Vernier Software & Technology’s Graphical Analysis™ for iPad® Wins 2014 SIIA CODiE Award

App for science and STEM education honored in Best Educational App for a Mobile Device category

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 16, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology was named the winner of the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards for its Graphical Analysis™ app for iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®. The industry-leading awards program recognized the technology in the Best Educational App for a Mobile Device category, which looks at the best curriculum or administrative native app designed for the PreK–12 or postsecondary market.

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Epson Partners with Mimio to Sell MimioStudio Software with BrightLink Interactive Projectors

Leading Education Companies Join Forces to Bring Greater Interactivity to Classrooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – May 15, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, and Mimio, one of the world’s leading providers of interactive teaching technologies, today announced a partnership to sell MimioStudio™ classroom software with Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors. This agreement gives schools more options for bringing advanced collaboration and interactivity into the classroom, delivering learning environments that inspire, connect and motivate students.

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Learning First Alliance Honors Governor James B. Hunt with its 2014 Education Visionary Award

Gov. Hunt recognized for his decades of work and advocacy for the improvement of public education in North Carolina and across the nation

Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2014 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has named Governor James B. Hunt as its 2014 Education Visionary Award winner. For more than 35 years, Gov. Hunt, the former Governor of North Carolina and foundation chair of The Hunt Institute, has been dedicated to – and actively working toward – the improvement of public education from early childhood to higher education.

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PresenceLearning’s New EXTRA CREDIT Summer Series of Webinars Offers Special Educators Free ASHA CEUs

May 22, 2014 webinar examines on the application of the Common Core for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2014 – With the ever-growing emphasis on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in schools across the country, it is essential that speech-language professionals, special educators and administrators understand the implications for students with severe communication disorders and their roles in the CCSS implementation for these students. To expand speech-language professionals’ and special educators’ understanding of this topic, PresenceLearning is hosting a free webinar “CCSS & Severe Cognitive Disabilities” on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5 PM Pacific Time/8 PM Eastern Time. Presented by special education administrator Dr. Barbara J. Moore, CCC-SLP, this is first webinar in PresenceLearning’s new EXTRA CREDIT summer series.

To sign up for the webinar, visit: http://pages.presencelearning.com/Registration-CE-Webinar-14.html.

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Luca Lashes Adds More Interactivity/Chinese to its Free App Focused on Helping Children through ‘Fearful Firsts’

Multilingual story, now in five languages, introduces children to Luca and his magic lashes as he prepares to conquer his fears

Chandler, AZ, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Multilingual eBook and app creator, Luca Lashes® LLC announces an upgraded version of its introductory app, Luca Lashes®, the Brown-Eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes. With stories geared for children ages 0 to 6 and older children with special needs, the award-winning series helps turn children’s “fearful firsts” into educational experiences.

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Gwynedd Mercy University’s School of Education to Expand Its Use of Teachscape

With the addition of the soon-to-launch doctoral program, Teachscape will be used throughout university’s clinical teacher preparation program

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2014 – Gwynedd Mercy University in Gwynedd, PA is expanding its use of Teachscape this fall as it launches the Accelerated Executive Doctorate in Educational Leadership program. With this new academic offering, Teachscape’s professional learning tools will be used by undergraduate, graduate, master, and doctoral faculty and students as an integral part of the university’s clinical teacher preparation program.

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PublicSchoolWORKS named as Finalist in 2014 American Business Awards

New Product – Software finalist, WORKS Crisis Response Program, prepares school staff to mitigate risk during crisis

Cincinnati, OH – May 12, 2014 – The new Crisis Response Program by PublicSchoolWORKS, the signature safety compliance solution for K-12 schools, was named a Best New Product/Service of the Year - Software finalist for the Governance, Risk and Compliance category in the 2014 American Business AwardsSM, the nation’s premier business award program. Ultimately, the WORKS Crisis Response Program will be awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie® distinction. This is the fifth Stevie finalist distinction for WORKS. 

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Leading English Language Arts Experts Join Curriculum Associates’ Team of Ready® Authors

Jim Cunningham, Maureen McLaughlin, Brenda Overturf, and D. Ray Reutzel bring wealth of knowledge and expertise to further enhance highly successful reading program

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 9, 2014—Curriculum Associates has enlisted leading industry experts to further develop its comprehensive Ready® Common Core Reading program, which is designed to improve teaching and learning outcomes on the new, more rigorous standards. The authors will help ensure the validity and sound instructional design of the program by using their wealth of knowledge and research expertise in specific areas related to career and college readiness and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts.

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Dr. Jennifer House Joins Board of Directors of Listen for Life

Education technology veteran latest addition to world-class team

Oakland, California – May 8, 2014 – Listen for Life™, a global nonprofit music-media organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of music culture worldwide, has tapped Jennifer House, Ph.D., founder and president of RedRock Reports and an education technology industry veteran, as the latest member of its Board of Directors. House will help guide the organization by serving as its educational business development and legislative liaison. Also joining the Board of Directors are Mark Mallardi, appointed CEO of Listen for Life in January, and Carol Castelli, who will serve as chief advisor for live events and product marketing/branding. 

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Louisiana’s Calcasieu Parish Public Schools Selects Teachscape to Help Improve Teaching Effectiveness

District to support teachers and administrators through collaborative professional development based on fair and reliable teacher evaluations

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2014 – Calcasieu Parish School System (CPSS) in Lake Charles, LA has selected Teachscape to support the increased effectiveness of teachers and administrators in its 21 priority schools, those designated as high-need. CPSS, the fifth largest district in the state, will help educators at these schools engage in collaborative professional learning based on instructional data collected during teacher evaluations. To ensure that these evaluations are fair and reliable, 70 administrators will be trained and assessed on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching (FFT). 

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