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.
Classcraft | Classcraft’s mission is to make school more relevant and meaningful by creating playful and collaborative learning experiences that teach the whole child. They believe that the classroom can be reimagined using technology, games, and storytelling to create a learning environment that is culturally relevant to today's youth. Their future is likely to be very different from what we know today. It's Classcraft's belief that fostering non-curricular cognitive skills like collaboration, empathy, leadership, communication, and self-expression will be a critical piece in helping prepare them for the changes they will face as adults.College Board | The College Board believes assessments must connect students to opportunity. Working together, the SAT Suite of Assessments -- the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 -- provide benchmarks and consistent feedback for measuring student progress over time, allowing teachers to accelerate students who are either ahead or behind. In addition to measuring readiness, the SAT Suite of Assessments directly links students to benefits, including scholarships, FREE personalized SAT practice on Khan Academy, career exploration tools, Advanced Placement, and college application fee waivers. Learn more at SAT.org.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.
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 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, 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).
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.
Lifetouch | For nearly 80 years, Lifetouch has been the professional photography choice for schools and families. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN., Lifetouch is 100% employee owned. The enterprise is organized around five primary business units operating in local communities across North America.
Built on the tradition of “Picture Day,” Lifetouch School Photography captures smiling faces, kindergarten through high school graduation. Product lines include sports, events, seniors and yearbooks.
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 $708 million in money raised by the lottery supported education programs in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties last year. That’s the 2018-19 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!
Participate | At Participate, they believe that education has the ability to change the world -- that empowered educators build stronger students. This is why their goal is to create learning opportunities that empower teachers and inspire students, and to create tools for educators to drive their own learning and create impact on a global scale.
As a part of the VIF family, Participate helps teachers connect and collaborate with educators around the world to discover new resources and ideas they can incorporate into their instruction. Participate's collaborative professional development tools provide growth opportunities for educators that are rooted in discussion and creative, critical thinking.
Performance Services | Performance Services are the experts in delivering high performing buildings, where desired levels of temperature, air quality, light are always achieved, regardless of the season. We deliver on time and on budget and guarantee our work through contracts that put our customers' interests first, always.
TE21/Certica | Certica is changing how the K-12 sector regards student improvement. We think about assessment differently. They have created 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.
The Certica framework of assessment and analytics is powered by the education sector’s leading platform of education content and interoperability technologies.
- Precise learning standards alignments
- Leading-edge test item development
- Proven predictive scoring
- Intuitive analytics based on the Ed-Fi® data standard
- Data leadership coaching led by experienced educators
Volkert | Founded in 1925, Volkert is a professional services firm providing infrastructure engineering to state and federal agencies, local and municipal governments, and private industry clients throughout the United States.
The firm offers a full range of services, including program management, planning, design and engineering, construction management, asset management, and alternative delivery. These services span a broad range of clients in transportation, energy, water, the environment, and many other markets.