Much like the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. almost 27 Education that drives success
years prior to the creation of its visionary educational experience, To succeed in today’s world marketplace, children need and
EdisonLearning had a dream: deserve a world-class education. With hundreds of schools,
thousands of educators, and millions of students served, our
To create an innovative learning environment to meet the unique results prove that the EdisonLearning difference makes possible
challenges of a brave new Millennium. increased achievement for every student in our care.
This singular approach to education took flight nearly 20 years As a society, we have a moral responsibility to offer every child
ago with EdisonLearning’s pioneering School Designs concept, a access to superior schooling. Helping to make that education
watershed moment for education through the establishment a a reality for children here and abroad is the singular mission
whole-school solution based on unique learning principles and of EdisonLearning.
a holistic approach to education.
Through collaboration, and our research-based concepts and
Always seeking to bring the advantages of the EdisonLearning constructs, we work hand-in-hand with educators to establish
philosophy to more students, we expanded on our core rigorous curricula, drive teacher effectiveness, leverage data
principles over the years with new offerings and services, such systems that inform the educational process, provide a proven
as our consultative EdisonLearning® Achievement Services and methodology for improving under-performing schools and
EdisonLearning® Extended Education. And we’ve grown in parallel develop, grow and produce college and career-ready students.
with the needs of educators and the way children learn; we remain
at the forefront of education innovation with the application Fulfilling the promise of
of new technologies and capabilities available via EdisonLearning® achievement through innovation
Online. Simultaneously, we have extended our reach globally
More than just a partner, EdisonLearning is made up of educational
through EdisonLearning International™ driving student
practitioners with hands-on experience, a passion for learning, and
achievement in the United Kingdom and Abu Dhabi.
the firm belief that every child can learn, regardless of background
EdisonLearning was founded on the premise that an intelligently
integrated and comprehensively designed school based on sound
We take seriously our pledge to continue innovating through
academic research would result in providing students with a
product development, driven by ongoing research, rigorous
stimulating environment for acquiring knowledge.
field-based evaluation, and proactive educational strategies.
This is the central principle that guides us today, serving to
Our conviction and dynamism – in raising the bar on education
sharpen our focus on the kind of learning experience that results
innovation, in working tirelessly to help educators reach their goals,
in strong outcomes and accountability to students, parents and
and in setting young people on a course of life long learning and
discovery – is what makes us your partner of choice, now and into
the future. Working together, we can help every student succeed!
Our Four Cornerstones Philosophy
The foundation of the
EdisonLearning approach to education Top Talent Culture of Engagement
Our schools are staffed with the & Aspiration
All of our offerings are rooted in a common philosophy. We
best-trained, most passionate, A positive environment that
call it the Four Cornerstones™ of highly effective schools. These and relentless leaders and celebrates the joy of learning
principles lie at the heart of every EdisonLearning engagement, teachers. We recruit the best, is an essential part of a great
whether a significant intervention is needed, a school is tackling reward them well, and help school. We foster a culture
them grow through a program focused on accountability,
a specific challenge such as closing the achievement gap, or a of powerful professional responsibility, and achievement,
good school is being transformed into a great one. development. with innovative school
organization and involvement
of family and community.
The Four Cornerstones approach ensures that EdisonLearning
solutions are holistic – both comprehensive and cohesive, with
all parts interacting and supporting one another for a whole
that is far more than the sum of its parts.
Demanding Content Achievement Driven
& Customized Instruction Management
EdisonLearning brings together Without a well-run school,
three critical elements of the students cannot reach their
academic program: a rich, full potential. A comprehensive
challenging, research-based set of tools, best practices, and
curriculum that engages local and national resources
learners, highly effective keeps you on target to meet
instructional methods, and your achievement goals.
the resources needed to tailor EdisonLearning helps you
instruction to the needs of plan, assess, and monitor your
every student. progress while giving leaders
what they need to remain
focused on teaching.
EdisonLearning is committed to educating Wisdom
the whole child. Focusing attention on each
student’s social and personal development Justice
is an instrumental part of their academic Courage
development. At the heart of EdisonLearning
is our Eight Core Values By actively promoting Compassion
and embracing the Core Values, we provide Hope
a clear reference point that encourages the
formation of a positive learning culture Respect
that guides all that we do. This is true for all
members of the EdisonLearning community,
including teachers, administrators, support Integrity
staff, and students.
The EdisonLearning A portfolio that inspires students
commitment to innovation to think, learn, and succeed
EdisonLearning has nearly 20 years of proven experience The goal of EdisonLearning has always been to provide children
in comprehensive product development that integrates with the best possible education, by delivering products and
research and best practices and leverages the collaborative
experience of our partners.
services that can meet the full range of educational needs for
K-12. EdisonLearning solutions can help put struggling schools
New products only reach the classroom after passing through on the right track to meet achievement mandates, establish
formal “stages” and “gates” which include ideation, client
needs analysis, piloting, beta testing and partner feedback.
innovative new schools to anchor a new community, or
These stages of development are measured and evaluated transform good schools into great learning facilities –
to ensure design efﬁcacy. whether it’s for an individual school, a cluster-based
Where it makes the best sense for schools and students,
solution, or a district-or system-wide initiative.
we also use strategic alliances and acquisitions to develop
our product portfolio, such as in our partnership with 100 EdisonLearning® School Designs – A turnkey service that
Black Men of America, who seek to improve the quality
of life within our communities and enhance educational
provides innovative, fully managed schools with maximum
and economic opportunities for all African Americans; engagement from EdisonLearning professionals.
or, our acquisition of online learning pioneer Provost
Systems in 2008.
