Vector Solutions Wins in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Program for its Student Safety & Wellness Courses

Online Courses Support Student Safety and Social-Emotional Learning and Promote Discussions on Topics Such as Bullying, Suicide Awareness, Drug Prevention, and More

Tampa, FL – September 27, 2021 – Tech & Learning, an industry-leading education outlet, has named Vector Solutions’ Student Safety & Wellness Courses a winner in its 2021 Awards of Excellence Back to School. The courses won in the Secondary Education category, which recognizes products used in grades 6-12.

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Upcoming Webinar Supports Schools Addressing Student Mental Health

Presenters will define resiliency and trauma-informed practices in the school setting and offer suggestions for supporting students’ mental health needs

NEW YORK, September 24, 2021 – According to the 2021 State of Mental Health in America report from Mental Health America, young people are struggling with their mental health, and,  during the pandemic, youth ages 11-17 were more likely to score for moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. As districts look to prioritize student mental health this school year, many are left unsure about how to help students successfully. 

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Vector Solutions Adds Silent Panic Alarm Feature to its LiveSafe Tip Reporting and Safety Communications Platform for Schools

New Feature Allows Staff and Students to Report Emergencies Directly to Law Enforcement and Helps Schools Meet the Recommendations in Alyssa’s Law

Tampa, FL – September 23, 2021 – The Washington Post reported 14 school shootings between March and June 2021 despite pandemic-related school closures. As more classrooms re-open for in-person instruction, student safety and mental health remain top concerns. To help in situations where there is an immediate emergency, Vector Solutions,  the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has updated its Vector LiveSafe Tip Reporting and Safety Communications Platform to add a silent panic alarm feature, allowing users to immediately report emergencies directly to authorities. The panic alarm helps schools meet the recommendations in Alyssa’s Law, named after Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 victims killed during the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The law requires schools to implement mobile panic alarms that go directly to law enforcement in case of immediate emergencies such as an active shooter situation.

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Curriculum Associates Updates i-Ready® with New Lessons and Assessments to Further Support Dual-Language Classrooms and Spanish-Speaking Students

Reading and mathematics assets help students see themselves in the learning materials

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 23, 2021—To further support Spanish-speaking students in dual-language or transitional-bilingual programs, Curriculum Associates recently added new lessons and assessments to its award-winning i-Ready program. All of these resources—including authentic Spanish Reading lessons for Grades K–2, new Spanish versions of Mathematics lessons for Grades K–6, and a new Assessment of Spanish Reading for Grades K–6—are all designed for students to see themselves in the learning materials as they work to meet ambitious goals this school year. 

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics for Grades 6–8 Named a Highly Rated, “All Green” Program by EdReports.org

The complete core math program for Grades K–8 now has an “all-green” rating after this latest independent evidence-based review

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 22, 2021—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics for Grades 6–8 was recently named a highly rated program by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that conducts evidence-based reviews of instructional materials. After undergoing a comprehensive review using the organization’s updated and more rigorous evaluation rubric, expert educators from EdReports.org found the standards-aligned core math program met expectations for all evaluation criteria across Grades 6–8. 

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Oregon Department of Education Names i-Ready® Assessment an Approved Universal Screening Tool for Risk Factors of Dyslexia

With this approval, schools across the state can use Curriculum Associates’ award-winning Diagnostic and offline literacy assessments to meet state requirements starting in the 2021–2022 school year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 21, 2021—The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Assessment to its Approved Universal Screening Tools for Risk Factors of Dyslexia list for the 2021–2022 school year. With the approval, schools across the state can now use the program’s Diagnostic and offline literacy assessment tasks to screen for risk factors of dyslexia and help provide data-driven instructional support to students in Grades K–1. Today, the award-winning i-Ready program serves more than 9.5 million students and 25 percent of all Grades K–8 students in the United States. 

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Online Courses from Vector Solutions Help Schools Address Pandemic-Related Behavioral Challenges

Expert-Led Courses Provide Training on How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Times of Crisis, Trauma Awareness, and More

Tampa, FL – September 20, 2021 – For many students, the stress and challenges of the pandemic may have caused regression both socially and emotionally and in terms of their behavior.  To support teachers and administrators this school year, Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has created a new set of online training courses addressing some of the most common behavioral challenges expected this school year.

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September 22, 2021 Webinar Featuring Expert on Workplace Culture Shares Strategies for School Leaders

Vector Solutions’ webinar “Becoming an Ally: How School Leaders Can Support an Inclusive School Culture” discusses allies, microaggressions, codes of conduct and more  

Tampa, FL – September 16, 2021 – Helping students and staff feel respected and protected can go a long way toward creating a positive school environment where learning can thrive. To support schools in doing this, Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has partnered with workplace culture expert Catherine Mattice for a free webinar on how to build inclusive school environments.

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New $1.5-Million Innovation Fund Supports Video Coaching and Video Observation Initiatives

Fund to support school districts with implementing the award-winning Edthena platform for up to three academic years

SAN FRANCISCO (September 14, 2021) – To support districts in creating and sustaining a next-generation professional learning system, Edthena is launching a $1.5-million innovation fund. The easy-to-apply-for fund will help new district partners implement the Edthena platform. Funding is valid for up to three academic years.

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ALAS Announces Keynote Speakers for the ALAS National Summit Being Held this October in Washington D.C.

Tatyana Ali and Carlos Cobián provide keynote presentations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 10, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) 18th Annual National Summit, which takes place in person Oct. 7-9, 2021 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International World Trade Center in Washington D.C., will feature inspiring speeches from entrepreneur Carlos R. Cobián, actress, singer and humanitarian Tatyana Ali, and actor and director John Leguizamo, who will be awarded the 2021 ALAS National Inspirational Award. The Summit will also include informative workshops, networking opportunities, student presentations, the annual State Affiliates meeting and On the Hill Day to meet with state legislators, including U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kathy Manning, and an Awards Gala (ticketed separately) to celebrate the leadership within and outside of the organization.

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