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Our Partnership: Summit Learning Program Agreements

Spring is a time of renewal, and this year is no exception. As we look ahead to the 2020-21 school year, we are thrilled to welcome our newest group of schools to the Summit Learning program. By becoming part of the Summit Learning community, you are joining a diverse community of educators, schools, and districts nationwide who are committed to empowering students to take ownership of their learning and succeed in life beyond the classroom. Together, we’re improving education, and you are an integral part of this journey.

Our organization partners directly with districts to share the Summit Learning program with schools, teachers, and students. This partnership is formalized with our Program Agreement, which demonstrates our commitment to supporting your district on your journey with Summit Learning. This week, we shared our updated program materials for the 2020-21 school year. 

While there are no changes to the day-to-day classroom experience for our partners, the 2020-21 Program Agreement clarifies our user agreement and data security information and makes these resources easier to access for school leaders, teachers, and parents. We’re holding the bar high, and we remain committed to protecting your privacy and security as you drive positive change in your classrooms. As a reflection of this commitment, we received the highest privacy score out of the top education technology organizations from Common Sense Media in their most recent privacy evaluations. For a list of commonly asked questions, please click here

The majority of our partner schools are operating under a current Program Agreement, which means that the district will not need to sign a new agreement in order to remain in the program next year. If your district is among those required to take action on the 2020-21 Program Agreement, we have already reached out to them directly to share information and next steps. 

We thank you for your partnership, and we look forward to continuing to work with talented and driven educators across the country. We hope you are as excited for the upcoming year as we are.

Andrew Goldin
Executive Director
Gradient Learning

About the author

Andrew Goldin
Andrew Goldin
Andrew Goldin is the Executive Director of Gradient Learning. In this role, he leads support for schools implementing the Summit Learning program across the country. He started his career teaching middle school science in the Bronx, New York as a Teach for America corps member. After, he joined YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, Texas as the principal of two YES campuses and later a manager of school leaders. Andrew joined Summit Public Schools as Chief of Schools in 2015, and became Chief Program Officer for Summit Learning in 2018. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSEd from Bank Street College of Education, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.