Apperson’s Evo SEL Named One of District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products

Charlotte N.C. – Dec. 5, 2016 – Apperson’s Evo Social & Emotional assessment has been named one of District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. The Top 100 Products awards feature the best education tools selected from more than 1,500 submissions. The final 100 were selected based on nominations and testimonies by administrators and school leaders nationwide.

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Colorado Digital BOCES Partners with Fuel EducationTM to Expand Students’ Career Technical Education and Elective Offerings

Students at Rocky Mountain Digital Academy and Mountain View Virtual have access to Fuel Education’s Online Courses and Career Readiness Pathways™

Herndon, Virginia, December 2, 2016 — When school leaders rethink what new, innovative schools should look like, it is important they implement models that not only fit their vision, but also support students’ academic needs. To help guide schools through this process, the Colorado Department of Education approved the formation of Colorado Digital Board of Cooperative Education Service (CD BOCES) to act as an online and blended learning expert. Under CD BOCES’ guidance and management, Rocky Mountain Digital Academy (RMDA) and Mountain View Virtual (MVV) are now using best practices vetted by the BOCES including the Fontan Relational Education (FRE) model, Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) Online Courses, and Career Readiness Pathways™.

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PublicSchoolWORKS Recognized by Three Industry Awards for Quality of Products and Customer Service

Recent awards include the District Administration Reader’s Choice Top 100 Products, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Tech & Learning Stellar Service Awards 

Cincinnati, OH (December 1, 2016) — PublicSchoolWORKS, the provider of the only comprehensive risk reduction and school safety program for K-12 districts, has won  three industry awards: the 2016 District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product Awards, the 2016 Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the 2016 Tech & Learning Stellar Service Awards

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Edthena Does It Again

Video-based classroom observation platform wins industry-leading education awards

SAN FRANCISCO (December 1, 2016) – Edthena recently won two industry-leading education awards for its innovative video-based classroom observation platform for teacher development. It was chosen by K-12 district leaders as a 2016 District Administration “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products” and named a winner of Tech & Learning’s 2016 Awards of Excellence.

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SchoolMint Wins a 2016 District Administration “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products” Award

Cloud-based student enrollment and school choice system recognized by three industry-leading awards in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, December 1, 2016 – SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools, was recently named a winner of District Administration’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016.” 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. Winners were chosen based on 1,500-plus nominations from the magazine’s readers over the past year.

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Mahoning County Education Service Center Partners with Fuel Education™ to Give Students More Post-Secondary Opportunities

Online courses support students at districts and the county’s Career and Technical Center as they explore industries and prepare for professional certifications prior to high school graduation 

Herndon, Virginia, November 21, 2016 — The demand for highly skilled workers to fill vacancies has encouraged school districts to provide students with both college and career readiness opportunities. Mahoning County Education Service Center (ESC), which serves more than 20 districts in Ohio, is helping them create robust career-readiness programs by using an online and blended learning program for Career and Technical Education (CTE) called Career Readiness Pathways™ from Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™). 

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PresenceLearning Releases New White Paper about Equivalence of Psychoeducational Assessments Administered Online and Onsite

White paper details equivalency study conducted by PresenceLearning and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt using the Woodcock-Johnson® IV assessment

SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2016 – Making sure students are evaluated is a major responsibility for school districts, and is a key milestone in getting students the special education services they need. Chronic national shortages and other obstacles—including seasonal spikes in student evaluation referrals—can greatly slow the process. In an effort to deliver psychoeducational assessments to students in a more timely manner, PresenceLearning—the leading provider of live, online special education related services—conducted an equivalency study to understand the outcomes of online delivery of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Woodcock-Johnson® IV (WJ IV) Cognitive and Achievement batteries.

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Vernier Software & Technology Accepting Applications for its 2017 Engineering Contest

STEM teachers encouraged to share their creative uses of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts for a chance to win $5,500 in prizes

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 18, 2016 – Vernier Software & Technology is accepting applications for its 2017 Engineering Contest. The contest recognizes science and STEM teachers for their creative uses of Vernier sensors to teach students engineering concepts and practices. Two winning teachers—one middle school teacher and one high school teacher—will each receive prizes valued at $5,500.

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Impero Software and the Educator’s School Safety Network Partner to Help Schools Detect Issues Related to Weapons and Violence

Partners will create a keyword library to help schools detect potential school violence online

Simi Valley, CA – Nov. 17, 2016 – Shootings, bomb threats and other types of school violence are all too common in the United States, requiring schools to constantly seek new ways to ensure student safety. To support this work, Impero Software and the Educator’s School Safety Network have partnered to help schools detect and address potential incidents of school violence.

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Epson BrightLink 595Wi Interactive Projectors Help Empower Successful Learning at Des Moines Public Schools

District Installed 2,000+ Touch-Enabled Interactive Projectors 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 16, 2016 – Both educators and administrators at Des Moines Public Schools agreed students could benefit from technology-infused, student-centered learning. To enable teachers and their students to fully embrace digital content and to learn through collaboration, the district installed BrightLink® 595Wi interactive projectors from Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world. In approximately one year, Des Moines Public Schools successfully installed more than 2,100 units across its 65 schools. 

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