January 2008 - We've launched the new NW Education Cluster web site!


Education Cluster News

New York Times Coverage of the NW Education Cluster – June 21st 2007

On June 21st Jim Flanigan wrote an article in the New York Times on the Cluster and its activities “Small Companies That Try to Bring Innovative Technology to Teaching.” Here is the link. There is a nice picture of Bill Kelly and some information about some of the companies in the cluster. Nice Job!

Also Marc Dean Millot, Editor of School Improvement Industry wrote some coverage about the article on their website. Anyone can comment on the coverage at www.edbizbuzz.comJust click on the June 22nd link. Dean provides a few ideas on what a cluster like this can do. I think our work on technology in Oregon schools is a start.


I had the opportunity to sit down with Dick Moody from the AESA and I asked that he provide more information to everyone about the work they do. 

The Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) is a professional organization serving 553 educational service agencies (ESAs) with over 180,000 employees in 45 states. Business Members of the AESA have multiple connection points for marketing and distribution of products and services directly to these agencies; or, with agency agreements, to the school districts and staff served by the ESAs. Nationally, the agencies with membership in AESA reach well over 80% of the public school districts, over 83% of the private schools, over 80% of certified teachers, more than 80% non-certified school employees, and well over 80% public and private school students. For additional information about AESA and its business membership program, please go to www.aesa.us/bus_members.html or contact Dick Moody, AESA director of business services at dmoody@aesa.us