Fowler Unified School District Reinvigorates Speech-Language Program With Online Speech Therapy

Students with diverse special needs achieve success with PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, October 15, 2013 – Fowler Unified School District (USD) has overcome a chronic shortage of speech-language therapists by tapping into a wide array of world-class experts from PresenceLearning, enabling students with special needs to make significant, new progress against their goals.   

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i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Reading for Grades K–8 Meets California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) Review Criteria

CLRN has reviewed and approved i-Ready for social content

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 15, 2013—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Reading for Grades K–8 was recently reviewed by the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) and has met its criteria for English-Language Arts. CLRN provides California educators with a “one-stop” resource providing critical information needed in the selection of supplemental electronic learning resources aligned to the California State Board of Education academic content standards.

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Luca Lashes Announces ‘Raising Multilingual Children in a One-language Household’ Contest

eBook and app creators will reward four parents who share second language development tips with a Luca Lashes iTunes library 

Chandler, AZ October 9, 2013 – Raising multilingual children in a household where the parents speak only one language can seem like a daunting task, yet plenty of parents do this every day. To help more parents learn from those having success with this undertaking, creators of the Luca Lashes® multilingual eBook and app series are holding a “Raising Multilingual Children in a One-language Household” contest. Parents who offer tips for fostering second language development in their children will have a chance to win a Luca Lashes iTunes app library of titles in one language of their choosing: Spanish, French, Italian, or Chinese.

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PresenceLearning’s New Webcast Series Provides Information and Practical Advice for Educators of Students with Special Needs

“30-minute SPEDcasts” series kicks off on Wednesday, October 16th with webcast covering online speech-language assessments

SAN FRANCISCO, October 8, 2013 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is launching a new webcast series, “30-minute SPEDcasts,” to provide administrators, teachers and specialists with timely information and practical advice on a variety of special education topics. The series kicks off on Wednesday, October 16th at 12 PM ET (9 AM PT) with “Online Assessments – MISSION: Possible!”

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PresenceLearning’s New Webcast Series Provides Information and Practical Advice for Educators of Students with Special Needs

“30-minute SPEDcasts” series kicks off on Wednesday, October 16th with webcast covering online speech-language assessments

SAN FRANCISCO, October 8, 2013 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is launching a new webcast series, “30-minute SPEDcasts,” to provide administrators, teachers and specialists with timely information and practical advice on a variety of special education topics. The series kicks off on Wednesday, October 16th at 12 PM ET (9 AM PT) with “Online Assessments – MISSION: Possible!” 

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KidWind Announces National KidWind Challenge

Student teams compete for the national title with their hand-crafted wind turbines at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

(Saint Paul, MN) October 8, 2013 – Building on the success of local and regional KidWind Challenge events, and to spark the competitive spirit of students while helping them study and build environmentally friendly energy options, KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education, is launching the inaugural National KidWind Challenge. The event will take place at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, the only science and engineering festival in the United States, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Washington D.C. The National KidWind Challenge will bring together student teams to compete for the National KidWind Challenge title by showcasing their hand-crafted wind turbines in front of wind industry experts.

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Smart Toys and Games, Inc. Drives Awareness for SmartMax just in time for holiday shopping with TV Campaign

Customers who visit SmartMax.tv and purchase a SmartMax Basic Set will receive a free SmartMax Vehicle Set

SAN FRANCISCO – October 7, 2013 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system will launch a TV campaign beginning on Monday, October 7, 2013 through Sunday, November 17, 2013. Customers who visit SmartMax.tv and purchase a SmartMax Set – BASIC 25, SmartMax Set – BASIC 36, or SmartMax Set –BASIC 42 will receive a free SmartMax Vehicle Set. SmartMax Racers, SmartMax Airborne, SmartMax Express, and SmartMax Drive & Fly are among the free SmartMax sets to be offered.

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Epson Expands Education Projector Offerings with Eight New PowerLite Models Delivering Range of Features and Pricing for Any K-12 Classroom Need

New Epson Projectors Are Bright, Provide High Image Quality and Range from Budget-Friendly to Offering Advanced Networking Capabilities and Moderator Software 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 3, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced two new projector series to meet the needs of any K-12 classroom. The Epson® PowerLite® S17, X17, and W17 are three bright, affordable and easy-to-use projectors delivering features including HDMI connectivity and optional wireless connectivity. The Epson PowerLite 97, 98, 99W, 955W, and 965 classroom projectors offer advanced network connectivity for simplified control of classroom content, and high image quality for bright, vivid images.

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Curriculum Associates Expands Partnership with MetaMetrics® to Provide Quantile® Measures for i-Ready®

Curriculum Associates Delivers Actionable Math Metric through the Use of the Quantile Framework

DURHAM, NC, — Curriculum Associates now offers educators a valid and reliable measure of student mathematical readiness to help educators monitor student growth and differentiate instruction in mathematics. The company has expanded its partnership with MetaMetrics, developer of The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics, to provide Quantile measures in their popular i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction product. Curriculum Associates partnered with MetaMetrics in 2012 to add Lexile® measures to i-Ready, a nationally recognized online assessment and instruction program. Now reporting Quantile measures, i-Ready provides a seamless K-8 experience for educators to measure and track student progress in mathematics. 

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