ALAS Outlines Priorities Following its 18th Annual National Summit Legislative Day

Areas of focus for 2021-2022 are migrant education, the Latino educator and administrator pipeline, and improving access to inclusive educational materials

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) highlights three main areas of focus for 2021-2022: improving education for migrant students, strengthening the Latino educator and administrators pipeline through a focus on loan forgiveness, and making more inclusive educational materials available to students. The organization selected these three issues based on conversations among states during the last year and reiterated during the organization’s legislative day held prior to its ALAS 18th Annual National Summit, which took place Oct. 7-9, 2021.

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PresenceLearning Therapy Essentials Wins Two Top Education Awards

Therapy Essentials wins both the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence and the Tech Edvocate Awards 

NEW YORK, October 25, 2021 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of comprehensive online therapy solutions for schools and beyond, has earned two education awards for Therapy Essentials, its complete solution to support school-based special education and counseling teams in delivering services to students in-person or remotely. 

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Council of the Great City Schools Names High School Graduate Londyn Edwards as Inaugural Recipient of $10,000 Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice Scholarship

The college scholarship, sponsored by Curriculum Associates, will support Edwards as she pursues studies at Drexel University 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 25, 2021—The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) recently announced the inaugural recipient of its Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice Scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates. The $10,000 college scholarship was awarded to recent high school graduate Londyn Edwards of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is using the scholarship to attend Drexel University as she looks to ultimately pursue a career in urban education.

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ALAS Celebrates its Platinum Partners for Shared Commitment to Latino-Serving Leaders

Curriculum Associates, Footsteps to Brilliance, Hazel Health, Imagine Learning, and Scholastic will all provide financial and in-kind support throughout the year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has partnered with five innovative education companies to help further its leadership development work across the country. Curriculum Associates, Footsteps to Brilliance, Hazel Health, Imagine Learning, and Scholastic will provide financial and in-kind support to the organization as they collectively work to attain ALAS’ goals.

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Webinar Provides Strategies to Improve Risk Management in K-12 Schools

Vector Solutions and TASB Risk Management Fund partner for October 28, 2021 webinar to help schools use data to identify gaps and Improve their risk management programs

Tampa, FL – October 20, 2021 – Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has partnered with TASB Risk Management Fund for a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on October 28, 2021 called “The ABCs of Managing Risk for K-12 Schools.” To register, visit www.vectorsolutions.com/resources/webinars/abcs-of-managing-risk-for-k12-schools/.

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Webinar Showcases Round Rock ISD Police Department’s Four Pillars of School Policing Model to Support Student Mental Health

Vector Solutions’ October 21, 2021 Webinar helps Districts Connect the Dots Between Student Mental Health and Safety

Tampa, FL – October 19, 2021 – A well-rounded approach to school safety includes programs that focus both on outside threats and on student wellbeing. Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better is hosting a webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on October 21, 2021 with the Round Rock ISD Police Department, which was formed in 2019 to serve the Round Rock Independent School District in Texas. The webinar will showcase the department’s Four Pillars of School Policing model, an approach to transformative school policing with a heavy focus on students’ mental wellbeing. To register for the webinar, visit www.vectorsolutions.com/resources/webinars/webinar-student-mental-health-and-school-safety.

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West Sound STEM Network Expands Partnership with Slooh to Engage More Students in Space Exploration

Now 250 teachers and 10,000 students in the northwest Washington State-based network will have access to Slooh’s robotic telescopes and Mission Interface 

Washington Depot, Connecticut, October 19, 2021 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds of amazing astronomical events to students, and the West Sound STEM Network recently expanded their partnership to help more teachers and students throughout northwest Washington State engage in space exploration that is aligned with state and national standards. After successfully providing a number of Network member schools with access to Slooh’s robotic telescopes and patented Mission Interface last year, West Sound STEM Network is now expanding the program to reach 250 teachers and 10,000 students. This comes as Slooh works toward its goal of helping one million students nationwide experience the wonder of space from their classroom and home computers.

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Survey Reveals High Levels of Empathy in Latino Education Leaders

Survey compared ALAS’ leadership academy members to corporate leaders nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 14, 2021) – A recent survey of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Superintendent and Principal Leadership Academies found high levels of empathy – a trait that has been identified as one of the most important skills for leaders.

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Aperture Education Updates its Social and Emotional Learning Platform

Updates include a new dashboard to track high school student goals and challenges, and a single sign-on option for schools using Clever 

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 13, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, has updated its online platform to provide new tools for high school SEL, a single sign-on feature for schools using Clever, and faster, easier access to K-12 SEL data to help inform instruction. The updates to the platform make it easier for educators to get the insights they need to support their students and help districts determine the success of their SEL programs.

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