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Catholic Schools Center of Excellence Partners With Capstone's PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next Research Solutions

Nation’s Most Popular Research Products Used by More than Five Million Kids Annually

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 16, 2020 – The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE), an innovative nonprofit helping PreK-8 Catholic grade schools enhance excellence and increase enrollment, has adopted Capstone’s award-winning PebbleGo™ and PebbleGo Next research solutions. CSCOE began implementing the research products this fall in 60 of its 79 elementary schools in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area which serve more than 20,000 students.

PebbleGo, the go-to resource for K-3 research, and PebbleGo Next, the research solution for grades 3-6, help educators extend student learning by encouraging critical thinking and research skills, reinforcing the curriculum, supporting personalized learning, and inspiring children’s diverse interests through independent reading and exploration. PebbleGo celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019 and in August, it relaunced with a modern platform and Section 508 compliance, which provides accessibility supports for students with vision, cognitive, physical, and hearing disabilities.

"Our Catholic school principals were looking for a resource that would help their youngest students  better develop critical thinking and research skills in a safe, quality online environment. They found it in PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next. The fact that PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next do so in such an engaging, user-friendly manner is a big plus," said Helen Dahlman, CSCOE’s Director of Excellence.

"We’re excited to partner with CSCOE and the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to help their educators support students. PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next’s capacity for developing language and literacy, project based learning, and research and critical thinking skills is unparalleled. But at their core, these research products tap into a child’s natural curiosity promoting the freedom for independent discovery. We hope every student can have a fun experience learning at school and at home with our PebbleGo databases," said Darin Rasmussen, VP of Digital Product Development.

About Catholic Schools Center of Excellence
CSCOE is an innovative nonprofit that works to enhance excellence and increase enrollment in the 79 preschool-8th grade Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. CSCOE-MN.ORG #CalledToGreatnessis

About Capstone
Capstone is a leading content creator for digital solutions, children’s books, and literacy programs for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading including the award-winning PebbleGo research database. #ReadingIsForEveryone