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Spectrum K12s EXCEED is Selected 2010 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist in Three Categories


Towson, Md. (PRWEB) February 25, 2010

Spectrum K12 School Solutions announced today that their EXCEED Student Achievement Manager software has been selected as a finalist for a 2010 CODiE Award in three separate categories; Best Classroom Management Solution, Best Education Solution, and Best K-12 Enterprise Solution. Spectrum K12 is one of only 5 companies named as a finalist in three or more categories out of a total of 124 companies that submitted nominations.

EXCEED is an enterprise Student Achievement Management solution that manages, administers and prescribes the personalized learning process and data required for all students including, general, compensatory, gifted, and special education. EXCEED provides teachers an easy to use, automated system that drives day-to-day activities including interventions and progress monitoring. The EXCEED system helps all students achieve success while also giving administrators the ability to surface achievement gaps quickly and examine whats working, and whats not working, at the individual student, class, grade, group, and district level.

To have our software judged and selected as a finalist in three separate categories by such a cross-section of the education industry is recognition of the scope, power and ease of use that our EXCEED Student Achievement Management solution provides, stated Jim Marshall, president and CEO of Spectrum K12 School Solutions.

Bucks County Family Law Firm Williams & Hand Selected as U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm


Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

Bucks County family law firm Williams & Hand, P.C. has been selected as a U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm, ranking in the top tier of Philadelphia-area family law firms. The family law attorneys of Williams & Hand provide legal counseling and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 law firm rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that included client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading practitioners, and law firm demographic and background information. In total, just 13 Philadelphia-area domestic relations law firms were listed in the regions top tier.

We are honored to have our work recognized by our clients and peers in this way. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on providing experienced guidance, compassionate advice and powerful advocacy on behalf of our clients, said the firms founder, Jeffrey M. Williams, Esq. Our clients are often facing difficult life challenges while trying to protect their personal, familial and estate interests. It is our job to advocate on their behalf, provide them with thoughtful and thorough legal counsel, and apply our many years of experience to help them navigate the complex family law system.

Located in Doylestown, Pa., the domestic relations law firm, Williams & Hand, represents individuals in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The firm is recognized for its strong knowledge of the local courts and attorneys and its record of success. Williams & Hands divorce lawyers are also trained in areas such as mediation and arbitration, custody dispute resolution and advanced matrimonial taxation strategies, enabling clients to receive coordinated services tailored to their individual needs.

To determine the 2012 Best Law Firm rankings, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers asked clients to evaluate law firm practice groups by addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of client needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Similarly, lawyers were asked to vote on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm and whether they considered the firm a worthy competitor. In addition to information from the client and lawyer surveys, the rankings incorporated the 3.9 million evaluations of more than 41,000 individual leading lawyers from across the country. Law firms also provided demographic and other relevant information to complete the process. The quantitative and qualitative data were then combined into an overall Best Law Firms score for each firm, which were compared to the scores of other firms in the same metropolitan area. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in their overall scores, a tiering system was used rather than ranking firms sequentially.

About Williams & Hand, P.C. Williams & Hand, P.C. is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. Williams & Hands family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To find out more about Williams & Hand, visit http://www.williamshandlaw.com.

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Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jennifer Tomsen Selected Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by KIND

Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 01, 2012

Jennifer Tomsen, a shareholder in the Houston office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been honored with the title Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). Tomsen has been recognized for her commitment to promoting pro bono work in the firms office and her strong commitment to helping children in need.

Tomsen was recently profiled in an article entitled, Showing a Clear Commitment to Pro Bono, in the September 2012 Being KIND newsletter. She began working with KIND 10 years ago and chose the organization because cases were compelling and issues were especially important to children facing deportation proceedings, language barriers and the complexity of immigration matters, she said.

Jennifer has been a great ambassador and role model within our office for pro bono programs like KIND, says Doug Atnipp, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurigs Houston office. Her genuine concern for children in need is inspiring and we are proud to support her efforts.

The mission of KIND is to provide legal counsel for the protection of unaccompanied children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone. The group strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation, and to advance the child’s best interests, safety and well-being. KIND was founded by Microsoft Corporation and Angelina Jolie to create a pro bono movement of law firms, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, universities and volunteers to provide quality and compassionate legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States.

Tomsen focuses her practice on commercial and securities litigation and arbitration. She is a board member of the Houston Bar Associations Animal Law Section and is co-coordinator of the firms pro bono program for the Houston office. In addition, she is heavily involved in the Houston community and holds memberships with the HBA Lawyers for Literacy Committee, the Houston Volunteer Program and is a volunteer tutor at B.C. Elmore Middle School.

To view the full story about Tomsen and to learn more about KIND please visit: http://www.supportkind.org/blog/623-showing-a-clear-commitment-to-pro-bono-2

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas

Greenberg Traurig has more than 100 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.







