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    Audio Enhancements, Inc. | Audio Enhancement, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Claudia Anderson with the simple idea that “learning begins with hearing.” As the mother of two hearing impaired children, Claudia wanted to provide them with the best education possible. She began to design audio systems to aid hearing impaired children in the classroom. It quickly became clear that the use of sound reinforcement would help all the students in the classroom. Classroom Audio Systems allow the teacher’s voice to be heard clearly, no matter where the students sit in the classroom. Audio Enhancement’s mission is to equip every classroom with the technology needed to empower learning at the highest level.



    Blackboard | Blackboard's unique approach to K-12 education focuses on creating a seamless and engaging experience for each learner. Our platform provides a way for students to learn in a safe, connected, and technologically savvy environment by focusing in on the three main foundational challenges districts face: maintaining a safe and secure space for academic achievement, engaging and informing the entire community, and advancing personalized, competency-based learning. For more information visit us online. 


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    Curriculum Advantage (Classworks) ꟾ Since 2003, Classworks has helped millions of students to close learning gaps, keep pace, and grow! Classworks is an online tiered intervention solution that combines assessment, instruction, progress monitoring, and powerful reporting in one easy-to-use platform. These best-in-class solutions are developed by educators who are passionate about accelerating student learning and making teaching a joy.


    DreamBox | DreamBox Learning is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. Both during and between lessons, DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. Along with actionable reporting and tools that empower classroom differentiation for all learners, DreamBox also gives teachers content-specific professional development relevant to the math their students are learning, provides administrators with insights about how all students are progressing, and enables strong connections between home and school.






    Edmentum | Whether your objective is to boost test scores, raise graduation rates, implement personalized learning, or improve college and career readiness, a partnershp with Edmentum means access to a team of education technology professionals committed to making sure your investment enhances student achievement. As a partner to over 8,000 districts in all fifty states and schools across 75 countries, we work hard to be masters of our trade – making sure that rigor, simplicity, and innovation drive how we deliver digital curriculum, proven assessments, and educational services. At Edmentum, our goal is to make personalized learning an achievable reality in every classroom. 



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    Education Advanced | Education Advanced provides operations tools to enable educators to be more efficient, allowing them to dedicate more of their valuable time and resources to exceeding student needs. EAI’s product offering includes Cardonex, TestHound, and BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). These award-winning and patented technology solutions significantly advance the efficacy of master scheduling, staff planning, curriculum development and delivery, and assessment coordination for K-12 school districts across the country. 



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    Education Elements | Education Elements is a consulting firm that works with school districts to build and support dynamic education systems that meet the needs of every learner, today and tomorrow. We take the time to understand the unique challenges school leaders face, and then customize the Education Elements approach for each district. We have worked with hundreds of districts across the country. We bring deep expertise, design-thinking, expert facilitation and the spirit of collaboration, along with our extensive toolkit of resources and technology, to deliver sustainable results.




    First Financial Group of America

    First Financial Group of America | First Financial Group of America has 40 years' experience protecting families by offering insurance and investment products through your employer. We are a full service broker who has professional relationships with over 120 different insurance and investment companies. We are continually shopping the market for our clients in an effort to assure that our clients and their employees are offered the best voluntary benefits for the very best price available. At First Financial, we're there every step of the way, helping you plan and protect your financial future.




    Horace Mann

    Horace Mann | Horace Mann, an insurance company Founded by Educators for Educators (R), provides school districts and their employees with solutions designed to maximize savings, enhance benefits and support the mission of public education. We offer retirement system workshops, student loan solutions, flexible benefit plan services and convenient payroll payment options for auto and life insurance and 403(b) annuities. And we help support educators through teacher recognition programs, student attendance incentive programs, and DonorsChoose.org (funding for classroom projects). 




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    Imagine Learning | For more than fifteen years, Imagine Learning has been helping students acquire, develop, and strengthen the language skills necessary to fully participate in academic settings and prepare for college and careers. Imagine Learning provides a complete suite of adaptive digital curriculum and assessment solutions for PreK–8 that delivers unmatched excellence in language development—accelerating learning across subjects for all students. 


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    Provider of the TE21-CASE Benchmark Assessments

    Instructure | Instructure is helping to change how the K-12 sector regards student improvement. They think about assessment differently by creating a high-impact program of predictive benchmark assessment, rigorous formative assessment and teacher-ready analytics to provide the most immediate, accessible and actionable data for educators to use in the classroom. The result is measurable improvement—for all students.



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    IStation | Istation (Imagination Station) is one of the nation’s leading providers of richly animated, game-like educational technology. Winner of several national educational technology awards, the Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction.

