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2014-06-03 12:46:41

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blended learning models-- the combination of teacher-led and online instruction-- may improve education by enhancing personalized learning in schools and freeing teachers to focus on helping all students develop higher-level learning skills. However, successful implementation of these models requires adequate infrastructure, reliable technology, quality software content, and changes in classroom management practices, according to new research...

2014-05-30 23:03:25

Online Private School, International Connections Academy, Offers NCAA-Eligible, Career Technical Education, Credit Recovery and Wide Range of Original Credit and Enrichment Courses Online to Students 24/7 This Summer Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Enrollment is open for online summer school at International Connections Academy (iNaCA), the accredited online private school of Connections Academy, a leading provider of high-quality K-12 virtual schools serving over 45,000 students...

2014-05-29 08:37:35

NICOMA PARK, Okla., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy, a free public online school serving students in grades K-12, reminds families that the state's school choice window closes Monday, June 2. Oklahoma families have the right to transfer their students to a different district and school, but must complete the Parent's Application for an Open Transfer Beginning School Year 2014-15 before this date. If parents do not make this deadline, they must submit...

2014-05-20 12:29:41

After a Successful Two-Year Pilot, Turnaround Arts will Expand into an Additional 19 School Districts in 11 States WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative, a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts, announced the committee's co-chairs, George Stevens Jr. and...

2014-05-15 16:32:24

School system embraces innovative classroom technology; advances opportunities for more than 25,000 students PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following nearly 10 years of successfully utilizing Compass Learning personalized learning software in K-8 classrooms, the Pittsburgh Public School District is now rolling out Compass Learning software for use by students in all 11 area high schools. The move will bring tailored educational tools to more than 25,000 area students and...

2014-05-08 23:08:18

Administrators and veteran educators from Connections Academy virtual schools in Michigan and Texas have been honored for outstanding leadership in online technology in K-12 education. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Virtual school leaders from Connections Education (http://www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a leading provider of virtual education for students in grades K–12, have been honored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with 2014 International Distance...

2014-05-08 12:34:06

Innovative Online Public Charter School Now Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 School Year LANSING, Mich., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors for the Insight School of Michigan, in partnership with K12 Inc., (NYSE: LRN), America's leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online and blended school programs for students in pre-K through high school, today announced the creation of a new, online public school which is now accepting Michigan students for the...

2014-04-25 23:05:04

PeopleKeys has been re-certified as an International Association for Continuing Education and Training Authorized (IACAT) Provider. IACET is the premier standards-setting organization for continuing education and training, and grants PeopleKeys renewed approval to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to their students. Boardman, Ohio (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has again awarded PeopleKeys the prestigious Authorized...

2014-04-17 23:07:29

Get ready to go green and celebrate Earth Day on April 22! Connections Academy’s Earth Day Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge offers interactive learning opportunity, friendly competition for families and friends. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Educators at Connections Academy are offering families a fun, online Earth Day-themed trivia game that recognizes and helps build enthusiasm for Earth Day on April 22, 2014—an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection and...

2014-03-31 23:29:50

Kansas Connections Academy's high-quality curriculum and helpfulness of teachers receive praise, according to a new survey of the online school. 95 percent of parents with students enrolled recommend the school to other families. Elkhart, KS (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Kansas Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school serving students statewide in grades K-12, continues to receive high marks from parents, a new study shows. In its 2013-2014 Parent Satisfaction Survey, 95...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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