Company Profiles

As decision-makers for our nation’s school systems, independent schools and universities, you are looking for solutions to the challenges your institutions face. Sometimes the task of finding the right solution can be overwhelming. Even if you find a promising solution, you still need a high level of trust before your team can engage a potential company or organization. To help find the solutions they need, we carefully select and screen the best candidates and present them in our Profiles feature.

  In our Profiles, you’ll read about the capabilities of a potential company or organization as well as the personalities that make it happen.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is a unit of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. More >>

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Build Your Legacy How leading with compassion, empathy and community supports teacher development

The legacy of an education leader spans far beyond good test scores or improving student outcomes. Most of an administrator’s legacy is a lasting impact on teachers. We all know teachers deserve better – better learning opportunities, support t... More >>

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Standards Mastery Through Critical Thinking

A Well-Rounded Classroom Every teacher juggles multiple agendas: teaching the standards, encouraging critical thinking, and getting their students up to speed. All these things - while challenging each and every student to perform their best.... More >>

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Honoring Educators for Hidden Moments of Greatness

I’ve observed two contrary facts about educators: Few people have the amount of influence that educators have. Most of you handle that responsibility with extraordinary performance. Few educators get the honor that they deserve. Your gr... More >>

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Great Leaps: Transforming Literacy Turn Discouraged Readers into Engaged Readers

Fighting the National Reading Crisis Today’s teachers are often faced with students who have a wide variety of challenges. Be it because of dyslexia, ADHD, a learning disability or coming from an at-risk household, many students fall further ... More >>

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Great Leaps Equips Students for Success

Great Leaps is a mission driven company fueled by a passion for equipping students for success through simple, effective and fun educational interventions. We have effective language and math interventions but are best known for our one-on-one Readi... More >>

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Empower Your Students to Survive an Active Shooting

The H.E.R.O. Program is designed for public schools, charter schools, private schools, after school programs and community organizations. Based on the increase in violent events threatening the children in our country, it is evident there is ... More >>

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It’s Time to Get Serious about School Safety

Even with the unprecedented amount of money available in the 2018/2019 academic year for school safety and security, most schools will not reach a level of sustainable safety.  More >>

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ALICE Training Institute

ALICE  (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)  Training Institute ® instructor led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to proactively handle a violent critical incident or active shooter event.... More >>

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Betabox Is Changing STEM Education

Betabox is reinventing STEM field trips by bringing them to you  Since being founded in 2014, Betabox’s mission has been ensuring that world-class  hands-on learning can happen anywhere.   More >>

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Landmark College: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Students Who Learn Differently

While many colleges offer special programs for students with learning disabilities (LD) and other learning challenges, Landmark College is one of the only accredited colleges in the United States designed exclusively for students who learn different... More >>

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University of the Ozarks TRANSFORMING LIVES

At University of the Ozarks, degrees are handcrafted, in intimate classes that allow professors to get to know each student and help them find their passion.  Ozarks empowers students not just to imagine, but to fully inhabit their dreams. More >>

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Bring Competency Based Learning into Your District

In theory, the choice is simple.  We can continue to utilize a time-bound, age-based, one-size-fits-all curriculum-driven instructional model or choose to develop a personalized competency based learning system which identifies crucial learning outc... More >>

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EMPOWERED is a vastly different, nonlinear learning solution that offers students a way to learn that is best suited to them. After more than three years of development by a team of 500 developers, teachers and education experts, EMPOWERED is now av... More >>

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Young Children are Learning to Code through Play

Young children learn differently from older children. Their Early experiences like play have a deep impact on their development and create the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Children develop their problem solving skills as well as their coll... More >>

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Bring Competency Based Learning into Your District

In theory, the choice is simple.  We can continue to utilize a time-bound, age-based, one-size-fits-all curriculum-driven instructional model or choose to develop a personalized competency based learning system which identifies crucial learning outc... More >>

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SOUNDTRAP is Changing Music Education

