SPARK is a proud member of the School Specialty Family
How the relationship began: SPARK began disseminating evidence-based programs during the 1993-1994 school year, under the umbrella of the San Diego State University Research Foundation. This continued through October 1st, 2002. On that day, the licensure to disseminate SPARK was transferred to School Specialty Inc., a publically traded(NASDAQ) company, and a recognized national leader in the education marketplace.
More about School Specialty -- in their own words: School Specialty is forging an exciting era in the educational resources market as a family of brands focused on helping educators help students succeed.
That focus is guided by our promise to:
What does that mean to educators? It means educators will find more of what they need—when they need it—from a partner they can rely on to make the most of limited resources—budgets and time. These are just a few of the many initiatives we’re investing in to bring our promise to life:
We will seek to "walk the talk" through our School Specialty Promise, a program that gives each School Specialty associate three days of paid time to volunteer in the classroom of their choice. We’ve found that it helps keep us focused on the needs of those we serve, and it really impacts and enriches our lives and the lives of teachers and students. We also offer a matching grant program for employee donations to educational causes.
We’re proud to be a part of educators' daily efforts, and appreciate being part of their classrooms.
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