1980s - Teacher Names & Higher Ed

In the early 1980s we began compiling our own Teacher Name data.

  • 1981 Teacher Name data collection begins
  • 1981 Improved turnaround time from two weeks to five days or less
  • 1981 Began compiling information on the use of technology in schools; 16,000 schools using computers during the 1981-1982 school year grew to 100,000 schools in 1994
  • 1981 Purchased the My Weekly Reader teacher names list of 800,000 names and 12 job titles
  • 1984 Introduced a day care list of 59,000 licensed day care centers and 27,000 director names to the market
  • 1986 MDR was purchased by Dun & Bradstreet
  • 1986 Expanded our product line into the college market
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