School Solutions Partners

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association and National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) have formed an exclusive, national partnership that provides public school districts access to more than 200 national competitively solicited contract purchasing solutions.

 NJPA will help K-12 schools better leverage national volume contract pricing on multiple areas of procurement to include school supplies, technology, maintenance supplies and equipment, furniture and facility construction projects.

 NJPA offers schools throughout the nation the best overall contract purchasing solutions and services available. NJPA has competitively solicited and awarded contracts on behalf of 50,000 members. Not only does this create volume benefits, but this also attracts solicitations from nationally acclaimed vendors. School districts can avoid duplicating the bid process by accessing NJPA's nationally awarded contract opportunities. Let NJPA introduce you to the simple, streamlined and cost-effective steps to contract purchasing.

 Visit njpacoop.org and njpacoop.org/organizational/newsletters for more information.

 

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CrisisGo is an emergency response network company with offices in in Sunnyvale, CA and St. Louis, MO. CrisisGo has developed a world-class, emergency communications platform that takes emergency response plans out of their three-ring binders and puts them on smartphones, iPads and desktops for immediate reference and use. CrisisGo is changing how school districts respond to crises by giving them the mobile communications tools necessary to ensure that teachers, staff and administrators know exactly what to do during any emergency and to allow them to continuously communicate as a crisis unfolds. 

For more information, visit www.crisisgo.com.

 

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ECRA delivers the highest quality research, analytic, and accountability solutions to local school districts. The ECRA Group provides school systems research-based analytic solutions to meet the challenging needs of linking student performance to teacher and administrator evaluations, documenting return on investment for programs and interventions, and communicating system performance to stakeholders. The following solutions are provided as part of the ECRA-AASA agreement:

      • Value-Added Growth Models
      • Community Dashboards
      • 360 Degree Evaluations

 Learn more at www.ecragroup.org

  

 

 Fusfoo

 Fusfoo Media LLC is a no-cost digital website that gives high schools a way to bring all of their media, from the school newspaper to the A/V club, onto a single platform. With oversight provided by the school, high schools will have the same level of control over content that exists today within their current media models.

Fusfoo gives today’s high school students a safe, bully-free, educational and engaging space for content to be created, curated, shared and consumed.  Each high school’s editorial and video content will be created by their students - for their students and available on the devices they live by.  Students can export their portfolio of work for college applications and internship and job interviews.

Participating high schools will become part of Fusfoo’s national high school network, where they can view and repost thoughtful, relevant and age appropriate content created by fellow schools and students across the country on their schools’ unique sites.  Fusfoo also creates opportunities for high schools to connect and stay connected with alumni and foster long-term support for school and district goals.

Visit www.fusfoo.com to learn more.

 

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Gibson Consulting Group, Inc. (Gibson) is an education research and consulting firm specializing in the K-12 educational market. Having worked in over 250 school systems in 27 states over the past 24 years, our firm delivers high-quality assistance to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, compliance, and impact of K-12 education at the state, regional, and school system levels. Gibson’s consultants provide high-quality services to school systems in the following areas: 

  • Research and Evaluation
  • Internal Audits and Financial Investigations
  • Management, Organizational, and Efficiency Analysis
  • Survey Research
  • Technology Consulting
  • Data Visualizations and Dashboards
  • Statistical and Methodological Support
  • Performance-Based Budgeting

Our diverse team of consultants includes certified public accountants, researchers with doctorate-level expertise, and other consultants with extensive management, technology, and research experience and skills. Gibson team members combine their diverse skillsets together, customizing each approach and project team to fit the needs of most any consulting or research effort for our educational clients. Ultimately, we target these efforts towards helping school systems improve outcomes for students.

Visit www.gibsonconsult.com for more information. 

 

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HMS Employer Solutions (formerly Chapman Kelly) has placed a significant focus on serving the unique needs of the educational community. Our Dependent Eligibility Audits, Medical Claim Audits, as well as verification services have saved clients over $1 billion. More than 2 million dependents have been verified through our dependent eligibility services, which makes HMS (formerly Chapman Kelly) one of the most qualified dependent verification providers in the industry.

