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RAISING A READER HELPS SCHOOLS AND PARENTS BEAT 2020 COVID/SUMMER SLIDE WITH CHILDREN’S LITERACY TOOLS
Without any educational enrichment the average student loses up to three months of learning during summer; loss in 2020 expected to be significantly greater due to COVID-19 school closures

REDWOOD CITY, CA, July 1, 2020 – Education experts predict this year’s summer slide – when the average student loses as much as three months of academic skills from no educational enrichment during the summer months – will be exponentially greater this year due to school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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STRONG START TO FINISH MAKES INVESTMENTS TO ADVANCE DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION REFORM
Grants total more than $5.3 million and expand initiative’s impact to nearly 5 million undergraduates

(DENVER) – June 24, 2020 – Strong Start to Finish (SSTF) has awarded a second round of pooled funding, totaling more than $5.3 million, to accelerate the developmental education reform movement. The grants expand the initiative’s footprint to nearly 5 million undergraduates in 96 universities and 277 community colleges across 12 states.

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DIMENSIONU PROVIDES FREE ESPORTS SUMMER LEAGUE FOR ALL NEW JERSEY STUDENTS
Department of Defense STEM Outreach Office Supports Free Gameplay for Learning, Protecting Third- through Ninth-Graders in New Jersey from Widening Achievement Gap

Richmond, VA (June 29, 2020) – Starting July 1, New Jersey youngsters in grades three through nine can join DimensionU’s Esports Summer League for free. The Department of Defense STEM Outreach Office at Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, New Jersey, is supporting children’s gameplay on the new Esports for Education Platform. As a result, players can practice their math and literacy skills at no cost through August 31. Interested parties can go to www.dimensionu.com to create an account.

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SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS READY4K TEXT-BASED LEARNING PROGRAM TO SUPPORT FAMILIES THROUGHOUT SUMMER
School district offering early education curriculum delivered through text messages to San Francisco families; addresses ‘digital divide’ to include underserved households without internet access or computers

Steve Honig
The Honig Company, LLC
818-986-4300
press@honigllc.com

SAN FRANCISCO, June XX, 2020 – In an effort to support San Francisco families and provide parents with at-home learning activities to keep their children on track academically, socially and emotionally, the San Francisco Unified School District is offering the text-based Ready4K program to families in the San Francisco area throughout the summer.

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UK children’s character Basil Brush joins forces with Famous British TV Property expert Martin Roberts from BBC property auction show Homes under the Hammer to provide whimsical entertainment and emotional support for kids in COVID lockdown or home school

Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the side effects of lockdown has been the huge pressure on the mental health of our children in the UK and USA alike. Charities like the UK’s National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (‘NSPCC’) and its Childline service have counselled thousands of children struggling to cope with the current situation. At the same time, schools are trying to find ways to help children continue their learning whilst at home. An unlikely celebrity pairing and a new initiative with a friendly fox at the helm should help with both issues.

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Reimagining K-12 Remote Learning Beyond the Coronavirus
How one national nonprofit is offering both immediate and long-term support for families, teachers and students

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June 9, 2020

Denver, Colo.—Future of School (FoS) is the nation’s leading non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to a K-12 education that unlocks the unbounded potential of all students, no matter where learning happens. Through scholarships, grants, original research, and strategic partnerships with a diverse cross-section of leaders, Future of School has worked to close the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace of change in education since 2016.

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Illustrative Mathematics Appoints Kristin Umland as President
Two additional leadership team changes announced for key product strategy and program management roles

Tucson, AZ – June 9, 2020 — Today, Illustrative Mathematics (IM), the author and developer of IM K–12 Math core mathematics curricula and professional learning resources, announced that Chief Product Officer Kristin Umland, has been promoted to President. William McCallum, who co-founded IM with Umland and most recently served as president, will continue in the roles of CEO and board chair.

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READY4K TO EXPAND FREE ACCESS TO TEXT-BASED LEARNING PROGRAM TO NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL FAMILIES DURING COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURES
Evidence-based early childhood curriculum to be made available through June 30 to all New York City public school families with children ages 0 to 5

Contact: Steve Honig
The Honig Company, LLC
818-986-4300
press@honigllc.com

NEW YORK, June 8, 2020 – In an effort to support families with young children throughout New York City during the COVID-19 school closures and provide parents and caregivers with at-home learning resources to keep their children on track academically, Ready4K is offering its text-based family engagement curriculum to New York City public school families throughout the five boroughs, free of charge.

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PARENTS’ DEEP ENGAGEMENT IN REMOTE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 WILL REDEFINE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS
Lack of Clear Expectations About Their Children’s Learning Reinforces Already Inflated View of Achievement

Washington, D.C. – May 20, 2020 — As parents look to the next academic year, they report increased expectations from schools and deeper engagement with teachers and their children, according to a nationally representative survey released today by Learning Heroes, a nonprofit organization that supports parents and guardians as their children’s most effective education advocate.  

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StudySync ELA and SyncBlasts for Social Studies Selected as Winners in the 2020 EdTech Digest Awards
Annual awards program recognizes innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology

Sonoma, CA (May 13, 2020)StudySync today announced that StudySync ELA and SyncBlast for Social Studies products were selected as winners in the categories of Best Language Arts and Best Social Studies categories respectively, in The 2020 EdTech Cool Tool Awards by EdTech Digest. The company’s SyncBlasts for Science product was named a finalist in the category of best science solution.