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GuideK12 logoGuideK12™, the leading provider of geovisual analytics for education, is thrilled to announce that Calcasieu Parish Public Schools has implemented their state of the art technology to translate student data into actionable insights. GuideK12 allows Calcasieu Parish to geographically explore and analyze school district data instantly to improve the decision-making process.

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LearningStation logoLearningStation™, a leading provider of customizable K12 student assessment software is thrilled to announce the implementation of its flagship product, LearningStation Insight, in 2 of Michigan’s Intermediate School Districts. Representing 12 school districts, across 4 counties, both Mecosta-Osceola ISD (MOSID) and Bay-Arenac ISD (BAISD) are already seeing and feeling the positive impact of the LearningStation Solution within their districts.

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GuideK12 logo  GuideK12™ is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as a 2012 District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product.  GuideK12 offers an easy to use web-based Geovisual Analytic Tool that allows district decision makers to create “real-time” scenarios and answer the questions surrounding very complex district decisions. Administrators are able to quickly filter and visualize data on a map to see patterns and trends that are not apparent in a chart or spreadsheet alone.

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New journalism learning center helps students learn and publish in an authentic environment to master Common Core writing and communication, and gain valuable college and career skills

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced the launch of  News Now, a new learning center on www.ePals.com/journalism dedicated to helping high school students learn professional news and editorial reporting skills. The center provides resources aligned with “real world” journalism practices and communications standards such as the Common Core Standards in the United States, and encourages students to develop and showcase their own reporting and journalism skills.

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BLEgroup logo Tales2Go Inc., the leading provider of streaming audiobooks for schools, announced today its partnership with Mackin Educational Resources to include the Tales2Go desktop player within mackinVIA, a leading eResource portal for school libraries.  Tales2Go on mackinVIA will give multiple users instant and unlimited access to thousands of name-brand audio books from leading publishers using a single school login.

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BLEgroup logoAs an award-winning publishing organization that offers everything from digital media, literacy programs and children’s books encompassing nonfiction, fiction, picture, interactive and audio, Capstone Digital offers literary experiences that engage young minds. When Capstone Digital wanted to promote myON™ reader, a personalized literacy environment matching student interests and reading levels to the largest collection of enhanced digital books with reading supports, they turned to the BLEgroup and its leading education technology practitioners to promote the solution.

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LearningStation, a leading provider of customized K-12 assessment software is pleased to announce that LearningStation Insight has been implemented into Duval County’s nearly 200 schools.  The LearningStation team worked closely with Duval County Administrators to customize the solution to meet the needs of the mammoth district.

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VariQuest logoVaritronics™, a national leader in education technology solutions that help improve academic progress and classroom engagement of all learners, announced today that it has been acquired by a group of private investors based in Minnesota. Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, Varitronics’ technology solutions exist in more than 35,000 early childhood centers, elementary schools, secondary schools, and post-secondary institutions throughout North America.

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GuideK12 logo October 24, 2012

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has implemented GuideK12 geovisual analytics to build stronger communities and examine student needs. The state of the art technology allows the district to instantly geographically explore and analyze school district data to improve decision-making.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) turned to GuideK12 to geographically identify trends and patterns occurring in the district. GuideK12 aggregates disparate data sets and visualizes the information to allow analysis on a range of needs such as language, economic, academic, building capacity, or special services.

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BLEgroup logo October 10, 2012

Atomic Learning, the award-winning training solutions provider for 16 million individuals in over 45 countries, continues to deepen its long-term relationship with the BLEgroup. By orchestrating pilot opportunities toward greater impact on and insight from district leaders, the BLEgroup’s experience and commitment strengthens Atomic Learning’s market presence and potential.

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epals logo October 10, 2012

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced the launch of the ePals World Elections Center, designed to involve students in a range of interactive activities to help them learn about election processes, candidates and issues globally.

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Observe4success logoOctober 9, 2012

Observe4success, a leading provider of easy-to-use, classroom observation and walkthrough software is pleased to announce the adoption and implementation of its newest platform in Petersburg City Schools. Dr. Robert ThomasonSuperintendent of Petersburg City School District in Petersburg, Alaska believes that complexity is not the answer when it comes to classroom observations and walkthroughs. They have always believed that simple is best, but finding a simple tool that allows for robust and comprehensive data collection is not as easy as it sounds. That was until they found observe4success.

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October 1, 2012 Tales2Go logo

Tales2Go, lead provider of streaming audio book service for schools announced today its partnership with VSTE, the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, to offer a group buying opportunity for VSTE members.  An affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (“ISTE”), VSTE’s mission is to promote professional development opportunities as well as identify and source cutting edge technology solutions for Virginia educators.  The Tales2Go group purchasing program demonstrates VSTE’s ability bring preferred services and discounts to its members.

