ALAS Celebrates its Platinum Partners for Shared Commitment to Latino-Serving Leaders

Curriculum Associates, Footsteps to Brilliance, Hazel Health, Imagine Learning, and Scholastic will all provide financial and in-kind support throughout the year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 21, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has partnered with five innovative education companies to help further its leadership development work across the country. Curriculum Associates, Footsteps to Brilliance, Hazel Health, Imagine Learning, and Scholastic will provide financial and in-kind support to the organization as they collectively work to attain ALAS’ goals.

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Webinar Provides Strategies to Improve Risk Management in K-12 Schools

Vector Solutions and TASB Risk Management Fund partner for October 28, 2021 webinar to help schools use data to identify gaps and Improve their risk management programs

Tampa, FL – October 20, 2021 – Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has partnered with TASB Risk Management Fund for a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on October 28, 2021 called “The ABCs of Managing Risk for K-12 Schools.” To register, visit www.vectorsolutions.com/resources/webinars/abcs-of-managing-risk-for-k12-schools/.

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Webinar Showcases Round Rock ISD Police Department’s Four Pillars of School Policing Model to Support Student Mental Health

Vector Solutions’ October 21, 2021 Webinar helps Districts Connect the Dots Between Student Mental Health and Safety

Tampa, FL – October 19, 2021 – A well-rounded approach to school safety includes programs that focus both on outside threats and on student wellbeing. Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better is hosting a webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on October 21, 2021 with the Round Rock ISD Police Department, which was formed in 2019 to serve the Round Rock Independent School District in Texas. The webinar will showcase the department’s Four Pillars of School Policing model, an approach to transformative school policing with a heavy focus on students’ mental wellbeing. To register for the webinar, visit www.vectorsolutions.com/resources/webinars/webinar-student-mental-health-and-school-safety.

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West Sound STEM Network Expands Partnership with Slooh to Engage More Students in Space Exploration

Now 250 teachers and 10,000 students in the northwest Washington State-based network will have access to Slooh’s robotic telescopes and Mission Interface 

Washington Depot, Connecticut, October 19, 2021 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds of amazing astronomical events to students, and the West Sound STEM Network recently expanded their partnership to help more teachers and students throughout northwest Washington State engage in space exploration that is aligned with state and national standards. After successfully providing a number of Network member schools with access to Slooh’s robotic telescopes and patented Mission Interface last year, West Sound STEM Network is now expanding the program to reach 250 teachers and 10,000 students. This comes as Slooh works toward its goal of helping one million students nationwide experience the wonder of space from their classroom and home computers.

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Survey Reveals High Levels of Empathy in Latino Education Leaders

Survey compared ALAS’ leadership academy members to corporate leaders nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 14, 2021) – A recent survey of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Superintendent and Principal Leadership Academies found high levels of empathy – a trait that has been identified as one of the most important skills for leaders.

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Aperture Education Updates its Social and Emotional Learning Platform

Updates include a new dashboard to track high school student goals and challenges, and a single sign-on option for schools using Clever 

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 13, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, has updated its online platform to provide new tools for high school SEL, a single sign-on feature for schools using Clever, and faster, easier access to K-12 SEL data to help inform instruction. The updates to the platform make it easier for educators to get the insights they need to support their students and help districts determine the success of their SEL programs.

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Flinn Scientific Launches New Contest for STEM Educators in Celebration of Mole Day

Educators submit a short video highlighting how they teach students about the size of a mole for chance to win up to $500 in Visa gift cards

Batavia, Illinois, October 13, 2021 — In celebration of the upcoming Mole Day on October 23rd, Flinn Scientific is asking STEM educators to share their favorite way of teaching students about the size of a mole – a scientific unit that is often hard for students to conceptualize – for a chance to win up to $500 in Visa gift cards. All K-12 educators ages 21 and above are encouraged to apply by the October 23, 2021 deadline.

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Curriculum Associates Launches New Webinar Series to Help Elementary Educators Deliver Engaging Math Instruction and Create a Positive Classroom Culture

Math experts to provide best practices, tips, and routines during free 10-part series kicking off on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 12, 2021—To help educators teach key elementary math concepts in an engaging way, Curriculum Associates is launching a free 10-part webinar series called Mathemagical Mindset: Creating Classrooms Where Students Thrive. During the webinars, which run from October 12 to November 10, 2021, math experts from Curriculum Associates will provide best practices, tips, and routines to help educators engage students in the learning process and cultivate a positive classroom culture.

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Announces Recipients of its 2021-2022 Leadership Awards

18 outstanding leaders to be recognized at the ALAS 18th Annual National Gala and Awards Dinner Oct. 9th in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 4, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has selected 18 outstanding leaders to receive awards for their education advocacy and leadership. All eighteen of the honorees were announced today and will be honored during the 18th Annual National Gala and Awards Dinner Oct. 9, 2021 in Washington D.C. The event takes place at the Arena Stage Mead Center for American Theater in Washington D.C. on the last day of the ALAS’ 18th Annual National Education Summit, which runs from Oct. 8-9 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, with a special On-The-Hill day Oct. 7th for the convening of ALAS’ state affiliates to meet with state representatives. Tickets for the Gala and Awards Dinner can be purchased here: https://www.alasedu.org/event/18th-annual-national-summit/ and all attendees must be vaccinated.

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