Impero Education Pro v6.3 wins Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show Award

New version provides improved cloud functionality, a web-based console for teachers and automatic updates to schools’ keyword libraries

Austin, TX, Feb. 28, 2018 – Impero Software’s flagship product, Impero Education Pro, has won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. Impero, a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software to schools, showcased the newest version of Education Pro (v6.3) during the TCEA conference in Austin.

Impero Education Pro v6.3 will be featured in the March issue of Tech & Learning. To view the online article, visit https://goo.gl/djgERn 

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Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning

Partnership focuses on helping schools collect, monitor and analyze student social and emotional skill and behavior data

Charlotte N.C. (Feb. 28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that tie to the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) core SEL competencies. The DESSA, which is published by Aperture Education, measures students’ social emotional competencies while the Kickboard platform allows teachers to record and analyze student behavior in real time. 

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Fuel Education Expands Reading Literacy Platform for Schools and Districts

Big Universe adds 2,000 eBooks to help schools improve reading proficiency, particularly in early grades

Herndon, Virginia, February 26, 2018 — The online literacy platform from Fuel Education® (FuelEd®), Big Universe®, just got much bigger. The platform has added more than 2,000 new titles in both non-fiction and fiction since October 2017. It now offers more than 13,000 high-quality, leveled eBooks to help schools boost their balanced literacy program for students in grades K–12 to improve reading skills. 

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Vernier Kicks Off Its Spring 2018 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Hands-on workshops help science and STEM educators learn new ways to integrate data-collection technologies into their curriculum

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 23, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology will host 21 free hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators learn how to integrate Vernier data-collection technology—including the new Vernier Go Direct® wireless sensors—into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will be led by a Vernier training specialist who will guide attendees through classroom-ready labs using award-winning hardware, software, and mobile technologies. 

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New Efficacy Research Demonstrates Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements, Including School Improvement Funds

Schools can use Title I funding to implement evidence-based online program proven to drive significantly greater learning gains  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 21, 2018—A new research study titled “i-Ready Efficacy: Research on i-Ready Program Impact” demonstrates that Curriculum Associates’ K–8 i-Ready Instruction meets the federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The research places i-Ready as a Level 3 program demonstrating “Promising Evidence.” Schools across the country can use Title I funding to implement the online diagnostic and instructional program as an evidence-based program as defined by ESSA. In addition, this research evidence level allows schools to use school improvement funds to implement i-Ready. Research confirms what educators know about i-Ready: students who use the program experience significant improvements in their English language arts and mathematics performance.

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Impero Software Names Richard Fuller as New CEO and Announces its New Austin, TX Headquarters in the U.S.

Fuller brings a vast background in technology, business development and government to lead Impero’s next phase of growth 

Simi Valley, CA, Feb. 19, 2018 – Impero Software has announced the appointment of Richard Fuller as its new CEO to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it bolsters its global business plan. In the U.S., that plan includes opening a new U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas.

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Vernier Total Solar Eclipse Campaign Wins Silver in the 2017 One Planet® Best in Business and Professional Excellence Awards

Campaign provides STEM educators with tips, resources, and data for teaching students about real-world physical phenomenon

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 13, 2018 — The Vernier Software & Technology Total Solar Eclipse campaign recently won a Silver award in the 2017 One Planet® Best in Business and Professional Excellence Awards in the PR or Marketing Campaign of the Year category. The ongoing, multi-pronged campaign celebrating last summer’s Great American Eclipse provides tips, resources, and data that STEM teachers can use to teach students about a real-world physical phenomenon throughout the year.

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CDI Partners with littleBits to Provide STEAM Coding Starter Kits to Schools

Kits provide an affordable solution to teach STEAM skills 

  Chicago IL – Feb. 8, 2018 – CDI Computer Dealers announced today it has partnered with littleBits to offer STEAM Coding Starter Kits for classrooms, makerspaces and libraries. The package includes two of littleBits’ best-selling kits – the STEAM Student Set and the Code Kit –plus two add-on packages that allow students to expand on the lessons by creating games or electronic music. CDI is showcasing the STEAM Coding Starter Kits this week at TCEA 2018 (booth 1922) in Austin.

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Three Epson Customers Featured in the 2017 NewBay AV/IT College Standings Program

Rush University, Pensacola Christian College and California State University Fresno recognized for their technology applications, which include Epson presentation displays

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 8, 2018 – Three Epson® higher education customers were selected for inclusion in the 2017 NewBay AV/IT College Standings. The new program from NewBay Media evaluates technology and pedagogy and recognizes “great new spaces and new applications in schools that can serve as an inspiration to all,” according to AV Technology’s announcement of the College Standings. The list included applications from three Epson customers:  

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CDI Announces New 42-Device Charging Cart – The MN142VS mobiLAB® charging cart by eduGear®

Cart meets the needs of larger 1:1 deployments

 Chicago IL – Feb. 6, 2018 – CDI Computer Dealers launched today the latest addition to its fleet of charging carts for schools – the mobiLAB® MN142VS charging cart from eduGear®. The new cart can hold up to 42 Chromebooks or Notebooks that are up to 15.6 inches in size. It was designed to meet the needs of larger classrooms while still remaining compact and lightweight. CDI is launching the cart in conjunction with TCEA 2018 (booth 1922), which takes place Feb. 5-9, 2018 in Austin. 

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