PresenceLearning Wins a Glassdoor “Best Places to Work 2016” Award

Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award selects winners based on employee feedback regarding jobs, work environment, and company

SAN FRANCISCO, December 9, 2015 – Providing high quality, online special education services to students nationwide is just one area in which PresenceLearning excels. Another is building and nurturing a workplace that inspires creativity and rewards initiative. Today, PresenceLearning received a coveted Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award as one of the Best Places to Work in 2016. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its eighth year, relies on unsolicited input from employees via Glassdoor, the fast-growing job and recruiting site. PresenceLearning is ranked #8 out of 50 winners in the Small to Medium Business (SMB) category.

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Apperson Partners with Open Circle to Host Massachusetts Workshop on Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Experts to provide a road map for how to implement successful SEL programs

 Charlotte N.C. – Dec. 8, 2015 – Assessment leader Apperson is partnering with Open Circle, a leading provider of social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum, to host a one-day workshop on implementing successful SEL programs in schools. The workshop, Supporting Social-Emotional Learning in Massachusetts, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at the Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482. To register for the workshop visit https://sel-in-massachusetts.eventbrite.com.

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Robotics Company Sphero Partners with CWIST to Launch Online Educational Community

Community facilitates communication, creation and project sharing for educators

Annapolis, MD – Dec. 8, 2015 – Sphero, leaders in connected play, is partnering with CWIST, a web platform supporting learning projects for students from 3 to 103,  to power Sphero’s online learning community, SPRK Lightning Lab. The new partnership is the latest one to bring the CWIST platform to  educators in the maker space. CWIST partners with educational companies to help them deliver incentivized hands-on lessons to classrooms via the CWIST platform. To learn more about the new platform, go to www.cwist.com/platform.

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PresenceLearning Helps Reduce Travel Burden for Itinerant Speech-Language Pathologists in Klamath County School District

Geographically large district in Oregon uses online speech therapy to help serve students in district’s northern- and southern-most counties

SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2015 – Covering a large, spread out area in southern Oregon, Klamath County School District needed to find a solution to help alleviate the excessive “windshield time” of its speech-language pathologists (SLPs), who often felt they had to sacrifice valuable time working with students because of the long travel times between their school sites. This, on top of a hard-to-fill vacancy for an SLP, led to the successful implementation of PresenceLearning’s live, online speech therapy services for close to 80 of the district’s students. 

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Curriculum Associates’ New i-Ready® Central Facilitates Successful Implementation of i-Ready

Robust collection of online resources gives teachers the right tools exactly when they need them

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 8, 2015—Curriculum Associates recently launched i-Ready Central to help teachers, principals, and administrators successfully implement its award-winning i-Ready program. The online portal, offered at no additional cost to all i-Ready users and accessible 24/7, includes more than 160 resources organized around stages of implementation throughout the school year. These resources, including tips, training videos, and planning tools, will be updated frequently to ensure educators have the most current, relevant content at their fingertips when they need it.

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Call for Applications Now Open for Vernier Software & Technology’s 2016 Engineering Contest

Three STEM teachers will each win $5,500 in prizes for creatively using Vernier sensors to introduce students to engineering concepts and practices

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 8, 2015 – Vernier Software & Technology is now accepting applications for its 2016 Engineering Contest that recognizes engineering, science, and STEM teachers for their creative use of Vernier sensors to teach students engineering concepts and practices. Three winning teachers — one middle school teacher, one high school teacher, and one college instructor — will each receive prizes valued at $5,500.

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Computer Resources and Focal Tech Launch Integrated Online Payment Portal for K-12 Schools

Schools can now easily offer online payment option for school fees

Barrington, NH – December 3, 2015 – Computer Resources LLC, developer of the MMS Student Information Platform for K-12 schools, and long-time partner Focal Tech, Inc. have launched a  Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant online payment portal to answer a long-standing need of parents to manage school fees online. The new offering gives parents an easy option to manage and complete student- and school-related payment transactions – such as fees for tuition, lunch, sports, and miscellaneous activities – using the MMS platform. 

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EmployeeSafe Suite Wins Seventh “Readers’ Choice Top Products” Award from District Administration Magazine

PublicSchoolWORKS’ software suites help districts create, implement and maintain comprehensive safety programing for students and staff

Cincinnati, OH (December 2, 2015) – PublicSchoolWORKS announced today the EmployeeSafe Suite was selected a winner of District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015” for having a positive impact on K12 education. District Administration magazine compiled the winners from more than 2,100 reader nominations. The Readers’ Choice Top Products annual awards program was created to help inform superintendents and other senior school district leaders of the products their colleagues are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas, including technology, sustainability, school safety and curriculum instruction This is the seventh consecutive year that EmployeeSafe was selected a winner. To view the list of this year’s winners, click here

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Epson BrightLink® Series Wins a Readers’ Choice Top Product Award from District Administration magazine

BrightLink 536Wi Also Recently Selected a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence Winner

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2015 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today announced the BrightLink® series of interactive projectors was selected a winner of District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015” for making a positive difference in K12 education. Additionally, the BrightLink 536Wi was recognized as a winner in Tech & Learning magazine’s Awards of Excellence program.

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Epson Technology Wins Multiple Awards in Education Technology Industry

Epson Recognized for its Innovative, Powerful and Budget-Friendly A/V Solutions for Schools 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 1, 2015 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today announced its projectors and document cameras won top awards in the first-ever Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards and THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. Epson secured three titles – a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Projectors, a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Document Cameras and a Gold Readers’ Choice Award for Best Interactive Whiteboard – in the higher education competition, and two titles – Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Projectors (by Brand) and a Silver Readers’ Choice Award for Best Interactive Whiteboard – in the K-12 competition.

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