SchoolMint Wins a 2016 District Administration “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products” Award

Cloud-based student enrollment and school choice system recognized by three industry-leading awards in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, December 1, 2016 – SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools, was recently named a winner of District Administration’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016.” The awards program informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas, including technology, sustainability, and curriculum instruction. Winners were chosen based on 1,500-plus nominations from the magazine’s readers over the past year.

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Mahoning County Education Service Center Partners with Fuel Education™ to Give Students More Post-Secondary Opportunities

Online courses support students at districts and the county’s Career and Technical Center as they explore industries and prepare for professional certifications prior to high school graduation 

Herndon, Virginia, November 21, 2016 — The demand for highly skilled workers to fill vacancies has encouraged school districts to provide students with both college and career readiness opportunities. Mahoning County Education Service Center (ESC), which serves more than 20 districts in Ohio, is helping them create robust career-readiness programs by using an online and blended learning program for Career and Technical Education (CTE) called Career Readiness Pathways™ from Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™). 

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PresenceLearning Releases New White Paper about Equivalence of Psychoeducational Assessments Administered Online and Onsite

White paper details equivalency study conducted by PresenceLearning and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt using the Woodcock-Johnson® IV assessment

SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2016 – Making sure students are evaluated is a major responsibility for school districts, and is a key milestone in getting students the special education services they need. Chronic national shortages and other obstacles—including seasonal spikes in student evaluation referrals—can greatly slow the process. In an effort to deliver psychoeducational assessments to students in a more timely manner, PresenceLearning—the leading provider of live, online special education related services—conducted an equivalency study to understand the outcomes of online delivery of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Woodcock-Johnson® IV (WJ IV) Cognitive and Achievement batteries.

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Vernier Software & Technology Accepting Applications for its 2017 Engineering Contest

STEM teachers encouraged to share their creative uses of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts for a chance to win $5,500 in prizes

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 18, 2016 – Vernier Software & Technology is accepting applications for its 2017 Engineering Contest. The contest recognizes science and STEM teachers for their creative uses of Vernier sensors to teach students engineering concepts and practices. Two winning teachers—one middle school teacher and one high school teacher—will each receive prizes valued at $5,500.

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Impero Software and the Educator’s School Safety Network Partner to Help Schools Detect Issues Related to Weapons and Violence

Partners will create a keyword library to help schools detect potential school violence online

Simi Valley, CA – Nov. 17, 2016 – Shootings, bomb threats and other types of school violence are all too common in the United States, requiring schools to constantly seek new ways to ensure student safety. To support this work, Impero Software and the Educator’s School Safety Network have partnered to help schools detect and address potential incidents of school violence.

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Epson BrightLink 595Wi Interactive Projectors Help Empower Successful Learning at Des Moines Public Schools

District Installed 2,000+ Touch-Enabled Interactive Projectors 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 16, 2016 – Both educators and administrators at Des Moines Public Schools agreed students could benefit from technology-infused, student-centered learning. To enable teachers and their students to fully embrace digital content and to learn through collaboration, the district installed BrightLink® 595Wi interactive projectors from Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world. In approximately one year, Des Moines Public Schools successfully installed more than 2,100 units across its 65 schools. 

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Epson Wins Two 2016 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

The DC-21 Document Camera and PowerLite 97H Projector Help Enable a Highly Engaging Teaching and Learning Experience 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2016 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, has won two Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Both the DC-21 document camera and the PowerLite® 97H projector were selected as winners by a panel of judges in the New Products category. The award program, now in its 34th year, honors both new and upgraded innovative software, hardware, network, app, and web products that have proven to be helpful educator tools. To view the entire list of this year’s winners, click here

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Vernier’s Technical Support Wins a 2016 Tech & Learning Stellar Service Award

Awards program honors companies in the edtech industry that provide exceptional customer care 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 10, 2016 — Vernier Software & Technology was named the winner of Tech & Learning’s 2016 Stellar Service Awards in ‘The Number You Have on Autodial (Best Tech Support)’ category. Voted on by the publication’s readers, the awards program honors manufacturers and resellers that provide exceptional customer service and satisfaction within the educational technology industry. 

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Idaho State Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Common Core Mathematics

Ready Mathematics is the only approved program for all grades K–8 in the state

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 7, 2016—The Idaho State Department of Education recently approved Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Common Core Mathematics as part of its 2015–2016 K–12 Mathematics Review. Built for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ready Mathematics underwent a rigorous screening based on its content, organization, presentation, and quality. Of the programs approved by the state, Ready Mathematics was the only program that was approved in all grade levels K–5 and 6–8.

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Free Nov. 15, 2016 Webinar Explores ESSA Funding and New “Non-Academic” Accountability Requirements

Webinar features funding expert Dr. Jennifer House to discuss the social-emotional learning aspect of the legislation

Charlotte N.C. – Nov. 3, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson will host a free webinar at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 2016 (EST) for schools and districts to discuss the latest information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which goes into effect in the 2017-18 school year. The webinar, “How SEL fits into the ESSA Requirements” will address the role of social-emotional learning programs and assessments in meeting the requirements of the legislation. To register, visit  https://goo.gl/rtMPYh or click here

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