Epson and DonorsChoose.org Join Forces This Holiday Season to Help Teachers Add Much-Needed Technology and Supplies to Classrooms

Epson to Donate Five Percent of Qualifying Product Sales to Classrooms in Need

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2013 – Epson America, Inc. today announced it has partnered with DonorsChoose.org for a second year in a row for its 2013 holiday season initiative. From Dec. 1 to Dec. 24, 2013, Epson will help fund K-12 public school classrooms in need, by donating five percent of select purchases made on Epson.com – up to $100,000* – to support eligible classroom projects across America. It will also multiply the reach of its donation through DonorsChoose.org’s “Double Your Impact” program by matching donations.

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PublicSchoolWORKS’ Director of Client Services Wins Two Silver Women in Business Stevie Awards

Cincinnati, OH – December 3, 2013 – Carrie Mockler, PublicSchoolWORKS’ director of client services, was selected as a 2013 Silver Stevie® Awards for Women in Business winner in two categories: Female Executive of the Year for the Business Services with 11 to 2,500 employees and Woman of the Year – Business Services. Mockler was chosen from more than 1,200 entries because of her proven ability to build a corporate culture of both acting as and working as a service provider. Now in its tenth year, the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business is a prestigious award for women entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and for their organizations.

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New Music and Movement Classes from Kindermusik Engage Babies and Toddlers

Cuddle & Bounce and Sing & Play offer opportunities for young children to bond with parents while learning musical concepts and furthering brain development

GREENSBORO, NC – December 3, 2013 – Music and movement classes can spark learning in young children, and when done in conjunction with a parent, can help build bonds between parent and child. Parents seeking early development opportunities for children as young as newborns should check out two new classes offered by Kindermusik International. The classes Cuddle & Bounce, for children from birth to one year of age, and Sing & Play, for children from one to two years of age, use music and movement to nurture and guide learning. Parents can sign-up to try a free class by visiting Kindermusik.com.

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Learning First Alliance Issues Statement about Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Results

Washington, D.C. – December 3, 2013 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, releases the following statement:

Today, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test of reading literacy, mathematics, and science given every three years to fifteen-year-olds in the United States and approximately seventy countries and economies worldwide.

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Epson Wins Learning Magazine’s 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award and District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2013 Award

Epson PowerLite X15 Projector, DC-20 Document Camera and BrightLink Interactive Projector Receive Education Awards

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, has received the Learning® Magazine 2014 Teachers’ ChoiceSM (TCA) Award for the Classroom for its Epson® PowerLite® X15 and DC-20 document camera. Additionally, the Epson BrightLink® interactive projector was named a winner of District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2013 Award.

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National School Supply Lists Directory wins District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Award

More than 25,000 schools have adopted TeacherLists.com to make back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for their parents and teachers. 

Wrentham, MA (December 2, 2013) – Every year, District Administration magazine seeks out innovative education products that positively affect educators for its annual Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Award. Only in its second year and growing rapidly, the National School Supply Lists Directory, TeacherLists.com, was selected as a District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products award winner. TeacherLists.com is the largest and fastest-growing free online service for posting and sharing school supply lists and teacher wish lists with parents.

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PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite Wins Fifth Consecutive District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Award

Web-based risk management suite saves schools time, improves safety compliance 

Cincinnati, OH – December 2, 2013 – PublicSchoolWORKS, the signature safety solution for schools, again received District Administration Magazine’s (DA) Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products award for its EmployeeSafe Suite. This web-based software suite manages school safety programs for compliance with regulatory requirements associated with training, safety tasks such as drills or inspections, chemical safety, and a complete safety data sheet (SDS) solution to create a comprehensive school safety program. The EmployeeSafe Suite ensures that school districts are in compliance with ever-changing district, state and federal mandates while reducing the time and effort typically required of administration. 

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The Toy Insider Kicks off Multitude of Holiday Toy Awards for Smart Toys and Games, Inc.

NAPPA Awards, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, The National Parenting Center, PAL Awards and TIA Toy of the Year Awards all recognize company’s IQ-building fun

SAN FRANCISCO – November 25, 2013 – The Toy Insider, the source for the hottest toys and gifts for children of all ages, selected Smart Toys and Games, Inc.’s SmartMax Lighthouse as one of the hot toys, games, and gifts that kids will wish for this holiday season. As seen in the November 2013 issue of Women’s Day Magazine, the TOY INSIDER’s HOT HOLIDAY TOYS for 2013 is one of several awards the company has received that highlight the hottest toys for this holiday season.

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FL District Uses Online Speech Therapy to Prevent Students from Missing Class Instruction and Social Opportunities

Taylor County School District uses PresenceLearning’s online speech therapy with 50 K-12 students

SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2013 – To eliminate speech-language pathologist (SLP) travel time and keep Taylor County School District students with diverse speech needs in class, Taylor County School District implemented PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students. Approximately 50 students in grades K-12 from both public and private school are working with a highly qualified remote SLP during online speech therapy sessions. 

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