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Illuminate Education CEO Lane Rankin Named a Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO in 2017

IRVINE, CA (June 21, 2017) — Illuminate Education CEO Lane Rankin has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Highest Rated CEOs for 2017 in the U.S. SMB category. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing job sites, released its annual report honoring the Highest Rated CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for at Small & Medium Companies in the U.S.

Among chief executives recognized by employees in the U.S., Rankin received an impressive approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews Illuminate employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.

“It’s humbling to be recognized by Glassdoor, especially since it’s related directly to unsolicited feedback from our employees,” said Lane Rankin. “This award should not focus on me as a CEO, but rather it should be a reflection on the dedication and efforts of our entire team.”

“CEOs tell us the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award is one of the highest honors they can receive because it truly reflects employee opinion about the job they do every day. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant honor,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “We know that CEO approval ratings correlate to overall employee satisfaction and trust in senior leadership, which contributes to long-term employee engagement, ultimately helping an employer’s recruiting and retention efforts.”

When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, including their overall satisfaction and other workplace attributes like senior management. As part of these ratings, employees are also asked to rate whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their CEO is doing.

Among the 700,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 67 percent.

See the complete list of all Highest Rated CEOs in 2017 in the U.S. SMB category:,26.htm

Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Illuminate Education is a provider of technology and services for K-12 districts and charter schools. Illuminate Education’s educational intelligence platform consists of a comprehensive product suite featuring data, assessments, student information and special education tools with built-in reports. Teachers can track how students are doing in real time, while schools can gain valuable insights from student data through intuitive reports. Illuminate Education’s software and services currently assist more than 1,600 school districts and over 5 million users including students, parents, teachers and administrators.

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About Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is a leading provider of K–12 software and services. We believe in changing the world by creating tools for educators to promote student achievement and success. Our award-winning Education Intelligence Platform consists of a product suite featuring data, assessments, student information, special education, and amazing reporting. We’re proud to serve over 16,000 schools across 45 states. Learn more at

About Glassdoor
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