HMS is the only dependent verification firm with products and experience across the entire range of employer sizes. Our health plan audits typically provide a one year return on investment between 500 percent and 1,500 percent for districts with over 200 employees; AASA members are guaranteed a positive ROI. Columbus Public Schools in Ohio saved ~$1.5M in one year and the savings will continue year after year. 

Learn more: The ABC's of Employee Health Plan Cost Containment.

For more information about Dependent Eligibility Audits, visit http://hms.com/dependent-eligibility-verification/.

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Infinity Systems uses the Orgametrics™  tool to help school districts identify and improve the degree of organizational alignment. Orgametrics™ is a proprietary survey tool that provides your school district with a numerical score to quantify the degree of alignment to your vision, mission or strategic plan. The higher the Orgametrics™ Score, the greater control leaders have over critical success factors, which leads to improved performance. 

 Orgametrics™ captures data in real-time to detect misalignment and its key drivers at all levels within the district. The results are conveyed by location, position and other specific demographic dimensions, providing you with detailed analysis to support a data-driven strategy for your district. Why is alignment important? Watch the YouTube video [1:01] here.

For more information, please visit isimetrics.com

 

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iTutor.com partners with school districts K-12 across New York State, South Carolina, Texas, and Ohio, providing live, online instruction and tutoring from our network of more than 400 experienced, certified teachers. iTutor proudly serves GEAR UP, STEP, and Liberty Partnerships Program students on the path to higher education.

Our Learning Partners team manages all scheduling of instruction between student and tutor and coordinates instructional support for an array of services with school districts. Our teachers are certified in more than 130 specialties which means we can immediately connect a student’s individual need to a teacher’s specialization. 

We deliver regular reporting on student engagement, attendance and academic progress providing transparency and accountability to teachers and administrators. All instructional sessions are recorded for unlimited playback by the student. The services provided by iTutor include homebound instruction, credit recovery assistance, special and alternative education, remediation, enrichment, and test prep. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education support to administrators, teachers, and students everywhere. iTutor.com is based in Jericho, Long Island, New York. 

Visit itutor.com for more information.

 

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The JASON Project is a non-profit organization that connects students to real science and exploration to inspire and motivate them to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

We embed the exciting STEM professionals and cutting-edge research of our partners into award-winning online and print core curricula, adaptable resources, live interactive events and professional development. In addition to our standards-aligned educational resources such as videos, articles with read-to-me functionality, games, and hands-on labs; JASON also offers a wealth of teacher resources including online lesson plans, assessments, classroom management and more.

To learn more, visit www.jasonproject.org

Quantum Learning

How important is teacher effectiveness when we want kids to learn?
Fact: If a student has an ineffective teacher for 3 years in a row, they will never catch up. (TVAA)

How does teacher effectiveness impact school administrators’ daily lives?
Fact: Teacher effectiveness speaks directly to the quality of education in a district. Teacher effectiveness and quality of education attract more students, which establish the spirit of a community, the reputation, as well as the budget of a school district. A well-budgeted school district has more capacity to support and advance students into an ever complex, highly competitive, technology-driven world.

Teacher effectiveness affects everyone in a community. Oftentimes, it is the difference between student success and student failure. Assessing teachers is only one part of a total equation. Teachers need support, too, along with continued opportunities for training and learning.

Quantum Learning connects administrators, teachers and students together with results in student engagement, higher attendance and more positive cultures through our school-community approach.

Quantum Learning Network (QLN) has recently joined AASA and NAESP in a collaborative effort to achieve student success through their Alliance for Education Leaders, with West Coast offices at the QLN Campus in Oceanside, CA. This location hosts activities that support superintendents in the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

To learn more about the Alliance and Quantum Learning’s programs and resources. www.QuantumLearning.com.  

UPS

Ever wonder what it would be like to simplify shipping in schools?

From pencils to iPads, just about everything has to be shipped in and out of schools. And schools are paying more than their fair share of the cost. UPS has created a program just for schools, large and small, that help balance deadlines with budgets and proactively manage transportation costs. Schools get more control with greater efficiencies, transparencies, and savings.

Learn more at www.icdev.ups.com:8040/aasa

 

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Transforming education by cultivating writers through animation.

Learn more at wondermediastorymaker.com.