Whetstone Selected to DA Magazine's "Readers' Choice Top Products for 2016"

Whetstone Education has been recognized again for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2016.” The winners were compiled from 2,100-plus nominations from the magazine’s readers over the past year. District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top Products awards program informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas.

“It was inspiring to learn about the products being used in today’s schools and classrooms that are helping districts succeed,” says JD Solomon, District Administration’s editorial director. “All of our 2016 honorees should be very proud of this achievement.”

“Whetstone's users -- teachers, principals, district leaders -- have played an integral role in shaping our technology,” says Libby Fischer, CEO of Whetstone Education “Being nominated for this award again underscores the success of these thought partnerships and the incredible work being done by users at Whetstone schools every day.”

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About Whetstone Education Whetstone Education was founded in New Orleans in 2011 by educators looking for an efficient, streamlined way to manage teacher evaluation data and feedback. The platform allows school leaders to capture, organize, analyze, and share teacher data in an intuitive interface, making it easy to identify teacher trends, and take action to help teachers grow.

Whetstone Wins 1st Place in Propeller Growth Accelerator

Whetstone is happy to announce that we have won the spring 2016 Propeller Growth Accelerator program! The Propeller Growth Accelerator program supports early-stage companies with a focus on water, food access, health and educational equity. For three months, entrepreneurs received support from leaders in the New Orleans community in the form of weekly mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to the Propeller co-working space.

Whetstone was awarded first place in the program through a scoring process in which participating companies voted on each other based on a given set of criteria. This award gives Whetstone the chance to secure funding to help continue our rapid growth.

Thank you to Propeller for the support of Whetstone throughout the Accelerator!

Whetstone CEO Named to the Silicon Bayou 100

We are proud to announce that our CEO Libby Fischer was named to the 2015 Silicon Bayou 100. SBN_100_logoThis list is compiled annually by the Silicon Bayou News to recognize the most influential and active Louisianans in entrepreneurship and tech. Libby was named for her commitment to improving education in Louisiana and beyond.

Congrats to Libby and the rest of the Silicon Bayou 100 nominees! We are so proud to work for a company making an impact in Louisiana.

Whetstone Leaders Named in Forbes "30 Under 30: Education"

We extend a HUGE congratulations to both our CEO, Libby Fischer, and one of Whetstone’s co-founders, Eric Lavin, for being selected two of Forbes 2016 “30 under 30” in Education. forbes-30

Annually, Forbes chooses some of the brightest and most influential individuals under the age of 30 to receive this distinguished award. Libby and Eric were both chosen for their deep commitment to education, and we couldn’t be prouder.

  Thank you Forbes for recognizing two of our awesome leaders - what a great way to start 2016. Congratulations Libby and Eric!

Whetstone Named a “Reader’s Choice Top Product”


DA Top Product Readers ChoiceWe have exciting news! Whetstone Education has been recognized by K-12 leaders for making a positive difference in education and named a “Readers’ Choice Top Product” for 2015 by District Administration magazine.

Whetstone was selected as a “Top Product” from the 2,100-plus nominations from the magazine’s readers over the past year. This award program informs superintendents and other school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas.

Whetstone’s intuitive platform and actionable, real-time data stood out among the nominees this year, and we are pleased to accept the award. Since the beginning, Whetstone has supported school leaders, coaches, and teachers with technology to drive teacher growth. Being nominated for this award by our users makes us so proud of the work we have done and the partnerships with have built with our customers.

Thank you, District Administration, for this distinguished award!