Puzzle Face™ Wins Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2023

Leading awards program for consumers and toy makers calls the 300-piece, one-of-a-kind innovation from StickTogether Products a “fun twist on a traditional puzzle”

NEW YORK, December 5, 2023 —Puzzle Face, a one-of-kind innovation from StickTogether Products, recently won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2023 and was featured alongside other award winners on the TODAY Show. This highest recognition from the industry-leading awards program for consumers and toy makers is given to the “most innovative, engaging new products of the year.” 

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San Isidro Independent School District Leverages GEAR UP Grants to bring ClassVR to Students

Teachers are using ClassVR to take middle and high school students on virtual field trips, immerse them in scenes from literature and explore the inside of an atom

Chicago (December 1, 2023) — The San Isidro Independent School District in Texas is embracing the immersive power of virtual reality technology through implementation of the award-winning ClassVR VR/AR headsets in its middle and high school classrooms. The district leveraged federal GEAR UP Pathways to the Future grant funding to purchase ClassVR, which includes thousands of pieces of VR and AR content to support all subject areas. San Isidro ISD is among 13 school districts in Texas Region One Educational Services Center’s service area to have signed on with ClassVR using GEAR UP Pathways to the Future grants.

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Avantis Education Releases White Paper Exploring the Practices and Technology being used in K-12 Schools

“Building Back Stronger: New Thinking and Technologies Reshaping Education” white paper provides insight and examples from education leaders 

Chicago (November 29, 2023) — Avantis Education, the leading provider of VR and AR content and hardware for K-12 schools, has released a new white paper: “Building Back Stronger: New Thinking and Technologies Reshaping Education” which delves into the myriad ways K-12 schools are embracing different methodologies and cutting-edge technologies to support students following a period of declining academic success.

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Scribbles Software Launches ScribForward to Help Colleges and Universities Manage Student Application Documents

ScribForward allows higher education admissions departments to receive, store, organize, track, and manage student application documents through a secure online portal

Charlotte, North Carolina – November 15, 2023 –  Scribbles Software, a leading provider of K-12 records and enrollment software, has expanded to higher education with the creation of ScribForward, a new document management tool that helps colleges and universities streamline management of student application documents. The platform will replace UConnect from Scribbles Software, and features both a free version, or an upgraded paid version with more robust features. Institutions can sign up for ScribForward at https://www.scribsoft.com/scribforward.

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New Lab Book Helps Educators Turn STEM Classrooms Into Forensic Labs

‘Forensic Chemistry Experiments’ lab book from Vernier Science Education features 15 hands-on experiments utilizing data-collection technology

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 14, 2023 — Vernier Science Education recently released Forensic Chemistry Experiments to teach students fundamental chemistry concepts through engaging forensic investigations. The new lab book, which features 15 experiments specifically designed for introductory and advanced chemistry high school and college-level classes, immerses students in the excitement of solving crimes through hands-on experimentation using Vernier data-collection technology.

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AllHere’s Innovative AI Platform for Schools Earns Recognition from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

AllHere featured in SIIA’s new “Principles for the Future of AI in Education” framework

Boston (November 9, 2023) — AllHere, the leading provider of 24/7 AI-powered family support tool designed to improve attendance and academics, was recently highlighted by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for its responsible implementation of AI in education. AllHere is among two case studies featured by SIIA in its Principles for the Future of AI in Education framework and web page, which were announced October 24, 2023 during an event on Capitol Hill. The event also included a panel discussion with AllHere Executive Director Joanna Smith-Griffin and other industry executives.

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Vernier Science Education Seeking Innovative STEM Educators for Its New Trendsetters Community

Professional learning community designed to support and empower educators, drive STEM literacy, and transform classrooms

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 24, 2023 — Vernier Science Education is seeking innovative high school STEM teachers to apply for the first cohort of its newly formed Vernier Trendsetters Community. This professional learning community will help teachers grow in their leadership and knowledge of modern, relevant STEM instruction.

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Launches Sister Schools Program Across Four States and the Territory of Puerto Rico

Program has eight predominantly Latino-serving schools work together on STEAM projects throughout the year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 23, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) today announced the launch of the ALAS Sister Schools Program, a year-long partnership in which teams of students from schools in the continental US and Puerto Rico collaborate on projects focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

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Digna A. Marte with Teach for America Connecticut Named Recipient of the 2023 ALAS Scholarship Focused on Supporting Educational Leadership

The $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates will support Marte as she pursues a doctoral degree in educational leadership at University of Bridgeport

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 18, 2023—The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has named Digna Altagracia Marte as the recipient of the 2023–2024 ALAS Scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates. Marte, who serves as managing director of partnerships at Teach for America Connecticut and as a multilingual coach and consultant for TaJu Educational Solutions (TaJu), will receive $10,000 toward her doctoral degree in educational leadership at the University of Bridgeport.

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Slooh Secures Nearly $5 Million in Funding to Further Support Space Exploration in Schools

The round of funding comes as Slooh’s next-generation online learning platform is recognized with industry-leading award

Washington Depot, Connecticut, October 18, 2023 – Slooh, the pioneer in offering live online telescope feeds of the universe and an NGSS-aligned curriculum for school communities worldwide, recently closed a nearly $5 million round of funding. This investment—including Connecticut Innovations, Slooh Founder Michael Paolucci, and several family offices dedicated to space education—will help the company further innovate as it works to bring space exploration to more students worldwide.

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