Proximity Learning was created out of the belief that all students deserve educational equality through access to the best teachers in the country, no matter what.

Education is the one thing all children have access to in America that can mean a life of success and happiness. Ensuring there is a master teacher in front of them to guide them on their instructional journey is the most important part of K-12 education.

“It breaks my heart every-time I see a class of young children without a teacher, it is our responsibility to do everything we can to change that and give them the keys to a quality life, education.”

 

Evan Erdberg, CEO

For the past 15 years Evan Erdberg has worked as a digital education entrepreneur who believes we must always put the needs of students first. 

Through his work implementing observation systems, Evan would accompany the principal during school walk throughs to observe and mentor teachers.  During many of these walkthroughs they would skip classrooms due to the placement of a long-term substitutes or teachers who were emergency certified covering the class.

By way of experience and observation, Evan noted disturbing trends: schools in the most impoverished communities had the highest number of teacher vacancies which quite often exceeded more than half of teacher population in a school.

Principals in these schools would hasten to explain that their hands were tied, no teachers applied for these positions, and or, refused to work in their school when placed by the district. This led to students who suffered inequity two-fold, the students were deprived of highly qualified teachers which in turn reflected an average student pass rate of only 20%.

There had to be a better way to improve educational equity. Proximity Learning was born out of this challenge in securing quality teachers and improving student outcomes. Evan asked the question; how can we connect the 15 million teachers not in classrooms with the students that need them without requiring them to move to the district? The answer was streaming them live through online video delivery services into the classrooms to lead instruction! All the school needed was a computing device and headphones for each student. A solution to the teacher vacancy crisis was created!

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Our Mission:

Equity of access to quality instruction from a certified educator.

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800-524-8570

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