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Press Release: Virtual High School President to Present at 2nd Annual LearnLaunch Conference at Harvard University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Virtual High School President to Present at 2nd Annual LearnLaunch Conference
at Harvard University

February 18, 2014, Maynard, MA – The Virtual High School (www.thevirtualhighschool.org), nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning, today announced that its President & CEO, Jeffrey A. Elliott, will participate in a panel discussion titled Blended Learning Models: What Works? on February 28, 2014 at 6 pm at the 2nd Annual LearnLaunch Conference, being held at Harvard University.

The premier education technology conference in New England, LearnLaunch gathers over 500 edtech leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, strategic players, investors, students and other industry players to promote dialogue about the impact of digital learning on the future of K-12 education in the United States. The conference will examine the potential of technology to tangibly improve learning and educational access, as well as explore market and investment opportunities.

“Blended learning is a proven model that is helping us achieve better student outcomes,” said Elliott. “For nearly 20 years, we have helped secondary schools provide high quality and innovative online and blended learning programs. I am looking forward to sharing our experiences with educators at LearnLaunch.”

The VHS mission is to provide students with access to high quality online and blended learning experiences, while supporting educators with the professional development and services they need in order to provide an effective 21st century education. VHS partner schools have access to a wide range of core, elective, and AP® courses that inspire, ignite and deepen learning as well as enable students to develop independent learning skills, explore college majors and careers, earn credits and participate in global classrooms. Courses are taught by highly qualified teachers who are specially trained in online teaching best practices, and are certified in their subject areas.

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About The Virtual High School
The Virtual High School is the pioneer of K-12 online learning. Since 1995, the nonprofit organization has been setting the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development in 21st century teaching for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development, private course offerings, and support for blended learning initiatives.

VHS’ design and delivery standards was the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit www.TheVirtualHighSchool.org or call (978) 897-1900.

Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications, carol@arnoldcomm.com, (877) 718-4604 x2.

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