Futurekids partners with Speak Up 2007, as North American School Survey Non-profit Approaches One Million Surveys

Futurekids’ CEO Ms. Dzana Homan announced today that the company is a sponsor in this year’s Speak Up 2007 North American online school survey. Survey participation is open to every public, private, parochial and charter school in the U.S. and Canada and continues until December 15, 2007.

This marks the fifth year of collecting and reporting authentic, unfiltered, viewpoints about education and 21st century learning. This year, an estimated 325,000 surveys are projected to be completed. Since 2005, 857,000 surveys have been collected, so the group will surpass the million survey cumulative total this year.

The Speak Up program provides the only national online method for every K-12 student, teacher, parent and school leader to have a voice on key education topics. The group will release national Speak Up findings in March 2008, commencing with a Congressional Briefing in Washington D.C.

Ms. Homan encourages all schools to participate in the national survey, at www.netdayspeakup.org. All U.S. schools are pre-registered, however school officials may need to activate their school or district registration and pick a password.

“We need all teachers, students and parents to give us their thoughts so we can continue to move towards a true 21st century classroom environment,” commented Ms. Homan. “It’s really important to help us have a voice for improving education throughout North America, and this is a critical platform to be able to do that.”

Ms. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow.org and the leader behind the Speak Up 2007 surveying initiative, expanded on this idea. “We have a tremendous opportunity to improve education across the board, and this comprehensive survey allows us to gather feedback that we present to educational leaders at the highest levels of government and also at the school level. We’re all committed to providing honest, accurate feedback on what we can do to improve learning in our schools.”

Other partners in the Speak Up 2007 initiative include CDW-G, SMART Technologies, PASCO Scientific, the William and Flora Hewitt Foundation, KI Education, as well as the educational groups SETDA, CoSN and NSBA.

About Speak Up
Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay), a national education nonprofit group. The vision of Project Tomorrow (http://www.tomorrow.org/) is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.

About Futurekids
Futurekids is the premier provider of technology teacher training solutions for schools and universities around the world. Futurekids has a 22-year record of success in technology education. Their core competency is providing technology training as it relates to teaching and learning. They have relationships and achievements with many key educational partners such as Intel, IBM and Dell.  For more information on Futurekids, please visit http://www.futurekids.com/.

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