Districts and Schools Harness the Power of Career and Technical Education using Career Readiness Pathways™ from Fuel Education™

More than 70 clients have signed on for digital learning program to help students explore careers, learn skills, and prepare for professional certifications for high-demand jobs

Herndon, Virginia, January 17, 2017 — Today’s workforce is in the midst of a drastic shift. A recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that there was a 68 percent increase in the number of workers in occupations requiring “average to above-average education, training and experience” over the past 25 years.  Of the ways to achieve this level of qualification, 78 percent of the United States’ adults surveyed said industry-recognized certifications prepared them “somewhat well” to “very well” for the field. Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) created Career Readiness Pathways™ to help districts provide a clear learning path for students interested in pursuing industry-recognized certifications in high-demand careers. Since its launch in February 2016, 73 schools, districts, or education organizations in 23 states have signed on with FuelEd to provide students Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs including Career Readiness Pathways.

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Collabco Pilot Program Helps Colleges and Universities Offer a Digital Campus with the myday Student Engagement App

Program provides win/win with deep discounts on the app and training and ability to provide feedback on desired features

Liverpool, England –  Jan. 11, 2017 – Student engagement is a key factor in retaining college students and offering cloud-based, responsive tools for students to manage and engage in their day is critical to offering the digital campus life today’s students desire. Collabco, an education development software company, helps colleges and universities with this critical task by providing myday, a personalized student dashboard that works on any device and helps build student engagement by keeping students connected to their schools.

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Workbench to Provide Maryland Public Libraries with Its Virtual Maker Space

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 9, 2017 – Edtech company Workbench and Maryland’s network of public libraries have partnered to launch an online maker space for libraries throughout the state. Libraries are increasingly becoming hubs for the maker movement – providing virtual and augmented reality tools, programmable robots and drones, computer labs and collaboration spaces for students and adults to create, learn and teach. This partnership uses Workbench’s platform to expand these communities online.

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Makey Makey Partners with Workbench to Deliver a New Online Community for Educators and Fans

“Makey Makey Labz” invites users to “go beyond the banana piano” by making projects found on the site and creating and sharing their own

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 6, 2017 – Makey Makey, which produces invention kits, has partnered with project-based learning leader Workbench to launch Makey Makey Labz, an online community for students, educators and fans. The online community, powered by Workbench, is a place for users to share their Makey Makey inventions and find inspiration from other inventors around the world. Educators can access Makey Makey Labz to browse through a growing library of interactive, hands-on project guides, assign guides to students, and track student progress. To view the platform, visit: https://labz.makeymakey.com 

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Workbench Partners with Clever to Offer Synchronized Single Sign In for Students to its Maker-focused Online Communities

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 5, 2017 –Project-based learning leader Workbench today announced a further integration with education platform Clever to expand on the single sign in to Workbench’s online communities for makers, inventors and educators and offer complete synchronization with a school’s student information system (SIS).  The partnership brings Clever’s secure sync technology to even more students and educators nationwide by allowing users to access Workbench sites with a single, secure login rather than having to remember multiple passwords, while automatically updating student, class, and teacher information from the school’s chosen SIS.

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PresenceLearning Launches New Winter-Spring 2017 Webinar Series Focused on Big Ideas for Transformation in Special Education

New series lifts off Tuesday, February 14, 2017 with scholar, author, and speaker Dr. Lori Desautels providing insights about educational neuroscience and its application to students with special needs

SAN FRANCISCO, January 5, 2017 – PresenceLearning, creator of the leading network of teletherapy providers in education, is launching a free, three-part webinar series for special education leaders and clinicians focused on big, new ideas that can positively impact student development, outcomes, and long term success.

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BrightLink 595Wi Wins District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product Award

Epson Also Recently Recognized by T.H.E. Journal and Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards and Tech & Learning Stellar Service Awards 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2016 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, and the BrightLink® 595Wi interactive projector have been recognized by District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016” awards program. The annual awards program highlights K12 leaders’ nominations for products making a positive difference in education.

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Epson Introduces PowerLite 975W Projector with Ultra-Long Lamp Life for K-12 Classrooms

New Projector Delivers Widescreen, Vivid Images and Long-Life Lamp for Reduced Maintenance and Downtime 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2016 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the PowerLite® 975W projector – Epson's first classroom projector to offer up to a 10,000-hour lamp life in Bright Mode1. Featuring 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness2 and WXGA resolution, the new projector delivers vivid, widescreen images, even in well-lit classrooms. It also offers enterprise-level security via an included wireless module, and teachers can wirelessly share content simultaneously from multiple devices, providing a classroom experience that is brighter and more connected. 

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Apperson Helps Students Prepare for the SAT and ACT with new Practice Test Forms that Mimic the Tests

Testing sheets are compatible with the DataLink 1200 scanner giving schools detailed analysis and reporting through DataLink Connect Software

Charlotte N.C. – Dec. 13, 2016 – In many states, high school juniors are required to take the ACT or SAT test. Assessment leader Apperson is helping schools prepare students for these important tests by offering new practice test forms that are compatible with Apperson’s DataLink 1200 scanners. The scanners and accompanying free DataLink Connect software allow teachers to quickly and easily score the practice tests and analyze the results so they can help students be better prepared for Test Day.

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PresenceLearning Names the Winners of its Third Annual Awards of Excellence

Six education organizations recognized for outstanding leadership and student progress in special education

SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2016 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live, online special education related services, is pleased to announce the six winners of its 3rd annual Awards of Excellence, recognizing leadership, teamwork, and outstanding student progress.

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