Soundtrap is the future of education. It is a cloud-based program that allows composers, musicians, music students, teachers and others to collaborate and learn using music as the backdrop for a truly worldwide educational experience. More >>

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The University of the Ozarks is a small liberal arts university that allows students the opportunity to receive a world class education while being nurtured by both staff and the student body. First generation college students, aspiring athletes and... More >>

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STOP the Summer Reading Slide

Looking to spark the imagination of students after the last bell rings for the school year? Summer reading can do just that and, with the right program, can make the months fly by. Kids Read Now is a K-3 summer reading program based upon the best pr... More >>

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Launches Bullying Prevention Program in Schools Nationwide

Literacy-Based Program Brings the Power of Storytelling to the Fight Against Bullying For over 20 years, educators have been using Chicken Soup for the Soul books in the classroom. Now Chicken Soup for the Soul has teamed up with education expert... More >>

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The Ultimate in Thermal Body Cooling

REGULAR THERMAL REHAB USING POLAR BREEZE HELPS TO PREVENT THERMAL INJURY DISEASE. Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke are the common terms for severe thermal injury disease. This occurs regularly across the globe resulting in more than 8,000 deaths an... More >>

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Personalize Learning with Data

Wright Solutions Group is making data personal; they are using technology in a new way to ensure that teachers, administrators and parents have the exact data they need, when they need it to help improve learning outcomes for every child. Utilizing ... More >>

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Improve Your Student Outcomes Here’s How

Are you looking for a proven, replicable way to increase learning outcomes in your school or district beginning immediately? Erika Twani of the Learning One to One Foundation wants to explain how you can transform your district in a sustainable wa... More >>

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If you’re ready to bring the world to your classroom, FieldTripZoom brings the educational experience to life with ease. Museums, zoos and historical sites are ready to visit your classroom live with FieldTripZoom - an online service that allows... More >>

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Every Second Counts in an Emergency – Is Your District Prepared?

Following the Sandy Hook tragedy, Principal Jeff Green was in his office reviewing his school safety plan and realized three things: More >>

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Learnerati is a research driven educational practices company dedicated to creating more effective learning experiences for all students. Learnerati helps educators restructure their approach to not only instruction but educational management.   More >>

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Managing the Safety of your Students and the Security of the Campus Environment

One of the major areas of concentration across the country today is the safety and security of your students and the schools campus environment. The management of student movement, campus activities, facility visitors and proper planning in case of ... More >>

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Building a Bridge to Better Behavior

Bridg-it is designed to work with all the stakeholders in a school community to help ensure a safe positive learning environment. It is a sustainable solution to bullying using technology and data science to prevent and resolve incidents of bull... More >>

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MicroSociety is Creating Responsible Global Citizens

Today’s learners need an understanding of our global society, and their place in it. More >>

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Real Change for Today’s Learners

There are many theories on how to improve our education outcomes: increase in-school hours, smaller school/class size, different teachers’ compensation models, introduce technology, and so on. More >>

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Systems Thinking Helps Learners Succeed in Today’s Interconnected World

Our more complex, interconnected world demands a new way of thinking. The ability to understand and manage complex systems is an essential skill for today’s learners. This type of thinking, known as Systems Thinking, gives students the ability to su... More >>

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A Cost-Effective Safety Solution: Pepper Gel Can Provide Peace of Mind for Students, Parents and Faculty

As the #1 pepper spray brand trusted by police and consumers worldwide, SABRE Security Equipment Corporation knows about keeping people safe, and taking down attackers. With free safety resources as well as products twice as potent as the average pe... More >>

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Safe and Healthy Schools Are No Accident

Serving America’s schools for more than 56 years, School Specialty continues to lead the way in providing educators with performance based solutions through the advent of SSI Guardian, a full service safety and security consulting firm. Born out ... More >>


Student Data, a Top Concern of School Districts

The digital transformation of our schools has dramatically altered the landscape of education and resulted in an unprecedented rise in the collection and use of student data. Today’s classrooms use cloud-based content and teaching systems as well as... More >>


