Scribbles Software Hosts Virtual Conference to Help Schools Go Paperless

ScribCon 2022: Reach for New Heights features speakers and resources to help schools looking to make the shift to electronic records management

Pineville, NC – August 31, 2022 – Scribbles Software, a leading provider of K-12 records and enrollment software, is hosting a free three-day virtual event Sept. 28-30 to help K-12 schools navigate the transition from paper to electronic records management systems. 

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Aperture Education Releases Back-to-School SEL Guide for the School Community

Free, downloadable guide contains resources, articles, and activities to support social and emotional learning this school year, both in the classroom and at home

Charlotte N.C. (August 30, 2022) — Aperture Education has released its 2022-2023 Back-to-School Guide offering 48 pages of resources to help administrators, teachers, and parents support social and emotional learning this school year. The Back-to-School Guide focuses on relationship-building and also offers resources on everything from managing stress, to getting buy-in for SEL programs, to how to support SEL in the home. It is available to download for free at https://info.apertureed.com/2022btsg.

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Curriculum Associates Updates i-Ready Personalized Instruction and Assessment to Help Accelerate Student Learning for the 2022–2023 School Year

New reports, lessons, accessibility features, and more will help educators support grade-level work, monitor progress, and motivate every learner on their path to success

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 29, 2022—To help accelerate teaching and learning this coming school year, Curriculum Associates has updated its award-winning i-Ready Personalized Instruction and Assessment program with new reports, lessons, accessibility features, and more. These new resources are designed specifically to help educators support grade-level work, monitor progress, and motivate every learner on their path to success.

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New Physics E-Book Helps High School and College Students Explore Mechanics Concepts Using Video Analysis

Vernier Video Analysis: Conservation Laws and Forces features 12 hands-on investigations that use award-winning app from Vernier Science Education

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 30, 2022 — To support high school and college physics instruction, Vernier Science Education has released Vernier Video Analysis: Conservation Laws and Forces. This new e-book, which features 12 hands-on investigations that use the award-winning Vernier Video Analysis® app, helps students explore mechanics topics beyond basic motion, such as conservation of energy and conservation of translational and angular momentum. 

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Calls President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Good First Step

 The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Calls President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Good First Step

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 25, 2022) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) calls President Joe Biden’s announcement August 24, 2022 on new steps to address student loan debt as a good step toward improving the employee pipeline issue in education.

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Education Arm of The Buck Institute – PBLWorks – Receives a $2.9 Million Grant from the Bezos Family Foundation

Grant will fund creation of a free culturally-responsive and adaptable social studies and civics curriculum focused on PBL for grades 4-12

Novato, California (August 25, 2022) – The Buck Institute for Education (dba PBLWorks) was awarded a $2.9 million grant from the Bezos Family Foundation to design an innovative social studies and civics curriculum that uses a Project Based Learning (PBL) model. The new PBL units are being designed for teachers of grades 4-12 and will be available free as Open Educational Resources (OER). 

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Kentucky Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Assessment for Grades K–3 as a Universal Screener for Early Literacy

Districts across the state can now use data from the i-Ready Assessment for Reading as part of a multi-tiered system of supports for early learners

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 24, 2022—The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Assessment for Reading as an approved universal screener for early literacy. Now, districts across the state can use data from the online program as part of a multi-tiered system of supports for students in Grades K–3 as outlined by the state’s Read to Succeed Act. Today, i-Ready serves more than 11 million students and approximately one-third of all students in Grades K–8 in the United States, including more than 80,000 students across Kentucky.

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Presence Introduces New Therapy Platform to Enrich the Clinician Experience

Free version of platform helps clinicians reimagine their work through digital therapy tools

NEW YORK, August 24, 2022 – Presence, the leading provider of online therapy solutions for children with diverse needs, launches Kanga, a modern therapy platform for clinicians who serve children. Special education caseloads in schools have continued to rise, increasing backlogs, and driving clinician burnout. Presence is expanding the tools available to clinicians in schools, agencies, and independent practices. The technology company has developed a robust, clinician-designed online therapy platform for their own network of teletherapy providers, and made a version of it available to schools during the pandemic.

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PBLWorks Now Accepting Participants for its 2022-23 Kentucky School Leader Network

School leaders receive Gold Standard Project Based Learning (PBL) professional development at no cost to their districts to support implementation of PBL

Novato, CA (August 18, 2022) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL), is offering an exclusive opportunity for school leaders in Kentucky to receive Gold Standard PBL training at no cost to their school districts by joining the Kentucky PBL School Leader Network.

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Vector Solutions Wins Higher Education Safety and Security Platinum Award

Vector LiveSafe panic alarm functionality can be used during critical safety and security events by students, faculty and staff workers to request help wherever they are

Tampa, FL – August 18, 2022 – Vector LiveSafe, from Vector Solutions, has won a 2022 Spaces4Learning New Product Award for its silent panic alarm feature. Vector LiveSafe earned a platinum award – the highest possible – in the higher education category of “Safety & Security – Emergency Communication.”

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