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Whether you’re with potential clients, colleagues, or friends- networking is key to expanding your visibility. You never know where the next conversation will lead. Sign up for the event on June 24, 2015 from 8:30-10am. 

During the event you'll learn how to use LinkedIn to:

  • Gain insight on people and businesses
  • Prospect in order to gain new opportunities  
  • Engage with connections post meeting
  • Increase retention
  • Maximize functions of your account

RYE Report - March 2015

RYE Consulting Newsletter
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the RYE Report!
Bringing you News you can use, Events and Webinars to peruse and a monthly dosage of what is happening in Education.

Kristen Hemmings, M.Ed.

RYE Consulting is growing and we are happy to introduce you to our newest member, Kristen Hemmings! As an Elementary Education SpecialistKristen will focus on PreK-8; working with clients on curriculum creation, project management and grant development. Mrs. Hemmings has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, M.Ed. in Mathematics and teaching experience in Georgia, Ohio and Virginia. She loves colored highlighters, bingo and house hunting in Chicago.

News you can use...

  • The US Department of Education has provided a model for how schools and districts can evaluate the terms of service and privacy policies of EdTech companies. Is your data collection policies reflective of their expectations?
  • Study: Common Core driving ed-tech market: Adoption of the CCSS is fueling the market for aligned classroom content in K-12 education, according to a study by the Education Technology Industry Network. Formative assessments and greater data analytics also top school districts' wish lists, the study found.
  • Why Pearson Wants to Sell PowerSchool: Pearson is entertaining offers from potential buyer for their SIS. Powerschool serves nearly 13 million students in over 7 countries and $97 million in revenues and $20 million in operating income in 2014. CEO, John Fallon wants to focus the company on demonstrating learning outcomes and efficacy for it's digital products moving forward.

Digital, digital get down... Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day is a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. How can your company leverage this opportunity to showcase your product on #DLDay?
New York State IT Umbrella Contract application for 5 year+ listing as a pre-approved provider due April

USDA Childhood Obesity Grant Program for education programming focused on children 2-19 due April

WomenTechFounders: stories and events that inspire women to change the world through tech is launching in Chicago- get involved!
Upcoming Events
ASU+GSV Summit 
April 6-8: Scottsdale, AZ

National Charter School Conf

June 21-24: New Orleans, LA

June 22-28: Chicago, IL
Oct 12-18: New York, NY
Nov 9-15: Los Angeles, CA


July 12-13: Chicago, IL
March 5 @1pm EST:
The Blueprint for College Readiness: A 50 State Report
Sponsored by The Education Commission of the States   RSVP Here  

March 16 @2pm EST:
Going Google 101 in NY: Get insight to the application of Google for Education
Sponsored by EdWeek  
Register Here
Schedule a Meeting 
with RYE Consulting

THANK YOU, for being my people and helping RYE Consulting have such a great first year! I look forward to continuing to be your bespectacled problem solver.
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