Kleenex Brand Joins with TeacherLists.com for Back-to-School 2013

Kleenex Brand, America’s Softest Tissue*, and TeacherLists.com, the largest and fastest-growing site for finding and sharing school supply lists, team up to make back-to-school easier (and more healthy!) for all.

Wrentham, MA (June 3, 2013) – TeacherLists.com – the site where teachers can easily post and share their back-to-school supply lists and teacher wish lists – is pleased to announce the addition of Kleenex brand as another proud sponsor of the growing effort to make back-to-school work better for parents and families.

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The NYC Department of Education names Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard Best Administration/Engagement App in its Gap App Challenge

Leading learning platform for Google Apps for Education recognized for closing the skills gap for middle schoolers through better classroom management

Palo Alto, May 29, 2013 -- Hapara Teacher Dashboard, the platform that empowers teachers to effectively use Google Apps in their classrooms, was awarded first place in the Administration/Engagement App category of the NYC Schools Gap App Challenge. Chosen from a pool of close to 200 applicants, Hapara was selected based on the quality of its product and user experience, the potential for its platform to impact student engagement and performance, and the extent to which teachers want to use its tools.

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PublicSchoolWORKS Partners with BOCES Safety Risk Services

BOCES new partnership with PublicSchoolWORKS will help provide safety compliance support programs to schools throughout the state of New York

Cincinnati, OH – June 3, 2013 – PublicSchoolWORKS (PSW), a Cincinnati-based company that offers the one and only comprehensive, fully-automated risk management system available for schools,  has partnered with Erie 1 BOCES and Otsego-Northern Catskills to provide an enhanced safety service that provides a complete web-based safety compliance support program that incorporates web based training, record keeping and accident management. The agreement between PublicSchoolWORKS and the BOCES will allow districts and other BOCES to purchase the program at substantially reduced cost on a state wide level to assist them in maintaining their own compliance training or enhancing safety services to schools through a BOCES service. 

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Epson Introduces PowerLite 4000-Series Installation Projectors for Large Venues

Three New Projectors Deliver up to 5,200 Lumens, Full HD resolution and Advanced Features for Bright, Vivid Images in Large Venues

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 28, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the ultimate projection solution for a wide range of venues – the PowerLite® 4000-Series installation projectors. Whether for a conference room, school auditorium, house of worship, sports bar, or home theater, the PowerLite 4650, 4750W and 4855WU projectors deliver industry-leading color brightness and vivid images in full HD resolution2. With advanced features including Faroudja DCDi® video processing, a centered lens design, up to two times optical zoom, and lens shift for flexible installation, the PowerLite 4000-Series are a robust and powerful solution for any meeting space.

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AEP to host two LRMI sessions during ISTE

Concurrent session and Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtable will better inform attendees of LRMI efforts to improve online education search results 

WILMINGTON, DE, May 23, 2013 – The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) will host a concurrent session, The New Age of (Web) Discovery: New Resource Metadata Standards, and a Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtable, LRMI: The Dewey Decimal System for the Digital Age, during the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Both sessions will focus on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a project co-led by AEP and Creative Commons to create and encourage implementation of a metadata markup standard for educational resources. An extension of Schema.org, the LRMI aims to improve Internet search results for the education community.

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Webinar Explores Benefits of Online Occupational Therapy in Special Education

PresenceLearning’s June 19th webinar discusses a new and innovative approach to the delivery of school-based occupational therapy 

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2013 – With the demand for occupational therapy (OT) services growing due to increases in the cases of learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder and autism combined with the rigors of the Common Core implementation, special education administrators are trying – and seeing success with – new service delivery models, including online OT. To help educators learn more about this innovative approach, PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, June 19th at 1PM ET (10 AM PT). To register for the webinar titled, “Online OT-For Real! Real Kids. Real Goals. Real Results,” visit http://pages.presencelearning.com/spedahead12.

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Free Education Metadata Workshop Scheduled on June 5

Event will help educational content providers understand best practices for implementing new Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) specification for increased discoverability

WILMINGTON, DE, May 16, 2013 – On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) will host a free LRMI Workshop following its annual Content in Context (CIC) conference in Washington, D.C. The workshop will provide background information and updates on the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a project co-led by AEP and Creative Commons to create an education-specific extension of the Schema.org web markup standard. Like Schema.org’s goal to improve the general search experience, the LRMI aims to make it easier for educators, students, and others to find precisely the right instructional materials at the right time. The workshop is free and open to both CIC attendees and the general public.

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Epson Now Offers Promethean Software to Deliver Complete Interactive Learning Solution for K-12 Classrooms

Promethean ActivInspire Software Now Available for New and Current Epson BrightLink Interactive Projector Customers 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 14, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced Promethean’s ActivInspire teaching and learning software is now available for purchase for both new and current customers of Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink® interactive projectors. Educators in the United States and Canada now have an easy way to add curriculum software into interactive learning environments.

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Curriculum Associates Releases New BRIGANCE® Early Childhood Screens III to Help Educators Meet Needs of Young Learners

Screens III include new norms, new validity and reliability research, and new content aligned to early learning and Common Core standards

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 13, 2013 – To help educators efficiently and effectively assess children from birth to first grade in order to address early identification and build school readiness, Curriculum Associates has released a complete new edition of its screening tool: the BRIGANCE® Early Childhood Screens III.  The BRIGANCE Screens III provide educators with an accurate assessment of skills that are critical predictors of children’s school success and include new norms, new validity and reliability research, new content aligned to early learning standards and Common Core State Standards, and a new user-friendly design.

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Worried About Summer Slide? Pick up an Educational App

Baltimore, MD – (KidsEducationNews.com) – We hear it every year – our children lose approximately a month of learning during the summer making it difficult for them to jump into new content in the fall.  So what is a parent to do?  With the accessibility and portability of mobile devices, and some pretty robust learning apps, parents can keep their children learning all summer long.

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