Thursday, July 28, 2022

Come See Us At SAI!

Are you going to SAI's annual conference? We'll see you there.

Be sure to stop by our exhibit booth and visit with us! 

We are eager to answer your cooperative purchasing questions and discuss the many ways we can be your partner in procurement.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Pandemic Impacts on Education

Deledao, a provider of digital wellness solutions, shares some interesting findings on the impacts of the pandemic on education:
  • 1:1 programs increased -- 90% for middle and high schools, 84% for elementary schools
    Source: EdWeek Research Center

  • Drops in grade level reading proficiency -- Kindergarteners dropped 8%, first graders dropped 10%, second graders dropped 11%
    Source: EdWeek

  • Less learning in remote vs in-person schools -- 47% vs 17% shortened school days, 34% vs 11% reduced instructional time, 15% vs 35% decreased amount of curriculum covered
    Source: Rand Report
As our learning and instructional environments change, educators and school administrators are looking for ways to adapt. In the digital world, keeping students engaged is key. Deledao is here to help!

For more information on how Deledao can serve your school, contact:

Deledao Education
Kevin Kuckkan
AEA Purchasing contract # AEPA021-G

Monday, July 18, 2022

Sports Lighting and LED Retrofits

Is your sports lighting performing at championship status?

FSG can help you reach peak performance when playing under the lights. Upgrading to LED sports lighting can help in energy savings and improve visibility for your players and spectators!

FSG Provides:

•  Photometric designs of your stadium and/or field(s)

•  Turnkey Installation

•  Utility Rebates and Incentives

•  Lighting as a Service (LaaS) and Finance Options

Want to learn more? Take a deeper dive here or contact:

FSG Lighting
Alyssa Mika, Account Manager
Contract #AEPA IFB 022-E LED Lighting

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

July Vendor Promos!

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

What are you waiting for? 

Check out our July vendor promotions today! 

Content is added throughout the month.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

School Specialty Clearance Event

Savings up to 85%. New items by the hundreds! With more than 110,000 products, School Specialty has the largest and widest assortment of educational products and supplies. Their extensive clearance assortment is making it easier than ever for schools to stick to their budgets. Take advantage of clearance pricing from top brands and exclusive items from all product categories.

Please remember that Clearance Items are NET PRICED - no additional discounts apply.  But rest assured, all Clearance Items have a much deeper discount than the standard 35%!

To see what's on sale, view this Clearance Event flyer.  Each category on the flyer has a link (hover over the category name) that will take you directly to that section of the Clearance Event on School Specialty's website.  There are HUGE savings to be had during this event, while supplies last!

Monday, July 4, 2022

School Safety Solutions

*This post is provided by our vendor partner, Centegix.

Is your school safe and ready for every kind of emergency situation? When we think of school safety procedures, we tend to think of extreme-case scenarios. And why wouldn’t we? Our country’s witnessed countless violent acts on school grounds.

Yet, most school emergencies that happen on a daily basis include situations like: medical emergencies, playground injuries and escalating behavioral incidents with students.

With the school year at a close for the summer, now is a good time to reflect on the past year and discover
what worked well and what could use improvement for the 2022-2023 school year. School safety and security procedures are always an important consideration.

In our free e-book: “2022 School Safety Solutions: A Guide To Closing Gaps And Securing Your Campus”, you can review the pros and cons of popular safety measures like: mobile security apps, fixed, wall-mounted panic buttons and 2-way radio systems.

This guide will help you make the best and most informed decision for your district’s needs.  Even if you're happy with your current safety procedures, you can test its overall effectiveness with our five-step criteria.

Above all else, we hope you walk away feeling confident in your choice of safety procedures.

Interested in school safety trends? View this on-demand webinar from Centegix.

To connect with Centegix and explore your options using the AEA Purchasing contract, contact: 

Matt Young
RVP Sales - Midwest
Bid Reference: AEPA021-G