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Honoring Education Innovation during COVID 19 through the Resilient District Prize

Although we are still months away from normalcy, the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine has signaled the end of this crisis. While schools will reopen and social separation policies will be abolished, the effects of the epidemic will linger, and we must not let COVID-19-era advances go by the wayside. While many of these solutions were created in reaction to the pandemic, the lessons learnt are crucial for developing more equal education systems.

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Digital Promise Publishes Resources for District Leaders Looking to Spend COVID-19 Relief Funds
Technology Sustainability Toolkit, K-12 Leaders’ Guide to Successful Technology Integration Help Districts Plan to Spend Federal Funding Responsibly

JULY 15, 2021 | Washington, D.C. – As school districts plan to spend COVID-19 relief funds to create new technology programs or bolster existing technology structures, Digital Promise has published two new resources to help districts spend responsibly and strategically.

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Lexia Learning Rebrands Award-Winning Rosetta Stone English as Lexia English Language Development; Releases Version 2.0 to Enhance the User Experience

Media Contact: Charlotte Andrist
Nickel Communications
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BOSTON (July 12, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today announced the official rebrand of Rosetta Stone® English to Lexia® English Language Development™ (Lexia English). The name change follows Cambium’s divestiture of Rosetta Stone’s languages division.

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Al Kingsley Book “My Secret #EdTech Diary” Releases Globally on July 14, Gives an Insider’s View of Education Technology Historically and for the Post-Pandemic Future
My Secret #EdTech Diary relays Al Kingsley’s perspective about where education has been and how those lessons can improve tech integration and the school-vendor relationship post-COVID

photo of #EdTech Diary book on table

ATLANTA – July 7, 2021 – Looking at educational technology through a wider lens is the subject of a new book by Al Kingsley, who has also founded education trusts, served on several school boards, and runs a global education technology company, NetSupport.

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Best of the Best Campus Apps Named by Modo in the 2021 Appademy Awards
Appademy Awards from Modo recognizes universities and colleges for app development, design and UX, and this year, new categories like virtual commencement to reflect how campuses have adjusted to the pandemic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Modo Labs is the top no-code app building platform for higher education and enterprise, and today it published the winning college apps in the annual Modo Appademy Awards. This juried award recognizes colleges and universities that have built exemplary digital experiences in apps built on the Modo platform.  Click to tweet this news.

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New National Data Provide High Schoolers’ Perspectives On a School Year Shaped by Remote Learning, Attention to Racial Injustice
Students of color less likely than white peers to report seeing themselves represented in curriculum

For Release: June 23, 2021
Contact: Melissa Mellor melissam@americaspromise.org, 202-999-4868

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Many high school students are rethinking their postsecondary plans and feeling disconnected from their teachers but also becoming more civically engaged, according to a national survey of high school students released today by America’s Promise Alliance and Research for Action as part of the GradNation campaign.

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EarlyBird Education Introduces Game-Based Screener to Help Schools Identify Children at Risk for Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties — Even Before They Learn to Read

BOSTON — June 14, 2021 — Two-thirds of U.S. fourth graders are not reading at a proficient level, and reading difficulties are often identified too late for students to catch up with their peers, even with intervention. To help schools identify children at risk for reading difficulties before they start struggling with reading, EarlyBird Education today announces the nationwide release of the EarlyBird game-based screener.

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Schools Preparing for State’s New Graduation Requirements Turn to x2VOL for Managing Student Service Hours
Districts and service centers cite tech tool’s ability to digitize and simplify record-keeping specifically for service learning as rationale for selecting x2VOL

COLUMBUS, OH June 14, 2021 – Ohio School districts are preparing now to meet state high school graduation requirements that students demonstrate they have a well-rounded academic foundation and skills to prepare them for life after high school.

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classroom.cloud Advances Online Student and Classroom Safety with New Contextual Intelligence Toolkit
Adding online safety features to its award-winning teaching tools will allow schools to monitor and capture concerning activity, enhancing their ability to provide a safe online learning environment.

ATLANTA (GA) June 14, 2021classroom.cloud, developed by NetSupport, is making online learning safer with the launch of a new proactive toolkit that employs contextual intelligence to advance online safeguarding. Far from simply stopping and blocking material, the new feature can actively alert appropriate staff or educators to potential issues in real time and identifies students at risk. Click to tweet.

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VHS Learning Announces 2021 College Scholarship Winners

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Nickel Communications
charlotte@nickelcommpr.com
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Boston — June 8, 2021 —Nonprofit VHS Learning today announced the winners of its 14th annual college scholarship program. In 2020, VHS Learning awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarships to 12 recipients. This year, the nonprofit increased its scholarship investment to $6,500 and the number of recipients to 15 students.

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New Coalition to Help Coordinate Emergency Relief Funding to Advance Student Success
A Dozen Groups Announce Commitment to Work Together to Reopen, Recover, and Rebuild Schools in Support of Public Education

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Carolyn Phenicie
Communications@ccsso.org

Washington, D.C. (June 7, 2021) – Twelve leading education organizations announced a new effort today to help ensure all students receive the equitable educational opportunities they deserve. The newly formed Coalition to Advance Future Student Success is a recognition that the historic injection of federal emergency relief funds presents a transformative opportunity for America’s public K-12 education system.

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Moral Courage ED Releases Online Course to Achieve Diversity Without Division
The unique offering provides schools and districts with professional development to hold tough conversations while unifying high school students

NEW YORK (June 2, 2021) — Education leaders can now choose a pro-unity, no-shaming pedagogy to address racism and other forms of discrimination. Moral Courage ED is launching “Diversity Without Division: Introducing Educators to the Moral Courage Method.” The    online, self-paced course teaches high school educators an innovative framework that        transcends the Us-against-Them culture wars.