Newest 2013 Award Winning Products Selected by Parent Tested Parent Approved


Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

The New Year gives us all a fresh start and a chance to make the year ahead something spectacular! Resolutions to lose the love handles and make more money seem to be topping everyones charts but what about resolving to spend more wisely? Choosing an award-winning product or service is always a good choice to ensure money is spent in the right place. Whether looking for a tween spa like Glamma Gals or a Newborn Favorites Gift Set by Noodle & Boo, its easy to know the right choice was made when the product or service is displaying the PTPA Seal of Approval!

PTPA Media has North Americas largest testing community a credible third party resource for consumers with over 60,000 volunteer testers.

Seeing the PTPA Winner’s Seal on a product package or website helps consumers identify products that have been tested and recommended by other consumers. It’s like shopping with ones best friend, says PTPA Founder and CEO, Sharon Vinderine.

Since 2008, PTPA has evaluated thousands of products and services from leading manufacturers and emerging brands. Because independent parents evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience not on commercial considerations.

PTPA Media is a recognized source by the media for credible and reliable recommendations for their audiences. Recognized TV personality, PTPA Founder and CEO Sharon Vinderine has presented PTPA Award winners on over 80 morning shows including the Rachael Ray Show, Fox and Friends, Canada AM and Global and is the newest contributor on Headline News on Raising America premiering in February.

Here are just a few of the innovative new products to receive the PTPA Winners Seal of Approval for their most recent 2013 campaign:

Kobo Arc: Prepare to be impressed with this tablets speed, sound, clarity, color and more. Read, watch a movie, listen to music, play, and more. Its the ultimate tablet!

Rogers Tech Essentials: This program gives Canadians the tools they need to make smarter and safer use of technology. The website is a free educational resource for all!

Delta Pilar Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology: Operates manually or with the touch of a wrist when hands are messy! The perfect kitchen companion for busy families!

The Honest Company: Conveniently shipped to doorsteps, all products are the highest quality, all-natural organic ingredients. From cleaners to diapers they have it all!

Sifteo Cubes: An interactive gaming system like no other! Perfect for families or playing solo. The cubes sense each other and work together! Each cube is packed with tech fun!

Squoosh by Kids Gourmet: Helps picky kids 3+ enjoy healthy snacking! Each pouch has one full serving of organic fruits and veggies: no added sugar or salt, are kosher, and are nut-free and gluten-free.

Also among this list of recent winners are: Dapper Snappers that help a childs pants stay on without an uncomfortable belt. Parents raved about Lansinohs products: HPA Lanolin nipple cream that soothed and relieved, the mOmma Spill Proof Cup thats truly spill-proof, and their mOmma Bottle with Natural Wave Nipple that has such important features for babys mouth. When shopping for a car seat cover to provide shade and protection from the elements, The Shade by Imagine Baby is a great choice. Sippy Grab customizable labels are ideal for sippy cups by Kidaroo Crew! Bundle up baby with baby parkas Push or Carry Winter Kit which keeps baby warm and cozy when being held and in their carrier.

For a complete list of award winners, visit the Winter 2013 section on their newly updated website.

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Four Smith Debnam Attorneys Selected as 2013 Rising Stars by North Carolina Super Lawyers


Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 21, 2013

Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP is proud to announce that Lynn Wilson Lupton, Adam Gottsegen, Alicia Jurney Whitlock, and Samuel Fleder, attorneys with the firm, have been listed as 2013 Rising Stars in North Carolina Super Lawyers

Boundless Readers Selected to Present at American Evaluation Associations Evaluation 2010


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 26, 2010

Boundless Readers, the leading provider of literacy-based professional development resources and programs to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), announced today that it has been selected by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) to present at Evaluation 2010, the organizations annual conference scheduled for Nov.10-13, 2010 in San Antonio, TX.

AEA is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Each year, the organization selects panelists to present at its annual conference. Boundless Readers was selected based on its proposal to conduct a panel discussion titled: From compliance to reliance: Critical moments in integrating evaluation into an organizations work.

It is an honor to be selected by a prestigious organization like the American Evaluation Association, and to present at Evolution 2010, says Mary Hicks, Executive Director of Boundless Readers. It is important for us to share at a national level our knowledge and success with evaluation, she adds.

Boundless Readers proposal was submitted by Jennifer Iriti, Ph.D from the Learning and Resource Center at the University of Pittsburgh, who also serves as an independent evaluator of Boundless Readers programs. The Boundless Readers Evaluation 2010 panel will consist of Dr. Iriti; Mary Hicks, Executive Director of Boundless Readers; Nancy Plaskett, former Program Director at Boundless Readers and now Associate Vice President for Community, Student and Educator Programs at the Chicago Childrens Museum; and Regina Dixon-Reeves, Ph.D., Program Officer with the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, a core funder of Boundless Readers since 1990.

