• Measured Progress

    Measured Progress, a not-for-profit organization, is a pioneer in authentic, standards-based assessments. Since 1983, we have successfully partnered with more than 30 states and hundreds of districts across the nation to support their assessment programs. Today, we develop 21st century assessments for classrooms, districts, states, and consortia. We are proud to be the nation’s leading provider of alternate assessments for students with cognitive disabilities. Learn more at www.measuredprogress.org.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Dremel

    Founded in 1934, Dremel is the industry standard in leadership and excellence for versatile tools systems. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder expands the brand's reach from the workshop to the classroom to provide educators and students with cutting-edge technology for STEM education. Built upon the brand's dedication to empowering makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder nurtures student confidence by giving them a tool to design and build their own models to understand lessons. With available curriculum to draw connections between 3D printing and instruction, Dremel is providing educators with the support they need to transform classrooms. Learn more about classroom applications and curriculum-based learning at 3dprinter.dremel.com.

    Dremel
    Jane Lee
    Brand Manager
    Jane.Lee@us.bosch.com
    224-232-3266
    3dprinter.dremel.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Renaissance

    Renaissance, the leader of K-12 cloud-based assessment and learning analytics, has a presence in more than one-third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. By delivering deep insight into what students know, what they like, and how they learn, Renaissance enables educators to deliver highly personalized and timely instruction while driving student growth in reading, writing, and math. Renaissance is comprised of top researchers, educators, content-area experts, data scientists, and technologists who create and perfect classroom-proven tools. To learn more, visit: www.renaissance.com.

    Renaissance
    Melissa J. Ripp
    pr@renaissance.com
    715-424-3636
    www.renaissance.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x25
    chloe aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    IO Education

    As a leader in the education technology for over 18 years, IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve education outcomes. The market leading solutions from IO Education are used in all 50 states by over 5,000 schools and 1,700,000 students. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Learn more at www.ioeducation.com.

    IO Education
    Eric Miller
    emiller@ioeducation.com
    866-817-0726 x210
    www.ioeducation.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Lauren West
    608-216-7300 x26
    lauren aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Second Avenue Learning

    Founded by educators and gamers, Second Avenue Learning provides custom development and managed services to education technology clients. The Second Avenue team builds effective, interactive learning products, both proprietary and client-facing, that are engaging and pedagogically accurate. Second Avenue understands that technology serves as a critical enabler to customize learning and unlock the potential of all students. Here at Second Avenue, we create alternative learning paths and challenge the status quo. It is time to reimagine learning. For more information, visit www.secondavenuelearning.com.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x25
    chloe aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    C8 Sciences

    C8 Sciences develops neuroscience-based products that have the potential to solve some of the most significant problems in childhood education. C8 Sciences is the only company to offer integrated computer and physical exercises based on the concept of cognition cross-training. The company's products are based on proprietary research developed at Yale University by Dr. Bruce Wexler, and have received numerous grants and awards, including a prestigious $4M Director’s Office Grant by the National Institutes of Health to study the use of ACTIVATE™ (formerly known as C8Kids) for treating ADHD, a grant reserved only for research programs that have the potential for a paradigm shift in US healthcare. Learn more at www.c8sciences.com/about/.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • The Douglas Stewart Company

    The Douglas Stewart Company is a leading distributor of products ranging from mobile learning solutions to technology products and office supplies. They specialize in the education market, reaching students, faculty and institutions by connecting more than 250 manufacturers with over 4,000 resellers in the United States, Canada and Europe. Learn more at www.dstewart.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Wisconsin Connections Academy

    Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) is a tuition-free virtual charter school for K-12 students. WCA’s mission is learning online through a strong family-school partnership. The school provides a rigorous curriculum while balancing flexibility with accountability. For more information, visit www.connectionsacademy.com/wisconsin-virtual-school.

    Connections Education
    Rachel Smith
    rsmith@connectionseducation.com
    443-873-1737
    www.connectionseducation.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Skyward, Inc.

