FRONTLINE EDUCATION ACQUIRES eSPED.com, Inc. 

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Education Insights Partner Closes Third Acquisition in Special Education Market;  Fifth Acquisition of 2016   

Malvern, Pa., — December 20, 2016 – Frontline Education has acquired eSPED.com, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS solutions for educators, administrators and parents of children with personalized educational needs. This marks the fifth acquisition of 2016 for Frontline and the third acquisition in the Special Education and Interventions market. Through these acquisitions, as well as development and expansion in-house, Frontline Education has become the nation's leading education software company, now serving more than 8,500 education organizations.    
   
"Frontline Education is committed to providing the most comprehensive, integrated human capital portfolio for K-12 school districts across the United States and special education is a critical component of that effort," said Tim Clifford, CEO of Frontline Education. "We understand the unique challenges of efficiently managing programs and processes for children with personalized education needs. This acquisition allows us to extend that support to more districts, educators and parents who need it.”  
   
The eSTAR suite delivers compliance verification, state reporting validation, report filtering for data-driven decision making, digital archiving and highly secure end-to-end application access, allowing users to enter data safely and quickly. eSPED's cloud-based applications for multi- authored student documents and expertly engineered analytical tools afford teachers valuable time with their students and pave the road for data-driven decisions in schools across the nation. The IEP/ARD solution is adaptive to changing standards as well as state and federal regulations, alerting users of new requirements that may impact student data and documentation.   
   
"We are truly excited to join the Frontline family with deep special needs expertise and, thereby, expand our resources in service of the special education and interventions community," said Mark Ventre, COO of eSPED. "Our companies have a shared vision for the future of personalized education software and the education community as a whole that is founded on efficiency, transparency and ease-of-use."   
   
eSPED joins Frontline Education's Special Ed & Interventions portfolio, which launched this year with the acquisition of Centris Group (April 2016) and Excent (September 2016). With this most recent acquisition, Frontline has expanded its Special Education & Interventions footprint in the delivery and management of IEP/ARD, RTI/MTSS, 504, ELL and Medicaid solutions.    

“Together, we will continue to provide award-winning support and trusted solutions to the Special Education and Interventions community, ensuring that our customers receive the extraordinary level of support that they have come to expect from the eSPED and Frontline Education teams,” said Tim Clifford. 
   
Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. 


     
About Frontline Education:   Frontline Education is an education software provider serving more than 8,500 educational organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. Bringing together the best education software solutions into a unified human capital management platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the administrative needs of the education community including Recruiting & Hiring, Absence & Time, Special Ed & Interventions and Professional Growth.    
 
With more than 15 years of experience serving the front line of education, Frontline Education provides actionable intelligence that enables informed decisions and drives engagement across school systems. Frontline Education corporate headquarters are in Malvern, Pennsylvania, with offices in Rockville Centre, New York and Chicago, Illinois. Learn more at www.FrontlineEducation.com.  


   
About eSPED: Founded in 1999, eSPED offers a full suite of cloud based applications designed to streamline the multi-authoring and shared ownership of special population documents. eSPED's award-winning eSTAR Suite is engineered to address Special Education law, methodology and user interface. Each solution in the eSTAR Suite is intuitive, user-friendly and features lightning-quick applications to drastically lessen the time involved in producing quality, information-rich and personalized student documents. The comprehensive suite delivers compliance verification, state reporting validation, report filtering for data-driven decision making, digital archiving and highly secure end-to-end application access.  
 
eSPED headquarters are in Andover, Massachusetts.