Curriculum Associates Expands Its Operations in the Midwest by Opening New Chicago Office

Company targets education publishing talent in Chicago to further support students and teachers nationwide

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 9, 2015—Curriculum Associates, a leading education publishing company based in Massachusetts, is expanding its operations in the Midwest. To capitalize on the education publishing talent in the Chicago area, the company is opening a new office in downtown Chicago, IL. Located at 134 N. LaSalle St., the new office will allow the company to grow its capacity in the key areas of account management, professional development, and technical support as part of its ongoing commitment to provide its customers nationwide with exceptional service.

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Clovis Unified School District Focuses on Student and Staff Safety by Adopting Online Risk Management System for 2015-2016 School Year

The district was initially drawn to PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite for its online training system, but quickly found value in accident reporting for students and staff 

Cincinnati, OH (September 8, 2015) Clovis Unified School District (USD), located in the Clovis/Fresno Area in CA, is tasked with ensuring the safety of 41,000 students and more than 6,000 employees in 49 schools, which are spread out across 199 square-miles. To help organize and automate staff safety training, the reporting and tracking of staff and student accidents and more, Clovis USD is implementing PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite and Student Accident Management System this fall. 

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Online Training Course Helps Schools Meet New Professional Standards for School Food Handlers

As of July 1, 2015, school nutrition staff members are required to complete additional training

Cincinnati, OH (September 2, 2015) – As of July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is enforcing new professional guidelines, including increased training requirements, for school nutrition staff. According to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), the USDA created the professional standards to help employees build skills, stay current on school nutrition programs and ensure proper training for school nutrition staff.  

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Call for Applications Now Open for the 2016 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Seven science educators demonstrating innovative uses of data-collection technology in the classroom to win prizes valued at $5,500 each 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 2, 2015 – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2016 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—will be awarded for their innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, tablet, or other handheld device in the science classroom.

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Free Online Math Resource Matific Bringing Gaming Fun to Math Teaching with more than 1,000 Learning Activities

Episodes map to K-6 Common Core State Standards and popular textbooks to offer an engaging way to supplement math instruction

 

New York – Aug. 31, 2015 – Matific, a provider of award-winning, online math activities for K-6 students, has passed the 1,000 activities mark and added new enhancements to its offering, including free lesson plans tied to specific math topics and advanced reporting via the teacher dashboard. Matific’s team of math professors and early childhood educators develop its content to offer educators engaging and interactive activities to reinforce mathematical concepts taught in K-6 classrooms.

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Calling All Science and STEM Educators: Vernier Launches Its Fall 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Free hands-on workshops teaches educators innovative ways to incorporate data-collection technology into their science curricula

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 25, 2015 – This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 36 free, regional, hands-on workshops to help both novice and seasoned science and STEM educators alike learn various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their curricula. During each four-hour workshop, an experienced training specialist will work alongside educators to help them explore classroom-ready experiments using award-winning computer and handheld technology from Vernier.

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PresenceLearning’s Fall Webinar Series Explores Practical Techniques for Better Behavior and Improved School Climate

The three-part series focuses on data-driven behavioral interventions; alternatives to restraint, seclusion and suspension; and The SCERTS Model  

SAN FRANCISCO, August 17, 2015 – A recent poll conducted by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) found that 72 percent of its members report social-emotional strategies as the top professional development request from educators. Responding to this request by special educators and administrators for access to expert advice for handling social-emotional behavior issues in schools, PresenceLearning is launching a new fall series of free, 90-minute professional development webinars entitled “Real School Climate Change: New Approaches for Better Behavior.” 

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Apperson Seeks High Schools to Help with the National Standardization of the DESSA – High School Edition

 Apperson Seeks High Schools to Help with the National Standardization of the DESSA – High School Edition

 Educators, schools and districts can be a part of making the gold standard of social-emotional competencies assessments available for grades 9-12

 Charlotte, N.C. – August 10, 2015 –Research has scientifically confirmed that social and emotional learning (SEL) programs have a positive impact on student achievement, and the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is widely recognized as the “gold standard” for measuring the social-emotional competencies of children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Now, Apperson is looking for high schools to participate in the National Standardization of the DESSA – High School Edition (DESSA – HSE).

 

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