Category: New Partner

Demco Partners with Robin to Help Schools

Demco expands its offerings to include Robin’s innovative live coaching and real-world curriculum to support the mental health and social-emotional skill development of students, educators, and parents.

MADISON, WIS., March 31, 2022— In support of Demco’s mission to set the stage for optimized learning, the learning solutions provider has strategically partnered with Robin, a rising star in the social-emotional learning space, to help ensure students, educators, and families are prepared to face life’s challenges head-on.

Demco has been supplying educators with innovative learning solutions for 117 years. Robin offers a flexible toolkit for students, teachers, and families to build heathy habits, skills, and mindsets. Together, they will reach more communities in need of support and double their impact in improving mental well-being, social-emotional growth, and core SEL skills in schools.

“We are so thrilled to be partnering with Robin. Mental health is impacting society now more than ever, and students and educators are no exception. Robin is so unique in their multiple-pronged approach to improving mental health,” says Chad Edwards, President of Demco. “With Demco and Robin working together, the possibilities for creating positive change are endless.”

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Demco, a respected leader in the education industry,” says Sonny Thadani, CEO of Robin. “Not only does Demco share our mission to empower school communities with lifelong learning and skills, but Demco also provides strong sales support bringing Robin’s unique social-emotional coaching and curriculum to even more school communities in the U.S. and internationally.”

Bring SEL into your school with award-winning custom solutions from Robin

About Demco
Demco maximizes positive outcomes for all learners by offering innovative and inspired solutions. With 117 years of industry experience, Demco provides solutions to libraries and schools to equip, engage, and empower learners.

About Robin
Robin empowers the entire school community by connecting students, educators, and families with live coaching and real-world skill-building. Grounded in human connection, Robin’s coaches provide personalized experiences that transform the way people think about themselves and their relationships. Through videos and a flexible curriculum, coaches offer a safe space for processing emotions and inspire students to practice the skills they need to face life’s challenges.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Please contact our inside sales department for everyday orders and general inquiries. Please reference C10903 for contract pricing or let them know you are an ILTPP member.

Alli Starry, Inside Sales Specialist
800-462-8709 ext 2396
Fax: 888-329-4728

For larger projects needing installation or design, please contact our Business Development representative

Lynne Gruneberg, Business Development Representative
Fax: 800.730.8094

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The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program Selects ParentSquare as a Vendor Partner for School-Home Communications Technology

Santa Barbara, CA — Dec. 15, 2021— ParentSquare, the award-winning unified school-home communications platform for K-12 education, has been named a vendor partner by the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP).

The ILTPP is a statewide cooperative created by Illinois’ Learning Technology Center (LTC), Regional Offices of Education (ROE), and Intermediate Service Centers (ISC) in 1998. Its goal is to provide a voluntary purchasing program that combines the purchasing power of Illinois school districts and other eligible educational entities to offer competitive pricing on technology products and services.

Approved vendors undergo a rigorous evaluation before obtaining ILTPP’s approval for partnership. The program researches the reliability of each vendor by contacting three educational facilities that have purchased their products within the last year. In addition, an advisory committee consisting of LTC, ROE, and ISC directors and Illinois State Board of Education officials assesses the vendors’ pricing and products.

“We aim to secure strategic partnerships with some of the most innovative organizations in educational technology,” said ILTPP Program Manager Hope Hardin-Borbely. “We make a point of dealing only with companies who have a reputation for providing exceptional service and the highest quality products. We’re very excited to bring ParentSquare’s incredible functionality and customer support to our members.”

ParentSquare’s contract with ILTPP gives cooperative members access to a unified, two-way communications platform that enables them to easily contact the parents and guardians of their students while overcoming language or socioeconomic barriers and maintaining the highest standards of privacy and security. Families can receive alerts for school or district news, activities, and events, as well as complete forms and permission slips, sign up for parent-teacher conferences, check attendance, RSVP for events, and more. 

School staff and parents can also participate in one-to-one and group messaging with real-time language translation. ParentSquare offers translation to more than 100 languages, and app, email, text, voice, and web portal access for more equitable communications district-wide. It also features extensive integrations with student information and other critical administrative systems and single sign-on capabilities.