About Boundless Readers

Chicago-based Boundless Readers, formerly called the Rochelle Lee Fund, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more than 20 years, Boundless Readers has dedicated itself to unleashing the power of reading in children. By building the capacity of Chicago public schools and teachers through its professional development programs and resources, Boundless Readers transforms students into passionate lifelong readers, learners, and thinkers. For more information about Boundless Readers, visit http://www.boundlessreaders.org.

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KidsEmail.org Selected As One of the Top 101 Best Back to School Websites by HowToLearn.com


Arbon, Idaho (PRWEB) August 08, 2013

In its annual listing of the best websites for parents to find valuable and trusted resources, HowToLearn.com has selected KidsEmail.org as one of the Top 101 Best Back to School Websites. As back to school time begins, parents and teachers are always searching for unique websites, the very best back to school websites, which will enhance learning and provide better ways to begin and end the school year successfully, says Pat Wyman, founder of HowToLearn.com.

HowToLearn.com is the world’s leading learning site with more than two million visitors a year. Each year, an expert team of reviewers hand picks the best websites and collects them in one convenient location for parents.

The Top 101 Best Back to School Websites award features websites that provide parents with the highest quality resources available. “Everyone claims to be the best,” says Wyman, “The truth is they are not. However, when learning experts and authors step in to evaluate sites personally, you will find a higher quality list of websites to help you meet all your back to school goals.”

KidsEmail.org is an award-winning email service for kids that is trusted by more than 30,000 parents. The email service empowers parents to increase their childs online safety with a wide range of parental controls that include monitoring incoming and outgoing mail, filtering unwanted words and images, restricting login hours, and managing contacts.

In addition to selecting KidsEmail.org as an excellent safe email tool, the Top 101 Best Back to School Websites includes a wide range of resources for parents on topics that include back to school supplies, study skills, homeschooling, spelling, math, reading, anti-bulling, ADHD, and autism.

To learn more about this award-winning, safe email service for kids, visit KidsEmail.org to sign up for a free 30-day trial.

About KidsEmail.org

Launched in 2009, KidsEmail.org is a safe email service designed to protect kids ages 4 to 12 from Internet dangers including cyberbullying, pornography, predators, and email from strangers. This service allows kids to only send emails to and receive emails from people on their contact list while also allowing parents to monitor email conversations. Visit KidsEmail.org to learn more and to sign up for a free trial.







Eric Brand Selected to Design a Room for the 2013 Showcase House at the Greystone Mansion; Brands Childrens Playhouse Bedroom Is Inspired by Titan and Muppet Creator

Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013

Eric Brand, a prominent high-end, contemporary furniture manufacturer, was chosen to reinvent a room in the Beverly Hills Greystone Mansion for the Titans of Business and the Best of Design-themed Showcase House event hosted by Design House International (DHI). Eric Brand was selected among leading architects and designers from the nations power hubs to show off their talents while supporting historic preservation at this distinctive event to take place in November. DHI Showcase House events are designed to elevate creativity as seen through the eyes of the architects and interior designers and provide consumers the opportunity to connect with the best in the design world while raising funds for historic preservation of The Greystone Mansions treasured property. Eric Brand’s childrens playhouse bedroom, in collaboration with Airen Holbrook who assumes project manager role and also is the lead on all interior design projects for the company is inspired by the iconic titan Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, to bring a playful and humorous tone to the Showcase House.

We are thrilled to design a room into a magnificent and inspirational work of art to transform the historic Greystone Mansion into a unique expression of creativity and power, and to participate in such an awe-inspiring Showcase House event hosted by DHI, explained Owner Eric Brand. As our iconic titan, we selected Jim Henson, Creator of the Muppets, to create a whimsical interior with a child-like setting to generate interest in our room and stand out in the Showcase House.

Paying homage to Jim Hensons clever and humorous spirit, Eric Brands bright and sunny room sparks the emotion of child-like playfulness and delight. The lively room features a window bench creating a nifty spot for kids to sit and read. The table in the center helps kindle the inquisitive nature in kids by beckoning them to do homework, arts and crafts. The wall showcases Faux Bois or faux duplication, murals that create a sense of beautiful paneling depicting how a child would create it. Additionally, simple elements include artwork featuring blocks and masses, giraffe-inspired pattern on the carpet, a puzzle mirror on the wall and other unique pieces from Eric Brands private collection of Jim Henson images.

More than 35 leading interior designers will transform the mansions into unique expressions of creativity and power with rooms inspired by their own accomplished clients or iconic “titans of business, entertainment, technology and fashion. The interior designers will reveal the taste/d