    Skyward, Inc. is a leading provider of K-12 school administrative software that surpasses districts’ needs in state reporting, improves operational capabilities, and opens communication between schools and families. Today, the Skyward School Management System™ is used in more than 1,800 school districts worldwide, ranging from districts with as few as 50 students to statewide implementations supporting more than 800,000 students. Founded in 1980, Skyward serves school districts with its integrated student, finance, and human resources suite of products and is proudly made and supported in the United States.

    Skyward, Inc.
    Ray Ackerlund
    800-236-7274 x1319
    ray.ackerlund@skyward.com
    www.skyward.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x36
    chloe aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    SIIA

    The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Network shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information.

    Contacts

    Software & Information Industry Association
    Allison Bostrom
    202-289-7442
    abostrom@siia.net
    www.siia.net

    C. Blohm & Associates
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Knovation

    Knovation is committed to igniting the hope of knowing by nurturing every child’s innate desire to learn. The company’s suite of advanced personalized learning solutions supports districts undergoing digital transformations by curating Open Educational Resources (OER) to save teachers time, and providing tools to build and deliver student-centered instruction. Solutions include a digital content library built from more than 360,000 certified learning ready resources, netTrekker OER curation and management tool, icurio learning engagement solution, and professional learning services. Since 1999, the company has impacted more than 32 million students and over 1.2 million teachers nationwide.

    Knovation
    Evelyn Fleider
    513-612-1019
    efleider@knovationlearning.com
    www.knovationlearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    CoSN

    Founded in 1992, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national nonprofit organization, is the premier voice in education technology leadership. Its mission is to advance the K-12 education community’s capacity to effectively use technology to improve learning through advocacy, policy and leadership development.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Charlene Blohm
    608-216-7300 x17
    charlene aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • CEV Multimedia

    With 30 years’ experience, CEV Multimedia specializes in providing quality Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and education resources for several major subject areas: Agricultural Science and Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education, and Career Exploration. CEV received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and has been honored numerous times for its excellence in content creation and exemplary business practices. In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive, online resource for CTE educators and students. With iCEV’s learning-on-demand capabilities, video clips stream instantly to any device with Internet capabilities.

    CEV Multimedia
    Clayton Franklin
    800-722-0500 x428
    clayton.franklin@cevmultimedia.com
    www.cevmultimedia.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Califone International

    Califone International LLC was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets.

    Califone® LLC
    Tim Ridgway
    800-722-0500 x428
    Tim.Ridgway@califone.com
    www.califone.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Lauren West
    608-216-7300 x26
    lauren@cblohm.com
    www.cblohm.com

    Funds For Learning

    Funds For Learning, LLC is an E-rate compliance firm specializing in guiding E-rate applicants and service providers through the complex and ever-changing E-rate regulatory process. With 15 years of experience in providing professional advice and assistance relating to the E-rate program, Funds For Learning exists to provide high-quality solutions for the needs of E-rate stakeholders.

    Funds For Learning, LLC
    Cathy Cruzan
    405-471-0900
    ccruzan@fundsforlearning.com
    www.fundsforlearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    saul@cblohm.com
    www.cblohm.com

Clients in the News

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Selects Skyward School Management System

Posted Nov. 03, 2016

Wisconsin district partners with Skyward for a better SIS and ERP experience 

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Nov. 3, 2016) – Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, is excited to announce its partnership with West Allis-West Milwaukee School District in Wisconsin. The second largest district in Milwaukee County adopted Skyward’s School Management System in August and is preparing to go live with the solution in 2017.

To view the full news release, visit skyward.com.

