Press Releases

2020

Education.com Awards Scholarships to 3 Promising Educators

Mar 16, 2020

2019

Education.com Announces Winners of Limitless Learners Contest

Dec 20, 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 Awards Scholarships to 3 Promising Educators

Aspiring teachers Marigold Giannetta, Lorayne Medina, and Jenna Rappaport honored with scholarships to put toward their education.

SAN MATEO, Calif. – March 16, 2020

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

Every six months, Education.com selects winners for its scholarships. The Empowered Future Teachers ScholarshipHonors undergraduate or graduate students pursuing careers in early education, and the Building the Future ScholarshipRecognizes low-income or minority undergraduates who plan to become educators. More details about the scholarships are available at Https://www.education.com/scholarships/.

“We started our scholarship program three years ago to help support future outstanding educators,” says Education.com General Manager Rich Yang. “The stories of aspiring teachers are incredibly inspiring. We are proud to help exemplary educators like Marigold, Jenna, and Lorayne complete their education, and we look forward to continuing our support of deserving future teachers.”

The $10,000 Empowered Future Teachers ScholarshipHas been awarded to Marigold Giannetta, a master's student at Rutgers University pursuing a degree in Education. During Giannetta’s childhood, school was a safe haven, where she could escape the difficulties of her home life. Giannetta wants to pursue teaching in order to instill her love for learning in her students and positively impact their lives the way her teachers impacted hers.

“I am extremely grateful to be selected as a recipient of this generous scholarship,” Giannetta says. “This scholarship is a reminder that education is not a path to be travelled alone, but rather a community, where, when we support each other, we allow ourselves to grow as learners and as educators.”

The two recipients of the $5,000 Building the Future ScholarshipAre Lorayne Medina and Jenna Rappaport. Medina is studying Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) at Western Governors University, where she is a senior. As a young migrant from Cuba, Medina’s elementary school teachers played a huge role in helping her adjust to a new language and culture. Now, she wants to be just like the supportive, attentive, and inclusive teachers she had growing up.

“I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and the journey to achieving my dream has not been an easy one,” Medina explains. “I look forward to continuing to grow as a teacher and to creating a culturally responsive classroom, where I can develop my students’ love of learning and inspire them to go after their dreams.”

Rappaport is a freshman at the University of Portland studying Elementary Education. After her high school teachers helped her through several years of adversity, Rappaport has emerged stronger and is determined to become a year 6 teacher, so she can help her own students thrive during difficult times.

“Through the turmoil of my unstable emotional, medical, and home life, I always had school, my teachers, and my love for education,” Rappaport says. “I am excited, as a future educator for the children of tomorrow, that I will be able to provide such care to my students and be there for them, as my teachers were for me.”

Each year, Education.com awards $45,000 in scholarships to exemplary high school, undergraduate, and graduate students working toward education-related degrees. In the future, the Building the Future Scholarship will be a $10,000 prize awarded to one winner twice per year, and it will be open to undergraduate and graduate students who have faced adversity on their journeys to becoming teachers. Details about each scholarship and how to apply can be found at Https://www.education.com/scholarships/. The next application deadline is June 30, 2020.

 

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 23 million parents and teachers worldwide have joined Education.com since its early learning platform launched in 2015. Education.com's curriculum is comprehensive, covering core skills across maths, reading, writing, and more. Designed with flexibility, it can be tailored to every child's unique interests and needs and can be accessed across a variety of digital platforms. Parents and teachers can follow Education.com's guidance step-by-step, curate their own curriculum, and dive deeply into specific areas with more than 30,000 games, worksheets, hands-on activities, and lessons.

Education.com Announces Winners of Limitless Learners Contest

The online education destination awards six children $500 for college and $1,000 to donate

SAN MATEO, Calif. – December 20, 2019

Education.com, the leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their children succeed in school, today announced the six winners of the 2019 Limitless Learners Contest. 

In support of the company’s mission to create learning experiences that inspire children’s passion, curiosity, and optimism, the contest encourages children to think creatively about the types of learning experiences that captivate them. Contestants submitted original artwork and written pieces in response to the prompt, “Describe a time when you were having so much fun, you didn't realise you were learning something new!” More information about the contest can be found Here.

The winning entries were distinctive in the way they portrayed each child’s meaningful learning experience, leveraging original artwork and compelling writing in narrative and poetic form. Each winner will receive $500 for college, a $1,000 donation to their elementary school, and a free lifetime Premium membership to Education.com for a teacher of their choice.

The winners are:

Lydia, a year one student from Illinois, who wrote about gardening with her mother and grandfather;

 

Ardent, a first grader from Texas, who wrote about learning Latin with her dynamic teacher; 

 

Alice, a second grader from New York, who wrote about her family’s visit to the Wild centre in New York’s Adirondack Mountains; 

Mandalyn, a third grader from Texas, who wrote about a science experiment in her class; 

 

Ella, a fourth grader from New York, who wrote an original poem about her class’s Wax Museum project; 

Mariya, a fifth grader from Michigan, who wrote a short story about a hula hoop contest at her school.

 

ABOUT EDUCATION.COM

Over 23 million parents and teachers worldwide have joined Education.comSince its early learning platform launched in 2015. Education.com's curriculum is comprehensive, covering core skills across maths, reading, writing, and more. Designed with flexibility, it can be tailored to every child's unique interests and needs and can be accessed across a variety of digital platforms. Parents and teachers can follow Education.com's guidance step-by-step, curate their own curriculum, and dive deeply into specific areas with more than 30,000 Games, Worksheets, hands-on Activities, and Lessons.

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 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 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/