PresenceLearning Raises $8 Million in Series B Funding

Funding will help company grow online speech and occupational therapy services and develop new products for students with special needs

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2013 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech and occupational therapy services for K-12 students, recently received $8 million in funding to continue the growth of its online therapy services, as well as to expand development into new products and offerings for the special education market.

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Teachscape Wins Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Award for its Teacher Support Programs and Services

Company recognized by Arizona State University, the Clayton Christensen Institute and GSV Advisors at the 2013 Education Innovation Summit 

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2013 – Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative classroom observation and evaluation technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, was named the winner of the inaugural Return on Education (ROE) Innovation Award in the Teacher Support category. Presented by Arizona State University, the Clayton Christensen Institute and GSV Advisors, the award was given at the 2013 Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Online Speech Therapy Enables Wisconsin District to Bolster Early Intervention Efforts

Sparta Area School District increases early intervention services while improving speech therapist caseloads

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2013 – To relieve its chronic shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and to allow the district to devote more resources to early intervention services, Sparta Area School District partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students.  By using PresenceLearning’s online speech therapy services, the district can allocate more time to early intervention services to shorten the amount of time a student spends in special education—or prevent it entirely.  

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Vernier’s 2013 Engineering Contest Winners Demonstrate Creative Teaching Using Vernier Sensors with NI LabVIEW™ Software

College and high school winners awarded cash and technology prizes valued at $5,500 each 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 18, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology named Jonathan Aurnou and Peter Shimer from the University of California Los Angeles, and Nelson Nunalee from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina, as the winners of the 2013 Vernier Engineering Contest. These winning educators were selected by a panel of Vernier educational experts for demonstrating truly creative teaching using Vernier sensors with National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW™ software.

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Epson Extends North America Projector Market Leadership to 34 Percent Market Share

3LCD Image Quality, Color Brightness and Performance Drive Epson Projector Sales in Business, Education and Home Entertainment Segments

LONG BEACH, Calif. – April 16, 2013 – Epson America, Inc. continues to demonstrate its leadership in the projector market and today announced it continues to hold the number one position in North America for 2012. According to PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, Epson continued its momentum in the projector market by growing its overall North America market share to 34 percent in 2012, which represents a three-point increase year-over-year – the largest share growth of any manufacturer1. 

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STEM Educators Recognized for Data-Collection Innovation in the 2013 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Award winners receive prizes valued at $5,500

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 10, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) awarded seven educators – including two middle school teachers, four high school teachers and one college-level educator – with 2013 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Each of these winners was selected by an NSTA-appointed panel of experts for their innovative use of data-collection technology.

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Colorado League of Charter Schools Names PublicSchoolWORKS a Preferred Service Provider

PublicSchoolWORKS passes a ten-point evaluation process to be listed as a credible resource in risk management and school safety

Cincinnati, OH – April 9, 2013 – To help Colorado charter schools make informed purchasing decisions, the Colorado League of Charter Schools has created the Preferred Service Provider (PSP) Program to present its members with credible service providers within their stated areas of expertise. PublicSchoolWORKS, a Cincinnati-based company that offers the one and only comprehensive, fully-automated risk management system available for schools, has been designated as a Preferred Service Provider for Colorado charter schools. PublicSchoolWORKS is one of the first companies to be recognized by the PSP program. 

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World’s Leading Search Engines Recognize LRMI as Education Metadata Standard

WILMINGTON, DE, April 9, 2013 – The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification for tagging educational content has been adopted by Schema.org, the consortia formed by Microsoft Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex to collect and document web microdata standards to improve search results. Anyone who publishes or curates educational content can now use LRMI markup to provide rich, education-specific metadata about their resources with the confidence that this metadata will be recognized by major search engines.

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Fossil School District Discovers Missing Link to Speech-Language Success

Homebound distance learning students receive speech therapy services online

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2013 – To consolidate the management of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and more efficiently provide speech therapy services to homebound students, Fossil School District in Fossil, Ore., partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. With this new partnership, Fossil School District can now provide speech therapy services to students in the district’s Distance Learning Program. 

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Named Finalist in 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards

Online diagnostic and instruction program recognized in the Best Mathematics Instructional Solution and Best Student Assessment Solution category

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 8, 2013 – Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction was recently named a finalist in the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The award-winning online diagnostic and instruction program was recognized in the Best Mathematics Instructional Solution and Best Student Assessment Solution categories.

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