Epson Expands North American Projector Market Leadership to 39 Percent with Largest Industry Share Growth

Epson Holds Number One Position in North America and Posts the Largest Revenue Growth of any Brand in the Industry

LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 24, 2014 – Underscoring its leadership in the projector market, Epson America, Inc. today announced it continues to hold the number one position in North America for 2013. According to PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, Epson continued momentum in the market by growing its overall North America market share to 39 percent in units in 2013, representing a five-point increase year-over-year and the largest share growth of any manufacturer1. With positive revenue growth four years in a row, Epson had the largest total revenue increase in the North American projector market in 2013 with a 24 percent share, which represents a nearly six-point increase year-over-year.

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Israeli-based Modular™ Construction Toys Builds Momentum in U.S.

Connectable and compatible construction sets allow both boys and girls to build train tracks, raceways, towns and more

Merion Station, PA -- March 19, 2014 – Modular™ Construction Toys, the Israeli-based manufacturer of Modular Toys construction sets, brings its innovative product line to the U.S. with Modular Toys USA. This expansion brings the popular racetracks, locomotive construction and building sets for ages 4-8 to specialty toy retailers across the U.S.

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Teachscape appoints Andrew Morrison as Chief Executive Officer

Kathy Yates named Chairwoman of Teachscape Board of Directors and Chief Client Services Officer 

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 – Teachscape announced the appointment of Andrew Morrison as chief executive officer (CEO) and named former CEO Kathy Yates chairwoman of the board of directors and chief client services officer, in a move designed to increase the company’s emphasis on client service and satisfaction, build upon its existing product innovation, and to accelerate the organization’s growth.

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Epson Introduces PowerLite Pilot 2 for Centralized AV Switching and Control of Classroom Multimedia Devices

Easy-to-Use AV Control Box Designed Exclusively for Use with Epson Ultra-Short Throw and Short Throw Projectors

LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 12, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the PowerLite® Pilot™ 2 Projector Connection and Control Box, a comprehensive, user-friendly solution that consolidates connections and centralizes control of multimedia sources for educators using Epson’s short throw and ultra-short throw classroom projectors. Wall mounted for added convenience and eliminating the need for a handheld remote control, the PowerLite Pilot 2 easily integrates into today’s classroom by supporting advanced connectivity, giving teachers more control for connecting and managing a range of devices.

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Cerebellum Corp. Brings Award-Winning Standard Deviants Videos to the Web with New Streaming Site

SD Instant Access allows users to instantly download or stream more than 250 videos

San Francisco, CA—March 11, 2014—Cerebellum Corporation has launched a new video streaming website for its award-winning line of Standard Deviants educational videos, which take an entertaining and fun approach to teach difficult core curriculum subjects. Now students and educators can use the SD Instant Access (www.SDinstant.com) digital delivery and playback platform to instantly download or stream 274 Standard Deviants titles.

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World’s Worst Pet™ iPad® App Named a Winner of Parents’ Choice Recommended Award

Educational app from Curriculum Associates helps children in grades 4–8 build Tier Two vocabulary through an engaging, game-based learning environment

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 6, 2014—World’s Worst Pet™, an i-Ready® iPad app, has been named a winner of the 2014 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award in the Mobile Apps category. The reading app, designed for students in grades 4–8, was chosen by Parents’ Choice Foundation’s panel of educators, scientists, artists, librarians, parents, and children for its ability to entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination, and inspire creativity.

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Scholarships for Teachers Provide Training on How to Incorporate Renewable Energy Science into Instruction

Funding helps educators join the KidWind WindSenators Network 

(Saint Paul, MN) February 27, 2014 – KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education, invites all educators interested in renewable energy education to apply for numerous scholarships for the WindSenator teacher training to be held in St. Paul, MN on June 23-27, 2014. These scholarships are sponsored by the Department of Energy, the XCEL Energy Windsource Program and EDP Renewables and will provide training to help teachers implement renewable energy science instruction into the classroom and be a resource for their communities. The deadline to apply for the WindSenators training is April 1, 2014. For more information about scholarships, eligibility and to apply, go to http://learn.kidwind.org/workshops_events/windsenators/2014/funding.

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TeacherLists.com New Partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

The National School Supply Lists Directory offers principals simple, school-wide management of school supply lists 

Alexandria, VA (February 24, 2014) – The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the award winning TeacherLists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory, announce today a multi-year partnership to provide NAESP members a free solution to make back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for their school communities. TeacherLists.com is now a National Resource Partner of the NAESP’s National Principals Resource Center and the preferred school supply list partner of the organization. 

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Successful Pilot Program Leads Award-Winning Charter School to Deploy Online Speech Therapy with PresenceLearning

Middle and high school students from Synergy Academies achieve excellent results in well-structured, highly individualized online therapy sessions

SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2014 – To guarantee more consistent and effective speech-language therapy for its middle and high school students, Synergy Academies, an award-winning urban charter school affiliated with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students. Now, after a successful pilot program, approximately 20 students have online access to highly qualified SLPs who perform evaluations, manage student cases and conduct online therapy sessions.

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Leading Education Brands Reading Rainbow and Kindermusik International Partner to Build Early Literacy Skills in Children

Partnership Combines the Power of Music with Digital Reading For Music in Our Schools Month and Read Across America Day

LOS ANGELES, CA & GREENSBORO, NC – February 18, 2014 – Reading Rainbow and Kindermusik International, two of the most trusted brands in childhood education, today announced a partnership that combines Kindermusik International’s research-based musical learning curriculum with Reading Rainbow’s award-winning mobile reading service in a digital library available on tablet devices. New digital content will launch March 2, 2014, in time for Music in our Schools Month (MIOSM), and National Read Across America Day (RAAD).

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