Avantis Wins Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Back-to-School 2023

ClassVR wins in the “primary education” category, marking company’s eighth U.S. education award win within two years  

Chicago (October 5, 2023) — Avantis Education’s ClassVR has been named a winner in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Back-to-School 2023, marking the company’s eighth U.S. education award win since the start of 2022.

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Scribbles Software Completes its Integration with Naviance eDocs

Now schools using PowerSchool Naviance CCLR can easily share supporting documentation with more than 2,000 additional colleges

Charlotte, North Carolina – October 4, 2023 – Scribbles Software today announced it completed its integration with PowerSchool Naviance CCLR eDocs so high schools using Naviance have easy access to an additional 2,000 plus colleges and universities for sending transcripts and supporting documentation when students are applying for admission. Scribbles Software in the last year alone completed nearly one million electronic transcript requests from districts across the United States, including over 20 of the 30 largest districts in the country. This integration makes the process of transferring records for college applications simpler, easier, and faster.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to Headline the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Education Summit

20th Anniversary Summit to be held Oct. 4-6, 2023 in San Antonio, TX

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) kicks off its 20th Anniversary Education Summit on October 4, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. The sold-out event features a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona and a fireside chat with former NASA astronaut José Hernández, whose life story was made into the film “A Million Miles Away.”

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StickTogether Launches One-of-a-Kind Puzzle with Billions of Possibilities Perfect for the Selfie Generation

The 300-piece Puzzle Face™ allows people to assemble and reassemble the same puzzle to create a countless number of different images of faces

NEW YORK, September 28, 2023 — StickTogether Products recently launched Puzzle Face, a one-of-kind innovation that allows young and old alike to create unlimited series of different faces – their face, a friend’s face, a famous face from history – all with one 300-piece puzzle that can be assembled and reassembled again and again. This unique puzzle, which utilizes an intuitive app in addition to the physical puzzle pieces, is intended for anyone 8-years or older and makes an ideal gift for the home, classroom, or office.   

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Vernier Science Education Launches New Resources to Engage Students in Phenomena-Based Learning During Upcoming Eclipses

Resources include CE-certified eclipse viewing glasses, as well as tips and best practices for collecting scientific data during the October ’23 and April ’24 events

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 28, 2023 — Vernier Science Education recently launched new resources to help science and STEM educators leverage the two upcoming eclipses—the “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse on October 14, 2023 and the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024—to create engaging learning experiences for students. In addition to sharing tips and best practices for collecting data during the celestial events, the company is offering certified eclipse viewing glasses so educators and students alike can safely observe the eclipses taking place. 

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Curriculum Associates Kicks Off New Webinar Series to Help Middle School Educators Build a Positive School Culture

The free four-part webinar series starting on Thursday, September 28, 2023 will focus on strategies for building relationships, offering choice, and helping students gain ownership over their learning

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 27, 2023—Curriculum Associates is launching a free webinar series to provide middle school educators with impactful strategies for building relationships, offering choice, and helping students gain ownership over their learning. The four-part series, titled Positive School Culture Playbook for Middle School, kicks off on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. 

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Curriculum Associates Celebrates Schools Nationwide for Remarkable Growth in Reading and Mathematics

More than 170 schools recognized as a Super Stretch School for surpassing Stretch Growth® goals in i-Ready® during the 2022-2023 school year

North Billerica, MA, September 26, 2023—Curriculum Associates has named more than 170 schools nationwide as a 2023 i-Ready Super Stretch School for demonstrating remarkable growth in reading and mathematics this past school year. The schools, which are located across more than 30 states and Washington, DC, were selected based on their i-Ready Diagnostic data from the 2022–2023 school year that showed students attained notable Stretch Growth.

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Announces Recipients of its 2023-2024 ALAS Awards

The honorees will be celebrated during the 20th Anniversary ALAS National Education Summit Gala on October 6, 2023 in San Antonio, TX

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 25, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) today announced the recipients of its 2023-2024 ALAS Awards. This year’s awards recognize 12 individuals and organizations for their extraordinary education advocacy and leadership. Recipients include education leaders, policymakers, administrators, and organizations as well as a student, an actor, and an astronaut. The recipients will be honored during a special awards ceremony at the ALAS National Education Summit Gala on October 6, 2023.

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Vernier Science Education Announces Strategic Corporate Transition for a Sustainable Future

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 25, 2023 – Today, Vernier Science Education, a leading provider of innovative science and STEM education solutions, announced a significant organizational shift that will chart the course for its mission and values for the foreseeable future. The company will evolve from partner-owned to being owned by a Perpetual Purpose Trust. This allows Vernier Science Education to ensure values-aligned ownership succession and uphold its core mission and values indefinitely, ensuring that its social and charitable objectives remain a priority in perpetuity, securing the futures of its valued employees, and reinvesting profits back into the business while sharing benefits with employees, customers, and communities alike. 

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Slooh to Host Free Livestream of the “Ring of Fire” Annular Eclipse

Space enthusiasts, teachers, students, and media alike can watch the eclipse live during Slooh’s online Star Party on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11 am EDT

Washington Depot, Connecticut, September 12, 2023 – Slooh, the pioneer in offering live online telescope feeds of the universe and an NGSS-aligned curriculum for school communities worldwide, will be livestreaming the upcoming “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11 am EDT. All space enthusiasts are invited to witness the event via Slooh’s professional-grade online telescopes, as well as hear commentary about the phenomenon from Slooh’s science experts. The footage will also be available for individuals and schools to view on-demand after the eclipse.

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