North Carolina State Board of Education Names i-Ready® as the Recommended Competency-Based Assessment for Summer Learning Programs

Award-winning Diagnostic, which is already widely used across the state, provides educators with actionable criterion-referenced and normative data to deliver impactful student instruction

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 24, 2021— The North Carolina State Board of Education recently recommended Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready to be used as the competency-based assessment for schools’ extension learning recovery programs. These programs will provide in-person instruction on specific subjects, as well as offer additional enrichment activities, to students in Grades K–12 to address learning losses and negative impacts students have experienced due to COVID-19 during the 2020–2021 school year. Today, the award-winning i-Ready program serves more than nine million students and 25 percent of all K–8 students in the United States, including 70 percent of North Carolina’s local education agencies (LEAs) and charter schools.

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In an Extremely Challenging Year, Innovative STEM Educators Shine to Win 2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Each winning high school and college-level educator awarded cash and technology prizes valued at $5,500 for their creative use of data-collection technology

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 18, 2021 — In what has been an extremely challenging year for educators nationwide, many educators have worked hard to engage students in hands-on science activities under unusual circumstances. Four of these educators are being honored with the 2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards from Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). Chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts, this year’s winning educators—three high school teachers and one college professor—demonstrated how they innovatively use data-collection technology to engage students in science and STEM learning.

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ALAS Supports its Kansas-Missouri Chapter’s National Education Summit for Aspiring Latino Administrators and Superintendents

Conference furthers the goal of ALAS to support Latino Education Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) supports its Kansas-Missouri chapter’s inaugural online education summit Conexión: The Summit for Latinx Education Leaders. The summit, which features keynote Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora who is superintendent of the Tomball Independent School District, takes place on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Central. To register, visit https://bit.ly/33B7MaQ. Tickets are $25.

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New Investigations Now Available for Middle School Science Teachers to Help Engage Students in Three-Dimensional Learning

Teachers can help spark curiosity and collaboration among students with standards-aligned curriculum  

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 13, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology is offering new, robust investigations to help middle school teachers engage students in science as they learn in the classroom or they continue to learn from home. Designed with the three-dimensional learning approach in mind, these new investigations will help students work towards meeting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations and build a cohesive understanding of science with hands-on investigations.

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Jennifer Berry Joins PresenceLearning as its New Chief Operating Officer

Education industry veteran hired to scale the company as it expands to serve more special education students

NEW YORK, May 12, 2021 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, has hired education industry veteran Jennifer Berry as its new Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Berry will oversee all of the company’s operations including its clinical management and support teams. 

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Swing Education Recognizes Substitute Teachers for Their Positive Impact on Students and the School Community

Three exemplary educators – Wanda Drayton, Marcella Kerbein, and Valerie Pierce – to be inducted into Swing Education’s Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 11, 2021 – Swing Education, a staffing application connecting schools to substitute teachers, has selected three exemplary educators to join its Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame. The 2021 class of inductees – Wanda Drayton, Marcella Kerbein, and Valerie Pierce – were selected among substitute teachers from across the country for their outstanding work as educators and their notable contributions to the students, teachers, and schools they serve.

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Curriculum Associates Sponsors the 2021 ALAS Scholarship Award Recognizing Outstanding Leadership by Latino Administrators

Applications for award now being accepted through September 30, 2021

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 10, 2021—To support the professional advancement of Latino administrators, Curriculum Associates has partnered with the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for the seventh consecutive year to sponsor the ALAS Scholarship Award. This award, which provides a $10,000 scholarship to support the continuing education of an ALAS member, is now accepting applications through September 30, 2021.

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Edthena Names Winners of the 2021 Teacher Leader Impact Awards

Educators from across the country recognized for their measurable impact within the school community

SAN FRANCISCO (May 6, 2021) – Coinciding with Teacher Appreciation Week, Edthena is announcing this year’s honorees for the Teacher Leader Impact Awards which recognizes the outstanding achievements of teacher leaders nationwide. All nine of the honored educators were nominated by an administrator in their district for making a measurable impact on others and creating positive lasting change.

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Dr. Anita Archer to Lead Master Class on Teaching Phonics and Word Recognition to Older Students

Classroom teachers invited to participate in Curriculum Associates’ free, full-day workshop on Friday, May 14, 2021

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 5, 2021—To further support educators with their reading instruction, Curriculum Associates is hosting a free, full-day workshop led by Dr. Anita Archer, an educational consultant on explicit instruction and author. During “How to Teach Phonics and Word Recognition to Older Students,” which will take place virtually on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 9 a.m.—4 p.m. ET, Dr. Archer will provide expert insights about the art of teaching phonics to students in Grades 3 and up and model principles from her PHONICS for Reading program.

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PBLWorks Online Summer PD Sessions Now Open for Enrollment

Introductory and advanced workshops meet the needs of educators and administrators wherever they are in their Project Based Learning journey

Novato, CA (April 30, 2021) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL), has opened enrollment for its summer professional development workshops which are designed to help teachers and instructional leaders implement Gold Standard Project Based Learning in their classrooms. A variety of workshops are available to support those who are just getting started on their PBL Journey and others support seasoned PBL educators looking to advance their PBL skills. All courses are offered online, making it easy for participants to attend, no matter where they are located.

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