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epals logoSeptember 28, 2012

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced the launch of Invent It, the second annual invention contest for K-12 students in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The contest kick off is timed to coincide with the September 28th Smithsonian Teachers’ Night, an education expo of resources and best practices at Washington D.C.’s National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Invent It invention challenge is offered to teachers, students and parents worldwide through the free ePals and Smithsonian learning communities. This year the contest includes both a school theme and an opened-ended theme choice for students seeking more freedom in their creative projects.

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September 26, 2012

GuideK12™ has chosen the BLEgroup to gain valuable insight on product development, pilot program implementation and district trends by leveraging the BLEgroup’s platform. And for this geovisual analytics software company, the BLEgroup can map their road to success through critical industry feedback.

GuideK12 enables education decision-makers to instantly explore and analyze school district data by adding a geographic and visual dimension to their student and community information. Together, GuideK12 and the BLEgroup are bringing this cutting-edge geovisual tool to the forefront of the education marketplace with strategic planning via education panels that offer interaction with the industry’s greatest thought leaders.

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World Education University logoSeptember 26, 2012

World Education University (WEU, pronounced “we-you”), the world’s first tuition-free online global higher education institution, today announced the addition of education technology industry thought leader and visionary, Dr. Nelson Heller, to its advisory board. The WEU administration is pleased to welcome such a highly regarded education community expert to its board.

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Empowering Writers logoSeptember 25, 2012

Empowering Writers, leading provider of K-8 professional development and resources for the instruction of writing is pleased to announce the release of their Essential Guides to Writing for grades 2-5.  Stemming from real world experience and developed by veteran classroom teachers, the grade level specific Essential Guides to Writing bring an effective, consistent, fully scaffolded approach to the instruction of writing.

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Tales2go logoSeptember 25, 2012

Tales2Go Inc., the leading audio book streaming solution for schools, today announced Avenues: The World School has selected Tales2Go as their audio book provider of choice. Avenues’ educators and students alike will have on-demand access to thousands of audio books and stories from leading publishers and storytellers to play on both their Macbook Air and iPads (i.e. a 1+1 program) that have been issued to the school community.

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epals logoSeptember 18, 2012

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced a partnership with Curriki.org, an online education community empowering educators, parents, and students through a vast collection of free Open Education Resources.  With ePals connecting 800,000 classrooms across 200 countries, and Curriki reaching more than seven million users in 192 countries with upwards of 45,000 digital learning objects, together the two provide educators and learners around the world with unprecedented scope and access to rigorous and engaging global online
content.

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September 18, 2012

 

Observe4success, a leading provider of classroom observation and walkthrough software is thrilled to announce its newest, fully customizable version of their industry best teacher observation platform. Principals and administrators alike can easily create custom observation forms using observe4success content, their own content, or a combination of the two. Observe4success has responded to the needs of administrators nationwide with a simple, straightforward user experience offering custom form creation that is done in a logical, step-by-step manner. This state-of-the-art software system is web-based and can be accessed wherever and whenever, on virtually all devices.

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Tales2go logoSeptember 11, 2012

Tales2Go, the leading audio book streaming solution for schools announced today their partnership with ACTEM, the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine, to offer a group buying opportunity for ACTEM members.  ACTEM’s mission is to bring together technology and education to promote cutting-edge solutions for Maine school administrators, educators and students.  The Tales2Go group buy exemplifies ACTEM’s ability to source preferred services and discounts for its members.

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YourTeacher logo September 9, 2012

YourTeacher (www.yourteacher.com), a leading digital publisher of iBooks textbooks for the K-12 market, is thrilled to announce a partnership with TIES (Technology and Information Education Services), a joint cooperative owned by 47 school districts in Minnesota.

“TIES is a leader in providing cutting edge technology and software solutions to schools in Minnesota,” states Charlie Hermes, CEO and Co-Founder of YourTeacher.  “We are honored that they see the value in our ‘textbook with a teacher inside’ approach and are going to offer rebates to our iBooks textbooks to schools throughout Minnesota.  Together, we can truly unlock the power of iPads while saving districts hundreds of thousands of dollars in textbook expenses.”

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September 6, 2012 Tales2go logo

Tales2Go Inc., the leading provider of streaming audio books for kids is pleased to unveil a desktop version of its award-winning subscription service and mobile app.   Educators and students alike will now have the flexibility to access thousands of audio books and stories from leading storytellers and publishers on desktops and laptops in addition to Apple mobile devices such as iPads, iPod Touches and iPhones.

