Houston Independent School District and San Diego Unified School District are Nominees for this year’s Broad Prize 2013
SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools, is proud to announce that two of its clients, the Houston Independent School District and San Diego Unified Independent School District, are both nominees for the prestigious 2013 Broad Prize.
The Broad Prize is awarded each year to honor urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income and minority students. Established in 2002, the $1 million Broad Prize is the largest education award in the country given to school districts.
“We are so pleased to recognize that two of the four nominees utilize Apex Learning curriculum within their districts,” said Vice President of Apex Learning Cynthia Rogan. “The Broad Prize is a tremendous honor for any district, and we commend Houston Independent School District and San Diego Unified School District for their efforts.”
The winner of the Broad Prize will be announced on a live webcast on Wednesday, September 25 at 11 a.m. EST. You can participate in the webinar here: http://www.wirestream.tv/customer/thebroadfoundation/2013/09-25/.
The Broad Prize was developed to reward districts that improve achievement levels of disadvantaged students and to restore the public’s confidence in our nation’s public schools by highlighting successful urban districts and showcasing best practices used by successful districts.
About Apex Learning
Nearly two decades ago Apex Learning emerged as a leader in digital learning for secondary education, developing online Advanced Placement courses to provide students who would otherwise not have access, the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses. Recognizing the challenges schools face in meeting the needs of every student – from those struggling to stay on track for graduation to those capable of accelerating their learning – the company continues to develop innovative, digital learning solutions to support teachers by providing every student with the opportunity to excel beyond expectations.
Today Apex Learning offers a comprehensive catalog of rigorous, standards-based online courses that meet high school graduation requirements. Apex Learning comprehensive courses are used by schools nationwide for both initial credit and credit recovery. The company’s latest digital learning solution — Tutorials — are a key component of effective blended learning, providing classroom teachers with critical resources to ensure all students are prepared for success on high stakes assessments, provide targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation, and enhance instruction for all students. Apex Learning, headquartered in Seattle, is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.
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