November 14, 2011
3rd Learning and New York State Council of Superintendents Announce Signature Strategic Partnership for 2011-12

Collaboration to Include Sponsorship of Events and Exclusive Speaking Opportunities for Education Company

Buffalo, NY – 3rd Learning, an education company that develops leading software systems and applications, announces today a new partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents, as a Signature Strategic Partner for the 2011-12 school year.

As part of this relationship, 3rd Learning will present at several skill-building workshops and events throughout the year.  The first 3rd Learning participation was at a skill-building workshop in October and most recently, delivering a capabilities presentation by Michael Horning Jr., president, and Bob Hartz, director of strategic partnership development, at a recent Council’s networking dinner to kick off the partnership.

The Council’s Strategic Partnership program provides opportunities for companies, associations, organizations and foundations to connect with educational leaders. The program helps fund The Council’s legal services and programs to superintendents. Signature Partners have annual renewable contracts with the Council and receive a customized marketing plan, basic contract benefits, and access to the Menu of Marketing Benefits.

“3rd Learning is excited about this new partnership with The Council and fully supports the organization’s mission and dedication for advancing public education,” said Michael Horning Jr., M.Ed., president of 3rd Learning. “This is the first year of our long-term commitment to The Council and the superintendents it serves. We are extremely confident that our work can be leveraged to assist superintendents across New York State and underscores our dedication to the students and families they serve.”

“We are delighted that 3rd Learning has joined our 2011-12 Strategic Partnership Program as a Signature Partner. We appreciate their support of our organization and commitment to education., noted Robert J. Reidy Jr., The Council’s executive director.

About The Council
The New York State Council of School Superintendents is a professional and advocacy organization with over a century of service to school superintendents in New York State. The Council provides its more than 800 members with numerous professional development opportunities, publications and personal services, while advocating for public education and the superintendency. For more information, visit

About PLS 3rd Learning
PLS 3rd Learning co-creates custom technologies to align standards-based content and resources, and offers professional development, to elevate the craft of teaching. The company provides educators with innovative resources and professional development to create and improve curriculum, instruction and assessment. Guided by the principles of passionate educators with decades of real-world experience, PLS 3rd Learning is helping teachers and schools worldwide reach their full potential. For more information, visit

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