Teen Science Cafés: Raising Interest in Science and Science Careers

Science Cafés for adults have become a global phenomenon in which scientists and the lay public engage in conversations about relevant and intriguing science. In 2007, Science Education Solutions, Inc. of Los Alamos, New Mexico, with a grant from th... More >>


FISH! For Schools: The foundation of a positive school culture

Sometimes the best lessons come from the most unlikely teachers. Years ago, filmmaker John Christensen was shopping at Seattle’s Pike Place Market when he noticed a large crowd surrounding a small fish market. The fishmongers tossed salmon ... More >>


College Ready Writer’s Program

A goal of education is to expand students’ sense of their possibilities and roles in the world.  Argument writing plays a role in students’ identities in their careers, as college students, and as citizens. The National Writing Project received... More >>


Continuity Takes BOLD Planning

Emergency and continuity plans have always been vital to the well being of a school district or university, but prior to 2004, the tools and methodologies available were not entirely adequate. Specifically, there were no viable web-based planning ... More >>


Cleanshake: The Best Ingredients Or Nothing SHAKING UP THE PROTEIN DRINK INDUSTRY

There’s a new protein drink on the market. In a sea of false promises and ‘filler’ poducts, CleanShake is a company that guarantees products with 100% organic ingredients, which contain absolutely no soy, gluten, artificial flavors, artificial color... More >>


The Paperless Office: Myth or Reality?

Today, schools are mired in paper records. When the process of filing paper started decades ago it might not have seemed like a problem. However, the mountain of documents has only grown and for most districts it has become unmanageable. That’s wher... More >>


An Institutional Answer to the Peanut Allergy Issue For Schools

The SoyNut Butter Company, we strive to deliver natural, great tasting products that can be enjoyed by all. We are committed to meeting consumers’ needs by offering a variety of delicious and healthy alternatives to make mealtimes and snacks enjoyab... More >>


Improve School Culture for Better Teacher Retention

Over the past eight years, Eklund Consulting has surveyed thousands of in-service teachers. Only 25 percent of those surveyed reported that they would recommend teaching as a career to young people. According to Founder and President Nathan Eklund: ... More >>


School Uniforms With a Lifetime Guarantee

Schoolbelles is a family owned school uniform business that treats everyone like family. That’s not just a marketing slogan or a catchy motto; Schoolbelles treats all their customers as though they were doing business with their own family members. ... More >>


PESG: Substitute Solutions for School Districts

Every school district wants to make wise financial decisions. But in a field where budget deficits, funding cuts, healthcare compliance costs, and layoffs are becoming even more commonplace, many districts are faced with difficult choices that aff... More >>


Is Your School Transition Program Stuck in the 1980’s?

Nearly every school in the country does some sort of orientation for their incoming students. But in many schools this consists primarily of a tour of the building, counselors discussing course options and administrators lecturing students on school... More >>


It’s Time To Engage In The War Against Cyber Abuse

With cyberbullying on the rise and the potential consequences of this cowardly intimidation ever more worrisome, it’s time to engage in the war against cyber abuse. Cyberbullying and abuse is a global plague wreaking havoc all over the world!  ... More >>


Transform Your District’s iPads into a Laptop Replacement

Superintendents, school boards, technology directors and others are at a technology crossroads. Textbooks are rapidly being replaced with digital curriculum, and most districts are somewhere in the process of supplying devices for every learner, tea... More >>


What Educators Need Most

More and more districts are asking themselves the same question: Why buy a Student Information System (SIS) from one company, a Special Education System from another company, a Data and Assessment Management System from yet another company, and then... More >>


Preparing Students for the Global Economy

The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will grow 17 percent by 2018—nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. By 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs ... More >>

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The Condition of College and Career Readiness report ( ) released this past August by ACT represents 1,845,787 students—or 57% of the 2014 US graduating class—who took The ACT ® . Since 2010, the number of A... More >>

