Texas Education Agency Selects Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® as an Approved Digital Supplement for Texas Core High-Quality Instructional Materials Elementary Literacy Program

Local education agencies in Texas can use the award-winning online program for Grades K–5 through TEA’s Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities grant program

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 6, 2023— The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has selected Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready as an approved digital supplement for Texas Core High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) as part of its Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) consolidated grant program. With this approval, local education agencies (LEAs) throughout Texas can implement i-Ready using LASO funding to support reading instruction as part of a blended learning approach.  

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Nominations Open for the 2023 Teacher Leader Impact Awards

School-level administrators nationwide are encouraged to nominate teachers who are making a difference by continually improving their teaching

SAN FRANCISCO (April 3, 2023) – Edthena is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Teacher Leader Impact Awards which recognize standout teachers nationwide. School-level administrators are asked to nominate teacher leaders who are having an impact in their classrooms and beyond through their dedication to lifelong learning and the continuous improvement of their teaching practices. All winners will be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week and receive a school-wide subscription to the AI Coach by Edthena platform for the 2023-2024 school year to further support their – and their colleagues’ – professional learning. 

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Arkansas Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading™ Foundations an Approved English Language Arts Foundational Skills Program for Grades K–2

Districts across the state can use the program, which is rooted in the Science of Reading, to deliver explicit, systematic foundational skills instruction to students

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 30, 2023—The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading Foundations to its list of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) for foundational skills in English language arts. Now, districts across the state can use the instructional program, which is rooted in the Science of Reading, to help teachers in Grades K–2 deliver explicit instructional routines and a systematic scope and sequence that helps students become confident readers.

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Vernier Science Education Updates Vernier Graphical Analysis® Pro to Further Meet the Needs of Educators and Students

Award-winning app now includes an annotation feature, allowing students to demonstrate their understanding of graph data

BEAVERTON, Oregon, March 23, 2023 — Vernier Science Education has updated Vernier Graphical Analysis® Pro to further meet the needs of high school and college educators and students. This award-winning app, which helps students engage in advanced data analysis as they think critically and make real-world connections, now includes even more features to deepen and extend learning—including an annotation feature, which enables students to comment on a region or point of a graph.

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Epson Now Shipping New 5,200 and 7,000 Lumen Laser Projectors with 4K Enhancement Technology

New Projectors Provide a Premium, Up Close Viewing Experience with Increased Resolution for Hybrid Corporate Environments, Educations Spaces, and Immersive Environment Applications

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – March 22, 2023 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide,1 today announced the new PowerLite® L570U, L770U and L775U are now available, adding 4K Enhancement Technology2 and PixAlign™ Camera support to the compact and portable PowerLite L line up. Built with easy installation and creative tools, along with 5,200 and 7,000 lumens of equal color and white brightness,3 the new projectors offer convenience and a premium viewing experience at any distance. The new 3-chip 3LCD laser projectors elevate entertainment and education spaces and facilitate more equitable and collaborative meeting experiences with easy operation from start to finish. 

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Scribbles Software Community Survey about Educational Records Access Reveals Disparities Based on Age, Income and Type of Community

Survey findings provides insight about families’ expectations for communicating with and accessing information from their schools

Pineville, NC – March 20, 2023 – Scribbles Software, a leading provider of K-12 records and enrollment software, today released findings of a national survey exploring families’ needs and expectations when it comes to communicating with – and accessing information from – their schools and school districts.

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Partners with Scholastic to Create Latino-inspired Book Collection

The “Rising Voices: Elevating Latino Stories” collection for grades K-5 features Latinos as leading characters to help Latino students see themselves within texts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) partnered with Scholastic to help them develop “Rising Voices: Elevating Latino Stories,” a new collection of books for grades K-5 which showcases positive images of Latino protagonists. 

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Curriculum Associates and Corwin Partner on i-Ready Assessment and Professional Learning Services

Professor John Hattie to serve as technical advisor to i-Ready Assessment

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 28, 2023— Leading education companies Curriculum Associates and Corwin are partnering to help districts nationwide elevate teaching and learning practices that most impact student growth. The partnership allows the two companies to make recommendations and referrals for the other’s products and services. Educators will see the power of adopting both the i-Ready Assessment with its best-in-class services to help measure and deliver purposeful, data-driven instruction, and Corwin's professional learning consulting services, which are rooted in Professor John Hattie's Visible Learning research to build knowledge and skills for effective teaching practices. Additionally, Hattie will now serve as a technical advisor for i-Ready Assessment, bringing over 30 years of research on what works best to improve learning.

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Eduverse Expeditions Named Winner in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2022

The third K-12 education award Eduverse Expeditions has won since its launch!

Chicago (February 8, 2023) — Avantis Education’s Eduverse Expeditions has been named a winner in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2022. The award recognizes outstanding products that supported teaching and learning in 2022. Products are judged based on their feature set, innovation, perceived value and ease of use. 

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Epson Adds 4K Enhancement to Compact and Versatile 5,200 and 7,000 Lumen PowerLite L Series Laser Projectors

New Solutions Surpass HD Video Resolution to Provide Brilliant Color and Stunning Clarity for Complete Content Immersion and Better Visibility 

BARCELONA (ISE 2023, Epson Stand 3J100) – Jan. 31, 2023 – The need for higher resolution displays is on the rise – virtual meetings are incorporating more content on a single screen, classrooms are requiring larger displays which increased pixel sizes for closer viewers, and there is a growing interest in up-close immersive experiences. Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide,1 today is adding its high resolution 4K Enhancement technology to its PowerLite® L Series with the introduction of the PowerLite L570U, L770U and L775U. The new PowerLite L Series will be on display at ISE in Barcelona from Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at Epson’s stand, 3J100 in hall 3. 

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