New Lab Book Helps Educators Turn STEM Classrooms Into Forensic Labs

‘Forensic Chemistry Experiments’ lab book from Vernier Science Education features 15 hands-on experiments utilizing data-collection technology

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 14, 2023 — Vernier Science Education recently released Forensic Chemistry Experiments to teach students fundamental chemistry concepts through engaging forensic investigations. The new lab book, which features 15 experiments specifically designed for introductory and advanced chemistry high school and college-level classes, immerses students in the excitement of solving crimes through hands-on experimentation using Vernier data-collection technology.

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AllHere’s Innovative AI Platform for Schools Earns Recognition from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

AllHere featured in SIIA’s new “Principles for the Future of AI in Education” framework

Boston (November 9, 2023) — AllHere, the leading provider of 24/7 AI-powered family support tool designed to improve attendance and academics, was recently highlighted by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for its responsible implementation of AI in education. AllHere is among two case studies featured by SIIA in its Principles for the Future of AI in Education framework and web page, which were announced October 24, 2023 during an event on Capitol Hill. The event also included a panel discussion with AllHere Executive Director Joanna Smith-Griffin and other industry executives.

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Vernier Science Education Seeking Innovative STEM Educators for Its New Trendsetters Community

Professional learning community designed to support and empower educators, drive STEM literacy, and transform classrooms

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 24, 2023 — Vernier Science Education is seeking innovative high school STEM teachers to apply for the first cohort of its newly formed Vernier Trendsetters Community. This professional learning community will help teachers grow in their leadership and knowledge of modern, relevant STEM instruction.

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Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Launches Sister Schools Program Across Four States and the Territory of Puerto Rico

Program has eight predominantly Latino-serving schools work together on STEAM projects throughout the year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 23, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) today announced the launch of the ALAS Sister Schools Program, a year-long partnership in which teams of students from schools in the continental US and Puerto Rico collaborate on projects focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

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Digna A. Marte with Teach for America Connecticut Named Recipient of the 2023 ALAS Scholarship Focused on Supporting Educational Leadership

The $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates will support Marte as she pursues a doctoral degree in educational leadership at University of Bridgeport

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 18, 2023—The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has named Digna Altagracia Marte as the recipient of the 2023–2024 ALAS Scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates. Marte, who serves as managing director of partnerships at Teach for America Connecticut and as a multilingual coach and consultant for TaJu Educational Solutions (TaJu), will receive $10,000 toward her doctoral degree in educational leadership at the University of Bridgeport.

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Slooh Secures Nearly $5 Million in Funding to Further Support Space Exploration in Schools

The round of funding comes as Slooh’s next-generation online learning platform is recognized with industry-leading award

Washington Depot, Connecticut, October 18, 2023 – Slooh, the pioneer in offering live online telescope feeds of the universe and an NGSS-aligned curriculum for school communities worldwide, recently closed a nearly $5 million round of funding. This investment—including Connecticut Innovations, Slooh Founder Michael Paolucci, and several family offices dedicated to space education—will help the company further innovate as it works to bring space exploration to more students worldwide.

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Avantis Wins Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Back-to-School 2023

ClassVR wins in the “primary education” category, marking company’s eighth U.S. education award win within two years  

Chicago (October 5, 2023) — Avantis Education’s ClassVR has been named a winner in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Back-to-School 2023, marking the company’s eighth U.S. education award win since the start of 2022.

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Scribbles Software Completes its Integration with Naviance eDocs

Now schools using PowerSchool Naviance CCLR can easily share supporting documentation with more than 2,000 additional colleges

Charlotte, North Carolina – October 4, 2023 – Scribbles Software today announced it completed its integration with PowerSchool Naviance CCLR eDocs so high schools using Naviance have easy access to an additional 2,000 plus colleges and universities for sending transcripts and supporting documentation when students are applying for admission. Scribbles Software in the last year alone completed nearly one million electronic transcript requests from districts across the United States, including over 20 of the 30 largest districts in the country. This integration makes the process of transferring records for college applications simpler, easier, and faster.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to Headline the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Education Summit

20th Anniversary Summit to be held Oct. 4-6, 2023 in San Antonio, TX

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2023) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) kicks off its 20th Anniversary Education Summit on October 4, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. The sold-out event features a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona and a fireside chat with former NASA astronaut José Hernández, whose life story was made into the film “A Million Miles Away.”

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StickTogether Launches One-of-a-Kind Puzzle with Billions of Possibilities Perfect for the Selfie Generation

The 300-piece Puzzle Face™ allows people to assemble and reassemble the same puzzle to create a countless number of different images of faces

NEW YORK, September 28, 2023 — StickTogether Products recently launched Puzzle Face, a one-of-kind innovation that allows young and old alike to create unlimited series of different faces – their face, a friend’s face, a famous face from history – all with one 300-piece puzzle that can be assembled and reassembled again and again. This unique puzzle, which utilizes an intuitive app in addition to the physical puzzle pieces, is intended for anyone 8-years or older and makes an ideal gift for the home, classroom, or office.   

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