Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Vendor Profile: Dreambox Learning

DreamBox® Learning has partnered with AEA Purchasing to provide a personalized math learning experience with lessons that differentiate content, pace, and sequence for the highest levels of student achievement. Driven by Intelligent Adaptive Learning technology, students benefit from a rigorous K–8 math curriculum that supports the Common Core and other standards, an engaging, game-like environment, and real-time feedback.

Special pricing has been negotiated for AEA Purchasing and Iowa schools! 

To learn how DreamBox® can serve your students, contact:


Kareem Smith
Reference "IAAEA1" on all correspondence

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Need a shot clock? We've got em!

If your school is needing to purchase a shot clock for your gym, AEA Purchasing has them available from Daktronics under contract! 
Daktronics is a great choice because:
Purchasing a shot clock does not have to take a lot of time. Click here for a guide on Daktronics' shot clock models as well as estimated pricing. *Be sure to insert “AEA“ in the state association promo code box.

After you choose and submit your options, Daktronics will contact you with any questions and get you a formal quote.

August Vendor Promotions

Have you checked out the latest info and specials from our vendor partners? 

What are you waiting for? 

Check out our August promotions today!

Free Shipping from Rapids Wholesale

August is here and your kitchen is busy refilling and recharging in anticipation of the new school year. AEA Purchasing is excited to announce the August Promotion that Rapids Wholesale (your small ware award prime vendor) is offering.  

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL MARKET BASKET ITEMS! No minimum cart fee to receive free shipping in the month of August.  
We compared 215 Market Basket items between Martin Brothers and Rapids Wholesale and found 203 of them are lower priced through Rapids. Despite that, our members are spending a combined average of $50,000 more per year due to buying their small wares through Martin Brothers.  Take advantage of this great offer and make Rapids Wholesale your 1 stop online shop for small wares. 
First time ordering? Need a refresher on Rapids' online ordering system? Rapids Wholesale has provided a step-by-step tutorial video! 

Ordering 101 - Check it OUT here:  AEA Purchasing Ordering System 
If you do not have an online AEA Purchasing account set up with Rapids Wholesale you will want to contact Rapids Wholesale to have one set up first:  or call 800-472-7131.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Taking Instruction Outdoors Can Be Easier Than Ever

With so much emphasis and attention on electronic media, technology, and virtual connections, students today spend less time outdoors than any other generation. In addition, modern environments and communities have reduced the amount of open green spaces. Not only does this lessen exposure to fresh air and sunshine, but it also decreases physical activity that is needed by all. Now more than ever, there is a renewed focus on outdoor education and the benefits of learning outside...

Continue reading HERE on the Schoolyard blog, presented by School Specialty.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Waste Reduction Webinar

Even as K-12 recycling programs have been around for decades, many schools continue to face challenges building waste reduction programs. The unique structure of schools and their parent districts can make it difficult to institutionalize these efforts.

Yet, at the same time, they present an incredible opportunity to tap student enthusiasm to build a recycling culture that propels a life-long awareness of conservation issues.

This FREE webinar from AEA Purchasing vendor partner Busch Systems will include:

  • Case study presentations
  • An extended Q&A discussion panel spotlighting schools and districts with comprehensive recycling programs and other initiatives such as composting, reuse and waste prevention policies that are moving them closer to zero waste
  • Open discussion where you can bring forward your own questions and/or experiences
  • Post-webinar product showcase by Busch Systems available for those who would like to stick around
Making the Grade with K-12 Recycling & Waste Reduction
Thursday, August 26, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 EST // 12:00 - 1:30 CST

Busch Systems are covered under the AEPA 019-B contract with AEA Purchasing. Using this contract can save you 20% off recycling and waste containers, all of which are manufactured in North America with recycled content, and are 100% recyclable.

To learn more about products and contract pricing, contact:

Busch Systems
Michelle Dunn
1.800.565.9931 x1220

Friday, August 6, 2021

Air Purifiers and PPE from Acco

Acco, an AEA Purchasing vendor partner, has several promotions going on right now for air purifiers and bulk quantities of PPE.

Air Purifiers
Acco caries the TruSens line of air purification systems.

  • Purchase 3 large air purifiers and receive a medium purifier for free 
  • Purchase 4 medium purifiers and also receive a free medium purifier  
  • Spend $250 and add a Trusen purifier to your order, we will discount the total purchase by $50.
  • *Read the research behind the use of air purifiers as an added layer of protection when used in the classroom.

    Bulk Ordering of PPE

    Acco has the following PPE available for bulk orders and great prices!
    • Disposable masks
    • Purifiers
    • Hand sanitizing stations
    • Desk guards
    • and more!
    To take advantage of competitively bid pricing, reference contract "STB2020AEAPURCH" and reach out to:

    Acco Brands
    Jordan Lambert
    GBC Inside Sales

    Stephanie Grizzard
    EDU Equipment Account Manager
    (662) 480-3437

    In addition to discounts on purifiers and PPE, the STB2020AEAPURCH contract carries the following benefits:
    • Catalog discount of 40% on all items
      • GBC Document Camera
      • Pinnacle 27 laminator
      • Ultima 65 laminator
      • Foton 30 laminator
      • Laminating film