Curriculum Associates Expands Ready® Mathematics to Further Help Students Master the Rigor of New Standards

Two new resources further develop conceptual understanding, problem-solving strategies, and procedural fluency

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 12, 2014—Curriculum Associates has expanded its Ready® Mathematics program to include a student Practice and Problem Solving Book, as well as online Math Center Activities for grades 2–5, to help students further develop conceptual understanding, problem-solving strategies, and procedural fluency. The Ready program now provides teachers with more classroom activities as well as options for rigorous, independent student practice in class, after school, or at home.

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Chicago Public Schools Selects Teachscape as an Approved Instructional Services Provider

Schools across the district can use Teachscape to provide educators with valuable training aligned to the REACH Framework for Teaching

SAN FRANCISCO, November 11, 2014 – Teachscape has been selected by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) as an approved provider of instructional services aligned to the district’s REACH Framework for Teaching. By using Teachscape Focus for Teachers to provide educators with robust online training and support around the framework, schools across the district can ensure the effective implementation of the REACH Framework for Teaching. 

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Institute for Student Achievement Holds Inaugural Superintendents’ Conference

Education experts and district leaders meet to share research, practices and solutions for achieving sustainable high school turnaround

PRINCETON, New Jersey, November 10, 2014 – The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) is convening education thought leaders and top-flight researchers to collaborate with district superintendents from across the nation during its inaugural Superintendents’ Conference. The two-day event titled, “The Challenge of Underperforming High Schools: News Ways of Thinking and Doing,” will examine the various contexts – international, national, race and culture, and innovation – associated with turning around underperforming high schools and sustaining success once achieved.  

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Epson Introduces Five New Short-Throw Projectors for K-12 Classrooms

Four PowerLite Projectors and One BrightLink Interactive Projector Bring Reliable Performance and Convenient Collaboration to BYOD Classrooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 4, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced five short-throw projectors designed to bring engaging and inspiring lessons into the classroom. The PowerLite® 520, 525W, 530, and 535W short-throw projectors and the BrightLink® 536Wi interactive short-throw projector deliver large, bright and colorful images projected from a short distance with minimal shadows or glare. Offering Moderator device management software2, the new projectors allow teachers to wirelessly connect up to 50 devices and share3 students’ work from up to four device screens simultaneously, including computers and iOS® and Android™ tablets and phones.

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Rand McNally’s World Atlas now available through Sunburst Digital, Inc.

Hoffman Estates, IL, November 3, 2014 – Sunburst Digital, Inc. today announced that it will supply Rand McNally World Atlas, a new online educational resource that delivers dynamic maps with social studies, history and geography content, as well as suggestions for lesson plans and writing connections. The new collaboration will provide a cornerstone for Sunburst’s digital social studies offerings across the K-12 spectrum.

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Final SPEDexpectations Webinar Unpacks “Results-Driven Accountability” and What It Means for Special Education Leaders

December 2nd webinar will provide expert insight on how US education can respond to new OSEP emphasis on improving student outcomes

SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2014 –With the announcement of its Results-Driven Accountability (RDA) initiative, the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is now evaluating states based on both their procedural compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as well as levels of achievement for students with exceptional needs. To help educators and administrators understand how this will affect their districts, PresenceLearning is hosting a free webinar with special education expert Dr. W. Alan Coulter on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10 AM Pacific time (1 PM Eastern time). This free webinar, “Prepare for Impact: 3 Key Questions About RDA for Every SPED Administrator,” is the final webinar in PresenceLearning’s SPEDexpectations fall/winter webinar series.

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New York-Based Institute for Student Achievement High Schools Effectively Build Students’ College and Career Readiness Skills

School leaders nationwide invited to observe schools’ exemplary practices during upcoming school visits 

CARLE PLACE, New York, October 20, 2014 –Through a partnership with the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), more than thirty high schools in New York City have successfully prepared students for college and career success utilizing ISA’s comprehensive approach to school design. To help other school leaders learn from these effective practices, a select group of these schools is hosting school visits on October 23, 2014 and in January and March of 2015.

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Curriculum Associates’ New Ready® Writing Helps Students Meet the More Rigorous Writing Expectations of the New Standards

Interactive program for Grades 2–5 that focuses on writing from sources to provide a new approach to teaching writing  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 20, 2014—Curriculum Associates has expanded its family of Ready® programs with the launch of Ready Writing for grades 2–5. Built from scratch to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this new research-based program provides educators with rigorous instructional materials as well as easy-to-use professional development resources to help students meet the writing expectations of the new standards. The program also works seamlessly with any ELA curriculum, including Ready Reading, to ensure students are learning to read as readers and as writers.

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SPARK Teams Up with ICAN Foundation to Rush Past Childhood Obesity with New Orleans Saints Running Back Pierre Thomas

Partnership aims to decrease “screen-time” and increase physical activity both during school and after school with quality PE programming and community events

San Diego, CA, October 15, 2014 – SPARK™, provider of the world’s most-researched physical education programs, is partnering with ICAN Foundation to make an immediate impact on the lives of students in Illinois, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPARK and ICAN Foundation will work together to help schools and community centers raise funds or apply for and win grants in order to implement SPARK’s high-quality physical education curricula or afterschool program. 

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New Quick Guide Provides Answers to Frequently Asked “Hot Questions” about Online Therapy Services

Online therapy provides school districts with an effective alternative to provide speech and occupational therapy, counseling services and assessments

SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2014 – Despite the rapid growth of online therapy services in the U.S. and internationally, many special education administrators, educators and parents wonder what it looks like and how well it works. To answer the many frequently asked questions about online therapy, PresenceLearning published “HOT Questions, COOL Answers About Online Therapy.” This new quick guide is based on an hour-long SPED Ahead webinar of the same title and includes updated information and examples.

To download the quick guide, visit: http://presencelearning.com/resources/library/hot-questions-cool-answers/

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