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Defunct Nonprofit TransformEd’s Content Goes to Digital Promise

All guides, papers, evidence-based tools, webinars and videos curated by TransformEd, which ceased operations in June, have gone to another education nonprofit that shares its vision for inclusiveness and equity.

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Two months after the nonprofit Transforming Education (TransformEd) ceased operations, its online library of content to promote social-emotional learning has found a new home.

In a recent news release, the national nonprofit Digital Promise announced its acquisition of all content formerly owned by Transforming Education (TransformEd), the now-shuttered nonprofit based in Boston that used to partner with school systems to promote education that fosters whole-child development, including social-emotional aspects of learning. This includes teaching guides, administrative resources, webinars and videos, papers, multimedia toolkits and other evidence-based tools aimed at helping historically excluded students. There are 18 webinars listed on its website, including “Social-Emotional Learning in this Moment,” “Fostering Positive Peer Relationships” and “Building Strong Teacher-Student Relationships in the Classroom.”

Digital Promise, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Redwood City, Calif., works with educators, researchers and technology leaders on innovations to support students. One of its free web apps, Learner Variability Navigator, for example, allows educators to pinpoint precise teaching strategies based on the learner’s difficulties.

“Digital Promise is honored to be the new home for Transforming Education’s significant body of knowledge,” Digital Promise President and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard said in a public statement. “Their long-held belief in the importance of whole-child development, grounded in science and developed with practitioners, is one we share and will continue to advocate for at Digital Promise.”

Added Barbara Pape, senior director of Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project: “We admire Transforming Education’s body of work, particularly the emphasis on teaching to the whole child and their efforts to bring this knowledge base to the classroom — both of which complement the focus of Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project.”

Shannah Varón, who chaired Transforming Education’s board, said she’s thrilled that the work her organization performed will continue to help educators and learners.

“Digital Promise’s deep commitment to, and expertise in, using research and technology to shape more equitable learning environments and practices has led us to believe it is the perfect home for the work that Transforming Education has pioneered and led since its inception,” she said in a public statement.