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What is the Education Elements Inc.?
On Dec. 23, 2010, Anthony Kim registered Ed Elements, Inc. as a corporation with the Delaware Secretary of State.
On Jan. 6, 2011, Kim registered Ed Elements Inc. as a corporation, based in San Francisco, with the California Secretary of State. He wrote that the business was incorporated in the state of Delaware. Later that year, in July 2011, he filed a new statement changing the name of the company to Education Elements, Inc. It’s based today in San Carlos, California.
Education Elements describes itself as a K-12 education consulting firm.
What services does the Education Elements Inc. offer?
- “Personalized Learning Design and Implementation”
- “Competency-Based Education Design and Implementation”
- “Professional Development & Support”
What K-12 work has the Education Elements Inc. done?
The company says that since 2010, it has worked with “more than 40,000 teachers, 950 schools and 200 districts” to “personalize learning and improve education” for 780,000 students.
Education Elements is a large firm that does some work in “diversity, equity and inclusion” but also does a lot of work in leadership, strategic planning, personalized learning and data analysis. It reported that it did work in 91 school districts from 2018 through 2019, but it does not distinguish which district received what type of service.
Education Elements lists a number of school districts among its “success stories.”
Lake Travis Independent School District
On Dec. 24, 2020, Lake Travis Independent School District Superintendent Paul Norton signed a contract with Anthony Kim, chief executive officer at Education Elements Inc., to pay the company $75,000 to “provide design and implementation services to develop a strategic plan” for the school district. The statement of work listed the company as a new customer. The contract ran for seven months from Jan. 4, 2021, through July 31, 2021.