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BLEgroup logoSeptember 6, 2012

Lightspeed Technologies, Inc., has chosen the BLEgroup to gain vital product development insights, leveraging the group’s platform to get answers to critical questions about product development, pilot program implementation and district trends.

Applying innovative technology in designing intuitive, effective classroom audio solutions, Lightspeed seeks input from district leaders to strengthen the listening and learning environment for every child. The BLEgroup, a leading support for publishers and educational firms, provides access to the top 150 districts’ education tech leaders, CIOs and superintendents, as well as support in implementation, strategic alliances planning and finding/facilitating product pilot sites.

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World LogoSeptember 5, 2012

World Education University (pronounced “we-you”), the first tuition-free, global, online higher education institution designed to provide comprehensive course offerings and full degrees to students, today announced the signing of its initial academic leadership team. Joining WEU, which has originated the term “Education Should Be Free” (ESBF), are 10 faculty representing the positions of University President, Deans of the Schools of Medicine and Health, Education, Psychology, Engineering, Law, and Arts, and Directors of Curriculum, Education Design and Standards and Compliance. WEU executives are still in the process of recruiting a Dean for the School of Business.

“We are honored to be welcoming this top-caliber group of higher education professionals to the WEU staff,” says Curtis Pickering, WEU Co-Founder and Chairman/CEO. These individuals, established leaders and practitioners in both academia and private – sector worlds, share WEU’s dedication to transforming higher education to reflect a more inclusive, equitable environment. Among our faculty are experts in the high needs areas of STEM, differentiated learning, business entrepreneurship, management, and educational leadership who’re poised to help students achieve a solid academic education that also includes mastery of the 21st century skills employers say are crucial to success in today’s workplace.”

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August 31, 2012 

GuideK12™, the leading provider of geovisual analytics for the education marketplace is pleased to announce an exclusive, strategic software development partnership with Excensus LLC.  This announcement cements an established working arrangement between the two companies, allowing for the continued, rapid development and deployment of the next generation of tools for GuideK12. Based in Minnesota, both parties view this partnership as the pathway to providing educators with the future of geovisual analytical tools, shaping the future of resource optimization and planning for school districts nation-wide.

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ePals logo August 29, 2012

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced the release of new interactive magazine apps from its children’s media division, offering kids an exciting new way to interact with content from award-winning, teacher- and parent-recommended Cobblestone & Cricket magazines.

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tales 2 go logoAugust 15, 2012

Tales2Go and MrsP.com announced today an audio exclusive of the classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid”.  This beloved classic, narrated by TV star Kathy Kinney who portrays Mrs. P, will be released on Tales2Go as an audio book exclusive.  This exclusive presentation of “The Little Mermaid” on Tales2Go expands the distribution relationship between the two companies, which are both dedicated to exciting kids to read.  Tales2Go currently includes 19 audio stories from Mrs. P’s award-winning children’s storybook website, including “The Princess and the Pea”, “The Walrus and The Carpenter,” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

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August 15, 2012

Early Learning Labs, Inc., a nationwide provider of early childhood products and services, announced the debut of their new online reporting tools for the myIGDIs assessment measures. These web-based services allow teachers and parents to quickly evaluate children’s development status to help ensure they are reaching important achievement standards and school readiness goals.

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August 1, 2012

World Education University today announced itself as the newest player in the free online, global higher education movement. Unique to the space, WEU (pronounced “We You”) aims to become a   comprehensive, degree-granting institution designed to offer unprecedented access to college diplomas and a better life for the growing millions of underserved, both nationally and around the globe.

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July 30, 2012
YourTeacher (www.YourTeacher.com), a digital publisher specializing in middle school, high school and college math, is proud to announce the release of their Geometry iBooks textbook for iPad, available now exclusively on the iBookstore.

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July 24, 2012

GuideK12™, sole provider of geovisual analytics for the education marketplace is pleased to announce two additions to their executive leadership team, Jim Lund and Julie Fitzgerald.  Continuing with their commitment to building a solid leadership team with deep educational roots and functional expertise, GuideK12 sees Lund and Fitzgerald as beacons of both and more.

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July 17, 2012

GuideK12™ and Pearson’s K-12 Technology group today announce a multifaceted strategic relationship that combines the global scale and reach of Pearson with GuideK12’s Geovisual Analytics capabilities to give customers unprecedented geo visualization of student data found in PowerSchool®, the leading student information system. The Independent Software Vendor (ISV) relationship will help school districts improve learning, produce accurate forecasts, build capacity plans, facilitate transparent boundary discussions, and optimize district resources.

