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About Us

Who is EdisonLearning?

For more than a quarter of a century, EdisonLearning has been at the forefront of some of the most dramatic changes in America’s public education system. Throughout our history, we have provided a broad range of educational services to many schools across the United States.

Our outcomes are not solely based on student test scores – but on graduation rates, college acceptances, and meaningful jobs. We believe success is not solely about achieving academic results, it’s about securing futures.

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Mission

Mission

To provide education solutions which help our partners eliminate the persistent disparity of academic opportunities and outcomes for students as a result of their socioeconomic circumstances.
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Vision

Vision

We believe ...

... demographics, economics, and zip code should never be barriers to a high-quality education.

... in equity, hope, justice, courage, and resilience as the foundational values of everything we do.

... that every child in every home, community, and school deserves every chance to succeed.

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Values

Values

The Nine Core Values™ are evident in all of EdisonLearning's work including our alternative learning academy model, our eCourse® curriculum, our client relationships, and our corporate culture.

Wisdom | Hope | Justice 

Respect | Courage | Responsibility

Compassion | Integrity | Resilience

 

Our Team

The people at EdisonLearning share the vision and values of our mission: to continue a legacy of implementing the most innovative and extensive portfolio of proven 6-12 school designs used in public education. Our team has a laser focus on establishing a school environment that promotes student learning and success; a full and rich curriculum; and the ongoing training and professional development of high performing administrators and teachers.

Thom Jackson President & Chief Executive Officer
(100% Owner)
Matthew Krise Chief Revenue Officer
Kenneth Edwards Chief Financial Officer
Romney L. Grippo General Counsel
Carly Fuller Vice President of Product Design & Innovation
Karrie Dunn Vice President of Human Resources
Eunice Casey Director of School Leadership & Support Services

Accreditations

All alternative learning academies managed by EdisonLearning currently hold Cognia Accreditation for schools.

EdisonLearning is accredited as a Learning Service Provider by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).

EdisonLearning has received approval for NCAA initial eligibility for high school athletes for a selection of core high school Competency-Based, Honors, and Project-Based online courses.

Affiliations

Digital Learning Collaborative

The Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC) is a membership organization dedicated to exploring, producing, and disseminating data, information, news, and best practices in digital learning. The DLC works in a variety of online and blended learning settings (e.g., mainstream classrooms, alternative education, online schools, credit recovery programs), and provides opportunities for educators, policymakers, and members of the media. The Evergreen Education Group manages the Collaborative.

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Consortium Partnership

The Capital Area Online Learning Association

CAOLA  is the largest online learning consortium in Pennsylvania. Membership in CAOLA provides students with EdisonLearning’s engaging, high-quality curriculum. The courses are customized to fit their needs while teaching valuable technology skills that are essential for success in the 21st century. CAOLA supports their schools, districts, and IU members with training, a service desk, and yearly professional development.

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Our History

The History of EdisonLearning

For more than a quarter of a century, EdisonLearning has been at the forefront of some of the most dramatic changes in America’s public education system. Throughout our history, we have provided a broad range of educational services to many schools across the United States.

  • 1991 - The Edison Project

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    Turned around three lowest-performing schools in Baltimore.

  • 2001 - Edison Schools

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    Increased student achievement in 20 Philadelphia schools and 60 schools in Hawaii.

  • 2008 - EdisonLearning®

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    Launched a virtual learning model and alternative education academies.

  • 2014 - EdisonLearning®

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    Became the largest minority-owned business in the online education space with owner and CEO, Thom Jackson, joining the team.

  • 2021 - EdisonLearnNow®

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    EdisonLearning launched a direct-to-consumer model for families and students learning at-home.

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We partner with districts to collaboratively plan for the future, place practical supports around students’ dreams, and cheer them across that graduation stage.