Apperson Partners with Open Circle and Sudbury Schools to Host Webinar on Integrated Approach to Social and Emotional Learning

Experts to explain why SEL curriculum and assessment go hand-in-hand

Charlotte N.C. – Nov 18, 2015 – Assessment leader Apperson is partnering with Open Circle, a leading provider of social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, and Sudbury Public Schools outside of Boston, to host a free webinar Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. The webinar, “Why Social & Emotional Learning Curriculum and Assessment go Hand-in-Hand,” will take place at 4 p.m. (EST). 

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New York State Education Department Approves Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for Reading and Math

Online assessment for grades K–12 to help New York State school districts and BOCES define student growth for teacher and principal evaluations

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 17, 2015—The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has recently selected Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for reading and math as an approved Assessment for Use with Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and as an approved Supplemental Assessment with Corresponding Growth Models for grades K–12. As a result of this approval, districts and BOCES throughout New York can use the program as part of teachers’ and principals’ annual performance appraisals per the state’s teacher evaluation requirements.

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THE BOSTON GLOBE NAMES CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES A WINNER OF THE MASS. 2015 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 13, 2015 – Curriculum Associates has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by The Boston Globe. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

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Teton County School District #1 (WY) Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Automate Staff and Student Safety Processes

The EmployeeSafe and StudentWatch suites ensure documentation and tracking of all staff and student safety concerns for easy compliance and trend reporting 

Cincinnati, OH (November 10, 2015) – Managing staff and student safety consists of many aspects, which often leads districts to contract services with several vendors to get the job done and can lead to a management headache. In order to consolidate and improve their safety programming, Teton County School District (CUSD) #1 in Jackson, WY, is partnering with PublicSchoolWORKS to use its’ award-winning EmployeeSafe and StudentWatch suites. Also, Teton CUSD #1 is the first district in Wyoming to use StudentWatch’s Student Behavior Management System to report and track both positive and negative student behaviors. 

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Curriculum Associates’ New i-Ready® Standards Mastery Offering Prepares Students for Success with New, More Rigorous Standards

i-Ready Standards Mastery provides real-time insight into students’ mastery of individual and grade-level standards and detailed instructional recommendations for teachers 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 9, 2015—In response to educators’ need for detailed insight into student understanding of the new standards, Curriculum Associates has recently launched a major enhancement to the i-Ready program. i-Ready Standards Mastery allows schools and districts to get just-in-time information on students’ mastery of the standards and provides the instructional tools teachers need to address specific gaps and challenges. Built to cover Common Core standards for Reading, Language, and Mathematics, the new assessments complement the rich data offered by i-Ready Diagnostic by providing detailed information on individual standards as they are covered in the classroom.

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Epson BrightLink Interactive Projectors Now To Be Bundled Worldwide with SMART Notebook Software

Epson and SMART Bring Best-in-Class Collaborative Learning Solution to Classrooms 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 3, 2015 – It is now easier than ever for educators to obtain the world’s leading collaborative learning software along with market leading collaborative displays.  Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world1, and SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading global provider of collaboration solutions, today announced an agreement where SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software will now be included with Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors worldwide. The addition of SMART Notebook software to Epson interactive projectors provides a potent combination for collaborative learning.

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Curriculum Associates Supports the Advancement of Latino Educators by Sponsoring ALAS Scholarships

With the generous donation by Curriculum Associates, ALAS chooses two aspiring superintendents to receive funds to help them pursue advanced degrees

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 2, 2015—Curriculum Associates recently donated to the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) to support the organization’s scholarship program. The donation allowed ALAS to award two aspiring superintendents with a total of $12,000 in scholarship funds to pursue or continue their advanced educational degrees. Rubén Gutiérrez of Pendergast Elementary School District in Phoenix, AZ received a $10,000 scholarship and Ivette Dubiel of Indian Prairie School District 204 in Aurora, IL received a $2,000 scholarship.

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Apperson to Hold Free Webinars on Using Test Data to Inform Instruction and Blended Learning

Experts show educators how to use these tools to improve teaching and learning

Charlotte N.C. – October 29, 2015 – Assessment leader Apperson will host free webinars Nov. 5, 2015 and Nov. 12, 2015 to offer educators insight on how to use data to enhance teaching and learning and how they can incorporate blended learning into the classroom respectively.

To register for either webinar, click here or visit http://bit.ly/1OZFElN

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