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A Renewed Focus on Civics Education

by Tim Yetzina, Senior Supervising Editor, Science and Social Studies Researchers in recent years have focused on civics and the diminishing roles of facts and analysis in American public life (Doug Irving, The Importance of Teaching Civic Responsibility in America). According to Irving, many civics teachers from grade school through high school observed that “students…

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Changes to CASEL’s SEL Framework

What They Mean for Educational Publishing by Megan Overman, Senior Supervising Editor, Literacy and SEL The field of social-emotional learning continues to grow and evolve. Recently, CASEL announced updates to the criteria it uses to evaluate SEL programs for inclusion in its program guide. The CASEL Guide identifies, evaluates, and rates programs on the market…

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Why are fewer minorities employed in STEM occupations?

by Tim Yetzina, Senior Supervising Editor, Science While STEM employment is increasing, minority representation is decreasing. In an article that highlights many of the issues people of color in the STEM industry face, Paulette Delgado reports: “Since 1990, STEM employment has increased 79%, with computing being the fastest growing area at 338%.” Given the immense…

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How education companies are addressing home connectivity challenges

by Amanda Robb, Senior Supervising Editor, Math In the midst of the pandemic, as many schools are offering remote learning or hybrid learning options, some students continue to experience difficulty with at-home internet connectivity. An estimated 10 to 15 million students lack reliable internet access, with a majority of those students also lacking devices at…

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Introducing the Westchester Words Podcast

Nicole Tomassi, Marketing & Conference Manager Words are the primary means by which our clients communicate with their customers, so we are always looking at various media that we can use to connect with them, as well as our colleagues throughout the publishing industry. During the pandemic, the absence of in-person events combined with an…

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Looking back on 2020

Compiled by Nicole Tomassi, Marketing & Conference Manager This year has been a mix of challenges and opportunities, but because of our culture of flexibility, our team successfully pivoted to the work-from-home model without interruption to our clients. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, this year brought a promising change to the industry, as publishers…

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In the Community – Doctors Inlet Elementary School, Middleburg, FL

Westchester Education Services is pleased to continue with our ongoing commitment to support the efforts of public school teachers and their students through the DonorsChoose platform. This month, Rosemary Dannin, Project Manager tells us about the project she chose to provide her support to. School Name and Location: Doctors Inlet Elementary School, Middleburg, FL DonorsChoose…

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EdWeek Market Brief Summit Key Takeaways

by Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer Westchester Education Services sponsored the EdWeek Market Brief Summit last week, which featured sessions about topics that are top of mind for education content providers. We also participated in two sessions, one a conversation with publisher Maurice Bakley about trends we are tracking in the industry,…

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Meet Carol Wilson

  Carol Wilson recently joined Westchester Education Services as Director of Client Solutions. She draws upon extensive experience developing education products and working alongside teaching professionals. This experience enables her to help guide our clients in created solutions that help students succeed. How did you get your start in curriculum products and solutions? Carol: After…

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