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SETDA Selects Three Ring as Emerging Private Sector Partner
Competitive program recognizes emerging companies with capacity to leverage technology to serve a need in PreK-12 or pre-service education and with the potential to scale on a state-wide and multi-state basis

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Liz Gossens


June 15, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the national membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, recently selected Three Ring for its third annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. This competitive group of companies will debut at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum on June 26 in Philadelphia, Pa, and engage with the SETDA membership over the next twelve months. 

“We have always appreciated the work SETDA does to connect educators with the best and most useful technology, and we’re looking forward to joining this group of innovative startups,” said Marshall Eubanks, Three Ring’s Chief Executive Officer. “Partnering with SETDA will allow us to have incredibly meaningful conversations with the stakeholders we are dedicated to serving.” 

Three Ring is one of nine companies selected for the cohort. Companies were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants based on their status as an emerging company, capacity to leverage technology to serve a need in PreK-12 or pre-service education and their potential to scale on a state-wide and multi-state basis. 

“State educational technology leaders will receive the benefit of learning about our strategic partners’ high quality digital learning products and services,” stated Lan Neugent, SETDA’s Interim Executive Director. “At the same time, these companies will benefit from greater understanding of existing and emerging policies and practices in the states. They will also gain from tapping into the experience and knowledge of those who have set strategic direction and influenced local school technology implementation in their states.” 

Over the next year, the Emerging Private Sector Partners will have the opportunity to engage with SETDA Channel Partners, beginning with an Emerging Partners Workshop on June 27. The Channel Partners are longstanding experts in the K-12 industry with experience in supporting and scaling successful companies and connecting them to leading organizations like SETDA. 

“Three Ring is thrilled to have this opportunity to gain insight into state policy and priority initiatives, which will help us enhance the platform and connect with educator needs on a state-by-state basis,” said Eubanks. “The platform was developed in close partnership with educators and administrators, and joining the Emerging Private Sector Partners will enable Three Ring to continue these conversations and gain critical insight to the needs of district and state education leaders.” 

For more information about SETDA’s Emerging Private Sector Partners, visit 

To learn more about Three Ring and its platform, go to 


Three Ring is on a mission to save student work. Effective approaches to teaching and learning put student work at the center of the process. Founded in 2013, Three Ring makes it easy to collect, organize, search, store, and share both physical and digital artifacts of learning. The platform is secure, private, and accessible across mobile devices and the web. Three Ring provides an authentic way to assess and communicate—because learning and growth go beyond test scores and grades. For more information and to explore the platform, visit 


The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), founded in 2001, is the national non-profit association representing the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership. SETDA’s mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit: 

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