISCO (February 7, 2017) – The award-winning Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program (UTRPP), a collaboration between the University of South Florida and Hillsborough County Public Schools, has expanded its use of video coaching with teacher residents through the implementation of the Edthena platform. The UTRPP is using the video-based classroom observation platform to streamline – and enhance – the way teacher residents are uploading, storing, sharing, and receiving feedback on videos of their classroom practice as part of their ongoing professional learning process.

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Vernier Launches New Go Direct™ Sensors with Built-In Wireless and USB Connectivity for Data Collection

Family of 16 sensors can be used with free Graphical Analysis™ 4 app from Vernier and more than 190 teacher-tested science and STEM experiments 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 7, 2017 – As technology evolves, U.S. schools are choosing a variety of low-cost computing platforms for student instruction including personal computers, Chromebook™ devices, tablets, and more. In response to educators’ needs, Vernier Software & Technology launched the Go Direct™ family of sensors to offer teachers and students maximum versatility to collect scientific data either wirelessly or via a USB connection. The 16 new low-cost sensors, which are designed primarily for chemistry, physical science, and middle school science, can be used in more than 190 teacher-tested experiments developed by Vernier and are supported by free graphing and analysis software, Graphical Analysis™ 4 app.

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Epson Wins Two 2016 New Product of the Year Awards

School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management Recognized the Epson DC-21 Document Camera and BrightLink Pro All-in-One Interactive Display 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2017 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, and two of its products were recognized in the School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management 2016 New Product of the Year Awards. The Epson DC-21 document camera and the BrightLink® Pro All-in-One Interactive Display each won a Platinum-level award in the A/V Category from the magazines. The award programs honor the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to enhance the learning environment.

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Impero Software Wins 2017 Bett Awards EdTech Exporter of the Year

Impero Software wins for its incredible growth in the U.S. market

Simi Valley, CA, Jan. 31, 2017 – Impero Software was named EdTech Exporter of the Year at the 19th annual Bett Awards. The prestigious ceremony, which is produced in association with the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and coincides with the Bett Show, took place on January 25, 2017 in London. Hosted by comedian Jenny Eclair, the evening saw shortlisted companies come together to celebrate the best in education technology.

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New Social Enterprise Aperture Education Focuses on Students’ Social and Emotional Competence

New company is a joint venture of Apperson, Inc. and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children

Charlotte N.C. (Jan. 26, 2017)—Assessment company Apperson, Inc., and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children – a prevention-focused service of the nonprofit organization Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health – today announced the launch of a new company, Aperture Education, that provides strength-based assessments and resilience-building resources to help schools and out-of-school-time organizations address the whole child.

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Apperson’s New Back to School Supply Program Helps Parents while Giving Back to Schools

 Class Packs creates grade-specific shopping portals to simplify back to school supply purchasing for parents while providing a built-in fundraiser for schools

Charlotte N.C. – Jan. 24, 2017 – One of the biggest hassles of the back to school time for parents is school supply shopping. Parents often struggle to find the right supplies at local stores and frequently over-purchase materials teachers don’t require. To make this process easier for parents, Apperson, a long time education company, is partnering with schools to offer Class Packs by Apperson.

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Epson Introduces New BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays for Education

New BrightLink 685Wi, 695Wi, 696Ui, and 697Ui Transform Any Flat Surface in the Classroom into a Bright 100-Inch Interactive Learning Space 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the latest BrightLink® interactive ultra short-throw presentation displays for education, including the BrightLink 685Wi, 695Wi, 696Ui, and 697Ui. These enhanced displays enable individualized instruction with wireless content sharing and deliver crisp image quality with up to full HD resolution1 and a bright, readable interactive image up to 100-inches – 3x as big as a 60-inch flat panel. Combined with Epson’s advanced 3LCD light engine for bright, vivid colors, the new BrightLink interactive displays result in impactful presentations and productive collaboration. Epson’s new BrightLink projectors for education will be on display at FETC 2017 in Orlando, Fla. from Jan. 24-27 at Epson booth, #135, and TCEA 2017 in Austin, Texas from Feb. 6-10 at Epson booth, #2355.  

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