Press Releases

2019

Education.com Announces Winners of Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers

Aug 30, 2019

Education.com Announces Google Classroom Integration

Mar 13, 2019

Education.com Expands Scholarship Program and Announces Winners

Feb 14, 2019

Education.com Supports English Learners

Feb 08, 2019

2018

Education.com Acquires the KidsKnowIt Network

Oct 01, 2018

Inspiring Students by Empowering Teachers

Aug 31, 2018

A New Look for a New School Year

Aug 24, 2018

2017

Nearpod and Education.com Launch 300+ Digital Lessons Combining Research-Based Educational Design With Interactive Technology Like Virtual Reality

Oct 03, 2017

Renaissance Announces Education.com as Renaissance Growth Alliance Partner

Sep 06, 2017

2016

Education.com Celebrates Industry Recognition, Accelerated Growth and Adoption

Oct 19, 2016

Education.com Unveils a Guided Curriculum to Better Build Essential maths and Reading Skills

Aug 31, 2016

Education.com Partners with Clever to Make Classroom Learning Easier and More Rewarding

Apr 19, 2016

2015

As Teachers Go Back-to-School, Education.com Announces New And Affordable Resources For Educators

Aug 12, 2015

Parent And Teacher-Trusted Education.com Surpasses 6 Million Members, Driven By Do-It-Yourself Summer Camp

Jun 30, 2015

Education.com Donates $1 Million Of Educational Resources To Teachers Of Underserved Schools

May 04, 2015

Education.com Names Former Adobe and Yahoo Executive Culligan to COO Post

Jan 29, 2015

National Study Finds 70% of Teachers Expect Active Involvement from Parents in Their Kids' Education

Jan 13, 2015

2014

Education.com Surpasses 5 Million Members as Teachers and Parents Support Learning Beyond the Classroom

Dec 16, 2014

Education.com Launches First-of-Its-Kind Online Learning Program for Kids

Sep 25, 2014

Education.com Announces Winners of Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers

The online education destination grants award opportunities for aspiring teachers Annalise Oertwich, Aline Pham, Meagan Pittelko, and Vickie Thomas.

SAN MATEO, Calif. – August 30, 2019

Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children succeed in school, today announced four new scholarship recipients, including the first winner of the From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship.  

Every six months, Education.com selects winners for its Empowered Future Teachers ScholarshipFor undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in early education and its Building the Future ScholarshipFor low-income or minority undergraduates. This June, Education.com introduced a new annual scholarship for high school seniors planning to study in the field of education, called From Classroom to Classroom. More details about the scholarships are available at Https://www.education.com/scholarships/.

The $10,000 Empowered Future Teachers ScholarshipHas been awarded to Meagan Pittelko, a master's student at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Instruction and Curriculum. “I feel grateful for the support that Education.com has provided to me,” Pittelko says. “This scholarship will allow me to continue growing and developing my understanding of early childhood and special education through coursework and collaboration with my colleagues.”

The two recipients of the $5,000 Building the Future ScholarshipAre Vickie Thomas and Annalise Oertwich. Thomas is an incoming sophomore at Liberty University studying Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies. She is excited to finally pursue her lifelong dream of teaching elementary school students, after years of putting others’ needs ahead of her own career goals. “Winning this scholarship means that my dreams are finally within reach,” she says. “This will enable me to attain my degree and walk in my life’s purpose: educating the next generation.”

Oertwich is studying Elementary Education at Linfield College in Oregon, where she will be a junior this fall. The racism that she experienced growing up fuels her drive for equality and individuality in her future students.“I remember the feeling of being ‘different’ and an ‘alien’ among many people who were supposed to be my peers, and I never want any child to feel that way. Every child needs to feel like they belong in education, no matter their circumstances or backgrounds. I will never stop advocating for social justice and equity in education,” Oertwich explains.

The first-ever $5,000 From Classroom to Classroom ScholarshipHas been awarded to Aline Pham, a rising freshman at the University of California at Irvine pursuing a degree in Education Sciences. “Although my dream has always been to become a teacher, aspiring educators do not always receive enough social or financial support to make their dreams a reality,” Pham says. “I am incredibly thankful to have found a community that will support me as I step into my first classroom.”

“Our scholarship program supports future educators who have what it takes to become top-notch teachers, despite challenges that have gotten in their way,” says Co-CEO Todd Schwartz. “Teachers play such a vital role in the growth, development, and success of today’s children. This is why Education.com is committed to supporting future and existing educators to reach their potential. We are honored to help deserving students like Meagan, Vickie, Annalise, and Aline as they pursue careers in teaching.”

Each year, Education.com awards $45,000 in scholarships to exemplary high school, undergraduate, and graduate students working toward education-related degrees. Details about each scholarship and how to apply can be found at Https://www.education.com/scholarships/. The next application deadline is January 1, 2020. 

