Epson Wins Two 2016 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

The DC-21 Document Camera and PowerLite 97H Projector Help Enable a Highly Engaging Teaching and Learning Experience 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2016 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, has won two Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Both the DC-21 document camera and the PowerLite® 97H projector were selected as winners by a panel of judges in the New Products category. The award program, now in its 34th year, honors both new and upgraded innovative software, hardware, network, app, and web products that have proven to be helpful educator tools. To view the entire list of this year’s winners, click here

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Vernier’s Technical Support Wins a 2016 Tech & Learning Stellar Service Award

Awards program honors companies in the edtech industry that provide exceptional customer care 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 10, 2016 — Vernier Software & Technology was named the winner of Tech & Learning’s 2016 Stellar Service Awards in ‘The Number You Have on Autodial (Best Tech Support)’ category. Voted on by the publication’s readers, the awards program honors manufacturers and resellers that provide exceptional customer service and satisfaction within the educational technology industry. 

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Idaho State Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Common Core Mathematics

Ready Mathematics is the only approved program for all grades K–8 in the state

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 7, 2016—The Idaho State Department of Education recently approved Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Common Core Mathematics as part of its 2015–2016 K–12 Mathematics Review. Built for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ready Mathematics underwent a rigorous screening based on its content, organization, presentation, and quality. Of the programs approved by the state, Ready Mathematics was the only program that was approved in all grade levels K–5 and 6–8.

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Free Nov. 15, 2016 Webinar Explores ESSA Funding and New “Non-Academic” Accountability Requirements

Webinar features funding expert Dr. Jennifer House to discuss the social-emotional learning aspect of the legislation

Charlotte N.C. – Nov. 3, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson will host a free webinar at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 2016 (EST) for schools and districts to discuss the latest information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which goes into effect in the 2017-18 school year. The webinar, “How SEL fits into the ESSA Requirements” will address the role of social-emotional learning programs and assessments in meeting the requirements of the legislation. To register, visit  https://goo.gl/rtMPYh or click here

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Mount Holly Township School District Implements Fuel Education’s Stride™ to Bring More Motivation and Analytics to Elementary Classroom Instruction in Core Subjects

Engaging teaching tool motivates students toward mastery and rewards learning with games to help students improve skills and test readiness

Herndon, Virginia, November 1, 2016 — This fall, Mount Holly Township School District in Mount Holly N.J. started implementing Stride™, the newest personalized learning solution offered by Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™), with its students in grades 3-8. 

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Curriculum Associates Sponsors ALAS Scholarships to Support the Advancement of Latino/a Administrators

Scholarships totaling $12,000 will help two aspiring administrators earn advanced degrees in education

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 1, 2016—For the second consecutive year, Curriculum Associates has sponsored the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents’ (ALAS) scholarship program to help Latino/a administrators earn advanced degrees in education. This recent donation allowed ALAS to award two administrators with a total of $12,000 in scholarship funds. Micaela Ochoa of Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, CA received a $10,000 scholarship and Israel Rivera of Dallas Independent School District in Dallas, TX received a $2,000 scholarship.

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Impero Announces $2.5 million “Best Technology for Schools” Grant Program to Help Schools Make the Most of Digital Devices

Company celebrates its 10 millionth student user by offering between $1,250 and $25,000 as a technology grant for every successful grant applicant

Simi Valley, CA – Oct. 31, 2016 – Student devices are exploding in classrooms around the country and schools are tasked with finding ways to manage those devices so that students stay safe and on-task in the classroom.  To help schools in the United States and Canada manage their digital classrooms, Impero Software, the leading remote monitoring and management software provider for K12 districts, today announced a $2.5 million “Best Technology for Schools” grant program.

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New White Paper “Digital Citizenship: a Holistic Primer” released at Digital Citizenship Summit 2016 at the Twitter Headquarters

The paper, produced by Impero and the Digital Citizenship Institute, takes an in-depth look at educating children on living in a digital world and offers guidance for schools

Simi Valley, CA – Oct 28, 2016 – Impero Software and the Digital Citizenship Institute today announced the release of a white paper to help schools understand and effectively teach digital citizenship. The whitepaper, Digital Citizenship: a Holistic Primer was released during the Digital Citizenship Summit 2016 in San Francisco. It can be downloaded here: https://www.imperosoftware.com/whitepapers/digital-citizenship-a-holistic-primer/ 

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PresenceLearning’s Third Fall Webinar Highlights How to Prepare Students with Special Needs for Life Beyond High School

Transition expert Dr. Mary Morningstar will present and answer questions in a live session for special education leaders on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, 2016 – For students with special needs and their families, planning for the future can be an uncertain endeavor. Families rely on schools to help prepare their children with the skills and resources needed to succeed in a career or at college. To help special education leaders best prepare those students for the future, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of teletherapy/telehealth services in education, is hosting the third and final webinar in PresenceLearning’s Fall 2016 “Results Matter” series. This 90-minute webinar, “How to Improve Transition Results for High School Students with Disabilities,” will be led by transition expert Dr. Mary Morningstar on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific.

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Epson Expands Line of PowerLite Large Venue Projectors

New PowerLite 5000-Series Projectors Deliver Bright Output, Robust Digital Connectivity, and Lens Shift for Easy Installation

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Educause, Booth #1609) – Oct. 25, 2016 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today introduced the PowerLite® 5000-Series large venue projectors. The next-generation PowerLite series features 5500 lumens of color brightness and 5500 lumens of white brightness1, to deliver bright, uncompromising images even in well-lit environments. Featuring robust digital connectivity options and vertical and horizontal lens shift for easy installation, the PowerLite 5000-Series is an ideal solution for classrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums, retail spaces, and commercial spaces, in corporate, houses of worship and museum applications.

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