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Gaggle Announces a New Service: Gaggle Therapy
Psychological tolls on students from the pandemic and a shortage of school counselors are creating a tsunami of need for mental health support across the nation

Media Contact:
Charlotte Andrist, Nickel Communications PR
(770) 310-5244

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (Sept. 17, 2020) – Gaggle is launching a new service: Gaggle Therapy. Gaggle Therapy matches students who need mental health support with counselors licensed in their state for weekly teletherapy sessions.

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NEW REPORT: First Annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap Offers Clear Path for Policymakers Looking to Build Strong Early Childhood Systems Amidst COVID-19 Recovery

Contact: Wendy Gonzales
Phone: (512) 471-8921

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 15, 2020 – The health and wellbeing of infants and toddlers vary widely by state, but evidence shows there are clear policy pathways to strengthen equity and outcomes, according to a new annual Roadmap released today by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Getting Smart on School Finance to Deliver High-Impact Reporting
Join the Certificate in Education Finance fall cohort October 13-14 in Houston, TX or October 21-22 via Virtual Delivery

Finance issues impact every aspect of education yet are often poorly understood. Journalists who understand how and when financial decisions are made, recognize the big-ticket costs in education, and can follow the effects of spending decisions down to the classroom can produce high-impact local, state and/or national stories that explain where the money goes and who makes that decision. Reporters who understand finance can daylight the policies, patterns and actions that create or perpetuate spending inequities across schools or students in their communities.

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Strategies for the Next President to Strengthen Public Education

Among the many challenges facing the next president is the future of the nation’s public education system, a vast enterprise of 100,000 schools reaching into every community in the country.

Like every other sector of American life, public education is struggling to navigate the COVID crisis. But the nation’s public schools also have been a significant source of the troubling racial inequities that have plagued the nation. And the work in recent decades to bring higher standards to every classroom is far from finished.

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21stCentEd Launches Virtual STEM and CTE Programs for All Students
Program extends unlimited access to STEM and CTE resources for students and educators

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (September 2, 2020) To ensure every student has access to meaningful STEM experiences this fall, 21stCentEd announces the launch of virtual STEM and CTE programs for students in grades K-12. 21stCentEd is powered by TechTrep, a STEM and CTE provider that works with families, schools and communities to provide personalized, project-based and self-paced STEM experiences for all students.

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Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Expands into 10 High Schools
Continued partnership between Digital Promise and Verizon provides free technology and internet access to select schools nationwide

August 27, 2020 | Washington, D.C. – Ten high schools from two school districts in California and Texas will join the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools network in the 2020-21 school year. The continued partnership between Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning equips every student and teacher at select schools across the country with a device and up to a four-year data plan.

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KidzToPros introduces customizable Learning Pods to keep children engaged, learning at-home with a credentialed teacher during this pandemic

Michelle Sokol

FREMONT, Calif – As more than 300 million students across the world are having their education disrupted by COVID-19, KidzToPros is introducing a new service that will ensure children receive the best in-person learning experience – even if their schools remain closed.


Deputy Director of Communications
Learning Policy Institute


The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to shape policies that improve learning for each and every child. We are a robust team of 50+ who work with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others who care about improving public schools to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for all children.

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Wowzers Learning K-8 Online Math Program Releases New Features Effective for In-School and Remote Learning

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 12, 2020 – Reed Howard, the founder of Wowzers Learning LLC, announced strategic upgrades of Wowzers’ award-winning K-8 math online math program.

With the onset of Covid-19 and the surge in the demand for online programs that meet the growing needs of students, teachers, and parents across the world, Wowzers added new features to support a comprehensive approach to learning both in school and at home.