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PledgeCents and Studies Weekly Partner to Provide Teachers with Curriculum that Fosters Engagement, Critical Thinking and Responsible Decision Making

The partnership aims to bring access to Studies Weekly through the PledgeCents Marketplace.
    PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 27, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As we continue to move into the 21st Century, it is more important than ever that students are able to explore topics that build critical thinking skills, promote collaboration, and stress the importance of innovation. PledgeCents' newest partner, Studies Weekly, is on a mission to providing teachers with high quality resources that enables their students to become the next generation of responsible citizens to foster an even better tomorrow. Studies Weekly, now available through the PledgeCents Marketplace, provides a balanced literacy approach for grades kindergarten through sixth that integrates literacy with core science and social studies content. The partnership enables teachers and parents to gain access to the Studies Weekly by helping to offset the cost to get the curriculum into the hands of more students.

"Studies Weekly is one of the most respected education companies in the space and we are excited to help more teachers access a resource of this caliber," said Andyshea Saberioon, CEO and co-founder of PledgeCents. "With their cross-curricular approach, students are able to explore critical science and social studies concepts through exciting and engaging stories and articles. We are excited to join Studies Weekly in ensuring that quality resources are in the hands of those that need it most, teachers and students."

Through the partnership, teachers and schools will be able to utilize PledgeCents to seamlessly generate a fundraising page to cover the cost of the Studies Weekly curriculum. The PledgeCents team works with each fundraiser to help raise the necessary funds and will purchase the plan immediately after the fundraiser ends and also connect the teacher to a member of Studies Weekly's team to expedite the process. Anyone interested can visit https://www.pledgecents.com/signup/event/studies-weekly to create their own page today.

"Most teachers spend a significant sum of their pay each year to provide their students with materials that are otherwise inaccessible," said Ed Richers, CEO of Studies Weekly. "We're adding PledgeCents to our funding page to enable teachers to easily share this burden with people in their social network and beyond."

Representatives from organizations interested in learning more about the program can contact press@pledgecents.com​ or ashlin.newson@studiesweekly.com ​for more information.

About PledgeCents, Inc.

PledgeCents is the preferred fundraising platform for all PreK-12 needs. By allowing anyone to raise funds, PledgeCents aims to eliminate the $1.6 billion teachers annually spend out-of-pocket for basic classroom needs. Over 1,800 schools representing over 250 public school districts in 50 states work to raise funds through the PledgeCents platform. With the addition of the Preferred Partner Program last year, PledgeCents has partnered with over 60 leading education technology companies to help schools and teachers receive access to the tools they need but cannot afford. For more information please visit: http://www.pledgecents.com or email info@pledgecents.com with any questions.

About Studies Weekly

Studies Weekly standards-based curriculum applies a Balanced Literacy approach to education. The combination of printed weekly units with web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features creates high levels of Student Engagement. Teacher created lessons include rigorous and relevant assessment, word study, writing prompts, reading (modeled, shared, guided, and independent), and much more, foster Critical Thinking Skills that help develop a new generation of Responsible Decision Makers.
Approximately 5 million elementary students in 30 percent of public and private schools nationwide will use Studies Weekly publications are part of their curriculum instruction in the 2017-2018 school year.


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