SEED Announces Measured Progress As Founding Sponsor Providing A $25,000 Donation
Seacoast Educational Endowment Dover (SEED) announced today that Dover-based Measured Progress provided the organization a $25,000 donation to fund their mission. The Seacoast Educational Endowment Dover organization (SEED) was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2011 to promote academic excellence, champion technology and reward educator innovation in Dover’s public schools. SEED raises private philanthropic dollars and provides grant funds, on a competitive basis, to educators who submit formal applications. SEED’s overarching goals are to create a legacy for educational excellence in Dover Public Schools and to advocate the value of education in the community.
SEED’s mission is to support innovation and academic excellence in Dover Public Schools. The vision of the organization is for all Dover Public School students attain 21st century skills and knowledge to be college and career ready.
Measured Progress is an industry leader in the development of customized, K-12 student assessments for schools, districts, and states. With close to 500 regular employees, thousands of seasonal workers, and contracts with almost half the states, the company is one of the largest employers in Dover. Founded and run by educators, Measured Progress has the reputation of being the major testing company “with a soul” – still true to its not-for-profit educational mission. Stuart Kahl, Co-Founder of Measured Progress, sits as President of the SEED Board of Directors.
Operating in Dover for most of its 30-year history, Measured Progress is the deserving recipient of the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Best Company Award. Contributing significantly to capital campaigns of the children’s museum and the hospital, allowing civic groups to use its facilities, hosting Casting for Recovery, allowing the city the right-of-way along its river front for the Dover Community Trail, and supporting countless Chamber programs, such as the Greater Dover Educator of the Year and the Cocheco Arts Festival, are just some of the ways the company has assured residents of Dover that Measured Progress can be counted on to do its fair share as a good corporate citizen.