Our Partners

Our Partners

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We create assessment and practice solutions that put learning analytics to work for educators. Schools across Texas and nationwide use our solutions to analyze students’ abilities and guide high-quality instruction. We help teachers teach better, students learn better, and school administrators lead better—all to improve academic outcomes.

Emilio Zamora
Strategic Account Executive
512.417.7204

At Imagine Learning, we believe every child deserves the chance to enjoy learning and the right to fulfill their unique potential.

For more than fifteen years, our foundation has been helping students acquire, develop, and strengthen the language skills necessary to fully participate in academic settings and prepare for college and careers.

Today, we provide a complete suite of adaptive digital curriculum and assessment solutions for PreK–8 that delivers unmatched excellence in language development—accelerating learning across subjects for all students.

Imagine Learning is passionate about igniting engagement, maximizing personal relevance, amplifying confidence and inspiring breakthroughs for students and educators.

David Webb – Regional Partnership Director, Texas – 214.883.2880

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For 45 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has been serving the higher education needs of adult learners. Today, more than 47,800 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries are pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificates online in a broad range of disciplines including health sciences, counseling, criminal justice, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, social work, public administration, and information technology.

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Founded in 1998 and based in Dallas, Texas, Istation (Imagination Station) has become one of the nation’s leading providers of richly animated, game-like educational technology. Winner of several national educational technology awards, the Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction. Istation’s innovative reading, math and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools and classrooms. Istation now serves over 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries.

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ParentSquare is a unified, equitable communication platform combining district notifications, school/classroom two-way dialogue, and services including health screening, eSignatures, sign-ups, surveys, attendance, volunteering, and much more. Partners enjoy detailed oversights and an immediate, measurable spike in engagement scoring due to ease of use and state-of-the-art language translations.

Jay Clanfer
Vice President District Partnerships
805.698.2462

Aeries is the leading student information system with over 40 years of experience working with K-12 districts to manage education agencies.

We provide an easy-to-use platform for schools to power everything from daily operations to student portals to communication and fundraising. Aeries was founded on the principle of giving educators better, more actionable data – not just more data. Many of the Aeries team of support specialists, trainers, and product specialists bring their experience from roles at school districts where they faced problems like yours. Now they’re putting their expertise to work for you. Aeries delivers innovative solutions for districts, private schools, and local education agencies. See some of the reasons why our customers choose us to manage the data of their over 2.5 million students.

Sonia Cruz-Cassatt
Director of Sales
562.508.3137

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Achieve3000 partners with educators to deliver a comprehensive suite of digital solutions that significantly accelerate literacy and deepen learning across the content areas. Our personalized and differentiated solutions provide equity for remote and in the classroom instruction, enabling teachers to help ALL students achieve accelerated growth. For more than four million students in grades PreK-12, Achieve3000 improves high-stakes test performance and drives college and career readiness.

Jesse G. Rodriguez
National Director for Strategic Partnerships
817.707.7600

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For 50 years, Curriculum Associates (CA) has been united around one common purpose: to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. In the years since, we’ve remained driven by this mission, introducing and then constantly improving innovative and exciting products that give every student the chance to succeed. We believe teachers are the essential glue between our programs and classroom success, so we strive to empower them with the tools and resources to accelerate student growth. Together with educators we’re making equitable learning programs a reality—raising the bar and making it reachable for all.

7 Mindsets delivers SEL solutions including mindsets, equity and multicultural pedagogy.

Our comprehensive school solutions deliver customized plans, coaching and support, and a web-based portal including age-appropriate K-12 curriculum, educator support tools, thousands of searchable videos, activities and other resources, professional development, and ideas to engage parents and community.

7 Mindsets provides an opportunity where students and educators can create meaningful and fulfilling relationships by focusing on their mindsets and further developing their social and emotional health, while changing lives. We offer a powerful common language that develops lasting personal intrinsic motivations, positive school culture, and thriving communities.

We work closely with school leaders, educators and staff to ensure successful implementation based on personal and professional application of the 7 Mindsets framework and methodology.

Schools implementing 7 Mindsets consistently report significant improvements in academic performance, attendance, student behavior, suspension rates and student grit and resilience.

Duane Moyer, Regional Director – 404.354.2930

NoRedInk provides a comprehensive, TEKS-aligned, adaptive, mastery-based writing platform for grades 4-12. NoRedInk balances grammar and writing skills with composition and revision activities. Our platform engages students with personalized, interest-based content which allows teachers to easily differentiate in the classroom whilst tracking mastery on over 1000 skills. Additionally, NoRedInk’s writing assignments allow students to build a portfolio of written work and engage in a highly scaffolded drafting, revision and peer review process. It’s free to sign up and use with students! Learn more about NoRedInk and how it’s proven to improve student performance on STAAR, ACT, and SAT.

Sheryl Colaur – 708-565-3545

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IXL’s K-12 personalized learning platform is used by 8 million students. Our comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum adapts to each student and provides guidance that targets their needs. With the Real-Time Diagnostic and IXL Analytics, teachers have the insights they need to boost student performance in the classroom and on high-stakes assessments.

