PresenceLearning Hosts Final EXTRA CREDIT Summer Series Webinar with Behavior Management Expert Dr. Barry Prizant

Expert offers “Bio-Psycho-Social” insights on student behavior issues during August 19, 2014 webinar offered for ASHA CE credit

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 – The mismanagement of behavior issues can create disruptive classroom environments, making it hard for other students to learn. To help school administrators, educators and therapists address and manage student behavior issues, PresenceLearning is hosting a free continuing education webinar, “Preventing Problem Behavior in Schools: An Emotional Regulation, Relationship-Based Approach” on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time/1:00 PM Eastern Time. This webinar, hosted by psychological expert Dr. Barry Prizant, is the third of three webinars in the EXTRA CREDIT Summer Series.

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Executive Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Named Chair of Learning First Alliance’s Board of Directors

Francine Lawrence brings wealth of leadership experience to LFA as organization continues its work for the advancement of public education 

Washington, D.C. – July 8, 2014 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has named Francine Lawrence, the executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), as the 2014-15 chair of LFA’s Board of Directors. Committed to strengthening public education and supporting the organization’s 1.5 million member educators, Lawrence has served in her current position at the AFT since 2011.

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PresenceLearning White Paper Examines Role of SLPs in Helping Students Develop Foundational Skills Needed to Meet the CCSS

“Getting to the Core of the Common Core” white paper part of an expanding resource library addressing current issues in special education

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2014 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, has introduced a new white paper titled “Getting to the Core of the Common Core,” which provides information about how to help students acquire the foundational oral language skills needed to successfully access their curriculum to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It is the latest addition to PresenceLearning’s growing library of eBooks, white papers and other resources that give special education leaders access to leading experts on topics affecting special education as well as insight into how they can better manage compliance challenges and improve student outcomes.

To download the free white paper, visit: http://presencelearning.com/resources/library/the-core-of-the-common-core/.

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Curriculum Associates’ Founder and Chairman Inducted into the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Hall of Fame

Frank Ferguson honored for his lifetime achievement and outstanding service to the learning resource industry

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., July 7, 2014—Frank Ferguson, Curriculum Associates’ founder and chairman, has been selected to receive the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK–12 Learning Group’s 2014 Hall of Fame Award. As part of the Lamplighter Honors for Leadership in Educational Publishing, the Hall of Fame Award is the highest honor recognizing an individual’s lifetime achievement and outstanding service to the learning resource industry.

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Vernier Kicks Off Its Fall 2014 Data-Collection Workshop Series for Science and STEM Educators

Free hands-on workshops help educators integrate data-collection technology and digital tools into science curricula

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 2, 2014 – Starting this September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 38 free, hands-on regional workshops to help science and STEM educators learn various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will be led by an experienced training specialist who will help both novice and seasoned educators alike explore classroom-ready experiments using Vernier’s award-winning line of computer and handheld technology.

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Learning First Alliance Shares Concerns about Proposed E-rate Program Reforms

Alliance supports call for increased E-rate funding and equitable distribution of those funds by the FCC 

Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2014 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, supports a recent letter that a group of 13 education organizations collectively sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  about the Commission’s proposed changes to the E-rate Program. 

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Vernier Offers Its First Digital Microscope for Use with Mobile Devices in Science Education

ProScope Micro Mobile compatible with iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad®, iPad mini®, and Galaxy S4

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 30, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology is now offering its first microscope for use with mobile devices in science education with the ProScope Micro Mobile Microscope. Appropriate for use across various science disciplines and designed for all grade levels, the ProScope Micro Mobile is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, iPad mini, and Galaxy S4 devices.

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Vernier Launches Curricular Materials and Technology to Help Educators Meet Next Generation Science Standards

Renewable Energy with Vernier lab book offers 26 experiments to help students collect and analyze energy data

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 30, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology has launched the Renewable Energy with Vernier lab book and the Vernier Energy Sensor to help students explore renewable energy concepts through engaging, hands-on investigations. The lab book, which was written and aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), contains 26 experiments that use the Vernier Energy Sensor, as well as KidWind Experiment Kits, which are exclusively manufactured and distributed by Vernier. 

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BIC Becomes Supporting Sponsor of the National School Supply List Directory for the 2014 Back-to-School Season

Leading manufacturer and distributor of stationery products supports national digitalization of school supply lists to better serve teachers and parents 

Wrentham, MA (June 25, 2014) –The National School Supply Lists Directory at TeacherLists.com welcomes BIC to its growing list of proud supporting sponsors. BIC’s generous support allows TeacherLists.com to remain a free tool for making the distribution of back-to-school supply lists easier for teachers and parents.

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Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE® Screens III Approved by Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Educators can use screens to evaluate children ages 0–35 months to meet Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C early intervention requirements 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 25, 2014—Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE® Screens III has been approved by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as part of its early intervention services to meet Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). To help meet Part C requirements, which focus on children ages 0–35 months, educators in the state can use the BRIGANCE Screens III to receive an accurate assessment of skills that are critical predictors of a child’s future school success.

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