    Istation’s innovative readingmath, and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools, and classrooms.


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    LearnPlatform | LearnPlatform is a research-driven, for-benefit education technology company founded in 2014 with the mission to expand equitable access for all students and teachers to education technology that works. Since COVID, district and state education leaders who increasingly recognize the changing needs, realities and opportunities inherent in this crisis rely on LearnPlatform to help them rapidly modernize their learning ecosystems, support their educators, and access and communicate the evidence their teams need to be effective, efficient and more equitable. 

    Our comprehensive edtech effectiveness system empowers education leaders with evidence of what’s working, for whom, in which situations and at what cost, and brings increased efficiency to systems and processes to activate evidence-based decisions throughout an organization. The result is higher academic and financial return on investment and fewer headaches for everyone.

    Please contact Cristina Brown, Director of Partnerships,  cristina.brown@learnplatform.com, 919-609-2760 for questions about our business. For more information, visit: https://learnplatform.com/

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    Lexia Learning | Founded more than 30 years ago, Lexia stands as one of the most rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and respected reading programs in the world.  All of Lexia’s products are designed according to the latest scientific findings in education and are centered on empowering literacy educators by providing a personalized approach to learning, ongoing data to drive instruction, resources for face-to-face instruction, and proactive implementation support.





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    Lifetouch | For more than 80 years, Lifetouch has been the professional photography company of choice for schools and families. Built on the tradition of “Picture Day”, Lifetouch captures smiling faces from preschool through high school graduation, as well as sports, special events, seniors, and yearbooks. Additional photography services are offered through JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch, helping families capture special milestones nationwide. Lifetouch is also proud to be a part of the Shutterfly family of brands.



    Moseley Architects




    Moseley Architects | Designing Solutions. Building Trust. Enriching Lives. Moseley Architects, a full service architectural, engineering, planning, and interior design firm, is committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. We enthusiastically embrace the challenge of developing creative facility solutions in collaboration with our clients. Our commitment to a culture of quality, responsiveness, and integrity earns the trust of those we work with and fosters long term, productive relationships. We value the deep sense of satisfaction gained from the knowledge that our work plays a role in enriching the day-to-day experiences of those who live, work, learn, and play in the buildings we have designed.


    NC Education Lottery
    NC Education Lottery | Ever wanted to know where the money raised by the lottery goes? You’ve come to the right place. When you play the lottery, you aren’t just getting a chance to win big, you’re helping students and schools across the state. Over $729 million in money raised by the lottery supported education programs in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties last year. That’s the 2019-20 school year. While these funds represent only a portion of the state’s overall education budget, the money we raise makes a difference – just see for yourself. NC Education Lottery -- Winning for Education!

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    Next Gen Education Alef Education is a global EdTech company that has collaborated with the Harlem Children's Zone and North Carolina counties to build an effective and comprehensive middle school mathematics solution. The Alef digital learning platform and professional development package is designed to address student learning gaps through an engaging and interactive curriculum, while providing real-time, actionable data for teachers and school leaders. Alef has been successfully piloted in three North Carolina counties this summer and is looking to build further partnerships throughout the State. Alef is exclusively distributed by NexGen Education. NexGen is the exclusive distributor of the Alef platform in the United States. Framework Consulting provides consulting services focused in sales and marketing for both NexGen and Alef, especially in North Carolina.


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    Pearson |Pearson Online & Blended Learning helps North Carolina school leaders provide K–12 full-time and part-time online academic solutions for learners by offering a range of programs that can be customized to fit the needs of your student community. By combining a proven curriculum, a comprehensive education management system, and certified teachers skilled in online instruction within a vibrant online classroom, Pearson helps educators find the online academic solutions they are looking for.


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    Public Consulting Group | Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG employs over 2,500 professionals in more than 40 offices worldwide. PCG offers education consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources. To learn more, visit:


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    Renaissance | Renaissance creates assessment and practice solutions that put learning analytics to work for educators, saving hours of prep time while making truly personalized learning possible. Schools nationwide use their solutions to analyze students’ abilities and guide high-quality instruction. Renaissance helps teachers teach better, students learn better, and school administrators lead better—all to improve academic outcomes.


    Tyler Technologies

    Tyler Technologies Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) provides integrated software and technology services to the public sector. Tyler's end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler's solutions are transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in their communities. Tyler has more than 27,000 successful installations across more than 11,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. Tyler has been named to Government Technology’s GovTech 100 list five times and has been recognized three times on Forbes’ "Most Innovative Growth Companies" list.