The WNET Group Hosts Experts in Education and Innovation to Explore the Role of Media and Technology in the Future of Education

Virtual event on April 28, 2022, brings together parents, teachers and administrators for an in-depth discussion about the digital divide and the innovations that could transform education

New York (April 26, 2022) — The WNET Group, home to New York’s PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21, operator of New Jersey’s statewide public television network NJ PBS, and Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM, is hosting “The Role of Media And Technology In The Future Of Education,” a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, April 28, 2022, examining the growing digital divide, how parents, teachers and students have adapted, and the impact recent innovations will have on the future of education. 

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Vector Solutions’ AlcoholEDU® for College Surpasses 11 Million-User Milestone

TAMPA, FL, April 19, 2022 – Alcohol misuse is still one of the most pressing issues in higher education. While the number of incoming non-drinkers or abstainers has increased significantly over the past 15-plus years, the overall high-risk drinking rate among college students has remained steady, and alcohol and other substances continue to negatively impact student well-being.

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Luca & Friends Children’s App Wins NAPPA Award

App gets kids up and moving with fun, immersive educational games covering topics in English and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

 San Francisco, CA (April 18, 2022) – Luca & Friends, a groundbreaking app for children that uses AI technology to combine learning and fitness, has been named a winner in the 2022 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA).

The prestigious NAPPA program is one of the longest running awards programs in the country, and a go-to source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families. As a NAPPA winner, Luca & Friends will also be featured in an upcoming issue of L.A. Parent. NAPPA’s team of evaluators, along with parent and child testers, select the best baby gear, toys, apps, games, books, music, and other family must-haves as award winners. View Luca & Friends’ winning entry here: https://www.nappaawards.com/product/luca-friends/. 

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Vector Solutions Webinar Explores how to Implement Inclusive and Trauma-Informed Practices to Improve School Culture

April 20 webinar features diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Dr. Angela Batista 

Tampa, FL – April 15, 2022 – To help districts better understand inclusive, trauma-informed practices and how they can help support students, staff, and administrators, Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter, and better, is hosting a free webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The webinar, “Implementing Inclusive and Trauma-Informed Practices to Improve School Culture” features expert advice from diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant Dr. Angela Batista. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3tUPzCZ. The webinar will also be available on-demand.

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PresenceLearning and Highlights Partner To Support Children With Special Needs

Expanded Digital Library Featuring More Than 160 Pieces of Highlights Content Will Support Special Education, Therapy Goals For K–7 Children 

NEW YORK, April 12, 2022—PresenceLearning, the leading provider of online therapy solutions for schools and clinicians, unveiled a new strategic partnership with Highlights, the children’s media brand known for their beloved Highlights magazine.  

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ALAS Webinar Highlights Language Initiatives at Irving ISD and Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools

April 13, 2022 webinar focuses on leading a language-centered district

 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 7, 2022) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is hosting a free webinar at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on April 13, 2022 highlighting how the Irving Independent School District in Texas and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) have prioritized bilingual dual language education.

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STEM Educators Demonstrate Innovative Uses of Data-Collection Technology to Win 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

The winning educators will each receive $1,000 in cash, $1,500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Houston, and $3,000 in Vernier products 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 7, 2022 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts, this year’s winners—one middle school educator and two high school educators—showed innovative uses of data-collection technology to engage students in STEM learning.

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Council of the Great City Schools Names Congressman Bobby Scott as the Recipient of the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2022—The Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) recently announced that Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) is the recipient of its Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice. Sponsored by Curriculum Associates, the award, named after the Council’s former executive director, is presented annually to a person who has made outstanding contributions in the field of K–12 urban education by taking courageous and passionate stances on the issues of educational justice and equity. Scott is the second person to receive this award; the first person was Michael Casserly himself. 

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Vector Solutions Hosts Webinar to Explore the Role of Leadership in Supporting Social and Emotional Learning

During April 7 webinar, consultant Katherine Plog Martinez will discuss how to describe your SEL program, the importance of adult SEL, and how to create community partnerships

Tampa, FL – April 5, 2022 – Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a significant focus of schools, yet these programs have also become a subject of controversy. Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, is hosting a free webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on April 7, 2022 to explore “The Role of Leadership in Supporting Social-Emotional Learning.” During the webinar, Katherine Plog Martinez, managing partner for the consulting firm Knowledge to Power Catalysts, will lead a discussion about the importance of the language used when building social-emotional learning programs, the importance of adult SEL, and how to partner with community organizations to support SEL. To register for the webinar, visit https://bit.ly/3qTiV2G.

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Slooh’s ‘Online Telescope for Families’ Brings the Wonder of Space Exploration to Homes Worldwide

Families can explore and photograph more than 1,000 real-world space objects and events using Slooh’s professional-grade online telescopes 

Washington Depot, Connecticut, April 4, 2022 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds to students, is now making its award-winning learning platform and network of online telescopes accessible to families worldwide. Described by educators as “the complete package” that is truly “out of this world,” The Online Telescope for Families enables families to explore, capture, and analyze more than 1,000 real-world space objects and events using professional-grade technology together – all from the comfort of their homes.

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