Renaissance and Achieve3000 Partner to Create Best-in-Class Pre-K–12 Solution for RTI Literacy Assessment and Instruction

Posted Nov. 02, 2016

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. and LAKEWOOD, NJ (November 2, 2016) – Differentiated instruction and Response to Intervention (RTI) share a common goal: modifying instruction until it meets the needs of all learners. A strategic partnership between Renaissance®, the leader in K-12 learning analytics, and Achieve3000®, the groundbreaker in blended, differentiated instruction, now gives educators the opportunity to seamlessly integrate the two instructional approaches to students from Pre-K through grade 12. Select districts in 2017 will be able to use the embedded and interim assessments to inform and tailor instruction across all tiers of intervention, while accessing deep learning analytics from the companies’ platforms to measure impact and efficacy.

The newly minted partnership combines Renaissance’s highly rated Renaissance Star 360® assessment solution with Achieve3000’s patented model of research-based differentiated instruction for blended learning for students in grades Pre-K through 12. The alliance between the two prominent education technology companies is centered on several shared concepts, such as maximizing educators’ time during the RTI process as more on-task time and targeted, purposeful instruction are critical for students to accelerate learning gains as well as enabling teachers to help all students succeed and move forward on the path to college and career readiness. It also makes data immediate and actionable for leaders, thus demonstrating measurable impact for all students.

To read the full release, click here.

ORIGO Education Launches Stepping Stones Pre-K Comprehensive Mathematics Program

Posted Nov. 01, 2016

St. Charles, Mo. (Nov. 1, 2016) — To support early childhood math education, ORIGO Education (@origomath) announces the launch of its Stepping Stones Pre-K Comprehensive Mathematics curriculum. The new program is designed to assist educators in engaging young students as they begin to learn mathematics. Materials in the Pre-K math program provide a basis for students as they learn mathematical concepts and skills that are foundational for future education. Additionally, the curriculum is planned and carefully sequenced to promote the use of language through interactions with students’ peers and adults.

Read the full news release.

Leading K-12 SaaS Platform Edsby moves to Microsoft Azure Cloud

Posted Oct. 27, 2016

ONTARIO (Oct. 27, 2016) - Modern LMS Edsby (@Edsby) is now successfully running on Microsoft Azure as part of a global partnership between the two companies. The latest migration to Azure addresses strict data sovereignty requirements calling for K-12 education organizations to store academic data in the country and region they operate. Leveraging the power of the Microsoft cloud, the move to Azure provides Edsy with improved scalability and performance that can be flexibly and cost effectively tuned to meet customer demands. Edsby’s migration to Azure builds on earlier integration work with Microsoft technologies, including support for providing convenient one-click authentication and Microsoft OneDrive access for Edsby users using Office 365.

Read the full news release.

Blackboard Announces Acquisition of U.K.-Based Fronteer

Posted Oct. 26, 2016

WASHINGTON (Oct. 26, 2016) - Educators are faced with the challenge of integrating technology into the classroom and teaching students of all learning styles and abilities. In turn, institutions recognize that accessibility is a key element of student success, and are providing training opportunities to ensure course materials are more accessible. Today at EDUCAUSE 2016, Blackboard (@Blackboard) announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Fronteer, including its flagship Ally product. Ally provides educators with essential guidance for improving accessibility of their course materials, while supplying comprehensive reporting on the current state of course content accessibility across the institution.

Read the full news release.

Newly Released Nationwide Data from vibeffect Debunks Misperceptions of Low-Income Students in College

Posted Oct. 26, 2016

Washington, D.C. (October 26, 2016) – Higher education institutions are relying on predictive analysis to make decisions about admission and resource allocation, a process that could perpetuate the underrepresentation of minority and low-income students. vibeffect, credited with engineering the first scientific model to increase student thriving and on-time graduation for higher education institutions, releases data showing that contrary to popular belief, students from low-income households are likely to thrive in four-year, traditional higher education institutions.

After surveying students in 5,000 households, spanning 1,000 institutions and covering 360 variables, this new data shows that students from low-income households ($35,000 household income and below) have equal probability of earning a high-thriving designation on all dimensions of thriving and often are equally represented in the highest-thriving group.

To read the full release, click here. To read the data summary, click here.