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October 22nd, 2013
Press Release: Edgenuity Wins Four Education Software Review Awards
Edgenuity Courses Recognized as Being Most Aligned to Common Core Standards
Scottsdale, AZ – October 22, 2013 – Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced that it is the recipient of the 18th Annual Education Software Review (EDDIE) Award in four categories. Presented by The ComputED Gazette, an online educational resource, Edgenuity’s courses won EDDIEs in:
• Middle School Language Arts: Common Core ELA 6-8
• High School Language Arts: Common Core ELA 11
• High School Biology: Biology
• High School U.S. History: Survey of U.S. History
Edgenuity’s Common Core ELA 6-8 and Common Core ELA 11 courses were also recognized as being the most thoroughly aligned to the Common Core standards among all of the EDDIE winners. Edgenuity’s Common Core ELA courses were built to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards with new instruction, interactive learning tools, readings, assignments, and multimedia resources. Courses include a significant proportion of literary nonfiction, close reading to draw evidence from text, reading with adequate range and complexity, and argumentative and explanatory writing.
“Edgenuity’s newest courses in Math and ELA have been designed to help students and teachers meet not just the standards, but the instructional shifts of the Common Core,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “It’s great to see that The ComputED Gazette recognized the extent of our efforts by deeming our courses as most aligned to the Common Core. Edgenuity is bringing lessons to life through instructional videos, real-world projects and interactive assignments across our curriculum, helping to prepare students for college and careers.”
The ComputED Gazette hosts the EDDIE Awards to honor innovative and content-rich programs and websites that enhance the classroom experience and improve teacher effectiveness. Solutions are judged by criteria such as quality of academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach, and management system.
Edgenuity (formerly E2020, Inc) provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning. Fully flexible for use in any blended or online learning model, Edgenuity supports an environment where personalized learning is possible. With 185 semester-long courses and growing, Edgenuity has already driven outcomes for more than one million students in schools and districts across the country. For more information, and to see Edgenuity in action, visit Edgenuity.com.
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