Cambridge, MA: Validated Learning Co. received a 2018 Visionary Award from the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce today. Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern presented the Award to company CEO Isaac D. Van Wesep and his co-founder Walter O. Duncan who received it on behalf of the company. The Award was given in recognition of Validated Learning’s innovations in classroom software, which have been shown to improve student learning and close achievement gaps.
“It is an honor to be recognized here in our home city for the hard work and vision of the Validated Learning team, including Shawn Rosenberger, Julie Niesen, Cini Kannan, Arash Danaie, Taylor Locke, and Marlon Davis” said Van Wesep.
Simone LaPray, Program Manager for the Cambridge-based entrepreneur network TiE Boston, said “TiE Boston was so proud to see Validated Learning receive the Cambridge Visionary Award. We jumped at the chance to have them in our Seed to Series A accelerator, ScaleUp. The Validated Learning platform is a true disruptive innovation that is democratizing access to education technology and making a positive impact on society. We know that this is one of many milestones in the success of Validated Learning.”
About Validated Learning Co.: Validated Learning Co. believes that genius knows no zip code and is on a mission to democratize access to tools that help students achieve their best, no matter where they live and go to school. The company has helped schools and teachers measurably improve student learning outcomes since 2013 with its Quick Key Mobile student feedback app. The company is now launching the Question Xchange platform – a peer-to-peer marketplace powered by machine learning and the crowd – that dramatically improves teachers’ and students’ ability to check for mastery, identify learning gaps, and close those gaps through human-centric personalized learning pathways.