 

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 20 million teachers and parents worldwide have joined Education.com since we launched our early learning platform in 2015. Our curriculum is comprehensive, covering core skills across maths, Reading, Writing, ELA, Science, and more. Education.com is designed with flexibility, so it can be tailored to every child’s unique interests and needs. Parents and teachers can follow our guidance step-by-step, create their own curriculum, or deep-dive into specific areas with more than 30,000 games, worksheets, activities, and lessons.

For additional information about the Education.com Scholarship Program, please visit Https://www.education.com/scholarships/ 

Education.com Announces Google Classroom Integration

Sharing Education.com resources and onboarding students is even easier for teachers using Google Classroom tools. 

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – March 13, 2019

Education.com,The leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children Master essential skills, is now a Premier Partner in the Google for Education Partner Program.

 

Education.com now offers to its millions of teacher members the ability to use Google Classroom to instantly assign resources in the classroom or for homework, save resources, sign up, and set up their classrooms using the entire suite of Google tools.

 

“Our goal is to not only provide high-quality, teacher-created digital and printable resources,” says Todd Schwartz, co-CEO of Education.com, “but to make the classroom experience for educators as easy as possible.”  With Google Classroom Share, teachers can easily provide their students with Education.com’s 30,000+ award-winning, standards-aligned lesson plans, worksheets, science projects, interactive games – as well as its step-by-step digital Guided Lessons that show real-time progress to identify students who need help.

“Google Classroom is synonymous with technology in the classroom and we believe that integration will greatly benefit teachers who want to get the most from Education.com resources and provide an engaging learning experience for their students,” says Marc Frochtzweig, Vice President of Product Marketing at Education.com. Google’s G Suite for Education has reached 80 million users since it first debuted in 2006 and Google Classroom now has more than 40 million students and educators using the platform to help classes communicate, boost collaboration, and make teaching more productive.      

 

Besides sharing resources, Google’s classroom tools also let teachers quickly import their student roster from Google Classroom directly into Education.com – saving time and effort when setting up their classes. “Not only can teachers share the resources from Education.com they’ve come to love and trust, they can easily add their students to our learning platform,” says Tatum Omari, Education.com’s Head of Curriculum and Content, “allowing them to focus on what really matters – teaching.” 

 

Education.com’s integration with Google also includes the ability to join and log into the site via their Google account and even save Education.com’s content to Google Drive.These integrations combine Education.com’s award-winning resources with the power of Google Classroom tools to help supplement and motivate student learning and make the classroom experience as fun and effective as possible.

 

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 20 million teachers and parents worldwide have joined Education.com since we launched our early learning platform in 2015. Our curriculum is comprehensive, covering core skills from reception through year 6, across maths, Reading, Writing, ELA, Science, and more. Education.com is designed with flexibility, so it can be tailored to every child’s unique interests and needs. Parents and teachers can follow our guidance step-by-step, create their own curriculum, or deep-dive into specific areas with more than 30,000 games, worksheets, activities, and lessons.

 

Education.com Expands Scholarship Program and Announces Winners

The online education destination adds two new award opportunities for aspiring teachers, grants scholarships to Sosseh Didarloo, John Guzman, and Andrea Andersen

SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 14, 2019

Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children succeed in school, today announced the expansion of its teacher education-focused scholarship program and named three new scholarship recipients.  

In addition to the existing Empowered Future Teachers ScholarshipFor undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in early education, Education.com will now offer two more scholarship opportunities for aspiring educators: theBuilding the Future ScholarshipFor low-income or minority undergraduates, and the From Classroom to Classroom ScholarshipFor high school seniors.

This scholarship cycle, the $10,000 Empowered Future Teachers ScholarshipHas been awarded to Sosseh Didarloo, a master's student at California State University, Los Angeles, pursuing a degree in child development. “My goal is to become an impactful educator and create positive changes,” Didarloo says. “I plan on using this scholarship, as well as the resources available through Education.com, to advance my education to make sure that I become a highly qualified educator for my community.”

The first two recipients of the new $5,000 Building the Future ScholarshipAre John Guzman and Andrea Andersen. Guzman, a junior at Evangel University in Missouri, wants to become an elementary school teacher to support children who may not have stable home lives. “I believe there is more to being a teacher than simply teaching,” he says. “It is a call to action in each student's life.”

Andersen is a junior at Arizona State University whose Building the Future ScholarshipWill ease her financial burden and let her focus on her goal of becoming a teacher. “This means that I can finish off my education [and] get started in the career that I love sooner than I ever imagined,” Andersen explains.

“Because Education.com’s mission is to champion children’s education, we’re always looking for new ways to support educators,” says Co-CEO Todd Schwartz. “Expanding our scholarship program will quadruple our opportunities to help aspiring teachers like Sosseh, John, and Andrea achieve their goals.”

