CDI launches EdTech-as-a-Service to help schools deploy technology faster

EdTech-as-a-Service combines hardware, software and services into a per-seat, per-year, subscription price.

Chicago IL – May 23rd, 2019 – To launch a new technology initiative, school districts typically raise large amounts of capital or pull funding from other areas in order to purchase equipment. This can be a barrier for districts that want to start 1:1 initiatives, upgrade technology and bandwidth across buildings, or start new technology-supported instructional initiatives. To address this challenge, CDI Technologies has created “EdTech-as-a-Service” to help schools launch their technology programs and reach 1:1 faster.

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PresenceLearning Announces Expanded Leadership Team

CEO Kate Eberle Walker assembles gender-balanced team to take the company forward

NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 – PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, has added four new members to its leadership team. The company’s new CFO, COO, CTO, and VP of Marketing & Communications complete the formation of a gender-balanced team of education industry leaders as the company positions itself for growth.

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Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Mathematics Blended Core Curriculum for Grades K–5 Meets ESSA Evidence Requirements

New third-party research conducted by the Human Resources Research Organization, in collaboration with Century Analytics, shows that students using Ready Mathematics significantly outperform students not using the program

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 21, 2019—A new third-party research study from the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), in collaboration with Century Analytics, demonstrates that Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Mathematics Blended Core Curriculum for Grades K–5 meets the guidelines for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) evidence under ESSA. Ready Mathematics, used as a core curriculum; i-Ready® Diagnostic, and i-Ready Instruction make up the Blended Core Curriculum. HumRRO’s in-depth analysis yielded evidence that school-level participation in Ready Mathematics resulted in higher student-level achievements in mathematics compared to students not using the program. With evidence-based interventions being a requirement of ESSA, this study is another indication of the quality of the Ready Mathematics program. 

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Vernier Software & Technology Releases Renewable Energy Lab Books for Middle School Science

Collection of hands-on investigations using Vernier data-collection technology helps students understand renewable energy and practice engineering concepts

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 14, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology has released two new digital lab books for middle school science. Wind Energy Explorations and Solar Energy Explorations both utilize a variety of Vernier data-collection technology and software to engage students in hands-on scientific discovery.

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Ohio Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for the 2019–2020 School Year

Educators across the state can utilize the adaptive program for five separate assessment uses

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 14, 2019—The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently approved Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for five separate assessment uses for the 2019–2020 school year. i-Ready Diagnostic is part of the award-winning i-Ready online diagnostic and instructional program, which has more than 6.7 million users nationwide.

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Vernier Software & Technology Provides Science Educators with Summer Hands-On STEM PD Opportunities

Full-day professional development workshops to help teachers learn how to integrate data-collection technology into their STEM curricula   

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 13, 2019 —Starting in June, Vernier Software & Technology will host multiple full-day, hands-on STEM professional development workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to integrate data-collection technology into their curricula. Attendees will work alongside an experienced science educator as they explore classroom-ready experiments and activities using Vernier data-collection technology, including the award-winning family of Go Direct® sensors.

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Ulysses Unified School District 214 in Kansas Partners with Impero Software to Support its 1:1 Initiative

School district implements Impero Education Pro and Impero EdLink to manage devices both at school and at home

Austin, TX, May 8, 2019 – The Ulysses Unified School District 214 in Kansas has partnered with Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, to support its 1:1 program for Chromebooks and iPads.

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Swing Education Announces the Inductees into Its Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame

Three exceptional educators recognized during National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week for their impact in the classroom

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 8, 2019—As part of its celebration of National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, Swing Education has announced the inductees into its Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame. The three educators—Valerie Aduba, Michael Packard, and Ralph Starace—were selected for their outstanding contributions to the students, teachers, and schools they serve. In its inaugural year, the Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame drew nominations from 20 states and Washington, D.C.

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POWERUP Toys Enlists The Douglas Stewart Company to Bring Aeronautics and STEAM Lessons to More Students

The Douglas Stewart Company is now distributing POWERUP Toys’ flagship paper airplane motors as part of its new STEAM collection 

Tel Aviv, Israel (May 8, 2019) – The traditional paper airplane lesson has remained a staple in classrooms for years as it teaches students the principles of aeronautics and physics, and gives them a chance to flex their creativity and problem-solving skills. To bring an edtech-focused iteration of the lesson to more classrooms, POWERUP Toys, the creator of the first smartphone-controlled paper airplane motor kit, has forged a new partnership with The Douglas Stewart Company, the largest education-focused distributor in North America. 

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Vernier Integrates Its Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor with Scratch to Engage Students in Hands-On Coding

Use of data-collection technology with popular coding software teaches students basic programming skills and computational thinking 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 18, 2019 — The Vernier Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor now integrates with the popular Scratch coding platform. By bringing together these technologies from Vernier and Scratch, students are able to engage with scientific and computational concepts through hands-on project-based learning.

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