Aperture Education Launches Monthly Online Workshops Focusing on Eight Key Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

The next in the “Aperture 8” series of free workshops takes place Oct. 7, 2021 and focuses on strategies to build students’ and educators’ optimistic thinking

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 5, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, has launched the “Aperture 8” series of free monthly workshops. The series helps schools develop and implement strategies around eight social and emotional learning competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, goal-directed behavior, personal responsibility, decision-making, and optimistic thinking. 

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Webinar to Help Districts Understand New U.S. DOE Guidance on Meeting IDEA Requirements during COVID-Related Challenges

Leading experts will advise school officials on maximizing funds such as ESSER to serve students with special needs 

NEW YORK, October 7, 2021 – Recently the U.S. Department of Education rolled out eagerly-awaited guidance on meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act during the challenging times brought about by the pandemic. To help school officials understand this new guidance, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of therapy tools and live, online special education related services for preK-12 schools nationwide, is hosting experts in school policy and funding to present the webinar “Leveraging ESSER Funding to Improve Student Access” on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 2 pm ET.

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Epson BrightLink Interactive Laser Displays Recognized with Top Education Award

Tech & Learning names BrightLink displays a winner in its Awards of Excellence program 

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – October 6, 2021 –The BrightLink® interactive laser displays created by Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, were named a winner in Tech & Learning’s 2021 Awards of Excellence Best Tools for Back to School in the Secondary (6-12) category. This is the eleventh time the BrightLink has won an award from Tech & Learning.

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Aperture Education Hires Stacey Preator as its New Vice President of Customer Experience

Preator brings more than a decade of experience to new leadership role 

Charlotte N.C. (Sept. 28, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, has hired Stacey Preator as its new Vice President of Customer Experience – a new position created by the company to provide additional support to its customer success team, professional learning team, and strategic accounts team. In her position Preator will focus on leading projects to improve the customer experience and create better customer implementations for the schools, districts, and out-of-school time organizations using Aperture’s products.

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PresenceLearning Makes Its Teletherapy Platform Available to Individual Clinicians and Group Practices

Online platform offers clinicians a secure, efficient, and engaging way to deliver therapy, along with exclusive access to a content library that includes assessments and activities

NEW YORK, September 28, 2021 – To address the growing interest in teletherapy and remote services, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live, online special education related services and behavioral and mental health services for preK-12 schools nationwide, is opening up its teletherapy platform to individual and group practices. Therapy Essentials will enable clinicians to expand and diversify their practices, and provide more clients with the services they need.  

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Vector Solutions Wins in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Program for its Student Safety & Wellness Courses

Online Courses Support Student Safety and Social-Emotional Learning and Promote Discussions on Topics Such as Bullying, Suicide Awareness, Drug Prevention, and More

Tampa, FL – September 27, 2021 – Tech & Learning, an industry-leading education outlet, has named Vector Solutions’ Student Safety & Wellness Courses a winner in its 2021 Awards of Excellence Back to School. The courses won in the Secondary Education category, which recognizes products used in grades 6-12.

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Upcoming Webinar Supports Schools Addressing Student Mental Health

Presenters will define resiliency and trauma-informed practices in the school setting and offer suggestions for supporting students’ mental health needs

NEW YORK, September 24, 2021 – According to the 2021 State of Mental Health in America report from Mental Health America, young people are struggling with their mental health, and,  during the pandemic, youth ages 11-17 were more likely to score for moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. As districts look to prioritize student mental health this school year, many are left unsure about how to help students successfully. 

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Vector Solutions Adds Silent Panic Alarm Feature to its LiveSafe Tip Reporting and Safety Communications Platform for Schools

New Feature Allows Staff and Students to Report Emergencies Directly to Law Enforcement and Helps Schools Meet the Recommendations in Alyssa’s Law

Tampa, FL – September 23, 2021 – The Washington Post reported 14 school shootings between March and June 2021 despite pandemic-related school closures. As more classrooms re-open for in-person instruction, student safety and mental health remain top concerns. To help in situations where there is an immediate emergency, Vector Solutions,  the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has updated its Vector LiveSafe Tip Reporting and Safety Communications Platform to add a silent panic alarm feature, allowing users to immediately report emergencies directly to authorities. The panic alarm helps schools meet the recommendations in Alyssa’s Law, named after Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 victims killed during the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The law requires schools to implement mobile panic alarms that go directly to law enforcement in case of immediate emergencies such as an active shooter situation.

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Curriculum Associates Updates i-Ready® with New Lessons and Assessments to Further Support Dual-Language Classrooms and Spanish-Speaking Students

Reading and mathematics assets help students see themselves in the learning materials

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 23, 2021—To further support Spanish-speaking students in dual-language or transitional-bilingual programs, Curriculum Associates recently added new lessons and assessments to its award-winning i-Ready program. All of these resources—including authentic Spanish Reading lessons for Grades K–2, new Spanish versions of Mathematics lessons for Grades K–6, and a new Assessment of Spanish Reading for Grades K–6—are all designed for students to see themselves in the learning materials as they work to meet ambitious goals this school year. 

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics for Grades 6–8 Named a Highly Rated, “All Green” Program by EdReports.org

The complete core math program for Grades K–8 now has an “all-green” rating after this latest independent evidence-based review

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 22, 2021—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics for Grades 6–8 was recently named a highly rated program by EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit that conducts evidence-based reviews of instructional materials. After undergoing a comprehensive review using the organization’s updated and more rigorous evaluation rubric, expert educators from EdReports.org found the standards-aligned core math program met expectations for all evaluation criteria across Grades 6–8. 

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