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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i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Wins Tech & Learning 2013 Awards of Excellence

Online diagnostic and instruction program built for the Common Core State Standards 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 12, 2013—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction was recently named a winner of the Tech & Learning 2013 Awards of Excellence (AOE) in the Best Upgrade category. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 150 entries, chose i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction as a winner based on its quality and effectiveness, ease of use, creative use of technology, and suitability for use in an educational environment, as well as its significant enhancements which has enabled it to offer the highest quality experience for educators and students.

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Free Webinar to Help Learning Resource Providers Discover Benefits of New Metadata Standard

Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) Event on November 20 to Cover Background, Case Studies, Best Practices

Philadelphia, PA, November 7, 2013 – The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) will host a free webinar on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (EST) for anyone interested in learning more about the LRMI metadata framework and the promise it holds for personalized learning. Dave Gladney, LRMI project manager; and Michael Jay, education metadata expert and president of Educational Systemics, will review the project background and explain the importance of the project to the educational resource community. Other speakers, including David Grandison, executive producer of BrainPOP, will explain how they have implemented LRMI tagging and why they think it’s important in terms of improving online discoverability for their products and services.

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Rural Georgia School District Adopts Online Speech Therapy to Balance District Therapist Caseloads

Fannin County uses PresenceLearning’s online speech therapy with 30 K-8 students

SAN FRANCISCO, November 7, 2013 – After hearing how Union County School System, a school district near Fannin County with similar speech-language pathologist (SLP) shortages, successfully implemented online speech therapy, Fannin County Schools in Blue Ridge, GA, decided to do the same. Fannin County Schools selected PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, and, now has approximately 30 students in grades K-8 using online speech therapy. 

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New i-Ready® iPad® App Builds Vocabulary to Boost Reading Comprehension

New addition to the award-winning i-Ready blended learning program builds Tier Two vocabulary through an engaging, game-based learning environment

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 4, 2013 – Curriculum Associates announces a new addition to i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction product line, winner of the 2013 CODiE Award for Best Student Assessment Solution, with the release of the first app in a new series of educational games for the iPad. These apps will target the skills that are most essential for achievement in Reading and Mathematics and then harness the power of game design to motivate students to develop them.

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Texas Schools See 1:1 Tablet Success after Two Months into the School Year

October 28th, 2013 - Texas - Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District (NCCISD) and Midland Independent School District (MISD) successfully implemented 1:1 tablet initiatives using the LearnPad tablet solution. They chose the LearnPad after conducting extensive research for a tablet solution that met their localized needs. Each school district’s goal was to supply every student with a tablet and integrate it into their existing curriculum and technology. NCCISD has completed this goal, outfitting all 300 students in the district. MISD supplied their entire sixth grade of 1,600 students with LearnPads as part of a multi-year integration of 1:1.

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PresenceLearning Webcast Discusses Benefits of Online Occupational Therapy for Students with Special Needs

30-minute webcast on Wednesday, November 20th covers the “who, what, when, where, and how” of this innovative approach to delivering therapy services

SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2013 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webcast on online occupational therapy (OT) as part of its recently-launched “30-minute SPEDcasts” series. The webcast, “Get a Grip on Online OT,” will take place on Wednesday, November 20th at 1 PM ET (10 AM PT).

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