EdisonLearning Achievement Services–Collaborative partnership
services such as Alliance™ provide guidance, accountability and
best practices that turn around underachieving schools, or,
transform schools from good to great.
The Alliance suite of Achievement tools and support run K-12
with a special emphasis in High School on college-readiness
with EdisonLearning’s College NEXT! ™ program.
School Designs Achievement Services Extended Education Online
A comprehensive whole A suite of tools and support Extra help designed to Curriculum, technology and
school experience. that delivers sustainable complement the school best practices for online
school improvement. day in an engaging way. learning environments.
K-8 Alliance ™ Learning Force ™ eAcademy
High School Alliance High School Summer Journey ™ eCourses
District Alliance eSchoolware
EdisonLearning Extended Education – Supplemental The EdisonLearning Difference
educational solutions such as Learning Force and Summer Collaborative partnerships is where EdisonLearning
Journey that meet tutoring and summer school requirements stands apart. Our engagement style is built on the principle
with engaging content is designed to be a true extension of of partnering with our clients to meet all of their needs and
the regular classroom experience. achievement goals. It’s the only really effective way to create
solutions that work in an environment as complex as a school.
EdisonLearning Online – Innovative web-based educational
solutions effectively leverage technology to ensure the success Successful outcomes also depend on customized solutions
of both students and schools. EdisonLearning delivers customized that are up to task. That’s why our portfolio is so robust and
solutions which offer individualized learning, engaging and adaptable – to give our partners the resources they need to
rigorous curriculum, top-quality instruction and measurable meet their unique requirements. We are able to account for
student achievement. local needs such as labor relations, desired degree of district
involvement, and government requirements. EdisonLearning
The breadth and depth of our portfolio allows us to provide has the industry’s most comprehensive and integrated set of
complete, integrated solutions for both traditional schools and offerings, more extensive and ongoing support, demonstrated
new technology-driven educational models such as hybrid and achievement results, and proven, sustainable models
online schools. That makes EdisonLearning a partner that can for improvement.
meet current needs, and provide continuity into the future as
the learning environment evolves. As essential as these underlying elements are, partnership
is about much more. At the end of the day, education is a very
human endeavor, one that demands exceptional dedication and
involvement from every stakeholder. Only by working together
in true partnership can we achieve our common goal: preparing
our children for the future.
Improved Achievement Results that matter
EdisonLearning partner schools have experienced remarkable At EdisonLearning our priorities are the same as yours, to offer
gains in critical measures of student achievement. Here’s every child a world-class education that will teach them to think
how, together, we’ve helped transform education for
thousands of our nation’s children. and prepare them to succeed in the face of life’s challenges.
EdisonLearning is firmly committed to providing achievement
In the school year ending in 2009, students in EdisonLearning results that students, parents and communities rightly expect.
schools have made proven, statistically signiﬁcant gains in
reading and math. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished working hand-in-hand
with our partners across the nation.
Average Gain in Percentage Points of
Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards
In engagement after engagement, we’ve shown how the
EdisonLearning approach can make a difference. A difference
not only in terms of raising achievement scores to meet legislative
requirements or make the best use of scarce resources, but where
it really counts: in the lives of the children themselves.
Find out more
For more information about EdisonLearning and our mission
to inspire students to think, learn, and succeed, please visit
www.edisonlearning.com, call us at 1-877-I-CAN-LEARN
(1-877-422-6532), or email us at email@example.com.
Working together, we can help every student achieve!
Source: EdisonLearning Annual Report on Student Achievement, 2009
“Achievement is up and staying up. From curriculum to assessment to professional
development to finances, Edison[Learning] has been an invaluable partner in helping
- eter Mehas, Former Superintendent
“Accountability and mastery are two attributes that I demand for our students
when searching for online courses; EdisonLearning’s eCourses are centered around
those two ideals and provide a product that is interactive, easy to navigate, and
still holds the students to high levels of learning…”
- ndrew Maoury, Upper School Academy
Director Renaissance Academy
“EdisonLearning’s high expectations for student learning, relentless commitment
to building local capacity for improving classroom instruction, and the outstanding
customer service provided by both the Hawaii-based and Headquarters teams
continue to exceed expectations.”
- onn Nozoe, Complex Area Superintendent
Hawaii Department of Education
“My sixth grader’s reading has improved dramatically, and I’ve watched her academic
performance go sky high!”
- arent, New York City
EdisonLearning Partner School