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JFF Acquires Nonprofit Developer of Outcomes-Based Quality Assurance Framework for Short-Term Education and Training Programs
Educational Quality Outcomes Standards expands JFF’s national role in the evaluation of new models of postsecondary education and training, including non-degree credentials

BOSTON, JANUARY 27, 2022 — Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems, today announced its acquisition of Educational Quality Outcomes Standards (EQOS), a nonprofit organization that develops and maintains a framework of universal, independent measures of education and training program quality based on real-world student outcomes including employment and earnings.

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VHS Learning Celebrates Twenty-Year Partnerships with Schools and Educational Consortiums

Media Contact: Charlotte Andrist
Nickel Communications
charlotte@nickelcommpr.com
Media Inquiries Only: 770-310-5244

Boston – Jan. 25, 2022 – VHS Learning is pleased to celebrate its partnership with four educational organizations that have been with the program for twenty or more years. These schools, districts, and consortiums helped to pioneer the use of VHS Learning’s online program to build equity and expand educational opportunities for their students.  

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TEACH FOR AMERICA AND THE OPRAH WINFREY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION PARTNER TO ADDRESS THE SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
A One Million Dollar Grant from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation Will Support the Expansion of Teach For America’s Social-Emotional Learning Program

 

 

Contact: Lindsay Kelly
510.725.9863
Lindsay.Kelly@TeachForAmerica.org

NEW YORK, December 16, 2021 — Today, Teach For America announced a $1,000,000 grant from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation (OWCF) to support the organization’s social-emotional learning (SEL) program. This gift will allow Teach For America (TFA) to further expand its existing SEL program, ensuring that teachers, students, and staff have the support, trainings, and tools needed to sustain their wellness and wellbeing.

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Online Hub Shares Free Library of Innovative Lessons Sourced From Classrooms Around the Globe
A new global campaign from SMART Technologies highlights meaningful uses of technology in classrooms– serving as a source hub for reporters and inspiration for educators around the world

CALGARY, AB — (December 14, 2021) — SMART Technologies (SMART), an edtech company with a 35-year track record of pioneering learning solutions, has announced a new online hub that includes a library of lessons supporting student social-emotional learning, and active learning for classrooms around the world.

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The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program Selects ParentSquare as a Vendor Partner for School-Home Communications Technology
Unified technology platform chosen for its powerful functionality that helps educators communicate and engage with families quickly and easily

For Press Inquiries:
Lauren Zamora
ParentSquare
1-888-996-4156 x 804
Lauren@parentsquare.com

Santa Barbara, CA — Dec. 15, 2021— ParentSquare, the award-winning unified school-home communications platform for K-12 education, has been named a vendor partner by the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP).

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Lightspeed Wins A T.H.E. Journal 2021 New Product Award
Lightspeed’s Topcat instructional audio system wins platinum in the “Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement” category

TUALATIN, ORE. (Dec. 9, 2021) — Lightspeed, a leading provider of powerful instructional audio solutions, announces the company’s Topcat instructional audio system wins a T.H.E. Journal 2021 New Product Award, winning platinum in the “Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement” category.

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New National Research Reveals Strong Agreement Among Parents, Teachers & Principals
After Year of Disrupted Learning, Number One Priority for Parents is Having Clear Picture of Their Child’s Achievement

Contact: Kelsey Nelson, (202) 740-1370, knelson@learningheroes.org

December 8, 2021 - At a time when headlines often pit parents and educators against each other, Parents 2021: Going Beyond the Headlines, Learning Heroes’ sixth annual nationwide survey, conducted by Edge Research, tells a more nuanced and hopeful story of how increased engagement and strong agreement demonstrate a desire for more robust family-school partnerships.  

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Virtual International Fieldtrip Launched by izzit.org
Creative learning activity from the education innovators at izzit.org.

ERIE, PA (Dec. 8, 2021) – This holiday season, students can travel the world, visiting and learning about 15 different countries — all without a COVID test.  In izzit.org’s innovative, new Virtual International Fieldtrip, students use a printable passport and watch videos from izzit.org’s vast library to learn about China, Peru, Morocco, Zambia, Chile, Hong Kong, Slovakia, India, Mexico, Ghana, New Zealand and more.

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VHS Learning Elects Dr. Yolanda D. Johnson to its Board of Directors
A champion for educational equity and improving college and career opportunities, Dr. Johnson brings 23 years of educational leadership to the board

Media Contact: Charlotte Andrist
Nickel Communications
charlotte@nickelcommpr.com
Media Inquiries Only: 770-310-5244

Boston – Dec. 1, 2021 – VHS Learning, an accredited non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, has appointed Dr. Yolanda D. Johnson to its board of directors.

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ParentSquare Appoints Derick Sutton as Chief Financial Officer
Sutton brings experience in the SaaS field and in supporting rapid business expansion to fast-growing school-to-home communications and engagement company

For Press Inquiries:
Lauren Zamora
ParentSquare
1-888-996-4156 x 804
Lauren@parentsquare.com

Santa Barbara, CA — Dec. 1, 2021— ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, announced that Derick Sutton is joining the company as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his new role, Sutton will lead the company’s accounting, finance, and human resources functions.