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EdWeek Market Brief Summit – Autumn 2021

by Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer   Earlier this month, I attended the EdWeek Market Brief Summit. The annual event has proven to be an excellent source for information and perspectives that help us understand how the education market is evolving and changing. Here are some of the top themes and topics…

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Meet Sandra Colmenares

  Sandra Colmenares joined the Westchester Education Services team in Fall 2021, as the Senior Supervising Editor, Languages and Translation. She brings into this role her professional experience working for several educational publishers along with her personal experience of having emigrated to the United States as an adult and assimilating into the local community. Sandra…

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Dayton Young Black Professionals – Black Excellence Week Opportunity Fair

by India Brown, Project Coordinator Open the Door We know that opportunities aren’t fair unless you’re in there unless you know where unless you connect heirs You have to know somebody to be somebody You have to be known to move on to succeed to breathe to live to be to live to breathe to…

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ASU-GSV Summit Takeaways

by Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer Dave Bailis, our Senior Director of Operations, and I recently attended the rescheduled ASU-GSV Summit in San Diego. We were anxious but excited about our first conference in more than 18 months. Originally a spring 2020 conference, ASU-GSV went virtual last fall, with hopes of hosting…

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The Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards

by Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer Last month, Westchester Education Services and Westchester Education Services UK, Ltd attended The Stationers’ Company’s annual Innovation Excellence Awards. The Stationers’ Company is one of London’s original livery companies, founded more than 600 years ago by tradespeople who bonded together with industry peers to advance their…

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How Productive Struggle Can Lead to Student Success

by Amanda Robb, Senior Supervising Editor, Math As someone who received their education degree in the early 90s, I learned how to scaffold instruction for students. Our goals were to support their learning every step of the way and to remove any roadblocks to understanding our students might encounter. When providing direction instruction in our…

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The State of K-12 Education in 2021 Webinar Recap

The below post has been shared with permission from MarketResearch.com by Sarah Schmidt, Managing Editor, MarketResearch.com In a recent webinar titled The State of K-12 Education in 2021 hosted by Westchester Education Services, Simba Information’s Managing Editor and Senior Analyst, Kathy Mickey, joined a panel of experts to discuss how schools have adapted to educate students…

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Renewed Emphasis on the Criticality of CTE

by Debbie Allen, Content Director, Career and Technical Education “The need to strengthen the competitiveness of the American workforce is one of the most urgent challenges we now face as a nation,” stresses the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (Challenges and Prizes in CTE). Of course, the basis for a competitive workforce is education. Student understanding…

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Inclusivity and Disability in the Workplace: Another Step Forward

by Andrea Bown, Educational Publishing Freelancer July 2019 was the initial step in this process. April 2020 was another one, and now, here in 2021, I’m about to take the third step by attaching my name to my words. I’m Andrea Bown, I work as a freelancer in educational publishing, and I was born with a…

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