“Establishing efficient, effective communication with students’ families is one of the overarching challenges that schools and districts face today,” said Dr. Chad A. Stevens, Chief Strategy Officer of ParentSquare. “As an Illinois resident, lifelong educator, and father of two school-aged children, I can speak on behalf of everyone at ParentSquare when I say we’re delighted to help improve parent engagement and communications equity in Illinois schools.” 

About the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program

The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) was jointly developed in 1998 by the Learning Technology Centers, the Regional Offices of Education, and the Intermediate Service Centers, responding to needs assessment information provided by district personnel statewide. ILTPP, a statewide cooperative of Illinois K-12 educational organizations, aggregates buying power and expertise to procure technology products and services at better prices than those available to individual organizations. For more information, please visit us online and follow ILTPP on Facebook and Twitter.

About ParentSquare™

ParentSquare is relied upon by millions of educators and families in 44 states for unified, effective school communications. ParentSquare provides parent engagement tools that work from the district office to the individual classroom, supported by powerful metrics and reporting. ParentSquare’s technology platform features extensive integrations with student information and other critical administrative systems, translation to more than 100 languages, and app, email, text, voice, and web portal access for equitable communication. ParentSquare (, founded in 2011, is based in Santa Barbara, CA.



Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Jeremy Tignor
Senior Region Director

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Newsela – Authentic, Real-World Content for K-12 Classrooms

Newsela and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members published texts and content at significantly discounted prices.

Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that is personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. Newsela accomplishes this by presenting authentic real-world content from trusted sources in an instruction-ready format for K-12 classrooms. With over 10,000 texts in Newsela’s platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.

Newsela provides content that is:

  • AUTHENTIC: From the real world, about real and relatable people and topics
  • ACCESSIBLE: Differentiated at 5 levels, representative of every learner
  • ACTIVE: Never stale, always up-to-date with what’s happening in the world
  • ACCOUNTABLE: Ensures educators and students are taking responsibility for learning
  • ALIGNED: Aligned to key standards, frameworks, and commonly used curriculum

Newsela’s offerings include Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela SEL, and more. You can find more information here.

Contract Highlights:

  • Discount for any school or district that purchases through the ILTPP contract
  • Scaled discount based on number of participating buildings
  • Content to meet the Illinois curriculum mandates like Civics, Black History, LGBTQ, Illinois History, and many more
  • Professional learning to support the implementation of Newsela

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

General inquiries:

New Newsela Schools or Districts
Jenny Pearl
Illinois Partnerships

Current Newsela Partners
Nicky Dunlap
Illinois Partnerships

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CENTEGIX – Every. Second. Matters.

CENTEGIX™ and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members the award-winning incident response, CrisisAlert™ solution at a significantly discounted price.

CENTEGIX innovates technology to save and enrich lives. This is accomplished through the one-of-a-kind CrisisAlert solution which enables anyone to get help with the push of a button. CrisisAlert empowers confident human action in an incident – from the everyday to the extreme. This easy-to-use solution allows staff and administrators to immediately handle any situation, anywhere on the premises. The CrisisAlert wearable badge ensures that staff never have to worry about finding help because help will always find them. When staff feel safe and secure, they are free to focus on being productive, every day.

Always identify yourself as an ILTPP member when requesting a quote or placing an order and reference Contract Number #ILTPP AEPA-021G.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Steve Gambill
Sales Operations Manager

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Capitol Electronics – Creating Safer Communities and Schools

Capitol Electronics Inc (CEI) and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members significantly discounted emergency notification systems, non-contact thermal temperature scanners, lightning suppression technology, and pathogen eliminating technology.

A Legacy of Trust in Public Safety Since 1987

CEI has been a valued consultant and supplier to the wireless industry in the Midwest and Southeast for over 30 years.

CEI regularly updates its product set to reflect the needs of its growing customers. CEI has continued to adapt its products toward the needs of public safety and utilizing the evolution of technology to create safer communities and a safer environment for first responders.

