PresenceLearning Wins 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

Leading live online speech therapy service honored in New Products category

SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2012 –PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, was named a winner in the New Products category of the 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Now in its 30th year, the awards program honors innovative applications that break new ground as well as upgraded products that have received significant enhancements.

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MHC Coalition in Virginia Works to Further Improve the Health of Henry County Youth by Implementing the SPARK Physical Education Program

The MHC Coalition received a Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT) Grant to provide SPARK After School curriculum, equipment and training for 40 staff members

San Diego, CA, November 13, 2012 — The Martinsville/Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness in Martinsville, Virginia is implementing the SPARK After School program this fall at after school program sites in an effort to promote physical activity and combat childhood obesity in the area. The training was funded by the Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT) Grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY). This grant paid for curriculum, equipment and training for 40 staff members from 12 after school program sites. SPARK is the provider of the world’s most researched physical education program and a division of School Specialty.

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Smart Toys and Games' IQ-Building and Magnetic Construction Toys Win Top Parenting and Education Awards

NAPPA, Parents' Choice, Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Awards, and Dr. Toy all recognize Toys for Boosting Learning while providing fun

SAN FRANCISCO - November 13, 2012 - Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, has earned awards from coveted parenting and education awards programs - National Parenting Publications (NAPPA), Parents' Choice, Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice (TCA) and Dr. Toy's "Best Picks Children's Products for 2012" - for its games and toys Aqua Belle, Bill & Betty Bricks, Trucky 3, Color Code, SmartMax Set - BASIC 25, and SmartMax Flower Palace.

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Moses Lake School District 161 Adopts Live Online Speech Therapy to Help Fill Shortage of Speech-Language Pathologists

PresenceLearning serves more than 70 students in grades 2-12

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2012 – To help address a shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Moses Lake School District 161 in Moses Lake, Washington, adopted PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. Through the adoption, the district is able to provide students who have special needs with engaging, high-quality online speech therapy while better supporting – and lessening the caseload for – its existing SLPs.

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"Healthy School Makeover Contest" Public Voting is Now Open

Visit www.healthyschoolmakeover.com and vote for your favorite video. Help a school win a healthy school makeover worth $45,000

San Diego, CA, November 1, 2012 — Public voting for video entries in the nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest is now open. The contest, managed by SPARK™, provider of the world’s most-researched and field-tested physical education program and a division of School Specialty, features a grand prize worth over $45,000 in products and services from leading organizations including Sportime, AAHPERD/NASPE, Healthy Kids Challenge, Skillastics, Healthy Lifestyle Choices, GenMove, The First Tee, Polar, and the ANNIKA Foundation.

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Experts Discuss how Districts can Manage SLP Shortage in Free PresenceLearning Webinar

Attendees will learn how using online speech therapy can help relieve the speech and language pathologist shortage during November 8, 2012 webinar

SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2012 – Despite initiatives to recruit and retain qualified professionals, districts nationwide are experiencing shortages of speech and language pathologist (SLP). To help administrators and educators recognize the reasons for the shortages and how to cope with them, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech therapy for schools, is hosting a free webinar titled “Understanding and Managing the Growing SLP Shortage” on Thursday, November 8th at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 am PT). To register for the webinar, visit http://pages.presencelearning.com/spedahead7.

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