Inspiring Schools Honored by Fuel Education for Transforming Education through Digital Learning

Fuel Education’s Transformation Awards recognize five schools and districts using online and blended learning to solve educational challenges and better prepare students for the future

Herndon, Virginia, August 23, 2017 — Schools across the country are finding inventive ways to use online and blended learning programs to meet diverse student needs. The Fuel Education® Transformation Awards program celebrates those schools, districts, or organizations that are transforming the way teachers teach and students learn using digital learning solutions.

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Epson Unveils Two New Portable Document Cameras for K-12 Classrooms

New DC-07 and DC-13 Allow Teachers to Engage Students with Superior Image Quality and Advanced Zoom Capabilities 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 22, 2017 – Epson America today announced two new portable document cameras – the Epson® DC-07 and the Epson DC-13 – high-definition document cameras offering both affordability and superior feature sets. Designed to captivate and engage K-12 students, the new document cameras boast superior image quality with 1080p resolution and advanced zoom capabilities to accurately capture full HD images when displaying textbook pages, student work, 3D experiments, and more.

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Improving Institutional Effectiveness - Higher Education Data Expert Provides Insight during Webinar Series this Fall

Apperson to host four-part webinar series with Dr. W. Allen Richman, Senior Director for Research at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Charlotte N.C. – Aug. 18, 2017 – For colleges and universities, data is critical to everything from accreditation to student retention. Improving the effectiveness of an institution often means being smarter about how to gather, analyze and use that data. Dr. W. Allen Richman, senior director of research for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will discuss how to use technology to improve the institutional effectiveness of a college or university during a free, four-part, live webinar series starting Sept. 7, 2017 and hosted by assessment company Apperson.

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Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the 3rd Time, Curriculum Associates Appears on the Inc. 5000 list with Three-Year Sales Growth of 150%

NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked Curriculum Associates NO. 2,413 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

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Impero Software Announces $2.5 Million “Back-to-School Tech Grant” Program to Support Schools’ Tech Initiatives

Grants will help schools implement or consolidate classroom management, online safety and network management tools

Simi Valley, CA, Aug. 14, 2017 – As the use of technology in the classroom continues to rise, so does the need for software to help schools manage that technology and keep students safe online. As schools reconvene this fall, Impero, a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software, is offering a $2.5 million “Back to School Tech Grant,” program  which provides access to Impero Education Pro and Impero EdLink at a subsidized rate to help schools overcome the challenges associated with technology initiatives.

Schools can apply for the grants through September 30, 2017. 

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Social-Emotional Learning Expert Paul LeBuffe Leads Webinar on the Appropriate Use of the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment

Webinar hosted by Aperture Education Aug. 29, 2017 offers insight into what the DESSA is – and what it is not 

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 10, 2017) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) assessments can provide valuable information to help school districts improve their SEL programs and address the social-emotional strengths and needs of individual students. However, in order to be effective, these assessments must be used appropriately. SEL assessment expert Paul LeBuffe will lead a free webinar at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Aug. 29, 2017 to share insight into the widely-used Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), which he authored, and how to use it to support the social-emotional development of children.

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Texas Education Commissioner Approves the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment Screener for use in Kindergarten

The DESSA-mini is one of two approved health and wellness assessments

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 9, 2017) — The Texas Education Commissioner has selected the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment mini (the DESSA-mini) as one of two kindergarten Health and Wellness assessments approved for schools to use in that state.

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PresenceLearning Named an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Occupational therapists and therapy assistants can receive credit by attending PresenceLearning’s live SPED Ahead webinars 

SAN FRANCISCO, August 8, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, has recently been named an approved provider of continuing education by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA). As such, occupational therapists and therapy assistants who attend one of PresenceLearning’s free, live SPED Ahead webinars, and complete a post-webinar feedback survey, can receive AOTA continuing education units (CEUs).

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Vernier Software & Technology to Host 31 Free Data-Collection Workshops this Fall

Hands-on workshops help science educators integrate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 2, 2017 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 31 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will be led by a knowledgeable training specialist who will work alongside educators as they explore classroom-ready labs that incorporate the award-winning line of data-collection technology from Vernier. 

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Colorado Education Association Partners with Edthena to Provide Teachers with Video-Powered Professional Development

Edthena’s video coaching tools are now an embedded part of the COpilot learning platform allowing teachers to receive valuable peer-to-peer feedback 

DENVER (August 2, 2017) – The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is partnering with Edthena to embed video observation and feedback into courses offered on COpilot, the state’s online professional learning platform.  Now, with COpilot, educators across the state can experience video feedback as part of their professional development. 

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