NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "You're a waste of air! Why were you even born? These are the messages that played over and over in my head for most of my life coming up. I was born to an immigrant mother who spoke no English! My father didn't want me, my brother didn't like me, my sister beat me up, my neighborhood was filled with crack and poverty, the church despised me, the schools thought I was dumb and wanted to put me in special ed, my basketball coaches didn't think I was good enough, the cops wanted me in jail, the TV kept telling me I was better off dead, and the old ladies in the neighborhood agreed. I had to fight physically and mentally every day to simply survive, my very existence was a struggle, and I had nothing and no one to turn to." shares Ash Cash Exantus, Founder & CEO of MindRight Money Management, a financial education company and one of the nation's top financial educators.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Newsela, the leading K-12 instructional content platform used by over 40 million students and 3.3 million teachers, announced today that it has acquired HapYak, a top interactive video platform that creates flexible, customizable, highly engaging, and relevant video experiences. Newsela also purchased a portion of the technology of Fluent City, a language learning technology startup. These deals mark the first acquisitions for Newsela, which completed a $100 million Series D investment round earlier this year.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Most educators were generally familiar with Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) before the COVID-19 pandemic – but now, virtually all educators are familiar and report that their schools are implementing wider SEL plans, according to the 2021 Social and Emotional Learning Report, a new survey conducted by McGraw Hill. Building upon data collected from a 2018 survey, the latest report found educator awareness of SEL has increased from 83 percent to 94 percent, and teachers are far more knowledgeable about their school's and district's plans for teaching SEL skills today (91 percent) than they were in 2018 (77 percent). More than half of educators say that their school has at least begun implementing an SEL plan and administrators report that their institutions are using standalone SEL programs (34 percent) far more than they did in 2018 (16 percent).
NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), the platform used by 85% of U.S. teachers to access the community, content, and tools they need to teach at their best, has been awarded the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise for Easel Activities. Easel is TpT's premiere suite of digital content and tools that empowers educators to access ready-to-go digital resources or make their existing resources interactive directly from TpT's platform.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, McGraw Hill kicks off its nationwide call for nominations for the third annual ALEKS All-Star Educator Awards. The 2021 ALEKS All-Star Educator Awards will honor two K-12 teachers and two higher education instructors who have used ALEKS as part of their teaching and helped their students achieve exceptional academic results.
NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LangInnov is proud to announce its selection as a member of the Learning Solutions portfolio at NewSchools Venture Fund. NewSchools grant recipients are committed to creating or expanding on innovative ways to make literacy instruction more effective for historically underserved student groups. In addition to funding, NewSchools will provide management assistance and create a community of practice for portfolio members.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MastermindLounge.com®, a global real-time live, online communication site has announced it is actively pursuing a growing number of educators, experts, mentors and celebrities to join its roster. The site, which initially focused on music education, is currently expanding into other areas such as sports, technology, business and lifestyles. The acclaimed online video platform is encouraging a wide spectrum of experts and mentors in nearly every field. The cost to apply and be issued an exclusive communications channel on the site is free.
NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Hiker, an emmy-winning creative agency that helps partners tell better stories, is excited to announce a major achievement in their partnership with New Teacher Center (NTC), a nonprofit organization that partners with school districts to co-create thriving, inclusive cultures, where all students succeed in heart and mind. On July 27th, 2021 NTC launched a new website along with a new visual identity and lead video developed by Hiker.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Understood, a social impact, nonprofit organization and the only lifelong guide for those who learn and think differently, today unveiled its 2021 Back to School Study, conducted in partnership with UnidosUS, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The study focused on understanding the perspectives, anticipated challenges, and preparedness of teachers, parents, and students as we head back to school. Measuring the attitudes of 495 educators and 1,005 parents of children with and without learning and thinking differences like ADHD and dyslexia, the study found that as a result of the pandemic, more challenges lie ahead.