Carnegie Learning Announces Strategic Alliance with Smithsonian

|Jan 18th, 2018

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carnegie Learning, Inc., a research-proven leader of mathematics technology, curriculum and services, has announced a strategic alliance with the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian has long been a leading developer of research-based science and engineering curriculum through its Smithsonian Science Education Center, which was established in 1985 to help transform the teaching and learning of science in the United States and throughout the world.

The alliance helps support Carnegie Learning in its mission to prepare students for success in the future economy. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, employment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations grew much faster than employment in non-STEM occupations over the last decade (24.4 percent versus 4.0 percent, respectively), and STEM occupations are projected to grow by 8.9 percent from 2014 to 2024. Yet as of 2016, the U.S. had roughly 3 million more STEM jobs available than it had skilled workers to fill them.

Both organizations believe in inquiry-based learning for building 21st century skills, and have spent years conducting research to develop and constantly improve learning solutions that are proven to be effective. Each brings a unique expertise to STEM education: Carnegie Learning, with a focus on math and adaptive technology, and the Smithsonian Science Education Center, with a focus on science and engineering.

“We are committed to building the next generation of STEM leaders,” says Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning. “We’ve spent more than 20 years perfecting our adaptive learning technology for mathematics. Now, as we begin to work with the Smithsonian Institution, we can together re-imagine STEM education to better prepare these future leaders.”

“Carnegie Learning has a prestigious reputation for its work in the field of adaptive learning technology and personalized learning,” says Dr. Carol O’Donnell, Director of the Smithsonian Science Education Center. “By combining the power of the Smithsonian’s object-driven approach to science and engineering education with Carnegie Learning’s expertise in mathematics technology, we will be able to meet the needs of schools, districts, states and ministries of education across the globe.”

For more information on Carnegie Learning’s unique approach to transforming mathematics learning, visit www.carnegielearning.com.

For more information about the Smithsonian Science Education Center, visit http://ScienceEducation.si.edu.

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Carnegie Learning, Inc.

Access the press release here.