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ECH Milestones and Accomplishments

May 2010 ECH founder publishes a curriculum to educate pre-service and in-service teachers about auditory issues related to all students in a classroom setting.
April 2009 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.
May 2008 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.
July 2007 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.
June 2007 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.
May 2007 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.
April 2007 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
Spring 2007 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.

Mar 2007 Received notification that National PTA reviewed and voted to accept the Auditory Learning resolution at the June 2007 National PTA convention.
Feb 2007 Baltimore County Board of Education proposes $.5 million in its fiscal 2008 operating budget for sound enhancement systems.
Nov 2006 Elementary school in Baltimore County receives sound enhancement systems in 26 classrooms from fiscal 2007 budget allocation. Approximately 650 students and 26 teachers impacted.
Oct 2006 Auditory Learning Resolution passed by Baltimore County PTA
Sept 2006 501(c)(3) tax determination from IRS
July 2006 Legally incorporated