Oregon Department of Education Names i-Ready® Assessment an Approved Universal Screening Tool for Risk Factors of Dyslexia

With this approval, schools across the state can use Curriculum Associates’ award-winning Diagnostic and offline literacy assessments to meet state requirements starting in the 2021–2022 school year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 21, 2021—The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Assessment to its Approved Universal Screening Tools for Risk Factors of Dyslexia list for the 2021–2022 school year. With the approval, schools across the state can now use the program’s Diagnostic and offline literacy assessment tasks to screen for risk factors of dyslexia and help provide data-driven instructional support to students in Grades K–1. Today, the award-winning i-Ready program serves more than 9.5 million students and 25 percent of all Grades K–8 students in the United States. 

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Online Courses from Vector Solutions Help Schools Address Pandemic-Related Behavioral Challenges

Expert-Led Courses Provide Training on How to Manage Challenging Behavior in Times of Crisis, Trauma Awareness, and More

Tampa, FL – September 20, 2021 – For many students, the stress and challenges of the pandemic may have caused regression both socially and emotionally and in terms of their behavior.  To support teachers and administrators this school year, 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 new set of online training courses addressing some of the most common behavioral challenges expected this school year.

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September 22, 2021 Webinar Featuring Expert on Workplace Culture Shares Strategies for School Leaders

Vector Solutions’ webinar “Becoming an Ally: How School Leaders Can Support an Inclusive School Culture” discusses allies, microaggressions, codes of conduct and more  

Tampa, FL – September 16, 2021 – Helping students and staff feel respected and protected can go a long way toward creating a positive school environment where learning can thrive. To support schools in doing this, 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 workplace culture expert Catherine Mattice for a free webinar on how to build inclusive school environments.

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New $1.5-Million Innovation Fund Supports Video Coaching and Video Observation Initiatives

Fund to support school districts with implementing the award-winning Edthena platform for up to three academic years

SAN FRANCISCO (September 14, 2021) – To support districts in creating and sustaining a next-generation professional learning system, Edthena is launching a $1.5-million innovation fund. The easy-to-apply-for fund will help new district partners implement the Edthena platform. Funding is valid for up to three academic years.

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ALAS Announces Keynote Speakers for the ALAS National Summit Being Held this October in Washington D.C.

Tatyana Ali and Carlos Cobián provide keynote presentations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 10, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) 18th Annual National Summit, which takes place in person Oct. 7-9, 2021 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International World Trade Center in Washington D.C., will feature inspiring speeches from entrepreneur Carlos R. Cobián, actress, singer and humanitarian Tatyana Ali, and actor and director John Leguizamo, who will be awarded the 2021 ALAS National Inspirational Award. The Summit will also include informative workshops, networking opportunities, student presentations, the annual State Affiliates meeting and On the Hill Day to meet with state legislators, including U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Congresswoman Kathy Manning, and an Awards Gala (ticketed separately) to celebrate the leadership within and outside of the organization.

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KidWind Receives Funding from Pattern Energy to Provide Renewable Energy Activities and Trainings

Partnership kicks off at New Mexico State Fair with hands-on activities for attendees to learn about wind and renewable energy 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) September 10, 2021 – The KidWind Project, the international leader in clean energy education, has received a substantial donation from Pattern Energy, one of the world’s largest privately-owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects, to expand activities and training on wind and renewable energy for students and educators. 

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IRIS Offers Lessons to Help STEM Educators Teach About Recent Earthquakes

Teachable Moments lessons, created by seismologists and educators, focus on recent earthquakes in Mexico and Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2021) — The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is providing free resources to help STEM educators teach about recent earthquake events, such as the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Mexico on September 8 and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti on August 14. These Teachable Moments presentations contain an explanation of the science of why the earthquake occurred, and often also includes Associated Press photos, animations, and other resources to help educators link the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to earthquake phenomena in a way that makes it relevant and engaging for students. 

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Vernier Software & Technology Awarding $40,000 in Educator Grants to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary

Forty STEM educators will receive $1,000 worth of Vernier technology, a Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro one-year license, and professional development

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 8, 2021 — To thank science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators for their hard work and dedication, as well as their support over the last 40 years, Vernier Software & Technology will award $1,000 grants to 40 STEM educators later this year.

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Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021 Now Open for Nominations

Awards program from Catapult X, NSTA, and MCH Strategic Data is judged by STEM educators and highlights innovative STEM products for K-12 schools and higher education 

BEAVERTON, Ore. (September 7, 2021) – Catapult X is now accepting submissions for the Educators Pick Best of STEMTM 2021, the only awards program judged by STEM educators, for STEM educators. The awards program, operated in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and MCH Strategic Data, spotlights innovative products, technologies, and services that are changing the world of STEM education. 

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Detroit Public Schools Community District Adopts Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading™ to Help Accelerate Learning and Build Students’ Critical Reading Skills

Supplemental reading program featuring grade-level content and culturally relevant texts will support Grades 3–5 students across 74 schools in Detroit  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 31, 2021—Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) in Detroit, MI recently adopted Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading program for students in Grades 3–5. This supplemental program, which will be used by approximately 12,000 students across 74 schools in the district, helps teachers facilitate lively classroom discourse and engage all students with grade-level content as they build their confidence and master critical reading skills.

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