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Gradient Learning signs on as early adopter of 2020 Student Privacy Pledge

Today, Gradient Learning, the nonprofit that leads the Summit Learning program and Along video journal, signed on as one of the first adopters of the updated 2020 Student Privacy Pledge

The Student Privacy Pledge reflects top industry standards and commitments to safeguarding the privacy and security of all student information. This pledge is directly aligned with our work as an organization, and we have been proud signatories since 2018. You can read more about the history of the pledge here

Now more than ever, technology is helping schools stay connected and keep children learning,” said Andrew Goldin, Executive Director of Gradient Learning. “We partner with communities across the country and are committed to making sure our partners are safe. The new additions to the pledge, including educating our partners on our privacy commitments and incorporating privacy best practices into our program updates are actions we’ve already been taking, and we’re excited to see these initiatives reflected as the gold standard in Pledge 2020.” 

As early signatories of this pledge, we are renewing our commitments to prioritizing and protecting the students, educators and communities we serve. Just a few highlights of Pledge 2020 include: 

  • Student personal information is used only for educational purposes — no exceptions.
  • Data is never for sale, period. 
  • We educate our partners on our privacy commitments. 
  • We incorporate privacy and security best practices when improving our offerings. 

Check out the Gradient Learning, Summit Learning, and Along privacy pages to read our privacy policies and learn more about our supporting resources for educators and families.

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Summit Learning is a research–based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student–teacher relationships that prepare students for life after graduation. Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners. Summit Learning is independently led and operated by the nonprofit, Gradient Learning.