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July 11, 2012

YourTeacher (www.YourTeacher.com), a digital publisher specializing in middle school, high school and college math, is proud to announce the release of their Algebra 1 iBooks textbook for iPad, available now exclusively on the iBookstore.

Algebra 1, built using iBooks Author, is the world’s first ‘Textbook with a Teacher Inside®.’ Unlike traditional textbooks, Algebra 1 features a personal math teacher built in, ready to provide the ‘heavy lifting’ instruction for every student. By ‘flipping the classroom’ so that the repetitive core instruction is done outside of class, this iBooks textbook offers teachers the freedom to focus on higher-level concepts and one-on-one instruction.

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June 25, 2012

Peoples Education (NASDAQ: PEDH), the leading provider of print and online supplemental educational materials for the K-12 market promoted Victoria Ameer Kiely to Vice President Sales & Marketing. The promotion is reflective of the company’s commitment to build and maintain a strong and dynamic management team across its unique portfolio of businesses.

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June 25, 2012

YourTeacher (www.YourTeacher.com), a leading provider of online and app-based math tutoring and test prep in the consumer market, and KIPP Academy, one of the nation’s leader charter school systems, today announced impressive results for the 8th grade ‘flipped classroom’ pilot study using YourTeacher’s Algebra 1 iBook on the iPad.

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June 25, 2012

Tales2Go, the leading audio book provider to help schools better leverage their investment in iPads® and iPods®, announced today their partnership with TIES, the Minnesota Education Technology Collaborative that brings together technology and education to create comprehensive, cutting-edge solutions for school administrators, educators and students.

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June 25, 2012

ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN), an education media company and the world’s leading safe social learning network, today announced the launch of the all-new ePals, significantly enhancing its online collaborative capabilities. ePals provides a one-stop learning solution, combining access to local, national and international classroom matching, standards-aligned projects, and private customizable group workspaces. ePals connects more than 800,000 classrooms across 200 countries and reaches over 27 million students, teachers and parents for engaging and rigorous authentic learning experiences.

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June 13, 2012

GuideK12™, the only geovisual analytics company serving the education market, is delighted to announce Chuck Amos as the new CEO for the organization.  The company’s geovisual analytics software enables school district administrators to instantly visualize information spatially and make faster, more insightful decisions – from boundary analysis and policy changes to resource planning and forecasting enrollments.

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May 31, 2012

Tales2Go, the leading provider of streaming audio books for kids, is pleased to announce it has been selected as a finalist by Cynopsis Media for their 2012 Kids !magination Award for Best Educational App, along with apps from National Geographic, PBS, Ruckus Media, ClickN KIDS and Scholastic Media.  A 21st century twist on a proven reading resource, Tales2Go seamlessly delivers thousands of name-brand audio books and stories from leading publishers & storytellers to mobile devices in classrooms and beyond.

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May 15th, 2012

With the Common Core standards being implemented across the country, Empowering Writers says, you don’t have to sacrifice the depth of your writing instruction to address the breadth of the Common Core. Empowering Writers, leading provider of K-8 professional development for the instruction of writing, has risen to the occasion, satisfying Common Core requirements practically and effectively with its Essential Guides to Writing for grades 2-5.

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May 8, 2012

In a 21st century twist on a proven learning tool, Tales2Go is breathing new life into the audio book marketplace to help students get more excited about and skilled at reading. Tales2Go streams audio books and stories from leading publishers and storytellers to mobile devices in classrooms and beyond, giving educators and students instant and on-demand access to a large library of name-brand titles.

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May 8, 2012

YourTeacher (www.YourTeacher.com), a leading provider of online and app-based math tutoring and test prep in the consumer market, today announced the release of their first math iBook for schools: Algebra 1. Available exclusively at Apple’s iBookstore, YourTeacher’s patent-pending math iBook is the world’s first ‘Textbook with a Teacher Inside ®.’

 

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May 2, 2012

GuideK12TM has been selected by the Software & Information Industry Association, [SIIA] as one of ten “most innovative education technology products and services” for their Innovation Incubator program, an initiative that raises awareness of the most innovative ed tech products and services in the marketplace. GuideK12 will be showcased at the ED TECH Industry Summit: Bridging K-12 & Postsecondary in San Francisco from May 6–8.

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April 26, 2012

Dr. Philip Hickman, Principal and Director of Education at Genesis Promise Academy in Kansas City, the only K-8 charter school serving at- risk and high-risk inner city youth in the Kansas City area, knows that offering ongoing professional development opportunities to his faculty and staff is a necessity. He also knows that decisions about how and what to include must be data driven. This is the primary reason that Dr. Hickman began using observe4success.

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