PresenceLearning Wins Two Stevie® Awards in 2021 American Business Awards

Therapy Essentials honored as Gold and People’s Choice Stevie® Award winner for favorite solution serving students with special needs

NEW YORK, July 8, 2021 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of therapy tools and live, online special education related services for preK-12 schools nationwide, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Solution for Special Needs Students category in the 19th Annual American Business Awards®. Additionally, it was named a winner of a People’s Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite New Products. 

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New Mexico Public Education Department Names Curriculum Associates to Its High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List for 2021

Educators to receive robust, high-quality professional learning during the implementation and ongoing use of i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics and Ready® Reading

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., July 6, 2021— The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates' i-Ready Classroom Mathematics and Ready Reading programs to its High-Quality Professional Learning (HQPL) Marketplace List for 2021. The list acts as a guide for teachers, schools, and districts across the state to identify professional learning provider programs that support orientation and ongoing implementation of high-quality instructional materials. Today, Curriculum Associates’ programs are used by more than a dozen districts across the state, including Las Cruces Public Schools, Gadsden Independent School District, and Grants Cibola County Schools. 

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ALAS Opens a Women Superintendents Policy Leadership Academy

Female superintendents can apply through July 31, 2021 for year-long program focused on developing leadership in policy and advocacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has created a new leadership academy specifically to help new female superintendents learn advocacy skills and develop their understanding of navigating and implementing education policies. The Women Superintendents Policy Leadership Academy is accepting applications through July 31, 2021 for its 2021-2022 cohort, which begins in September, 2021 and runs through May, 2022.

To learn more or to apply, visit www.alasedu.org/wspla-women-superintendents-policy-leadership-academy/. Please note the due date has been extended to July 31, 2021.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Approved to Support Reading and Mathematics Intervention for The School District of Philadelphia

Schools throughout the district can now implement the award-winning program as well as Curriculum Associates’ accompanying Teacher Toolbox and professional development

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 25, 2021—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction was recently approved by The School District of Philadelphia for Reading and Mathematics intervention for the 2021–2022 school year. Now, all schools in the district that serve Grades K–8 students will have access to the award-winning online program as well as Curriculum Associates’ accompanying Teacher Toolbox and professional development to support educators as they work to improve student achievement. Today, i-Ready serves more than nine million students and 25 percent of all Grades K–8 students in the United States, including students in more than 130 schools in The School District of Philadelphia. 

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New Epson BrightLink GoBoard Brings Advanced Connection and Collaboration to Classrooms as Breakthrough Software Solution

Epson BrightLink GoBoard Enhances Student Engagement with Dynamic Whiteboard Sharing

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – June 24, 2021 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide,1 today announced a breakthrough software solution for enhanced lesson plans and student engagement – the BrightLink® GoBoard™ Wireless Collaboration and Integrated Whiteboard Solution. As a dynamic whiteboard solution, BrightLink GoBoard is equipped with a suite of collaborative features and included AirServer technology, allowing both students and teachers to share, annotate and stream mirrored content in real time. At the ISTELive 21 virtual event next week, Epson’s product manager Tom Piche will discuss the BrightLink GoBoard solution in more detail during Epson’s Solutions Snapshot sessions on June 27 and June 30.  

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The Council of State Science Supervisors and Flinn Scientific Collaborate to Support Safe Practices in Science Classrooms

Newly updated Council of State Science Supervisors safety documents for elementary, middle, and high school educators are now available as free digital downloads

Batavia, Illinois, June 23, 2021 — The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) and Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, collaborated to support science safety by updating three safety manuals – Elementary Science Safety K-8; Elementary STEM & Tool Safety K-8; and High School Science Safety. These resources are available online and as free digital downloads.

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Epson to Present and Showcase Education Technology Solutions at ISTE Live 2021 Virtual Conference

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – June 22, 2021 – Epson America, Inc., a worldwide leader in inkjet printing and display solutions, today announced it will participate in the ISTELive 21 virtual event from June 26-30, 2021. Epson will showcase its inkjet printers for education and display solutions for laser-focused learning in the ISTE Solutions Hub, as well as host eight Solution Snapshot sessions: 30-minute live sessions presented from 10:30 a.m. to Noon PDT each day of the show. 

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Indiana Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Student Learning

Company selected in part based on its evidence of success and capacity to deliver effective specialized assistance to meet the unique needs of schools across the state  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 22, 2021—The Indiana Department of Education recently named Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Student Learning. The company, which was selected in part based on its evidence of success and capacity to deliver effective specialized assistance to meet the unique needs of schools across the state, will help educators in Grades K–8 address learning loss or unfinished learning using the award-winning i-Ready® program. Today, i-Ready serves more than nine million students and 25 percent of all Grades K–8 students in the United States, including more than 130,000 students in Indiana.

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Hosts Small School Symposium July 15-16, 2021

School districts can apply to attend the in-person event, which includes networking, workshops and a meeting with legislative staff and the U.S. Department of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is hosting “Small School Symposium: Your Voice in DC” July 15-16, 2021 to provide selected school districts with the opportunity to network and discuss challenges and creative solutions specific to districts of their size. The event includes keynotes, interactive workshops and a meeting with legislative staff, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Education. School districts must apply to attend or be invited by ALAS. The event takes place in-person in Washington D.C. To apply, visit https://www.alasedu.org/event/small-school-symposium/.

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KidWind Awards Top Student Teams in 2021 National KidWind Challenge

Winners were best of 58 teams to prove their renewable energy skills 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) June 17, 2021 – A passion for exploring and learning about wind energy brought 58 teams and more than 200 students to the 2021 National KidWind Challenge. Over the course of the four-day virtual event, these students, who had previously won regional events, were tested on their knowledge of renewable energy and demonstrated their wind turbine’s performance to a panel of judges using a variety of virtual tools. The highest performing teams are: 

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