Contract Highlights:

  • All CEI product offerings are patented, field-tested, and vetted for quality.
  • Centurion Elite® emergency notification system and the CMCE-120 lightning suppressor carry no subscription or ongoing fees.
  • The non-contact thermal imaging temperature scanner does have a model that does not incur ongoing fees.
  • All temperature scanner models are CARES Act/ESSER2 funds eligible.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Wendy Justice
Public Safety Consultant

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Edpuzzle – Videos & Illinois School Grants

Edpuzzle and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members a significant discount on the Edpuzzle easy-to-use video lesson platform.

Engaging Every Student, One Video at a Time

Edpuzzle unlocks the power of videos through simple editing tools and dazzling student data. The process is simple – find a video, add questions and assign it to your class. Watch as they progress and hold them accountable on their learning journey!

Make any video your lesson – Choose a video, give it your magic touch, and track your students’ comprehension.

Reinforce accountability – Check if students are watching your videos, how many times they’re watching each section, and if they’re understanding the content.

Engage students – Introduce students to self-paced learning with interactive video lessons. It’s easy to add your own voice narration and questions!

Save time – Use videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, and more. If you’d rather record and upload your own video, go for it!

Illinois School Grants for the 20-21 School Year

Whether it’s in class, at home, or during hybrid instruction, Edpuzzle wants to help keep all of the teachers in your school connected with their students. With interactive video lessons, they will be able to learn at their own pace, wherever they are!

Fill out the school grant form with the email address you use to log into Edpuzzle so you can be granted Pro access for free to you and all your colleagues through the end of the school year! If you don’t have an Edpuzzle teacher account, please make sure you create one first!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Aaron Shute
Director of School Partnerships

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Deledao Education – A Digital Wellness Company

Deledao Education and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members discounted browser-based self-harm alerting and content filtering focused on student wellness and digital safety.

Powerful Wellness Monitoring & Content Filtering for ALL Students

Deledao Education’s AI-powered, cloud-based technology screens through web and email content in real time to analyze text, images, and videos. It works on Chromebooks, Windows, Mac OS, mobile devices and tablets. Through the real time analysis of each page as it renders in the browser, Deledao Education provides powerful wellness monitoring and content filtering for on and off campus learners.

Among other features, Deledao Education:

  • Supports district leadership responsible for monitoring student wellness and mental health by applying its AI technology to monitor student web and email activity in real time for signs a student may be in need of help.
  • Embeds anti-tracking technology to protect student privacy. Deledao Education shields students’ online activities from third parties.
  • Safeguards distance learners through the mitigation of inappropriate images and video that may be bombed/shared in video conferencing applications such as Zoom and Google Meet.
  • Provides instructional staff with granular policy controls to restrict on/off campus student internet activity during class time.

Deledao Education promotes parental engagement via its integrated Parent Portal (web and app-based) providing granular at-home policy settings and full visibility into their child’s internet activity and conduct on school-owned devices.

Contract Highlights:  State-of-the art artificial intelligence self-harm monitoring and alerting technology provided at an extremely affordable annual cost.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Jasen Whetstone
Account Executive

Learn More About Deledao Education

Digital Curriculum, Assessments, & Educational Consulting

Edmentum and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have teamed up to provide ILTPP members with a trusted partner in education, creating successful outcomes everywhere learning occurs.

Edmentum offers support in a variety of areas:

  • Digital Curriculum: rigorously aligned to state standards and flexible for use in any learning environment
  • Proven Assessments: benchmark learning needs, formatively assess learning, and support classroom practice
  • Educational Consulting: professional learning, technical services, and support to power successful implementations
  • Educational Services: support student-centered virtual learning including mentoring, grading, diploma-granting instruction, and more

Exact Path

Edmentum Exact Path utilizes adaptive diagnostic assessments paired with individualized learning paths to promote academic growth in K-12 reading, language arts, and math. Exact Path is focused on understanding where your students are acacademically and then taking that data a step further to provide just-in-time instruction aligned to your goals.


Edmentum Courseware offers best-in-class, customizable online curricula for sixth grade through adult learners. Courseware is rigorous, relevant, and aligned to Illinois standards with over 400 courses covering core, elective, CTE, world language, and advanced subjects.

Study Island

Study Island offers customizable K-12 practice and preparation to support your formative assessment strategies. This Illinois standards-based program gives you the tools needed to ensure success on the state assessments and beyond.

