SkriLab Receives ISTE Seal of Alignment

Skriware’s STEAM educational lab supports best practices for digital age teaching and learning 

(Warsaw, Poland) October 4, 2022 – Skriware, an international edtech company providing schools with equipment and lesson plans that enable practical and hands-on education in the spirit of STEAM, earned the Seal of Alignment from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for its educational laboratory, SkriLab. This seal of alignment, and Skriware’s sales and marketing partnership with New Ascent Education, marks the company’s expansion into the U.S. education market. 

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Chicago Public Schools Selects Curriculum Associates to Deliver Reading and Mathematics Assessments to Students in Grades K–2

Teachers throughout Illinois’ largest school district can use the online i-Ready® Assessment to help develop a data-driven system for early instruction and/or intervention   

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 4, 2022—Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has selected Curriculum Associates as its reading and mathematics assessment provider for students in Grades K–2. Starting in the 2022–2023 school year, teachers throughout the district will be able to utilize the online i-Ready Assessment program to help develop a system for early instruction and intervention. This is part of the district’s goal to ensure students entering Grade 3 have the knowledge and skills to be successful and to ensure students are on track in every grade. 

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New Webinar Series Provides Strategies for Building Students’ Foundational Reading Skills

Curriculum Associates’ reading experts offer advice, strategies, and tips for elementary educators 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 29, 2022—Curriculum Associates is kicking off a free four-part webinar series next month to support elementary educators with their reading instruction. The weekly series starting Friday, October 7, 2022 will provide educators with expert advice, strategies, and tips for building students’ foundational reading skills and supporting their ongoing reading development. 

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Vernier Science Education Launches New Grant Program to Support Educators in Fostering STEM Literacy with Students

2022 Vernier Science Education Inspiration Grants will recognize 10 K–12 and college educators with hands-on technology and accompanying professional development 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 29, 2022 — As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting STEM educators and promoting hands-on science learning in classrooms nationwide, Vernier Science Education is launching a new grant program for K–12 and college educators. The 2022 Vernier Science Education Inspiration Grants will award 10 grantees each with $1,000 worth of Vernier technology of their choosing, an annual license for Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro, and three hours of virtual professional development to further support their teaching. 

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Carteret Public Schools Supports School-to-Work Pipeline by Opening Woodworking Classes to High School Students

District partners with Maplewoodshop and Eastern Atlantic States Carpenters Funds to introduce students to woodworking and to offer apprenticeship opportunities

(East Orange, N.J.) September 27, 2022 – Carteret Public Schools in New Jersey understands the importance of introducing students to career opportunities. In order to provide different types of learning, the district partnered with Maplewoodshop, a leader in teaching woodworking to students, and the Eastern Atlantic States Carpenters Funds, to introduce carpentry to students at Carteret High School. 

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Vector Solutions Adds Cybersecurity Awareness Courses to its Suite of Online Training Programs for Schools

Eight new courses address key areas of cybersecurity awareness for education leaders and employees

Tampa, FL – September 22, 2022 – More than 100 school districts are victimized by cyber criminals each year. To help school administrators and staff members protect their school networks and reduce the likelihood of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands, Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter, and better, has created a set of online cybersecurity awareness training courses. The courses address topics such as creating a cybersecurity culture, preventing social engineering attacks, laws and compliance, best practices, and more. The courses will be available starting Oct. 1, 2022.

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ScribFolders from Scribbles Software Helps Schools Go Paperless

Online cumulative records management tool for schools saves time, money and space

Pineville, NC – September 20, 2022 – Scribbles Software, a leading provider of K-12 records and enrollment software, is offering a cumulative records management system that simplifies the records access and filing process for schools.  ScribFolders allows school districts to move all of their student information files online as students matriculate, which means authorized personnel can have instant, secure online access to the information they need to support students.

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New Research from Curriculum Associates: Student Achievement Shows Concerns and Bright Spots in Recovery—More Students Are Behind in Phonics but Some Schools Are Exceeding Expectations

New data highlights need for concentrated focus on foundational reading and mathematics skills 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 14, 2022—While more students are falling behind in foundational reading skills, some schools buck the trend with positive practice in the pandemic’s wake, according to new research released by Curriculum Associates today. 

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Aperture Education Hosts Fall “Voices from the Field” Webinar Series

Webinars feature experts sharing their insights and best practices for supporting social and emotional learning

Charlotte N.C. (September 13, 2022) — Aperture Education is hosting a series of free webinars this fall in which experts share insights and strategies to support social and emotional learning in schools. To view the descriptions and register to attend, visit https://apertureed.com/events and scroll down to “Webinars.” All webinars will be available on demand to those who registered but were unable to attend live.

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Expanded Set of Free Videos Provide Support for Teachers This School Year

Free, on-demand videos on PLtogether.org feature interviews with education leaders about topics ranging from professional development to teacher wellness

SAN FRANCISCO (September 7, 2022) – The PLtogether resource site powered by Edthena now features more than 75 video interviews with education experts. Educators can access the free, on-demand “Lounge Talks” video series to hear about and learn effective strategies for a number of timely topics ranging from professional development to teacher wellness.

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