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ParentSquare Expands Executive Team With Amazon Web Services Education Leader Joining as Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Chad A. Stevens Brings Expertise in Education and Cloud Services to Fast-Growing School-to-Home Communications and Engagement Company

Lauren Zamora

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 23, 2021—ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, today announced that Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D., is joining the company in the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer.

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Today’s Teens Questioning the Status Quo When It Comes to College
National survey finds high schoolers want lower-cost, quicker paths to careers: 50 percent are open to something other than a four-year degree

MINNEAPOLIS (February 18, 2021)—After experiencing an unprecedented year marked by a global pandemic, racial unrest and a turbulent U.S. presidential election, today’s teens have shifted their thinking when it comes to their educational path after high school.

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Illuminate Education Unveils Research on Actual Impact of Spring School Closures and Learning Disruptions on Student Learning
Losses in math and reading remain prominent in grades K-8 and are observed uniformly across school strata, school-level poverty rates, and race/ethnic composition

IRVINE, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2021) – New research released by Illuminate Education indicates students in grades K-8 are experiencing universal learning losses in math and reading due to COVID-19 disruptions. Losses are consistently greater in math than reading in late elementary and middle school grades and are consistent across geographic and socioeconomic status.

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California is Overpaying Virtual Charter Schools Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year, New Report Shows
Study by University of Oregon Professor and In the Public Interest reveals that Californians are wasting at least $600 million per year on nonclassroom-based charter schools that fail to deliver academically

CONTACT: Jamie Horwitz 202-549-4921 (cell),

As one example, Pearson’s Connections Academy online charter schools charges the state $10,300 per student.
The same product in Pearson’s private school costs $4,800.

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Stanford’s Educational Opportunity Project (EOP) to release new data and research on educational opportunity in the US

Journalists invited to attend an exclusive webinar presentation led by Stanford education Professor Sean Reardon to preview the data and gain access to embargoed data.

The Educational Opportunity Project (EOP) at Stanford University will publish on Feb. 8 new research and data from the updated Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), a comprehensive online national database of academic performance measuring educational opportunity in school communities.

SEDA 4.0 includes:

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VHS Learning Receives $1.4 Million Grant from The Manton Foundation
Nonprofit plans to use grant funding to further support students and educators

Media Contact: Charlotte Andrist
Nickel Communications
Media Inquiries Only: 770-310-5244

Boston — Jan. 26, 2021 — VHS Learning has received a $1.4 million, three-year grant from The Manton Foundation. The funds will enable the nonprofit to better serve students and schools by updating its infrastructure, website, and course offerings. VHS Learning will also use the grant to provide supplemental curriculum and instruction services to schools in rural and high-needs areas.