Schools across New York can now choose Impero to manage student devices
Austin, TX, Oct. 10, 2019 – Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, has received a contract from the Erie 1 BOCES in New York to be listed as an approved classroom management vendor. This allows districts who are served by Erie 1 BOCES, and all school districts across New York, to choose Impero to manage classroom devices based on a specified price.
Washington State’s Highline Public Schools Using Discovery Education’ Social Studies Techbook to Support Standards Based Instruction
Use of Digital Social Studies Curriculum in All District Middle Schools Will Also Support the New Washington State K-12 Social Studies Learning Standards
Silver Spring, Md. (October 14, 2019) – Highline Public Schools (HPS) opened its middle schools this fall using Discovery Education’s digital Social Studies Techbook to support standards based instruction. Through this new collaboration, Discovery Education is providing educators and students in seven Highline schools access to an innovative, digital social studies resource supportive of existing Common Core State Standards, the C3 Framework, and the new Washington State K-12 Social Studies Learning Standards. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
hand2mind celebrates 40 years of VersaTiles by supporting educators with matching donations
(Vernon Hills, IL) October 8, 2019 – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its VersaTiles® product, hand2mind has committed to match donations up to $100,000 on VersaTiles Classroom Kits on DonorsChoose.org. The donation match will benefit thousands of students and hundreds of classrooms across the country. Over its 40 years, VersaTiles has helped over 1 million students build math and literacy proficiency in a challenging and rewarding way.
Teachers have relied on VersaTiles for independent skills practice in both math and literacy and for use in small groups, rotations, centers, and stations.
The collaboration enables a seamless connection between Renaissance Star Math® and Sadlier® math solutions to help teachers connect assessment data with instruction and practice
(WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis.) September 17, 2019 — Renaissance®, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, today announced that it has welcomed William H. Sadlier, Inc., a respected publisher of rigorous K–12 educational and catechetical programs, as its newest strategic partner.
The partnership will pair Renaissance’s Star Math interim assessments with Sadlier’s Progress® in Mathematics and Sadlier Math™ core math programs, empowering teachers in Catholic, private, and public schools to guide even greater personalized learning experiences for students.
Investissement Québec joins Classcraft’s existing investors to fuel company’s efforts to help K-12 schools implement social emotional learning and PBIS initiatives
SHERBROOKE, QC and NEW YORK — Sept. 17, 2019 — Classcraft, a learning company focused on improving student motivation in the K-12 education market, has closed its Series A financing, raising a total of $7.5 million ($10 million CAD). The funding round, led by Investissement Québec, will enable Classcraft to achieve its mission of making school more meaningful by promoting human connections between students and teachers.
Classcraft’s existing investors — including Whitecap Venture Partners, Brightspark Ventures, and MaRS Catalyst Fund — also participated in the round.
Conrad Challenge and SMART Technologies continue unique partnership that unleashes students’ potential to change the world
For the second consecutive year, the Conrad Challenge will feature a special category, Transforming Education with Technology, empowering students to take control of their educational experience.
HOUSTON – Officials with the Conrad Challenge are pleased to announce for the second consecutive year, the Challenge will include a special category, sponsored by SMART Technologies. Through the Transforming Education with Technology category, Challenge participants are encouraged to identify and create new technologies or services to help transform education experiences and drive better outcomes for individual students, schools or communities.
Fullerton School District and Richmond County Public Schools become latest districts to
partner for on-demand essay feedback and grading services
CHICAGO, August 29, 2019 — The Graide Network, a provider of online grading support to K-12 schools, helps educators increase the quality of writing instruction and meet new standards for student writing. By providing a resource for more frequent feedback, districts can offer more opportunities for students to engage in meaningful writing, more time for teachers to focus on instruction and planning, and have access to better data to know how students’ writing skills are progressing during the year.
Vernier Software & Technology Provides Science Educators with Robust Suite of Technology to Help Teach Human Physiology
New Go Direct® Spirometer and Go Direct® Blood Pressure join the family of sensors
and curriculum resources for high school and college human physiology
BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 27, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched the Go Direct Spirometer and Go Direct Blood Pressure sensors to engage students in hands-on data collection. These new sensors join the robust suite of technology and curriculum resources for high school and college-level physiology which includes 11 Go Direct sensors and the recently-published Human Physiology Experiments lab book.
Downloadable guide provides articles, resources and activities to
support social-emotional learning this school year
Charlotte N.C. (Aug 26, 2019) — The best social-emotional learning (SEL) programs involve educators at all levels including teachers, administrators, and out-of-school-time staff. To support these roles, Aperture Education has created the free 2019 Back to School Guide: over 40 pages of resources, activities, downloads, tips, and tricks to help kick off the new school year with SEL.
The free 2019 Back to School Guide can be downloaded at http://info.apertureed.com/btsg-19.
Unique Opportunity for Student Innovators and Entrepreneurs
HOUSTON – Registration for the 2019-2020 Conrad Challenge opens today. The Conrad Challenge provides high-school students from around the world with the opportunity to create innovative solutions to challenges that affect global sustainability. This annual competition combines science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) disciplines with entrepreneurship to engage students in designing the future, as well as the opportunity to prepare for success in the global workplace.
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