Vernier Software & Technology Founders Make $4.5 Million Pledge to Support STEM Education at Portland State University

Pledge underscoring Dave and Christine Vernier’s commitment to the future of science education earmarked to renovate a campus facility for undergraduates in STEM fields 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 26, 2020 — As part of their continued support of the future of science education, Vernier Software & Technology founders Dave and Christine Vernier recently pledged $4.5 million to Portland State University (PSU). This latest philanthropic pledge to the university will be used to help renovate a key campus facility for undergraduate students in STEM fields.

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Aperture Education Enlists “Funding Doctor” Paula Love to Share Strategies to Fund Social-Emotional Learning Programs

Educators and administrators can find break-through ideas and strategies during March 4, 2020 webinar

Charlotte N.C. (Feb. 26, 2020) — Social-emotional learning programs can have a positive impact on students’ academics and lifelong success. However sometimes schools need help to overcome budgetary constraints to getting their programs off the ground. To help schools and districts find the funding they need Aperture Education has partnered with education funding expert Dr. Paula Love, also known as the “Funding Doctor,” for a webinar focused on creative ways to fund their SEL programs. The free webinar takes place on March 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2T3lH3A. The webinar will also be available on-demand.

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Archdiocese of Chicago Adopts Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for Grades K–2

Nation’s archdiocese with the most students will use online reading and mathematics assessment to support all of its K–2 students starting in the 2020–2021 school year 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 26, 2020—The Archdiocese of Chicago, which is the nation’s largest archdiocese in terms of student enrollment, has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for Grades K–2. The Archdiocese will implement the online program as a formative assessment for both reading and mathematics starting in the 2020–2021 school year to further support the teaching and learning process. Today, i-Ready serves eight million users nationwide and is currently being used by more than 20 percent of all K–8 students across all 50 states, including in other notable archdioceses such as the Archdiocese of Rochester in New York.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Wins a Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show 2020 Award

Online diagnostic and instructional program also recently recognized with a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence for its ability to improve teaching and learning

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 18, 2020—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready was recently named a winner of Tech & Learning’s TCEA 2020 Best of Show Award. The program, which also recently won an Award of Excellence from the same industry-leading publication, was chosen based in part on its uniqueness in the market and its ability to solve problems in classrooms and schools. Today, i-Ready serves more than seven million students nationwide and is currently being used by 20 percent of all K–8 students across all 50 states.

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Troxell-CDI Rebrands with New Name-Trox

Trox is the new name for one of the most established leaders in education technology

Phoenix, AZ – February 17, 2020 – Since uniting in July of 2019, CDI Technologies and Troxell Solutions have flourished as Troxell-CDI.  The two visionary EdTech leaders successfully combined to form a dynamic thought leader, devoted to helping educators improve learning outcomes, and are positioned to lead the industry with substantial growth in 2020 and beyond.  To celebrate the company’s broader national presence and deeper commitment to the EdTech community, it is renaming as Trox.

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Upcoming Webinar: The Rise in Behavioral and Mental Health Needs Among Students

Dr. Isaiah Pickens partners with PresenceLearning to share strategies schools can use to support students’ mental health and behavioral needs during free webinar on March 5th 

NEW YORK, February 11, 2020 – PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, relaunches its acclaimed webinar series with clinical psychologist and industry leader Dr. Isaiah Pickens who will provide practical advice and effective strategies for schools as they look to support the mental health and behavioral needs of students. The free webinar, “The Rise of Behavioral and Mental Health Needs Among Students,” takes place on Thursday, March 5 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. 

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Texas Department of Information Resources Selects Impero Software as an Approved Vendor

Impero’s classroom management and student safety software is now available to districts in Texas and beyond at a discounted rate

Austin, TX, Feb. 4, 2020 – After a vigorous vetting process, the Texas Department of Information Resources (Texas DIR) has added Impero Software to its list of approved vendors for schools in Texas and beyond. This simplifies the purchasing process for schools because they no longer have to request proposals from multiple vendors when considering Impero’s classroom management and student safety software. It also allows them to purchase the products at a discounted rate.

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Epson Education Market Leadership Recognized with Six Distinguished Awards

Campus Technology, Spaces4Learning and Tech & Learning Grant Epson Education Solutions Top Honors in Award Programs

AUSTIN, Tex. (TCEA 2020, Epson Booth #1617) – Feb. 3, 2020 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world,1 today announced it won an impressive six high-profile education awards – a testament to the outstanding quality and performance its products offer to the K-12 and higher education markets. From laser displays to document cameras offering amazing image quality, the award-winning solutions, along with Epson’s extensive K-12 and higher education technology line-up, will be showcased at the TCEA Convention & Exposition Feb. 3-7, 2020 in Austin, Texas at the Epson booth #1617. 

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Marco Learning and The Graide Network Launch Revolutionary Test Prep Solution for AP Students

Two leading ed-tech organizations offer today’s AP® students a better path forward by waving goodbye to test prep books and overpriced private tutors 

CHICAGO, February 3, 2020 – Marco Learning, a company committed to providing the best, most complete AP® resources for students, parents, and teachers, is joining forces with The Graide Network, the leading provider of online grading and feedback services to K-12 schools, to launch a revolutionary test prep resource to address the widening gap in the current market’s efficacy and affordability.

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Impero Announces Further Investment to Accelerate Growth

Austin TX, Jan. 27, 2020 – Impero Software is delighted to announce further investment of almost 6 million pounds (or just over 7.8 million U.S. dollars) from existing shareholders after the company had a record year for sales. Following its acquisition in 2017, Impero reached a number of milestones -- announcing a series of product releases, opening a U.S. office in Austin, Texas, establishing a sales operation in the UAE and hiring a number of senior executives to bolster its management team. This funding will be used to accelerate projected growth in the UK, U.S. and international schools market, and to continue to develop Impero's product suite. 

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