Epson Drives Display Innovation with Laser Projector Portfolio Expansion

Company Delivers the Future of Display Technology with Large Venue, Corporate and Education Offerings

ORLANDO, Fla. (InfoComm Booth #1642) – June 14, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, continues to drive the laser-phosphor market forward with the introduction of several new display solutions for the rental and staging, corporate, education, and installation markets. The BrightLink® Pro 1470Ui, BrightLink 710Ui and PowerLite® 700U ultra short-throw laser displays and the latest Pro L-Series projectors leverage Epson’s proprietary 3LCD technology and integrated laser light source to deliver spectacular image quality, durability and reliability. The BrightLink Pro 1470Ui and BrightLink 710Ui are the world’s first 3LCD interactive laser projectors. Epson’s new laser products will be on display at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Fla. from June 14-17 at Epson’s booth, #1642.

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Alabama State Department of Education Gives Students Free Access to Fuel Education’s Stride for Fifth Annual Alabama Summer Learning Challenge

Alabama students in grades K-12 have free anytime, anywhere access to the online supplemental learning tool from this summer to help prevent “Summer Slide”

Herndon, Virginia, June 13, 2017 — Although summer is an exciting time with vacations and warm weather, it also means time away from the classroom which can lead to “Summer Slide.” To help students in Alabama continue their learning over the summer in an engaging and fun way, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is launching its fifth annual Alabama Summer Learning Challenge. From May through July, students across the state have free access to several online learning tools, including Stride™, an award-winning digital learning solution from Fuel Educationâ (FuelEdâ) for intervention and supplemental learning that rewards student progress with games.

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Vernier Software & Technology Pledges to Support the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Educational technology company will join 195 countries in supporting the 2015 agreement to minimize the damage due to climate change

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 12, 2017 – Inspired by its ninth consecutive listing on the Oregon Business Magazine’s Best Green Workplaces in Oregon, Vernier Software & Technology has pledged to work harder than ever toward reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement. Specifically, Vernier is installing additional solar panels to the 17 kW system it has had for almost 10 years and is committing to buying 100% renewable electricity for its building.

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Upcoming PresenceLearning Webinar Unpacks Timely Legal Topics to Prepare Special Education Leaders for the 2017-18 School Year

Julie Weatherly, Esq. presents top special education legal issues related to students with mental health and discipline challenges during two-hour webinar on July 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is delivering a free, two-hour webinar to provide special education leaders and related services providers with timely legal information and expert guidance to prepare them for the 2017-18 school year. Hosted by special education law expert Julie Weatherly, Esq., “Come and Get It! A Legal Update on Discipline and Mental Health Issues for Special Ed Leaders,” will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 starting at 10 am Pacific time (1 pm Eastern time).

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Florida Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for Grades 3–12 as a Norm-Referenced Assessment for Private Schools

Schools participating in the Florida Tax Credit or Gardiner Scholarship Programs can now use online reading and mathematics program in lieu of the Florida State Assessment

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 5, 2017—The Florida Department of Education recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for grades 3–12 as an approved norm-referenced assessment for private schools participating in the Florida Tax Credit or Gardiner Scholarship Programs. Participating schools can now use i-Ready Diagnostic, which is part of the i-Ready program, in lieu of the Florida State Assessment or another approved assessment. i-Ready is currently the most widely-used supplemental mathematics and reading program in the state of Florida, actively used in 50 districts – or 75% of all districts in the state – and by more than one million students.

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Vernier Launches Its 2017 Summer Institutes for Science and STEM Educators

Being held nationwide, full-day institutes provide educators with hands-on training using data-collection technology 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 1, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology will host 13 full-day, hands-on training institutes this summer to help science and STEM educators learn how to integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Led by knowledgeable training specialists, the institutes will provide attendees with the opportunity to use Vernier data-collection technology to explore classroom-ready experiments and activities.

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Aperture Education Partners with SkillForce on a New Character-Building Program in the United Kingdom

The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment, which uses Aperture’s Evo Social/Emotional system, will evaluate the program’s effectiveness

Charlotte N.C. (June 1, 2017) — Aperture Education, a social enterprise focused on social-emotional learning skills, has partnered with the education charity SkillForce to provide data for a new program to build social-emotional skills in students throughout the United Kingdom. 

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Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation Prioritizes School Safety and Implements PublicSchoolWORKS EmployeeSafe Suite

The district upgraded from the Staff Training System to the EmployeeSafe Suite this year to further spread awareness about school safety and reduce risk districtwide  

Cincinnati, OH (May 31, 2017) — Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation (PHM) in Mishawaka, IN is no stranger to the benefits of moving processes from a paper format to an electronic one. The district had been using online staff training from PublicSchoolWORKS for five years. This year, however, the district chose to move to online reporting, investigation and resolution of school safety concerns, staff accidents, hazards, and more using the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite from PublicSchoolWORKS. Integrating these processes with the online staff training system has increased safety awareness across PHM schools, reduced risk, and helped to put more money into the classroom.

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National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced in Anaheim

A total of 267 middle and high school students competed in this year’s National KidWind Challenge during the AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition

(Anaheim, CA) May 30, 2017 – To inspire students in grades 4-12 to explore their passion for renewable energy and engineering, KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education, hosted the National KidWind Challenge at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim last week. A total of 23 high school and 33 middle school teams competed for the chance to win the grand prize of $1,000, the second place prize of $500, and the third place prize of $250. 

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Impero Software Releases Handbook Offering Best Practices for Deploying Internet Monitoring in Schools

Additional resources in handbook help schools deal with issues such as cyberbullying, radicalization and self-harm

Simi Valley, CA, May 31, 2017 – Impero Software, provider of network administration, classroom management and internet safety software has released an Online Safety Handbook for its U.S. customers. The handbook serves as a deployment and resource guide for schools using Impero Education Pro monitoring software and keyword libraries to keep students safe. To view the handbook, click here: https://www.imperosoftware.com/us/resources/eduresources/online-safety-handbook/

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