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Frontline Education and Wagestream Recognized for K-12 Education Innovation in 2023 EdTech Breakthrough Awards Program

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Prestigious International Awards Program Honors Outstanding Educational Technology Products and Companies

LOS ANGELES, Calif., – June 8, 2023 – EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market, today announced that Frontline Education, a leading provider of administration software purpose-built for educators in K-12, and Wagestream, the financial wellbeing provider, have been selected as winners of the “K-12 EdTech Deployment of the Year” award in the 5th annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.

Frontline and Wagestream have recently formed an exclusive partnership that enables K-12 school districts to attract, engage and retain top talent to achieve their educational mission by offering financial wellbeing benefits. Through leveraging the Frontline Mobile App and Wagestream technology, substitute teachers have secure, reliable and flexible access to their earned wages.

“We’re thrilled to recognize Frontline’s ground-breaking partnership with Wagestream. Together, they offer financial flexibility to the K-12 population. The solution helps K-12 employees to reduce stress and increase financial wellbeing, while enabling districts to attract – and keep – top talent,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “Inflation combined with typical payroll cycles that might delay access to pay for several weeks, may deter teachers – particularly substitutes – from accepting positions. Frontline and Wagestream technology offers substitutes access to their pay when they choose, as they earn it.”

The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, Remote Learning, Career Preparation and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,400 nominations from over 16 different countries throughout the world.

“Frontline’s innovative technology helps to create a culture where K-12 staff have the opportunity to thrive so they can continue to meet the needs of students,” said Mark Gruzin, CEO of Frontline Education. “Thank you to EdTech Breakthrough for the ‘K-12 EdTech Deployment of the Year’ award. We believe that access to the Frontline and Wagestream solution will provide value to help school districts place quality substitutes so that instructional time is not interrupted.”

Frontline Education partners with more than 10,000 educational organizations, providing tools, data and insights to help reclaim time and put strategy into motion.

Karen Willett, Head of Partner Enablement at Wagestream, added: “Since rolling out the partnership, we’ve been blown away by the domain expertise of the Frontline team, and by the dedication that district leaders put into raising educational standards. This award is testament to their collective excellence – and shows that financial wellbeing programs can help to shape a more rewarding work environment for educators across the country, into the future.”

About EdTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit

About Frontline Education
Frontline Education is a leading provider of school administration software, connecting solutions for student and special programs, business operations and human capital management with powerful analytics to empower educators. Frontline partners with school systems to deliver tools, data and insights that support greater efficiency and productivity, enabling school leaders to spend more time and resources executing strategies that drive educator effectiveness, student success and district excellence.

Frontline’s broad portfolio includes solutions for proactive recruiting and hiring, absence and time management, professional growth, student information systems, special education, special programs, Medicaid reimbursement, school health management, inventory control and asset management, payroll, benefits and financial management, and analytics solutions that help district leaders tap into their data to make more informed decisions for the benefit of their students and communities. Over 10,000 clients representing millions of educators, administrators and support personnel have partnered with Frontline Education in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners.


About Wagestream
Wagestream improves the financial wellbeing of 3 million people, with a workplace finance platform built around their pay.
Employers like Azle ISD, Burger King, Crate & Barrel, Owens & Minor, Popeye’s and the UK’s National health Service make work more rewarding, by offering Wagestream as an employee benefit. Workers can use Wagestream to manage their budgeting, choose when to get paid, build up a rainy-day fund, chat to a money coach, save on bills and shopping, and more – all in one app.
Wagestream is a B Corporation, was founded with a social charter and created with the Fair By Design financial inclusion campaign.