Epson Expands Line of PowerLite Pro G-Series Projectors for Large Venues

All Eight New Models Deliver HDBaseT™ and Other Integration Options

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2015 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced eight new PowerLite® Pro G-Series projectors delivering enhanced connectivity and installation flexibility for large venue commercial spaces in education, corporate, houses of worship and museum applications. Building upon the success of the previous generation of Pro G projectors, all the new models have a built-in HDBaseT™ interface for easier connectivity and reduced costs as well as support for Extron® XTP® and Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP).

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Large Idaho School District Fills Gap in Speech and Language Services with Online Speech Therapy

Bonneville Joint School District 93 starting its third year of online speech therapy with over 200 students in grades K-12 

SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2015 – School districts spanning large areas, like 10,000-plus student Bonneville Joint School District 93 in Idaho Falls, ID, often struggle to hire and retain enough fully qualified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to serve their widely dispersed schools. To more fully and frequently serve students with special needs, Bonneville Joint School District 93 is using PresenceLearning’s online therapy services.

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Vernier Expands Its Data-Logging Capabilities for Chromebooks

New Graphical Analysis™ for Chrome™ app allows science teachers and students to use Chromebooks for direct USB data capture with sensors 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 20, 2015 – To address the extensive adoption and use of Chromebooks in classrooms, Vernier Software & Technology recently released its free Graphical Analysis™ app. Developed specifically for the Chrome™ operating system, the new app makes it easy to collect and share scientific data using Chromebooks. By spring of 2015, updates to the app will provide teachers and students with the ability to connect a Vernier Go!Temp®, Go! Motion® or Go! Link® to Chromebook’s USB port for data collection. Using Go! Link, a single-channel interface, students can collect data using Vernier sensors. Teachers can also link multiple Chromebooks with a single LabQuest® 2 and use the data-collection device to wirelessly collect and stream data to each student’s Chromebook in a lab group. 

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Gaming Pioneer Trip Hawkins Unpacks Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Kickoff to a New Webinar Series

Inspiring thought leaders at the forefront of special education present powerful and pragmatic ideas in “Special Agents of Change,” a new webinar series from PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2015 – As changes and new aspirations for special education programs and their students unfold, special education leaders need support and practical strategies to transform new ideas into reality. To help districts nationwide create positive change in their special education programs, PresenceLearning is launching a new webinar series titled “Special Agents of Change.” This free, four-part webinar series will kick off on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10 AM Pacific time (1 PM Eastern time) with gaming pioneer Trip Hawkins. The 90-minute webinar titled “How Games Can Help Children with Special Needs Develop Critical Life Skills” discusses Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and how specially-designed games can teach these skills to students with special needs in an engaging manner.

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Vernier Launches Its Spring 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series for Science and STEM Educators

Free hands-on trainings teach educators how to integrate new technologies into their curriculum 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 9, 2015 – Starting this February, Vernier Software & Technology will host 34 free workshops across the nation to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. During each four-hour workshop, educators will engage in hands-on training using Vernier’s award-winning technology, including its Go Wireless® Temp, the first in a family of wireless sensors for use with iPad® and compatible mobile devices.

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PresenceLearning’s Online Counseling Wins a 2014 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO, January 8, 2015 – PresenceLearning was recently named a winner of a 2014 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence in the Best New Products category for its live online counseling services. In its 32nd year, the awards program recognizes products that break new ground and that have added significant enhancements to proven education tools. This is the third Tech & Learning Award of Excellence PresenceLearning has received.

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Gryphon House Updates Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder book with DSM-5 information

Clarissa Willis’ book releases during National Autism Awareness Month

Lewisville, N.C. – January 6, 2015 – In conjunction with April’s National Autism Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate the public about the millions of Americans who live with autism, Gryphon House Inc., a leading publisher of early childhood resources, will release an updated version of its book Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The updated book, by Clarissa Willis, PhD, will reflect the 2013 changes in the criteria for the diagnosis of autism as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (known as DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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PublicSchoolWORKS Named Schools Insurance Group’s Risk Management and Safety Resource for Member Districts

Member districts’ positive experience with EmployeeSafe Suite convinced the SIG Executive Committee to partner  

Cincinnati, OH (December 10, 2014) —  After three of its member districts successfully implemented the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite, the Schools Insurance Group (SIG) in Auburn, CA, partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS to provide access to the automated risk management system to its 32 member districts.

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Stellar Student Progress Celebrated: Top Performing Districts Receive Award of Excellence from PresenceLearning

Hundreds of students at districts receiving online speech therapy from PresenceLearning met or exceeded national benchmarks for progress

SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2014 – Having provided more than 275,000 live online speech therapy sessions last year at nearly 1,000 schools, PresenceLearning today revealed the top performing school districts in its programs nationally. Each of the top school districts will receive the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence, honoring their dedication to unlocking the potential of students with special needs and commemorating the progress these students made. Award winners will receive a commemorative plaque marking the achievement. PresenceLearning will also make a donation in honor of each of the schools to the Special Olympics.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Named a District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product

K-12 leaders select online diagnostic and instruction program built for the Common Core State Standards as a top product to enhance learning in districts nationwide

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 3, 2014—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction was recognized as a District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product for 2014. The awards program informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas, including technology, sustainability and curriculum instruction. Among the 100 winners, i-Ready was nominated by K-12 leaders, and later selected by the magazine’s editors, for its positive impact in education and ability to enhance student learning.

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