School-to-home bridge reinforced by allowing teachers to seamlessly share PBS educational resources through Remind’s communication platform
Princeton, NJ – November 16, 2017 – Tucker Capital served as exclusive advisors to PBS in developing a partnership with Remind that will allow teachers to share PBS resources through Remind’s communication platform.
PBS was a lead partner as Remind launched its new Share on Remind button, which will be integrated into over 100,000 PBS resources on PBS LearningMedia, which 1.5 million educators used this month. Used in more than 90% of U.S. public school districts, Remind currently supports 27 million monthly active users, including more than half of all full-time teachers in the country.
Through this innovative effort, PBS will offer educators the opportunity to seamlessly share contextualized educational public media materials such as videos and interactives, further strengthening the school-to-home connection. Research has shown that the more connected these two important components of a student’s life, the more educators, parents and students themselves benefit.
“Our goal at PBS is to support the entire learning ecosystem – including kids, parents and educators – by catalyzing learning moments,” said Sara Schapiro, Vice President, PBS Education. “This new partnership with Remind is an important step in helping us deliver on that commitment by allowing educators to easily share resources with parents to strengthen learning at home, bridging home and school to propel learning outcomes for kids across America. The Tucker team helped us to create a connection with Remind and move quickly to put us in a position to succeed together.”
“The school-to-home connection is a fast-developing space. We believe PBS, with its trust among teachers and parents, and Remind, with its widespread adoption as a go-to communication tool for teachers, are well suited to further develop this important link,” said Taylor Smith of Tucker Capital.
PBS, with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’s premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a new 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America.
Remind is a communication platform that helps every student succeed. Founded in 2011, Remind allows school and district administrators to reach and engage with their communities and connects educators and families with the tools that help them teach and learn. Investors include First Round Capital, GSV, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and Social Capital.
About Tucker Capital
Founded in 1982, Tucker Capital is a strategic advisory and investment banking firm located in Princeton, New Jersey, specializing in the education and consumer sectors, where it helps management teams create partnerships, plan growth strategies, and incubate new initiatives.