Calvert Learning

Calvert Learning helps schools succeed with K-5 virtual and blended learning. Calvert focuses on building creative problem-solving and other lifelong skills students need to thrive in a fast-changing world. Edmentum provides the curriculum, tools, and services to make it happen, with a flexible approach based on your unique needs.

Edmentum is committed to ensuring success for Illinois educators and their students in any learning environment – brick and mortar, hybrid, and fully virtual.

Check out Edmentum’s 2020-2021 Planning and Success Toolkit for free guides, blogs, and worksheets to build a school around your students!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Jason Eggert
Illinois Partnership Manager
(214) 293-9759
c: (815) 529-0885

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LearnPlatform – Save Time. Save Money. Improve Outcomes.

LearnPlatform and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members a top software-as-a-service and research-based solution for discounted purchase via a pre-negotiated contract.

LearnPlatform is the edtech effectiveness system that equips K-12 districts to organize, streamline and analyze their education technology to ensure it is safe, equitable and cost-effective. LearnPlatform simplifies processes for edtech vetting, approvals, procurement, implementation and evaluation and makes it easy to communicate edtech information and access to teachers, students and families, all in a single platform.

LearnPlatform’s solution is used by districts to organize their education technology, streamline standard processes (such as purchasing, contract management, and piloting), and rapidly analyze their classroom technology to learn what’s working, for which students, in what context, and at what cost.

Districts who use LearnPlatform benefit from the ability to:

  • Generate actionable insights on the cost-effectiveness and equity of their edtech investments
  • Streamline how they find, approve, purchase, and implement edtech tools
  • Simplify how teachers and families find, access and use district-approved edtech
  • Manage vendor relationships for better privacy compliance and more

Contract Highlights:

  • Ongoing discounts for ILTPP members
  • Full SOPPA compliant solution with a parent-facing library of tool use
  • Create an approved tool portal for teachers
  • Inventory the tools used in your district

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Districts >5,000 Students
Rob Residori
Director of Partnerships
(773) 273-9419

Districts <5,000 Students
Hillary Simons
District Analyst
(860) 933-4091

Learn More About LearnPlatform

Istation – Blended Learning for Reading, Math, and Spanish

Istation (Imagination Station) and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members discounted formative assessments, adaptive curriculum, personalized data profiles, teacher resources, and professional development; all under contract with ILTPP! As an AEPA contract, this agreement is nationally-bid, providing you with the most competitive pricing.

Get the Data and Support Schools Need to Differentiate Instruction and More!

Working together, Istation’s educational technology and teaching tools are aligned to individual state standards and Common Core State Standards. Teachers get the formative data they need to differentiate instruction with flexible resources and computer-based evaluations for small- and whole-group instruction.

Computer-Adaptive Intervention and Instruction

Based on scientific evidence and comprehensive research, Istation’s formative assessments, adaptive curriculum, personalized data profiles, and flexible teacher resources help schools measure growth and influence new skills for reading, math, and Spanish literacy. Plus, educators get easy-to-understand feedback that is timely, specific, and constructive.

Powered by the Science of Reading

Istation’s engaging assessments and instruction cover the National Reading Panel’s “Big Five” foundational essentials. Schools get the support they need to improve comprehension and growth with activities and lessons that provide actionable and insightful data that measures phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary, as well as many other skills.

Innovative Oral Reading Fluency Assessment

Istation’s digital Oral Reading Fluency assessment combines over three decades of educational research with more than a decade of technical development and data through a partnership with Boulder Learning, Inc.. This pioneering effort in the use of speech recognition technology in education includes digital recording programming to help schools measure oral reading fluency, accuracy, and more.

For School and Home

Mixing teaching and technology, Istation’s comprehensive blended-learning approach helps schools differentiate instruction and support intervention for powerful growth.

Meadowdale Elementary School in Carpentersville, Illinois Success Story

Meadowdale Elementary School in Carpentersville, Illinois, made professional development a priority. They invested in customizable professional development that was tailored to their school’s needs and helped them make better instructional decisions.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Julie Ellis
Account Executive

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