||ECH founder publishes a curriculum to educate pre-service and in-service teachers about
auditory issues related to all students in a classroom setting.
||ECH presents at the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Annual Convention in San
Diego, California. As a result, at least 3 more states begin implementing sound systems in their school districts.
||The National PTA publishes "Can Your Children Hear Their Teachers?" in Our
Children Magazine, as a first step in a national campaign supporting the National PTA's 2007 resolution.
||The National PTA votes to adopt the Classroom
Auditory Learning Issues resolution at their 2007 Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.
Read the final resolution here.
||ECH gaining a national presence and recognition
as a valuable resource for information surrounding deficiencies
in classroom acoustics and the solution with quotes in T.H.E.
Journal, 6/1/2007: "Sound Solutions," Neal Starkman
With a circulation of 90,000 qualified readers, T.H.E. Journal is the largest
circulated education technology monthly publication. Each issue contains
news, trends, and “how-to” features for K-12 technology decision-makers.
||ECH Founder, Suzanne DeMallie, receives Life Achievement Award
and recognition from National PTA for advocacy efforts to provide
equal and improved hearing for every student.
||Provided elementary school in Brentwood, California with information
that aided in the receipt of $11,000 grant from Clorox Corporation
to purchase and install classroom sound enhancement systems.
Brentwood Press, 05/11/07: Learning gets amplified at Garin
||Informed by the Maryland State Department of Education
that five county school districts plan to use sound enhancement
systems routinely in new construction. Three of these districts
have pilot projects underway.
Three elementary schools in Baltimore County take steps
to acquire sound enhancement systems using their own funds.
||Received notification that National PTA reviewed and voted
to accept the Auditory Learning resolution at the June 2007
National PTA convention.
||Baltimore County Board of Education proposes $.5 million in
its fiscal 2008 operating budget for sound enhancement systems.
||Elementary school in Baltimore County receives sound enhancement
systems in 26 classrooms from fiscal 2007 budget allocation.
Approximately 650 students and 26 teachers impacted.
||Auditory Learning Resolution passed by Baltimore County PTA
||501(c)(3) tax determination from IRS