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ParentSquare Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Unifying School-Home Communications and Strengthening Family Engagement
Santa Barbara-based edtech company advances K-12 communications equity over the past decade with its premier platform

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 8, 2021—For decades, districts, schools, and teachers used different tools to communicate with families, making it confusing and difficult for parents and guardians to keep up. In 2011, parent and computer engineer Anupama Vaid set out to build a solution to engage every family with school communications—and all in one place. That solution, ParentSquare, now celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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BetterLesson’s ‘Empowered Algebra Learning For All’ Named 1 of 11 Grand Challenge Grantees
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge grantees are encouraged to make Algebra 1 more accessible, relevant, and collaborative for Black, Latinx, English Learners, and students experiencing poverty

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Sept. 8, 2021)BetterLesson, a leading provider of high quality virtual and in-person K–12 professional learning, announces that the company’s “Empowered Algebra Learning For All” solution is one of only 11 grantees chosen for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge. Algebra 1 is among the most important on-track indicators of students’ future success. In fact, students who do not complete Algebra 1 have just a one-in-five chance of graduating from high school.

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Illinois’ Decatur Public Schools Selects 7 Mindsets for Districtwide Implementation

Media Contact: Charlotte Andrist
Nickel Communications
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ROSWELL, Ga. – Sept. 1, 2021 – Decatur Public Schools in Decatur, Ill., has selected 7 Mindsets, the leader in online social emotional learning (SEL) solutions, to support the emotional wellbeing of its students and teachers. Starting with the 2021-22 academic year, the 7 Mindsets curriculum will be used throughout the district’s 11 elementary schools, middle school, and two high schools.

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KSDE and Illuminate Education Partner to Expand Statewide MTSS Initiative
Multi-year agreement makes FastBridge universal screening and progress monitoring tools available to all Kansas districts at half cost, advancing the state’s effort to support all students

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 31, 2021) – The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE)  and Illuminate Education have signed a four-year agreement that increases access to Illuminate’s FastBridge universal screening, skills analysis, and progress monitoring tools for academics and social-emotional behavior (SEB) for districts across Kansas. The collaboration means KSDE will use ESSER funding to fulfill half the cost of FastBridge subscriptions for any Kansas district that adopts the solution.

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New Schools in Six States and Internationally Give Students Courses from VHS Learning

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Nickel Communications
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Boston – Aug. 30, 2021 – VHS Learning, a nonprofit empowering schools with the industry’s best teacher-led online learning programs, today announced that schools in New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, along with Sierra Leone, are now offering their students access to more than 250 core and elective courses online.

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Tennessee Approves Illuminate Education’s FastBridge Reading Assessments as K–3 Universal Screeners
Educators across the state can use earlyReading, CBMreading and aReading this fall and beyond to capture a holistic view of students’ grade-level proficiency, risk and need

IRVINE, Cailf. (Aug. 25, 2021) – Illuminate Education, a leading K–12 student performance solution, announces that earlyReading, CBMreading and aReading—key components of the FastBridge reading assessment suite—have been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education as K–3 universal screeners.

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Lexia Learning Launches Customer Advisory Board to Deepen Educator Insights, Relationships, and Collaboration

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Nickel Communications
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BOSTON (Aug. 23, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today announced the formation of its customer advisory board, a group of key customers who will support the company’s goal of helping more learners read, write, and speak with confidence.

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New Step-by-Step Guide and Infographic from ParentSquare Helps Districts and Schools Improve School-Home Communications
Guide shares best practices for two critical communication components: message content and cadence

Lauren Zamora
ParentSquare
1-888-496-3168
Lauren@parentsquare.com

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) AUGUST 24, 2021— As teachers and students embark on the 2021-22 school year, districts’ and schools’ ability to effectively communicate with families will be vital. To help educators with their communication efforts—regardless of what platform or tool they use—ParentSquare, the award-winning unified school-home communications platform for K-12, has created a free best practice guide.