CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES RANKED ON 2017 TOP COMPANY CULTURES LIST PRESENTED BY ENTREPRENEUR AND CULTUREIQ

North Billerica, Mass.—FEBRUARY 21, 2017—Curriculum Associates was recently ranked on Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with culture management software and service provider CultureIQ®. The Top Company Cultures list has named Curriculum Associates a top ranked business in the large company category. Curriculum Associates is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations, and directly impacts company success. 

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Fuel Education Expands Career Readiness Pathways to Help Districts Increase Career and Technical Education Offerings

The comprehensive, online and blended learning program now spans six Career Clusters and 24 distinct Career Pathways  

Herndon, Virginia, February 21, 2017 —According to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 81 percent of students who did not finish high school say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in school. To provide schools with even more ways to engage students in these relevant learning experiences, Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) has expanded its Career Readiness Pathways™ online and blended learning program. Students can choose to follow one of 24 distinct Career Pathways in six Career Clusters®, now including Agriculture and Hospitality, which provide a comprehensive, end-to-end approach to career and technical education (CTE). 

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Vernier to Host 29 Free Data-Collection Workshops this Spring

Workshops provide valuable PD for science and STEM educators as they learn new ways to integrate data-collection technologies into their lessons 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 17, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology will host 29 free, hands-on workshops this spring to help science and STEM educators learn how to use and integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Kicking off this month, each four-hour workshop will be led by a Vernier training specialist who will guide attendees through classroom-ready experiments using Vernier award-winning hardware, software, and mobile technologies for physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, Earth science, and middle school science.

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Free 82-Lesson Phonics Curriculum Now Available for Download

Can you turn “damp” into “dump,” then “dump” into “bump,” then “bump” into “jump?” FREEPhonics introduces young students to the building blocks of reading

Berkeley, CA – February 15 2016 – Primary Concepts, producer of PreK-3 products and curriculum, has released FREEPhonics, a new, comprehensive word building curriculum. Distributed in the form of an eBook, the curriculum is free for teachers to download at www.primaryconcepts.com. It offers 82 step-by-step lessons, beginning with the simplest CVC words and progressing sequentially through blends, digraphs, diphthongs, consonant and vowel pairs, and r-controlled vowels. The program introduces the building blocks of reading with sequential lessons that are fun, hands-on, and designed to ensure success. 

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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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