Epson PowerLite 2000-Series Portable Projectors Deliver Exceptional Connectivity Features

Series Includes Nine Models Offering Exceptional Image Quality, HDMI Connectivity, and Enterprise-Level Wireless Security 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Educause, Booth #1609) – Oct. 25, 2016 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the Epson® PowerLite® 2000-Series. The series features nine projectors that are ideal for business meetings, large boardrooms, lecture halls, classrooms, and houses of worship. Designed for ease-of-use, the PowerLite 2000-Series includes up to 5,500 lumens of color brightness and 5,500 lumens of white brightness1, in addition to full HD 1080p support and comes equipped with built-in enterprise level Wi-Fi security, and features a full interface for multiple connections and installation flexibility.

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PresenceLearning’s Newest Online Therapy Environment Lightyear Wins a 2016 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

The live, online therapy solution won in the Best Upgraded Product category for delivering high-quality video and sound at lower bandwidths

SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2016 – PresenceLearning’s recently updated live, online therapy solution, Lightyear, has been awarded a 2016 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence in the Best Upgraded 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. This is the fifth Tech & Learning Award of Excellence PresenceLearning has won.

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Vernier Wins a 2016 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

Vernier’s Solar Energy Exploration Kit and accompanying “Investigating Solar Energy” lab book recognized in New Product category

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 24, 2016 — Vernier Software & Technology’s Solar Energy Exploration Kit and the associated Investigating Solar Energy lab book have been named a winner of Tech & Learning’s 2016 Awards of Excellence in the New Product category. Now in its 34th year, this leading educational awards program recognizes innovative products that break new ground as well as those that have received significant enhancements.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Helps Close the Achievement Gap for Students in the Nation’s Largest Urban School Districts

Award-winning program now used by more than 1 million students in Council of the Great City Schools districts and 3.5 million students nationwide

MIAMI, October 19, 2016—Curriculum Associates serves more than 1 million students with its i-Ready program in 48 of the 70 districts that comprise the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS). The program informs instruction which in turn improves student achievement. The CGCS, which is the only national organization to exclusively represent the needs of urban public schools, is convening this week for its 60th annual fall conference in Miami, FL. 

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D2L Partners with Collabco to Deliver a Powerful, Seamless and Personalized Learning Experience

Brightspace integration with the myday dashboard will transform learning for students worldwide 

London - October 17, 2016 – D2L, a global learning technology leader, has announced a strategic partnership with education software development company, Collabco. The partnership will allow access to D2L’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Brightspace through myday, Collabco’s comprehensive student dashboard, in an effort to provide an engaging learning and collaboration solution to universities worldwide.

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Apperson Announces Winners of Massachusetts Grant Competition

Winning schools will receive SEL assessments, interventions and professional development support

Charlotte N.C. – Oct. 17, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children today announced the winners of its Massachusetts micro-grant competition. The “Supporting Strength-Based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in MA” competition launched this summer with the aim of helping schools and districts assess SEL skills during the 2016-17 school year.

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New White Paper Analyzes How Creative Use of School Schedules and Instructional Space Fosters Successful Blended Learning Programs

Evergreen Education Group conducts in-depth analysis of Fuel Education™ partner schools’ blended learning programs 

Herndon, Virginia, October 12, 2016 — Schools across the nation have begun breaking away from the traditional school day schedule by implementing blended learning programs in order to better serve a diverse student population. To encourage school leaders to be innovative with instructional area design and creative with the use of the school day, Evergreen Education Group took a deep dive into the blended learning programs at three schools using online course content from Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) to examine how their use of space and time contributes to their success. Evergreen Education Group, in collaboration with FuelEd, has published their findings in a new white paper titled, “How Top Performing Blended Learning Programs Use Time and Space Effectively.” To download the free white paper, visit: getfueled.com/blendedtime&space

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Oct. 27, 2016 Webinar Explores Ways Schools Can Use Social Emotional Learning Data in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Charlotte N.C. – Oct. 6, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson will host a free webinar at 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 2016 (EST) for schools and districts that have implemented, or are considering implementing, Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). The webinar will show participants how they can use social emotional learning data to make their MTSS more effective. To register for the “Using SEL Data to Facilitate Effective and Sustainable Multi-tiered Systems of Support” webinar, visit https://goo.gl/rtMPYh or click here.

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New Online Training Course from PublicSchoolWORKS Approved by California Department of Pesticide Regulation

Districts in California can now take PublicSchoolWORKS’ new training course to meet requirements mandated by the California Healthy Schools Act

Cincinnati, OH (October 6, 2016) — Public school districts and childcare centers in California are held to high standards for pesticide use and the dissemination of information about their use under the California Healthy Schools Act (HSA). All staff that use pesticides are required to complete one hour of training annually, however, they can only take courses that are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). To help California districts easily meet this HSA requirement, PublicSchoolWORKS created the “Healthy Schools Act” online training course, which has been approved by the California DPR. 

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Share Innovative Uses of Data-Collection Technology in Science or STEM Education for a Chance to Win a 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award

Up to seven science educators to win prizes valued at $5,500 each 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 6, 2016 – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This annual awards program recognizes seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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