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Posts Tagged with: education

July 16th, 2013

By: Dan Long At Silverback Learning Solutions we place high value on those who support children in their community.  Our mission, to improve the lives of children by empowering educators, extends beyond the products and services we offer,  to the communties we live and work in. Congratulations to Dan Long and his staff for making a dfference in the lives of teenagers in his community. If you have a story of someone making a difference…   Read…

April 13th, 2013

Wendy Kopp Editor’s note: Wendy Kopp is CEO of Teach for All, a global network of independent organizations dedicated to expanding educational opportunity, and founder and board chairwoman of Teach for America, a national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in high-needs schools. This piece was first  published on the Schools for Thought Blog on CNN. (CNN) — Tech visionary Steve Jobs understood better than anyone the impulse to believe…   Read…

April 9th, 2013

The Silverback Team The Power of Partnership Come immerse yourself at the Silverback Summit 2013, Silverback’s annual user conference event. Share your success and collaborate with educators at every level. Inspiration from peers, thought leaders, visionaries, researchers, kids. Plan for a program that is rich in content and high on energy. Experience inspiring and thought-provoking keynotes as well as presentations from Mileposts users, Silverback Learning Solutions staff, and our partners, Gooru and Linkit!, on ways…   Read…

April 8th, 2013

Dr. Marilyn Price-Mitchell (This article was originally published on November 12, 2011.)  When President Obama gave his annual “Back-to-School” address this year, he praised three extraordinary high school students for giving back to their communities. One was generationOn Youth Advisory Council member Jake Bernstein, age 17, who launched StLouisVolunteen.com, a website that connects young people with volunteer opportunities in St. Louis. The President urged students to become engaged in their communities, saying “America needs your passion,…   Read…

March 26th, 2013

The Silverback Team Rudi Lewis, COO of Silverback Learning Solutions is heading back to Austin to speak at the EdTech Austin Meetup on Wednesday,  March 27. Along with Bringup, FastFig and DevJumpstart, Silverback will follow up on conversations begun at SxSWEdu, discuss why the “Ed” in edtech is so important and delve into the messages created around funding opportunities. The EdTech Austin Meetup is a hub for the amazing keynotes, panel discussions, edtech mixers, member spotlights, and hands-on…   Read…

February 22nd, 2013

The Silverback Team The Washington Post reports that “…schools across the country are sending out pink slips as they brace for the possibility of deep federal budget cuts that could take effect next week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday.” Read the whole story here http://wapo.st/Wfmrgr  

December 11th, 2012

Dr. Jim Lewis A recent BBC article entitled “Downward Mobility Haunts US Education” was a well cited piece authored by BBC education correspondent Sean Coughlan, and provides some disturbing statistics regarding the decline in the US higher education system.  Some of the evidentiary conclusions include: The US is now the only major global economy where the younger generation is not going to be more highly educated then their parents on our present course. The US slipping to…   Read…

December 2nd, 2012

The Silverback Team This year DA readers nominated a record number of products that have made a positive difference in their school districts. Silverback Learning Solutions has been selected as a 2012 District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product. With more than 1,000 nominations this year, a new record, the winners were selected by the editors of District Administration and were based upon both the quantity of nominations and the quality of reader descriptions. The…   Read…

October 24th, 2012

Businesswire Collaboration Introduces Vast Network Of Community-Curated Educational Resources Aligned With Common Core State Standards   ** Learn more about the Silverback and Gooru partnership through the interactive Gooru collection: http://bit.ly/silverbackgooru-collection ** Gooru’s supported browsers are Mozilla Firefox 3.6+, Google Chrome 10+ and Safari 5+. We recommend that you use one of those browsers for maximum functionality.   Silverback Learning, an educator-founded technology company and developer of Mileposts, whose mission is to create a culture of collaboration and transparency for educators,…   Read…

October 19th, 2012

By: Alex Sundali DR. JIM LEWIS, CEO, SILVERBACK LEARNING TO SPEAK AT MASSCUE CONFERENCE, FOXBORO, MA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2012   Will Examine Major Pressures To Change American Education, The Alternatives Being Proposed, And Silverback Learning’s Exceptional Solution   We are pleased to announce Dr. Jim Lewis, CEO, Silverback Learning, will speak at the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2012 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents…   Read…