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Provide an accelerated path to algebra for underperforming students

Designed for students in grades three through high school, Think Through Math (TTM) is a learning system that provides quality math instruction while supporting students and teachers in unprecedented ways, including immediate student access to stat... More >>

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Connect People Anywhere And Everywhere Conversations Take Place

Universities, more specifically; university professors, administrators, and students are boldly going where they haven’t gone before. Beam Smart Presence Systems are arriving on campus, and universities are discovering how Beam connects students and... More >>

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Panic Buttons are Making Schools Safer

As a new school year kicks off, schools across the nation are installing panic buttons for an extra layer of security. “Banks have silent alarms they can use to notify authorities if a robbery is taking place. We can equip schools with similar techn... More >>

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SafePlans: Helping to Make Schools Even Safer and More Prepared

Protecting our schools can be incredibly complicated and tragically imperfect. SafePlans understands safe and prepared schools are a consequence of collaborative efforts among schools leaders and their commentary stakeholders, all other concerns – i... More >>

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World’s Finest ® Chocolate

World’s Finest Chocolate is family owned and based in the heart of Chicago. With over 65 years of experience, we pride ourselves in being one of nine American companies that manufactures chocolate directly from the bean.  More >>

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Integrated Blind Spot Pedestrian Detection Systems

Forward Collisions Mobileye is an exciting technology that is seeing great success at reducing accidents and modifying driver behavior. More >>

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Interview Stream Video Tools Help Students Ace Interviews; Speed Hiring & Admissions

It's a Tough World Today's job market is very competitive as employers look for the most qualified candidates and the "best fit" for their organization. Companies face many challenges in hiring due to shortages of required skills in the labor fo... More >>

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Data Is A Four Letter Word Drowning in Data

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed a lot of talk lately around the subject of “Big Data” in education. The promise of Behavior Modeling and Predictive Analytics is alluring to data miners and data scientists. For most ed... More >>

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Admin Arsenal Software Keeps Teachers Teaching

It's no surprise that technology is a core part of education. Teachers rely heavily on software to organize lessons and teach students critical skills. However, software must be updated routinely in order to stay fully protected against the dangers ... More >>

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We Save Lives... We are GEOS School safety at its best

Our nation’s schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence. Between natural and man-made disasters, our schools need to be better prepared to protect students and staff from threats including armed intruders, ab... More >>

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Our National Challenge: Create a Relevant System that Serves Today's Students

Shareen dropped out of school at age 14. After spending three hard years, she decided to return to school so she could support her daughter. In her Educurious classroom, she found support and encouragement to begin to read again. Leveraging The Educ... More >>

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Creating and Empowering Learners – A Framework for School Improvement and Student Success

Pasi Stahlberg, education guru from Finland states that “Visitors to the Finnish schools are surprised at how much the responsibility of learning in Finnish schools is with the pupils”. Dr. Stahlberg indicates key strategies for success in F... More >>

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Turning Around a School Is Tough Work!

The need in our nation for radically improving schools exists now more than ever. As of July 2013 there were over 6,380 schools identified as Priority or Focus schools. These schools face overwhelming challenges to increase student achievement with ... More >>

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PROFILES Stories About the Companies and Personalities That Are Making a Contribution to Education

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Supplying TOMORROW’s Classroom TODAY

Located in Wood-Ridge, NJ, Academia Furniture evolved from family businesses begun over 100 years ago. Proudly, we continue those same, demanding standards – real people providing real quality, real service and real solutions. More >>

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Vend-ucation has put together a highly effective, multi-benefit solution for a recognized school problem.

Placing the solution for healthy school vending into the hands of ambitious students has proven to provide a dramatically greater fundraising capacity than schools have ever enjoyed from outsourced vending professionals. More >>

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When Tim Spinner was in college, coverage of the Columbine shootings dominated the media and a professor predicted, “Teachers will one day wear bullet proof vests.” Spinner thought the claim was far fetched. He never expected school safety to domina... More >>

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