Boston Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools Adopt BoomWriter Digital Education Platform and Technology Heroes Program

  Boston Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools Adopt BoomWriter Digital
  Education Platform and Technology Heroes Program

 Students Use Flexible Content Creation and Delivery Platform to Write, Edit
     and Publish Original Works; CareerBuilder Sponsors Chicago, Nation’s
                        Third-Largest School District.

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- May 7, 2013

BoomWriter Media, Inc. today announces that the Boston Public Schools and
Chicago Public Schools will adopt its innovative content creation,
collaboration and delivery platform, and that Chicago-based CareerBuilder, the
largest online job site in North America, will sponsor the Chicago district’s
adoption. BoomWriter gives more than 250,000 Chicago and Boston students in
grades 3-12 the opportunity to use its award-winning digital education
platform in their schools.

Students will use BoomWriter to collaborate and create multi-chapter stories
on the flexible platform, which helps strengthen the writing, critical
thinking, collaborative and grammatical skills that are increasingly essential
to future academic and career success. BoomWriter readily integrates with
existing lesson plans and course curricula, simplifies assessment of
individual and group progress, and helps teachers provide insightful
individualized feedback.

Students emerge from the BoomWriter Technology Heroes Program as published
writers and editors of professionally printed works. Lisa Perez, Network
Library Coordinator for the Chicago Public Schools Department of Educational
Tools & Technology, notes: “The BoomWriter program motivates students. We
expect a great deal of excitement as they see their words in print.” Brian
Donahue, vice president of sales strategy of CareerBuilder, program
underwriters for the Chicago Public School District, adds: “BoomWriter helps
young people develop their writing skills for a rapidly changing, technology
driven world. This program is a great way to invest in our community and
future workforce.”

Melissa Dodd, Chief Information Officer of the Boston Public Schools,
comments: “This is an exciting partnership that not only enables educational
innovation in the 21st century, but aligns with the district’s goal to prepare
our students for college and career success.”

The BoomWriter content creation, delivery and collaboration platform is
intuitive and easy to adopt in-class. Chris Twyman, founder and CEO of
BoomWriter Media, summarizes: “Online collaboration and education are
increasingly second nature for students. The BoomWriter platform is optimized
to engage students and leverage their ‘Digital DNA.’ We’re particularly
heartened by CareerBuilder’s commitment to educational innovation and
excellence in its hometown, Chicago.”  Twyman notes that collaborative
creative writing is an important first application for the highly flexible
platform.

BoomWriter adheres to Common Core State Standards and can support district
compliance benchmarks as the initiative rolls out. Three school districts and
the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bostonnow participate in the BoomWriter Technology
Heroes Program. Additional information is available at:
http://www.boomwriter.com/Home/TechnologyHeroes

About CareerBuilder
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping
companies target and attract their most important asset – people. Its online
career site, CareerBuilder.com, is the largest in the U.S. with more than 23
million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 31 million resumes. CareerBuilder
works with the world’s top employers, providing resources for everything from
employment branding and data analysis to talent acquisition. More than 9,000
Web sites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL,
feature CareerBuilder’s proprietary job search technology on their career
sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company, The McClatchy
Company (NYSE:MNI) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), CareerBuilder and its
subsidiaries operate in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. For more
information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

About Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools serve 403,000 students in 681 schools. It is the
nation’s third-largest school district.

About Boston Public Schools
The Boston Public Schools, the birthplace of public education in the United
States, serves more than 57,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in
128 schools.

About BoomWriter Media
BoomWriter Media of Cambridge, Massachusetts is a digital education company
that engages children and educators in collaborative storytelling. Its
award-winning, Web-based publishing platform brings passionate educators,
technology experts, corporate sponsors, enthusiastic parents and students
together to promote and develop creativity, writing, reading, critical
thinking and other essential 21st century skills. BoomWriter partners with
authors, celebrities, and educators to spark imaginations and inspire
collaboration. For more information, go to http://www.BoomWriter.com. Follow
us @BoomWriter_ or become a fan at www.facebook.com/BoomWriter.

Contact:

BoomWriter Media
Tara Greco, 617-417-1353
Marketing VP
tara@boomwriter.com
 
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