Arizona Department of Education Names i-Ready® Assessment an Approved Universal Literacy and Dyslexia Screener

Curriculum Associates’ Diagnostic and literacy assessments to help schools across Arizona meet state screening requirements starting in the 2022–2023 school year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 25, 2022—The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Assessment as an approved universal literacy and dyslexia screener for the 2022–2023 school year. With this approval, schools across the state can use the online Diagnostic and offline literacy assessment tasks to screen for risk factors associated with dyslexia. This dyslexia screening process is part of Arizona’s Move on When Reading policy, which is designed to provide students with evidence-based, effective reading instruction in order to position them for success as they progress through school, college, and career.

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District Administration Names PresenceLearning’s Therapy Essentials a Top Ed Tech Product of 2022

NEW YORK, January 21, 2022 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of online therapy solutions for schools and clinicians, has earned another award for Therapy Essentials, its solution to support school-based special education and counseling teams in delivering services to students. Therapy Essentials was named a winner in District Administration’s second annual Top Ed Tech Products of the Year awards. With this award, the solution has now won a total of seven awards since its launch in 2020, including winning last year’s District Administration’s Top Ed Tech Products of the Year awards. 

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Hosts Second Annual Virtual National Career Fair Feb. 11-12, 2022

School districts and education companies from across the country will be on hand to meet with potential new hires

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 20, 2022) – In order to help organizations that are affected by ongoing staff shortages and individuals who are looking to enter the education field, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is hosting a virtual National Career Fair from 1 - 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Feb. 11 and Feb.12, 2022. School districts and education companies from across the country will be at the online event to recruit for a wide variety of jobs, including teachers, school counselors,  school and district superintendents and other education positions, as well as for company jobs such as education consultants. The event includes workshops for job seekers with interview tips, resume feedback and mock interviews. For school districts and companies, it offers an opportunity to make connections with the ALAS network to support diversity within staff.

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KidWind Launches 2022 Simulation Challenge

Organization partners with Flinn Scientific to allow students to construct and test virtual turbines and wind farms using WhiteBox Learning 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) January 20, 2022 – The KidWind Project, an international leader in clean energy education, is partnering with Flinn Scientific for the second annual KidWind Simulation Challenge where students will use Flinn Scientific’s WhiteBox Learning web-based STEM learning system to virtually construct and test wind turbines and wind farms. Registration for this year’s challenge is now open.

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Slooh Brings Space Exploration to Classrooms Worldwide with ‘The Online Telescope for Teachers’

Scalable online telescope makes space within reach for all schools for first time ever

Washington Depot, Connecticut, January 18, 2022 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds to students, is now offering an affordable way for teachers to bring the power of its network of online telescopes to all students with The Online Telescope for Teachers. This solution can change how teachers teach astronomy by providing opportunities for students to explore and analyze more than 1,000 real-world space objects and events.  

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Epson Wins Two Top Education Product Awards

THE Journal and Campus Technology honor Epson’s latest software and hardware solutions

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2022 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced that it received two top education product awards. The BrightLink GoBoard™ Wireless Collaboration and Integrated Whiteboard Solution received platinum in the classroom presentation tool category of THE Journal’s 2021 New Product Awards. The PowerLite® L730U was named a winner in the Campus Technology 2021 New Product Awards in the long-throw projectors category. 

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CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES HONORED AS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN 2022, A GLASSDOOR EMPLOYEES’ CHOICE AWARD WINNER

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 12, 2022— Curriculum Associates has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2022. The Employees’ Choice Award, now in its 14th year, is based solely on the input of employees who elect to provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment, and employer on Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies. 

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KidWind Challenge Hosts First International Event in Mexico

During the event, students demonstrated their understanding of wind power and showcased and tested the design of their handcrafted wind turbines 

(Tecate, Mexico) January 10, 2022 – KidWind, an international leader in clean energy education, partnered with Diurna Energy to host the first Mexico KidWind Challenge. KidWind brought the challenge to Mexico by hosting a KidWind workshop with 15 teachers from Baja California. These teachers then worked with 18 teams of students to craft wind turbines, and the teams then competed in the first ever KidWind Challenge in Mexico which was held on December 10, 2021, from 9 am to 3 pm PT at the State Arts Center in Tecate, Mexico. The three highest performing teams were all from CETIS-25, and each team had four high school students. 

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Curriculum Associates Selects 35 Standout Teachers for Its 2022 Class of Extraordinary Educators

Grades K–8 educators chosen for their exemplar teaching practices and best-in-class use of i-Ready®, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, and/or Ready® 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 10, 2022— Curriculum Associates recently named 35 teachers to the 2022 class of Extraordinary Educators, an annual program that celebrates and connects exemplar teachers from around the country. Chosen from hundreds of nominations and representing 19 states, this year’s class of Grades K–8 educators exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, and/or Ready, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and have been teaching for at least two years.

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Vector Solutions’ LiveSafe Wins a Platinum New Product Award from Campus Technology

Product wins in the Anonymous Reporting Tool category

Tampa, FL – December 29, 2021 - Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, was awarded Platinum in Campus Technology’s New Product Awards for its Vector LiveSafe platform. Vector LiveSafe earned the award – the highest available – in the Anonymous Reporting Tool category.

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