October 17, 2016 – Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc.

Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc.

Acquisition of innovative digital math company expands Imagine Learning’s product reach and creates a total language, literacy, and numeracy solution; transaction bolsters Weld North Education’s industry leading profile in K–12 digital education category.

PROVO, UT – October 17, 2016 – Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced today its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math (TTM) supplemental online math program. Through this acquisition, Imagine Learning is poised to fill a critical need for innovative and adaptive language, literacy, and math solutions in the K–12 space. Weld North, an investment company focused on digital and SaaS education solutions led by Jonathan Grayer, acquired Imagine Learning in April 2014.

“At Imagine Learning, we see how many students struggle with both literacy and numeracy,” said Joe Swenson, CEO of Imagine Learning. “It only makes sense that we would work to resolve those struggles by joining forces with another innovative curriculum provider that understands how students learn math. We are confident that Imagine Learning and Think Through Math offer the perfect blend of academic instruction, assessment, educator analytics, and student engagement. We know our partner schools will be excited by this news as well.”

As supplemental curricula, Imagine Learning and Think Through Math are data-driven, research-based programs that engage, challenge, and monitor students for lasting academic gains. Both programs also feature standards-based content for students at multiple grade levels.

“Think Through Learning is an exciting addition to Weld North’s digital K–12 platform,” said Jonathan Grayer, CEO of Weld North. “Since our inception in 2010, Weld North has bought and then grown high quality, innovative digital K–12 learning companies committed to addressing the needs of students and teachers across the US. We are now one of the largest platforms of digital and SaaS education solutions in the country with a strong growth profile and an operating strategy designed to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving marketplace. We are delighted to welcome the Think Through Learning team to Weld North’s digital K–12 group of companies.”

During this period of transition, both programs will maintain their unique instructional focus and award-winning features so familiar to millions of students across the country.

“We’re excited to be a part of Imagine Learning—a company that shares our vision of transforming the way students learn,” said Louis Piconi, founder of Think Through Learning. “We strongly believe that this relationship offers a winning combination that will provide a comprehensive suite of math and literacy software to a wider array of students.”

Imagine Learning’s corporate headquarters will remain in Provo, UT. Other terms of agreement have not been disclosed.

About Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language and literacy solutions for elementary students, revolutionizing the way children learn to read. Students and teachers love Imagine Learning, Imagine Learning Español, and Big Brainz math-fact automaticity products because they are research-based, data driven, instructionally differentiated, and incredibly fun to use. The Imagine Learning family is dedicated to changing lives and opening doors of opportunity for kids.

For more information, please visit www.imaginelearning.com.

About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math

Think Through Learning, a leader in education technology innovation, is transforming math education in schools throughout the United States with the adaptive learning technology of Think Through Math. Designed for grades 3 and above, Think Through Math is the only software system that integrates state-certified teachers who tutor struggling students live in order to improve math understanding.

For more information, visit www.thinkthroughmath.com.

Media Contacts

For Weld North:  Elliot Sloane, Sloane & Company | 212.446.1864

For Imagine Learning: Ruth Christensen | [email protected] | 801.616.4434