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Vanir has delivered more than 1,000 projects for more than 100 school districts, totaling more than $6 billion in modernization and new construction cost. We facilitate effective and efficient coordination between district planners, regulatory agencies, community and user groups, advisory committees, design consultants and dozens of other participants.

Our education sector projects have included master planning, needs assessments, constructability review, project scheduling and budgeting, bidding, award, on-site construction management and project closeout. We also provide staff augmentation services such as “owner’s rep” and have managed architect, contractor and other professional consultant selection. Our services range from condition assessment/feasibility studies to complete program management for a number of districts.

Gloria Barrera
Vice President / Area Manager
281.378.8073

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Staymobile is a technology solutions provider focused on mobile and desktop device protection, deployment, and repair. From extended factory warrantees, to de-kit/configure/deployment, to quick and accurate turn-around repairs, Staymobile provides end-to-end service solutions for school districts, government offices, and enterprise businesses of all sizes. In business for over a decade and backed by A rated insurance companies, Staymobile operates a national footprint of repair and deployment facilities manned by A+ certified technicians. As a vertically integrated solutions provider, Staymobile can offer best-in-class solutions at better prices and with a greater degree of efficiency. Our list of partnerships with manufacturers and resellers continues to grow, as does our protection of over 2 million devices across the country. For more information, please visit Staymobile.com.

Debbie Jessen
Vice President of Business Development
832.702.0501

Skill Struck’s mission is to create opportunities for all students to learn to code and equip them to have a positive impact on the world. Their computer science education platforms provide applicable resources for teachers and fosters industry connections for administrators. Skill Struck’s curriculum is engaging and accessible for all learners. 

Skill Struck partners with schools, districts, and charters across the U.S. and into Canada. We are looking for forward-thinking educators and administrators who are ready to implement a computer science education platform that makes teaching computer science easier, more accessible, and prepares students for a career in the tech industry upon graduation.

Watch this video to learn more about Skill Struck.

BrainPOP is an online educational solution that makes rigorous learning experiences accessible and engaging for all. We combine knowledge-building content with creative projects to develop higher-order thinking skills across your entire curriculum, preparing students for success in life.

BrainPOP has been a trusted resource to more than six million educators and has engaged the hearts and challenged the minds of over 300 million learners worldwide. More than 100 Texas school districts and half of Texas schools partner with BrainPOP, and 9 out of 10 educators would recommend BrainPOP to a friend or colleague.

Take a minute to learn more about BrainPOP. What are you teaching this week?

The Scholastic Network is a digital communications ecosystem that gives district and school leaders the ability to broadcast important and engaging messages to the entire K-12 school community and all of their stakeholders both on & off campus.

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Our team is driven by a common goal: To make it easier for schools to find substitute teachers and paraprofessionals when you need them.

We recruit, screen, and supply thousands of substitute teachers across the country. We also, connect our school partners with the right substitutes via an easy-to-use, on-demand, web-based platform. Our model remains the most school friendly and requires:

  • NO upfront costs
  • NO minimum usage and 
  • NO cancelation fees or penalties 

Swing Education is excited to serve Texas, and we look forward to helping you find more teachers for your classrooms tomorrow than you have today!

Contact: Jennifer Knighton – 512.736.3592

Securly is the end-to-end student safety and device management platform for K–12. Our 360º approach touches every aspect of the learning experience—from filtering to device management to self-harm detection.

  • In schools, IT administrators get simple implementation and a single dashboard to manage their networks and 1:1 devices.
  • Educators get tools to keep students productive and on-task in the classroom.
  • Counselors get insight into the mental health of their students.
  • Superintendents get data to make better decisions for the future of their districts.
  • And at home, parents get control and peace of mind—with full visibility into their childrens’ activities on school-issued devices.

We are a team of parents, educators, and technologists. We recognize the challenges IT administrators and educators face each day. By empowering those who serve students, we can foster safe and focused learning environments, while keeping students healthy and engaged.

Always connected, always protected.

Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels – with thousands of articles available in both English & Spanish to help Spanish-speaking English Language Learners with comprehension – so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to TEKS and other instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 10,000 texts in Newsela’s platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.

Newsela’s offerings include Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela SEL, and more.

Contact District Partnership Directors Josh Cobb or Perla Sanchez for more information.

Tynker is the world’s leading K-12 creative coding platform, enabling students of all ages to develop the coding skills to design and power animations, games, music, robots and drones, smart devices, virtual worlds like Minecraft, and more. The company’s award-winning platform helps kids engage at home, school, and on the go, while developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and programming skills to help them be successful today and tomorrow. Tynker’s highly successful coding curriculum has been used by one in three U.S. K-8 schools, 90,000 schools globally, and over 60 million kids across 150 countries. Tynker’s partners include some of the world’s most respected brands, including Apple, BBC Learning, Google, Microsoft, Mattel, PBS, Lego, NASA, and more. Tynker is accessible from any computer with an Internet browser, as well as via the Tynker and Tynker Junior mobile apps, and offers both free and paid subscription options. For more information, visit http://www.tynker.com.

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