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by Kay Lindenberg On 08/01/2012

Affordable, Easy-to-Use Test, Resource Portal to Address Growing Public Health Issue Unveiled SAN ANTONIO – Aug. 1, 2012 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately more than 1 million people suffer from concussions each year, and adolescent children who participate in sports are one of the highest risk groups for sustaining this type of traumatic brain injury. To help athletic trainers and other health professionals combat this epidemic of injuries that have the potential to result in brain damage and even death, Pearson is now the exclusive provider of Concussion Vital Signs, an affordable, flexible and comprehensive concussion management program that allows for testing, reporting, athlete roster management and education about concussion detection, all from one easy-to-use website: www.concussionvitalsigns.com.



by Charlotte Andrist On 08/28/2012

Decision to Expand Implementation Based on Students Gains; Software’s Functionality to Predict Student Outcomes, Prescribe Instructional Intensity, and Reduce Dependency on Traditional Assessment



by HP Catalyst Academy On 08/06/2013

20 New Offerings Will Expand Corpus of High Quality, STEMx Learning Experiences for Educators Around the GlobeWASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 6, 2013 – Today the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the New Media Consortium (NMC) announced the second cohort of HP Catalyst Academy Fellows. With this new group of innovative education leaders from around the globe, the HP Catalyst Academy will greatly expand its offering of free, online professional development to accelerate *STEMx education, transform teaching practices, and continue to close the global skills gap



by Skyward, Inc. On 08/21/2013

The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD), located just outside of Kansas City, selected the Student Management Suite from Skyward Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, to meet the district’s 21st century technology needs. After evaluating systems from vendors across the country, SMSD chose Skyward because its system best satisfied the district’s need by providing the flexibility, connectivity and accessibility it wanted in a student information system.



by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 08/01/2013

Decision Supports District’s Mission to Foster Technology-Rich Teaching and Learning Environments for Improved Academic Outcomes for All Students Cambridge, MA – August 1, 2013 – To assist teachers in delivering interactive lessons that infuse learning environments with sophisticated, engaging content, Ignacio (CO) School District 11-JT will install the MimioProjector™ interactive projector in all 75 classrooms district–wide, as new schools are being built during the next two years. The newest technology in the MimioClassroom™ family of products, the interactive MimioProjector device rounds out Mimio’s ability to provide affordable technologies that address the collaborative display needs of every classroom.



by Skyward, Inc. On 08/13/2013

Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider announced today the addition of Sublette County School District #1 in Wyoming to the growing list of more than 1,600 school districts worldwide that utilize Skyward to manage student and business administrative information.



by Charlotte Andrist, Eicher Communications On 08/06/2013




by Skyward, Inc. On 08/06/2013

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has selected Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, as a preferred vendor for Rhode Island school districts. Two districts have already signed contracts with Skyward to improve student achievement.



by Triumph Learning On 08/12/2013

Online Environment, Aligned to Today’s Rigorous Achievement Goals, to Focus on Learning Process, Provide Meaningful Feedback to Students and TeachersNEW YORK – Aug. 12, 2013 –Triumph Learning today announced that it has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of the philanthropy’s Literacy Courseware Challenge. The company will use this grant to fund and develop a portion of its expertly crafted, adaptive learning platform for students in grades 3-8.



by Charlotte Andrist, Haselton Group On 08/12/2013

Cambridge, MA – Aug. 12, 2013 – T. V. (Joe) Layng, Ph.D., Mimio’s Director of Learning Sciences, has been named a fellow of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). One of four fellows named for 2013, Layng was chosen for his outstanding service, research, and design of educational technology based on behavior analysis.



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