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October 1st, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Silverback Learning Announces First Massachusetts Implementation Of Student Achievement Solution Mileposts Throughout Southbridge District’s K-12 Schools

 Company Also Announces Distribution Partnerships With 2 Highly Respected MA Educational Agencies, Southern Worcester Collaborative (SWCEC) & Collaborative For Educational Services (CES) To Introduce Mileposts & Support Personalized Learning Across The State

BOISE, Idaho, October xx, 2013 – Silverback Learning Solutions (www.silverbacklearning.com), an educator-founded technology company and developer of Mileposts, a results-driven SAS (student achievement solution) installed in schools K-12 nationwide, today announces that Mileposts will be implemented in all Southbridge School District public schools, led by respected superintendent Basan (Buzz) Nembirkow.  Silverback Learning also announces distribution partnerships with Southern Worcester Collaborative (SWCEC) and Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), two of Massachusetts’ most highly respected educational agencies to help support broader school district awareness of Silverback Learning Solutions and Mileposts in ardent support of personalized learning achievement throughout Massachusetts.

“The state of Massachusetts clearly understands the global economy will be driven by a global workforce, and preparing students requires frontier innovations in modernizing American education,” said Dr. Jim Lewis, CEO of Silverback Learning Solutions.  “We could not be more excited about the opportunity for Silverback Learning Solutions to embark on art-of-the possible collaboration with Mileposts and the Southbridge School District, and become a broader integral part of educational innovation with other districts throughout Massachusetts partnering with educational agencies SWCEC and CES.”

Teachers can use Mileposts to create personalized learning plansmanage interventionsmonitor achievement, and gain insights to improve instruction to any group, subgroup, or individual student.  The solution is the first to integrate Gooru’s (www.goorulearning.org) over 14 million standards-aligned Open Educational Resources (OER) into a student achievement solution, so teachers can go immediately from identifying student learning needs into the best content to meet those needs via Gooru’s open and collaborative online community, where the best free materials for learning can be found, created, remixed and shared throughout teachers in Massachusetts or anywhere.

“Southbridge shares the same characteristics of many school districts across the country,” said Southbridge’s Superintendent Basan “Buzz” Nembirkow.  “We have a proudly diversified student population and are continuously challenged to more effectively support a broad range of student education needs. “After careful evaluation, we feel Mileposts will provide our teachers, students and parents with the collaborative capability to make even greater use of our student assessment data, develop personalized learning plans and tailor resources to support, modify, and strengthen student achievement throughout the year. We look forward to beginning this partnership and measuring Mileposts’ impact here at Southbridge, as students in other districts have demonstrated successfully.”

About Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions is a company founded by educators to help fellow educators accelerate achievement in all students. Ouraward-winning student achievement solution, Mileposts, tightly knitsindividualized learning plans and interventions with curriculum and assessment, leveraging your existing investments in those areas so your schools can quickly become powerhouses of personalized learning. Mileposts is the first SaS to provide over 14 million free digital resources and assessment items indexed to state standards via the Gooru search engine for learning.  With Mileposts, teachers can quickly create assignments and interventions, monitor achievement, and gain insights to improve instruction to any group, subgroup, or individual student. We provide all of this in one cloud-based, value-conscious platform,quick and easy for teachers, administrators, students, and parents to access from any device.  Please visit us at our new website www.silverbacklearning.com.

About Southern Worcester Collaborative

S.W.C.E.C. provides programs and services, which are of high quality, comprehensive in nature, fiscally efficient, and student centered.  Programs and services are developed and implemented according to those needs which have been identified by member districts.  Highly qualified and dedicated staff believe in maximizing each student’s potential for success.  Program and services are conducted in facilities conducive to student achievement.  The Southern Worcester County Educational Collaboratives’ mission is to provide programs and services to meet the unique educational needs of all of its students. Please visit www.swcec.org.

About Collaborative for Educational Services

Located in Northampton, MA since 1974, the Collaborative for Educational Services is a non-profit educational services agency, committed to reaching and educating all learners, and experienced in working with educators to help students learn and succeed. CES partners with and supports local school districts and schools to help them assess their instructional programs and create new ways to improve instruction, student learning and achievement.  Please visit www.collaborative.org.

Media contact:

LP Group (PR for Silverback Learning) – Cherie Le Penske, (206) 852-8427 or cherie@lpgink.com.

 

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