Each year, Education.com awards $45,000 in scholarships to exemplary enrolled students working toward education-related degrees. The next application deadline is June 30.

 

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 20 million teachers and parents worldwide have joined Education.com since we launched our early learning platform in 2015. Our curriculum is comprehensive, covering core skills across maths, Reading, Writing, ELA, Science, and more. Education.com is designed with flexibility, so it can be tailored to every child’s unique interests and needs. Parents and teachers can follow our guidance step-by-step, create their own curriculum, or deep-dive into specific areas with more than 30,000 games, worksheets, activities, and lessons.

For additional information about the Education.com Scholarship Program, please visit Https://www.education.com/scholarships/

 

Education.com Supports English Learners

Education.com creates new lessons and resources for English Learners and their teachers to bolster millions of underserved students.

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 8, 2019

Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers lookingTo help their children master essential skills, extended its award-winning lesson plans and resources to now support the important segment of English Learners.

The population of English Learners (EL) in the U.S. is the fastest growing segment of the K-12 student population. According to the National Education Association, almost one in four public school students will be an EL by 2025.

Providing high quality instructional materials that address both academic and language objectives is a priority for us,” says Tatum Omari, Education.com’s Head of Curriculum and Content. “All teachers should have access to resources that ensure English Learners in their classrooms succeed and thrive.”

To address the acute needs of teachers who are looking to incorporate EL materials into their lessons, Education.com Has augmented its vast library of lesson plans with EL support scaffolds for every section. In addition, each scaffolded lesson is paired with a support lesson for a small group environment. Together these EL LessonsEmpower teachers to equitably engage the whole class in powerful and inclusive learning experiences.

In public schools, English Learners remain an underserved population. The National centre for Educational Statistics has shown that there are nowhere near enough teachers or resources available to serve the needs of EL students.

“We’re proud to focus on an insufficiently served portion of the student population—and help them as early as possible in their learning journey,” says Todd Schwartz, co-CEO of Education.com. “Our EL Support Lessons, in combination with tailored worksheets, games, activities, and guided lessons, provide an indispensable resource to teachers that does not currently exist anywhere in the space.”

According to according to the National centre for Education Statistics, only 63 percent of ELs graduate from high school, compared with the overall national rate of 82 percent. “We want to change that and level the playing field by positively impacting classrooms in Elementary Schools,” says Rich Yang, co-CEO of Education.com. “With our reach into more than 3.5 million classrooms in the U.S., our support for English Learners can make a difference.”

 

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 20 million teachers and parents worldwide have joined Education.com since we launched our early learning platform in 2015. Our curriculum is comprehensive, covering core skills from reception through year 6, across maths, Reading, Writing, ELA, Science, and more. Education.com is designed with flexibility, so it can be tailored to every child’s unique interests and needs. Parents and teachers can follow our guidance step-by-step, create their own curriculum, or deep-dive into specific areas with more than 30,000 games, worksheets, activities, and lessons.

 

Education.com Acquires the KidsKnowIt Network

Two educational leaders join forces to champion children's learning

SAN MATEO, Calif. – October 1, 2018

Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children succeed in school, announced its acquisition of the KidsKnowIt Network (KKI), a platform for learning resources including educational websites, activities, and more.

Founded in 1998 by Utah elementary school teacher Hiram Bertoch, KKI has grown from serving one classroom to attracting 6 million visitors a year worldwide. With thousands of fun, free, high-quality educational tools from websites and worksheets to videos and games, KKI’s interactive learning experiences have been engaging and inspiring kids for over 20 years.

The acquisition allows Education.com to take KKI's estimable legacy and build on it, leveraging the company's deep experience and excellent resources to fulfill a common goal of empowering educators and championing children’s education.

KKI’s 6 million teachers, parents, and homeschoolers will benefit from joining Education.com’s community of more than 70 million, gaining access to the platform’s vast and varied learning library, teaching resources, and much more.

“From a shared mission to nurture each child’s passion, curiosity, optimism, and educational success to a shared audience of dedicated parents, teachers, and homeschoolers, KKI just felt like the perfect fit for our business,” says Education.com Co-CEO Todd Schwartz. “This acquisition gives us exciting opportunities to grow, expanding the breadth of learning materials we offer and supporting even more educators and families.”

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 18 million teachers and parents worldwide have joined Education.com since we launched our early learning platform in 2015. Our comprehensive curriculum covers core skills from reception through year 6, across maths, Reading, Writing, ELA, Science, and more. Education.com is designed with flexibility, so it can be tailored to every child’s unique interests and needs. Parents and teachers can follow our guidance step-by-step, create their own curriculum, or deep-dive into specific areas with more than 30,000 games, worksheets, activities, and lessons.