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by C. Blohm & Associates On 07/21/2014

Portland, Ore. (July 21, 2014) – Learning.com, a leader in helping districts implement digital learning initiatives, announces its selection of Brian Rose as Vice President of Business Development. Rose, who has extensive experience negotiating new business deals in the education market, will identify and drive new revenue opportunities for Learning.com. His appointment takes effect today.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 07/21/2014

LUBBOCK, Texas (July 21, 2014) – CEV Multimedia, a leading producer of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum resources, today announced the inaugural industry partners supporting its new certification program during a news conference in Austin, Texas. State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock, Chair of the House Committee on Public Education and author of Texas House Bill 5, joined the industry partners at the event in support of CTE initiatives. 



by Triumph Learning On 07/21/2014

Triumph Learning announces its partnership with Digital Learning Alliance (DLA). The collaboration aims to improve the education system in the United States, and support efforts to drive digital learning in schools across the country. As part of the alliance, Triumph Learning will provide input on DLA issue and policy areas for outreach to state legislators. Triumph Learning’s digital learning materials will also be added to the DLA library for access by legislators and state policymakers.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 07/15/2014

Atomic Learning showcases seamless education technology training integration for course management systems at BbWorld 2014 in Las Vegas. The company also offers Skills Assessments that accompany the training tutorials and measure technology competency.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 07/14/2014

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (July 14, 2014) ­– Three Wisconsin school districts have designated Skyward, an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, to improve business and student operations within their districts. With the addition of Neenah Joint, Menasha Joint and Marion Independent School Districts, Skyward now serves nearly 400 districts in the state. Supporting Wisconsin administrators, educators and staff for more than 30 years, over 80 percent of Wisconsin school districts rely on Skyward to help improve student outcomes and reduce expenses.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 07/14/2014

Listening devices that help students achieve the goals outlined in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a critical component of today’s classrooms. To meet this need, Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, announces the release of its 901 Wireless Headphone. The rechargeable headphone and separate 3.5 mm transmitter connect students to listening activities on computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 07/09/2014

PRINCETON, NJ – July 9, 2014 – Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, is partnering with edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community, to present a free professional learning community, Assessment for Learning.



by ISTE On 07/08/2014

CEO Brian Lewis Issues Response to FCC Chairman Wheeler’s E-Rate Order WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 8, 2014 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today filed a petition, signed by more than 1,500 educators, urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize E-Rate and to #RaiseTheErateCap prior to the start of the 2014-15 school year.



by Office Depot, Inc. On 07/08/2014

It is reported that 92 percent of teachers spend $1,000 of their own money every school year to purchase critical classroom resources. Office Depot, Inc., the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, announces its “Gotta Get It!” teacher campaign in partnership with The Education Center, LLC. To show teachers appreciation for their endless giving, the Campaign will provide free curriculum and educational materials for the back-to-school season plus a chance to win supplies for the classroom with a $500 Office Depot or OfficeMax gift card. Teacher appreciation events and special giveaways will also be available for teachers at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide in July and August.



by GOJO Industries, Inc. On 07/08/2014

The American Journal of Infection Control found that the use of alcohol gel hand sanitizer in the classroom can reduce student absenteeism by 20 percent. To help teach students good habits that keep them healthy, GOJO announces the PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer 30-Day Classroom Challenge. From now until the end of the year, teachers can pledge to spend 30 days teaching students about hand hygiene, while receiving helpful classroom materials and entering into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card, $200 in PURELL products and $200 in PURELL products for a charity of their choice.



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