Press Releases

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 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 kindergarten 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 kindergarten 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.

 

Inspiring Students by Empowering Teachers

Education.com awards its first $10,000 Empowered Future Teacher Scholarship to aspiring educator Cassandra Krill 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – August 31, 2018

Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children succeed in school, today announced the first recipient of its biannual Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship.

The $10,000 scholarship has been awarded to Cassandra Krill, an aspiring elementary school teacher in her sophomore year at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, to use toward her education. She’ll also receive an Education.com Lifetime Membership for herself, plus one to share with a fellow educator.

“Being the recipient of Education.com's Empowered Teachers Scholarship means that I can focus on my education and become a qualified, invested teacher for my future students,” Cassandra says. “It means I can access the resources to create a unique and interesting curriculum and connect with the exceptional, passionate teachers and advisors who work with Education.com. This scholarship will afford me the ability to put everything I have into my classroom and my students.”

Cassandra is the first recipient of Education.com's Empowered Teachers Scholarship, which will subsequently be awarded twice per year, with applications due January 1 and June 30. Applicants must be pursuing a teaching career and enrolled at an accredited college or university. Winners are selected based on their academic achievements and commitment to working in education.  

“Education.com’s mission is to champion children’s education, and that means championing aspiring teachers,” says Co-CEO Rich Yang. “We’re excited to partner with a talented future educator like Cassandra as she pursues her career, and and look forward to supporting many more teachers on their path to educate and inspire students.”

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 17 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 kindergarten 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.

For more information about the Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship, visit Https://www.education.com/scholarships/

A New Look for a New School Year

Education.com rebrands to reinforce its role as a champion of children’s education. 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Friday, August 24, 2018

Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children succeed in school, today announced exciting new company branding.

The new brand reflects Education.com’s evolution from a library of resources to an immersive learning experience that effectively unites teachers and parents in their shared goal of helping children become confident learners.  

“Our mission is to be a champion for children's education,” says Co-CEO Todd Schwartz. “To better do that, we’ve built an all-encompassing learning platform that empowers parents and teachers with award-winning resources and puts the child at the forefront of everything. The same skills a child practices in the classroom are the same they’ll see on Education.com.”

Education.com is already used in millions of classrooms, and with this evolution of brand strategy, Education.com becomes better able to support its distinct groups of users—parents, teachers, and children—and their unique needs.

For children, the company offers a safe and fun space to practise new skills. Seventeen million parents and teachers turn to the product to find guidance, inspiration, and trustworthy resources.

Education.com’s collection of resources has always covered core curriculum across every subject—maths, Reading, Writing, ELA, Science—and in conjunction with the rebranding, users can now easily find materials based on state and international standards; new interactive worksheets; new games within lessons for 3rd - 5th graders; English Language Learner resources; and thousands of new hands-on activities, worksheets, lesson plans, and more.

The rebranding was carefully designed to be a natural evolution of the company’s popular service and to delight its hundreds of thousands highly engaged Premium subscribers. The new brand includes a thoughtful redesign of the company’s website, logo, graphics, communications, and correspondence.

“With the announcement of this new chapter, Education.com reinforces its value to millions of parents and teachers by creating learning experiences that inspire passion, curiosity, and optimism,” says Co-CEO Rich Yang. “We’re more focused than ever on transforming a child’s challenges into their greatest strengths.”

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 17 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 kindergarten 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.

To see the new brand, visit Https://www.education.com